Pre-Requisites: You must be a certified AFT Practitioner by October 15, 2018.
Payment Note: All Instructor students now start as Junior Mentors. You should register to be a Junior Mentor first ($500) and then when you are ready, we will apply your payment later towards the full instructor program.
Training will consist of four phases:
Junior Mentor: The first phase of the instructor journey is to be a "junior mentor" and to assist in the mentoring groups. As a junior mentor you will "shadow" the mentor and assist with giving feedback to students, identifying areas where people need to improve, and sharpen your ability to teach the Aroma Freedom Process. You will gradually gain more responsibility as the semester progresses. When your mentor sees that you are ready, you can move into the Mentoring phase. You will also be able to attend the "Mentor the Mentor" groups held at the academy (see below).
Mentoring: One of the favorite parts of Instructor Training is being a mentor to new certification students. We will prepare you to become a mentor by placing you in a special mentoring group that is led by Certified Instructor, Sherry Coffman, and assisted by Certified Instructor Renee Arledge. Once you choose your preferred time to lead mentoring calls, you will be assigned certification students (usually 3-8 students depending on the ratio of mentors to students). Your job is to see them through from beginner to certified practitioner. You will receive a small stipend for each student who graduates from your class. Many mentoring groups choose to continue to meet up after class has finished just to continue to nurture the bond that has been developed.
Introduction and Immersion Practicum: In this phase you will be given the assignment of teaching 5 Introduction to AFT classes in your community (1-2 can be online), and to have your students submit the feedback form to the academy. You will also submit one of the introductions as a video for Dr. Perkus to review. Students will share ideas for networking, finding students, and teaching effectively. You will also be taught the Immersion Curriculum and given the opportunity to teach AFT Immersions in your community if you desire. The group will meet weekly with Dr. Perkus for masterminding.
Certification Instruction Practicum: In this final phase, we will review the Certification Curriculum, discussing how to teach each of the modules of AFT Certification. During this time, you will schedule and teach your first In-Person AFT Certification class. You will meet weekly with Dr. Perkus and your fellow students for feedback and support.
NOTE: Some students have requested to be able to complete multiple sections of this class concurrently. We will work with you individually to determine the best pace for you. If you have the time and drive to finish early, we will accommodate you. Or, if you need to go step-by-step, that is fine as well.
Once you have successfully completed all phases of this class, you will become a Certified AFT Instructor. This allows you to teach in-person AFT Certification and Immersion Classes (Online are still only taught by Dr. Perkus at this time). You will also have raised your confidence in introducing AFT to the community and will be empowered to help others on an even greater level.
The whole course will take 4-6 months depending on how quickly students move through the program.