Certification by AMI is a recognition of an individuals having reached, under the guidance of a qualified AMI Trainer, a level of competence and skill in the use of Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Life Stress Reduction (LSR), and related Applied Metapsychology techniques.
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Benefits of Certification include being preferred for referrals and an expanded free web listing on the TIR Association site with your TIRA membership.
- Preferred selection for referrals from potential clients (by geography)
- Expanded practitioner listing: photo, link to your site, up to 50 word description of your practice, and name of your organization (where applicable)
- Increased assurance in using the tools you have learned in the workshop
- Improved results with clients
- Eligibility to receive a web-link from your website to the TIRA website – indicating your credibility with the TIR Association
How it works
If you wish to become certified, your first step after completing a training workshop is to talk with your trainer about beginning an internship.
Basic Outline and Levels of Certification
While students can begin the Applied Metapsychology learning process from TIR or with lighter Life Stress Reduction techniques (see Fig 1). Certification begins with TIR, which can stand alone from Life Stress Reduction as a full process in and of itself.
The program builds from there, with the next level being a Certified Life Stress Reduction Facilitator for someone who has taken both the TIR – Expanded Applications Workshop and the Life Stress Reduction Workshop who has mastered the full range of LSR techniques and who has the case planning ability to build and deliver a Life Stress Reduction Program, tailored to meet the needs of a particular viewer (client). These experienced facilitators are able to work capably with clients who have less ego strength to build up this strength, enabling the viewer to be able to go through the worst of their trauma and/or stress issues, as well as to provide a wider variety of approaches to address any given issue. At the same time they are able to work with clients at the other end of the spectrum, those past or without trauma to address, who have other issues and/or who simply want to improve their abilities and quality of life.
If you look at all of Applied Metapsychology programs and techniques as fitting into a house, the first floor of this house would be Life Stress Reduction. The house may be entered from one of two doors: through TIR, or through lighter Life Stress Reduction techniques (taught in the Life Stress Reduction Workshop).
The second story of the house represents the Ability Enhancement Workshops series and the Ability Enhancement viewing curriculum, beyond Life Stress Reduction, where we begin to facilitate personal growth.
Beyond that, illustrated as the attic in this diagram, reside Advanced Programs and Techniques, some well- tested and other still in the experimental stage. These programs and techniques explore the realm of human potential.
Once you begin your facilitator internship you will be meeting regularly with your trainer, or communicating by phone, fax, etc., for supervision as you work with clients. Regular supervision will ensure that you are getting the best value from your internship. Your questions will be answered as you go along and you will get help in deciding which techniques to use and in what order to use them to get the best results for your clients.
You will keep a log of successful session hours, which will be part of your application for certification and will be reviewed by the AMI Certification Committee. You will make at least one, but probably a few, video recordings of actual sessions to go over with your trainer. As well as being a great learning opportunity, doing the video recordings will be useful for you and your Trainer to select the one that you will be submitting as another of the application requirements.
Facilitator internships have no set length. When all the application requirements have been completed, the application may be submitted to AMI.
As with all TIR-related professional skills workshops, instructors set their own fees for the internships they deliver. Fees vary from instructor to instructor; however, all TIR-related workshops and internships delivered by certified instructors and technical directors must meet the strict standards set by Applied Metapsychology International. These standards insure that the applicant receives the most value from the program as well as being the governing force that give value to the title obtained as an AMI Certified Facilitator (see also AMI Policy 3-1 Facilitator Certification).
There are Three Levels of Certification Levels Available for Facilitators:
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|TIR Facilitator (TIRF)
Recognized in their ability to deliver:
|Life Stress Reduction Facilitator (LSRF)
Recognized in their ability to deliver:
|Ability Enhancement Facilitator (AEF) Recognized in their ability to deliver:
Certification at all levels is valid for a period of three years. At the end of three years certified practitioners will need to apply for re-certification, documenting at least 21 hours of continuing education in the field (download application)
Other forms for Facilitator Certification Internships: