Core Competencies Required to be a Feng Shui Professional Practitioner
May 21, 2013
We have just started a new 2 years teaching of 6 units (last being the final examinations unit) on Professional Practtitioners Course in St Petersburg and the following core competencies are what is required for each student to obtain at the end of their training:
Core competencies = basic skills necessary to be a practitioner of Feng Shui.
1. Learning the language, philosophy and History of Feng Shui (Unit 1)
– The Feng Shui paradigm
– The deep and shallow structure of Feng Shui
This includes having an understanding of the traditional Chinese paradigm and means being able to think within this framework by looking for patterns and inter-relationships instead of linear cause and effect relationships.
2. Reading energy in tangible forms (unit 2)
– Form and Configurations
– Dwellings, cities, etc.
We rely on the tangible energy we receive from sight, sound, touch, smell and taste to be able to piece together the complex pattern of inter-relationships in any given situation. This includes being able to listen to our Client’s needs.
In order to read qi (energy) as it manifests in ‘form’ we need to use our spatial skills, (our internal 3D map) so we can create and appreciate the outward form of places. We need to be able to think about how objects sit in space.
3. Reading energy in intangible forms (unit 3 & 4)
– Time & space
– Bazhai Pai (Eight Houses)
– Feixing Pai (Flying Star)
Knowing techniques for uncovering the qi (energy) patterns we cannot ‘see’ with our five senses. To get a complete a picture of the inter-relationships of a situation we need to consider the subconscious energy patterns involved and also the patterns of time.
4. Putting it together: identifying
Problems & formulating solutions (unit 5)
– Check lists
– Case studies
By using a mixture of techniques and information we can put together a pattern of any situation. (See attached diagram). Form is considered the pivot of the model of inter-relationships because Feng Shui is essentially about creating space and form. The other techniques are ‘tools’ to help us to do this in the most holistic manner possible.
5. Communicating the solution(s) (Case studies in unit 5)
(Both verbal & written communication):
a. To clients
b. To other consultants (eg. Architects, interior designers)
c. Case studies and reports
As a professional Feng Shui consultant we need to be able to present our solutions and advice clearly to both our Clients and other professionals, such as architects, interior designers, drafts-people and builders. We need to be able to communicate verbally and be able to read plans and produce sketch designs that are of a professional standard. When forming your solution remember to keep in mind your Clients brief, their requests and their needs.