The Body Harmony Association is here to offer full support if you want to become a practitioner, and our goal is to help make the process as straightforward and rewarding for you as we can.
A certified Body Harmony practitioner facilitates the identification of the pathway each body wants to follow to allow us to access our full potential across all aspects of our lives. When a practitioner really listens, our body responds by:
You need to be certified as a practitioner by the Body Harmony Association to become a member at this level.
Our aim as an organisation is to create environments of equality, connection, and personal growth and your learning journey will be approached in a way that asks: ‘How can we help you become the Body Harmony Practitioner you want to be?’
You’ll need the approval of three certified Body Harmony Association Teachers to become a certified practitioner, and those teachers need to be satisfied that you meet these criteria:
We put this first as it’s important to stress that certification as a practitioner marks the start of the Body Harmony journey rather than an ending.
You’ll need to show commitment to cultivating a ‘beginner’s mind’ and taking part in lifelong learning as this is a fundamental Body Harmony protocol, and once you are certified as a practitioner you’ll be required to regularly attend BHA training events.
This also ensures your skills as a practitioner are constantly enhanced and updated through interacting and sharing feedback with Body Harmony Teachers and with other practitioners.
You will need to demonstrate that you have completed 32 hours of Body Harmony class time every 24 months to maintain your practitioner certification.
You’ll need to take responsibility for tracking the hours you have completed in classes taught by Body Harmony Association-certified Teachers — and be able to provide a summary — before being certified as a practitioner.
A total of 250 hours are required, and these can include:
You will need to be able to demonstrate that you can consistently and effectively use the Body Harmony techniques you have learned. Your teachers will assess you through hands-on experience and class observation as part of an assessment looking at all aspects of delivering a session.
For your teachers, the guiding question here is: ‘Would I be comfortable referring someone to you for a professional, paid, session?’
To become a certified practitioner, you will need to show that you have an understanding of functional anatomy and how to apply it within the Body Harmony context. These include the areas you touch and how these support breathing, movement, and the body’s healthy functioning.
Before you can be certified as a Body Harmony Practitioner, you’ll be asked to demonstrate basic counselling skills such as:
Please note that Body Harmony Practitioner certification does not include a counselling qualification, and you will be expected to know when it’s appropriate to signpost clients towards professional counselling services.
Once you’re certified by the BHA as a certified Body Harmony Practitioner, you’ll be able to promote your practice on the association website. This by default makes you a representative of the BHA — which is run by its members — and you’ll be expected to maintain your practitioner membership status.
The additional benefits over associate membership are:
The cost of practitioner membership is $130 AUD per year.