Certification and Training

The Raphaelite Work Training is a three-tiered course of study in healing, transformation, breath, and touch that provides the basis for certification as a Raphaelite Work Practitioner, a One-to-One Facilitator, and a Retreat Guide.

Raphaelite Work Practitioner Training and Certification Program

In preparation for his/her professional role, the student will:

  • Complete a series of eight semi-annual 3-day training sessions or the equivalent, within a 3-5 year period.
  • Commit to working on a process of personal exploration and transformation to increase his/her understanding of the physical, mental, emotional, moral, and spiritual domains of the student's own being.
  • Interact with and support other students through regular participation in Interim Study sessions.
  • Seek appropriate guidance from trainers and/or advanced practitioners throughout the training process to clarify individual and/or client issues as they emerge.
  • Conduct him/herself according to the Raphaelite Work Standard of Ethics during the training process.
  • Meet with a supervisor at least once a year while training in the Raphaelite Work.

Certification will be awarded after the completion of both the training and a practicum. During the practicum, the student will:

  • Complete 40 individual healing sessions. (The student may conduct up to eight sessions on one individual. Each session will be documented and submitted prior to certification.).
  • Complete a Healing Retreat guided by an approved Raphaelite retreat guide.
  • Receive at least three Raphaelite healing sessions as a client.
  • Receive at least three Raphaelite One-to-One Processing sessions as a client.

One-to-One Processing Training

Training in One-to-One Processing will begin as part of the training in the Raphaelite Work Practitioner Training, and will be used routinely in the required 40 healing sessions of the Raphaelite Work Practitioner Training and Certification Program. One must be certified as a Raphaelite Work Practitioner in order to become certified in One-to-One Processing. While training in One-to-One Processing, the student will:

  • Attend at least one regional or national One-to-One training workshop.
  • Receive at least three One-to-One Processing sessions from a certified One-to- One Raphaelite Work Facilitator.
  • Give at least five One-to-One Processing sessions to another person, under supervision of his/her supervisor/mentor.
  • Work closely with a supervisor/mentor, who will send a recommendation to the Chair of the National Raphaelite Work One-to-One Processing Committee and the Chair of the International Raphaelite Work.

Certification to give Raphaelite Work One-to-One Processing Sessions is given by the Chair of the Raphaelite Work One-to-One Processing Committee and the Chair of International Raphaelite Work.

This training does not ensure an appointment as a Raphaelite Work One-to-One Facilitator.

Retreat Guide Training Requirements:

To begin the training as a Raphaelite Retreat Guide, the student must be certified as a Raphaelite Work Practitioner and as a One-to-One Processing facilitator. The student:

  • Will attend three 3-day Retreat Guide trainings, with one of these being a national training.
  • Will complete a 5-day, a 10-day and a 14-day Raphaelite Retreat.
  • Will keep a journal outlining his/her experience with each of the practices given and the impact of that experience on the five bodies.
  • Will accept a supervisory relationship with an assigned or chosen mentor in which there is on-going and consistent communication and reflection between the two.
  • Will observe, whenever possible, the retreat process as guided by his/her mentor, with the expressed permission of the retreatant.

The appointment of retreat guides is done by a committee consisting of the Chair of the Raphaelite Work, the Chair of the Raphaelite Work Retreat Guide Training Committee, and the trainee's mentor. The dates the trainee took each of his/her 3-day Retreat Guide Training workshops must be confirmed in writing by whomever presented that workshop. Additionally, the dates the trainee took his/her required Raphaelite Retreats must be confirmed in writing by the retreat facilitator. Any retreat taken as a requirement for this training must be a personal, individual retreat, led by an authorized Raphaelite Retreat Guide. Any exception to this policy must be pre-approved by both the Chair of the Raphaelite Work and the Chair of the Raphaelite Work Retreat Guide Training Committee.

This training does not ensure an appointment as a Raphaelite Work Retreat Guide.

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