Within the BSF Institute Network there are two types of advanced ( Level III and Level IV ) Companioning programs that are offered as well as a (Level V) BioSpiritual Educator (Train-the-Trainer) program:
(Level III) BioSpiritual Companioning
This program is to support the further development and education of BSF Companions. This series focuses on offering guidance and direction relative to a deepening understanding of BSF and the dynamics of Companioning another. The focus of this program is on the tools, techniques and interactions that are critical in Companioning practice. The program includes Companioning practice and assessment between sessions. In addition, there is also focus on the spirituality that underlies the practice and habit of BioSpiritual Focusing. Program duration and number of sessions vary by the Network Center. There is also a five module online offering of this program. Completion of a Level II program or its equivalent is a prerequisite for this program.
(Level IV) Advanced Companioning
This advanced program focuses on the dynamics of Companioning focusers who have encountered barriers or blocks in their focusing process. In addition, this program will provide some background information about the origins of inner critics and offer options for supporting focusers who encounter those critics and the “exiles” that generate them. A final module in this program will consist of an in-depth overview of the spirituality and theology that underlies the daily “habit of felt sensing” as a spiritual practice. There will also be the opportunity to focus with a partner on a weekly basis and receive coaching on one’s Companioning skills between the five monthly educational on-line modules. Completion of a Level III program or its equivalent is a prerequisite for this program.
( Level V ) BioSpiritual Facilitator/Educator
This program is designed for those who wish to teach (or assist in the teaching of) BioSpiritual Focusing. The program follows the outline of the Institute’s Facilitator Guide and includes in depth training in Focusing skills as well as the utilization of presentation tools and resources that are available from the Institute. Completion of the Level IV program or its equivalent is a prerequisite for this program.