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Organising and Running a Firewalking Event: Key Points

Organising and Running a Firewalking Event: Key Points

If you are planning to organise and run a firewalking event, then you’ll want the outcome to be an experiential exercise that involves walking barefoot over hot coals which is one of the most powerful ways to build confidence, overcome fears, and improve mental and physical health.

Plan your firewalking event meticulously

1. Determine your goals and objectives. What do you want to achieve with your firewalking event? Are you looking to raise funds for a charity, promote team building, or provide a personal development experience? Once you know your goals, you can start to plan the event accordingly.

2. Choose a location. The location of your firewalking event is important. You will need to find a place that is safe, accessible and has enough space for your participants. You will also need to make sure that you have permission to use the location and conducted a site visit first to ensure all your criteria for the event are met. Our venue is available for hire.

3. Get insurance. Firewalking is a potentially dangerous activity, so it is important to have insurance in place. This will protect you in the event of an accident. Have a look at The Global Firewalking Association. By joining as a member, you can get discounted firewalking event insurance.

4. Recruit participants. The number of participants you need will depend on the size of your event. You will need to recruit participants who are willing to step outside of their comfort zones and experience the power of firewalking.

5. Train your facilitators. The facilitators at your firewalking event will be responsible for guiding the participants through the experience. They should be trained in the safe practices of firewalking and be able to provide emotional support to the participants. Full firewalking instructor training courses are available twice a year with Firewalk UK, visit here for more information.

Organisation on the Day of the Firewalk

If you have done your planning correctly, then organising and running the firewalking event on the day should be straightforward.

1. Set up the event. On the day of the event, you will need to set up the firewalking area and make sure that everything is safe.

2. Welcome the participants. Once the participants arrive, welcome them to the event and give them a brief overview of what to expect. You should also answer any questions they may have.

3. Conduct the firewalk. The firewalk is the main event. The facilitators will guide the participants through the process of walking over the hot coals.

4. Celebrate the participants. Once the participants have completed the firewalk, celebrate their accomplishment. This is a time to reflect on the experience and share stories.

After the Event

Organising and running a firewalking event doesn’t end the moment the last person leaves the venue and you’ve cleared up. You still have two tasks to perform.

1. Follow up with the participants. After the event, follow up with the participants to see how they are doing. Ask them about their experience and what they learned from it.

2. Evaluate the event. Once the event is over, take some time to evaluate what went well and what could be improved. This will help you to plan better events in the future.

Safety

Firewalking is a potentially dangerous activity, so it is important to take safety precautions. Here are some tips:
* Only allow people who are physically and mentally healthy to participate in the firewalk.
* Make sure that the participants are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.
* Provide safety equipment, such as gloves and appropriate tools.
* Have a fire extinguisher on hand in case of an emergency.
* Never allow anyone to walk over the coals if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

**Disclaimer**

Firewalking is a potentially dangerous activity and should only be conducted under the supervision of a trained professional. The information in this article is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. 

Add a New Service to Your Coaching Business

Add a New Service to Your Coaching Business

Are you ready to add a new service to your coaching business? To step into your power and unleash your potential as a certified Firewalking Instructor? Our comprehensive training programme is designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate life-changing experiences for your clients, teams and communities. By incorporating firewalking into your practice, you can provide a transformative and empowering experience that can help individuals overcome their fears, unlock their full potential, and ignite their personal growth journey.

As a certified Firewalking Instructor, you’ll enjoy numerous benefits:

Our Firewalking Instructor Training program focuses on four key pillars: mastering firewalking techniques, effective group facilitation, enhancing leadership skills, and developing your business acumen. By gaining expertise in these areas, you’ll be equipped to conduct safe and impactful firewalking events that can bring about profound personal transformations for your clients.

* **Expand Your Service Offerings:** Offer a unique and impactful service to your clients.
* **Enhance Your Coaching and Mentoring Skills:** Develop advanced techniques for fostering personal growth.
* **Experience Personal Growth:** Deepen your self-awareness and overcome your own limitations.
* **Contribute to Your Community:** Empower others to unlock their potential and make a positive impact.
* **Gain International Recognition:** Become part of a globally recognized network of firewalking instructors.

There are numerous benefits to becoming a certified Firewalking Instructor, including expanding your service offerings, enhancing your coaching and mentoring skills, experiencing personal growth, contributing to your community, and gaining international recognition. By joining our cohort of passionate individuals, you’ll not only transform your own life but also have the opportunity to empower others to overcome challenges, achieve personal breakthroughs, and make a positive impact in their own lives and communities.

Take the next step in your journey towards becoming a certified Firewalking Instructor by contacting us at (+44 (0) 1733 736301) or enquiring here. Transform lives, ignite potential, and step into your power as a Firewalking Instructor today.  

 

The Firewalker’s Poem

The Firewalker’s Poem

On hot coals I walk with grace,
A fiery path I dare to embrace.
No blistered soles, no searing pain,
For firewalking’s benefits I gain.

It purifies the soul, it cleanses deep,
Releasing toxins, making spirits leap.
Stress and worry melt away,
As I tread on embers, come what may.

The flames ignite a sacred spark,
Empowering me, leaving my mark.
Trust in yourself, believe in the power,
And firewalking’s magic will shower.

So come, join me, let’s walk the coals,
Experience the joy, achieve your goals.
For firewalking is a path to bliss,
Where fears dissolve and growth you’ll kiss.  

Firewalk UK

The Enchanting World of Flowers and Herbs

The Enchanting World of Flowers and Herbs

The Enchanting World of Flowers and Herbs: Unlocking Symbology and Medicinal Properties…

Flowers and herbs have long held a special place in human culture, not only for their aesthetic beauty but also for their deep-rooted symbolism and medicinal properties. From vibrant blossoms to aromatic leaves, these botanical wonders offer a wealth of insights into our inner world and provide support for our physical and emotional well-being.

Flowers: A Tapestry of Meaning

Hibiscus: This vibrant flower symbolizes courage, strength, and power. Its bold petals evoke a sense of determination and confidence, encouraging us to embrace challenges and stand tall in the face of adversity.

Sunflower: Towering towards the sun, the sunflower represents courage, confidence, and the pursuit of our aspirations. It symbolizes a resilient and optimistic spirit that seeks light and happiness even in the darkest of times.

Lion’s Foot Daisy: Known for its arrow-shaped leaves, the Lion’s Foot Daisy is associated with strength, determination, and resilience. It inspires us to face obstacles with courage and overcome setbacks with grace.

Red Poppy: A poignant flower that blooms in remembrance of fallen soldiers, the Red Poppy symbolizes sacrifice, strength in adversity, and the preciousness of life. It serves as a reminder to honor the sacrifices of those who have fought for our freedoms.

Lavender: With its calming scent and soothing properties, lavender promotes relaxation, stress relief, and inner peace. It helps to quiet the mind, promote sleep, and alleviate anxiety.

Herbs: A Potent Repository of Medicinal Wisdom

Nettle: Renowned for its nourishing qualities, nettle strengthens the body and mind. It boosts energy levels, enhances self-confidence, and supports the immune system.

Basil: Known as the “herb of abundance,” basil symbolizes strength, protection, and prosperity. It stimulates the mind, enhances focus, and is believed to attract positive energy.

Sage: Associated with wisdom, clarity, and empowerment, sage has been used for centuries in rituals and ceremonies. It sharpens the mind, improves memory, and promotes a sense of grounding.

Rosemary: Rosemary is known for its ability to enhance memory, focus, and determination. It stimulates the brain, improves concentration, and is said to boost self-confidence.

Thyme: A potent symbol of courage, strength, and vitality, thyme supports both the physical and emotional body. It stimulates the immune system, improves digestion, and helps to overcome fatigue.

Mugwort: Known as a mystical herb, mugwort is used in rituals and ceremonies to enhance intuition, psychic abilities, and personal power. It promotes lucid dreaming, facilitates astral travel, and connects us with the spiritual realm.

Angelica: A protective herb, angelica wards off negative energy and boosts self-esteem. It strengthens the immune system, supports the digestive system, and is believed to promote spiritual growth.

Burdock: Associated with resilience, grounding, and the ability to overcome challenges, burdock helps to clear toxins from the body and mind. It supports the liver, improves skin health, and promotes emotional balance.

Integrating Flowers and Herbs into Our Lives

Flowers and herbs offer a myriad of ways to enhance our well-being and connect with the natural world. We can incorporate them into our lives through:

Floral Arrangements: Displaying fresh flowers in our homes or workplaces brings beauty, colour, and positive energy. Choose flowers based on their symbolism to create a specific ambiance or intention.

Herbal Teas: Brewing herbal teas is a delightful way to enjoy the medicinal benefits of herbs. Sip on a cup of lavender tea to unwind, or try a rosemary infusion to boost focus and clarity.

Essential Oils: Extracted from flowers and herbs, essential oils offer concentrated botanical essences that can be used in aromatherapy, massage, and skin care. Diffuse lavender oil to promote relaxation, or use rosemary oil to stimulate the mind.

Culinary Uses: Herbs and edible flowers can add flavour, colour, and nutritional value to our meals. Sprinkle basil on salads, add thyme to soups and stews, or garnish desserts with lavender blossoms.

Gardening: Growing our own flowers and herbs allows us to connect with nature and enjoy their beauty and benefits first-hand. Create a flower garden to attract pollinators and enhance your outdoor space, or cultivate herbs in a kitchen garden to have fresh ingredients at your fingertips.

Conclusion

The world of flowers and herbs is a treasure trove of symbolism, medicinal properties, and natural beauty. By embracing their unique qualities and incorporating them into our lives, we can unlock a deeper connection to the natural world and support our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. May these botanical wonders inspire us, empower us, and bring joy and healing to our hearts and minds. If you would like to consider the use of flowers and herbs more, have a look at our Cleansing & Purification weekend courses.

How Continued Professional Development Benefits Small Businesses in the Well-being Industry

How Continued Professional Development Benefits Small Businesses in the Well-being Industry

How CPD Benefits Small Businesses in the Well-being Industry. In the rapidly evolving business landscape, continual professional development has become paramount for small business owners and sole traders to thrive. This is particularly true for those in the well-being industry, such as well-being practitioners, life coaches and yoga teachers. By learning new practices and incorporating them into their offerings, professionals in these areas can not only enhance their own well-being but also grow their audience, sales and profitability. Here, we will explore the power of CPD in enhancing the offerings of well-being practitioners, focusing specifically on breath work and firewalking.

1. Evolving Practices: The Need for CPD:

In the well-being industry, trends and client demands are constantly evolving. To stay relevant and surpass competitors, practitioners must continuously update their skills and expand their knowledge. Through CPD, professionals can gain exposure to advanced techniques that offer unique experiences to their clients. This creates a significant competitive advantage, allowing them to attract a larger audience and increase their sales.

2. Breath Work: Harnessing the Power within:

Breath work, which involves consciously controlling and manipulating one’s breath, has gained significant recognition in recent years for its profound impact on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Well-being practitioners who incorporate breath work into their offerings empower their clients to better manage stress, improve focus and cultivate a sense of calmness. By investing in CPD and becoming certified in breath work techniques, practitioners can differentiate themselves from others and create more meaningful experiences for their clients.

3. Firewalking: Igniting Transformation:

Firewalking is an ancient practice that has seen resurgence in popularity among well-being practitioners, life coaches and yoga & meditation teachers. Firewalking sessions, when done safely, offer powerful opportunities for personal transformation and growth. By mastering firewalking techniques through CPD programs, professionals create memorable, life-changing experiences for their clients. This unique offering sets them apart from competitors and encourages repeat business, thereby increasing profitability.

4. Growing Profitability: Expanding the Client Base:

CPD provides professionals in the well-being industry with direct access to an expanded network of like-minded individuals. Through attending certification courses, conferences, and workshops, practitioners can connect with peers, industry experts, and potential collaborators. This network becomes a fertile ground for referrals, creating valuable cross-promotional opportunities that drive new client acquisitions and ultimately increase profitability.

5. Building Trust and Confidence:

In the well-being industry, trust and confidence are essential to success. By investing in CPD, professionals demonstrate their commitment to staying at the forefront of their field, instilling confidence in both existing and potential clients. Additionally, the knowledge gained through CPD enhances professionals’ expertise, enabling them to provide evidence-based recommendations, tailored guidance, and personalized sessions that resonate deeply with their clients’ needs.

Reece Smith is a Health and Fitness Coach at Ready and a Personal Coach at One Positive Step. He took part in our Firewalking Instructor Training and BreathPower courses earlier this year and recently sent Firewalk UK this testimonial:
“21 nurses for a wellness and mindfulness day. Yoga, Breathwork, arrow break, lemon demonstration and also the post note… I did a 30 minute demonstration using Steve and Barry’s ideas, presentation techniques. The feedback has been unbelievable already! Buzzing! Thank you to you all, thank you Barry, thank you Steve, I am a more confident than ever in presenting….”

Breath work session during a well-being day for NHS nurses.

Breath work session during a well-being day for NHS nurses.

Arrow breaking during a well-bring day for NHS nurses.

Arrow breaking during a well-bring day for NHS nurses.

Conclusion:

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, continued professional development has emerged as a catalyst for growth and profitability in the well-being industry. CPD benefits small businesses by incorporating practices such as breath work and firewalking into their offerings, meaning coaches and teachers can better serve their clients and attract a larger audience. The investment in CPD not only empowers practitioners to enhance their skills but also solidifies their position as trusted experts, fosters growth, and ultimately leads to long-term success.

Could this be you? Please get in touch on 01733 736301 if we can help you to grow your business.

Do The Work!

Do The Work!

I was speaking to a friend of mine last week and they happened to mention that the reason that they have done incredibly well in high performance coaching was because they had “done the work!“

So I asked them what they meant by having done the work. How they explained it shocked me.

Doing the work, for them, meant going through a journey of personal development and spiritual growth that had cleansed them of all their blind spots and all the other things that would stop them from being a high-performance human being. It also meant discovering their own potential and discovering their own passions and finding ways of connecting their highest values with their work. So far so good, I thought. But the next bit was the most important. They actually then immediately went on a journey of actively pursuing the life that they have discovered and they never went back to doing the things that they had done previously and if they found themselves thinking about the past or thinking in the same way that they used to think then they would draw upon these resources (from the work) to get them back on track.

What I love about this phrase though, is that it demonstrates that you cannot just go on a course and expect things to change. You have to do, as they said, THE WORK!

Now, whether I like it or not or whether it serves me fully, I am a pragmatist. And a practically minded person. So I have always looked upon courses as something which either solve a problem or lead you to where you want to go. And in thinking in this way you have to except that either (Or both maybe) you have problems, or you’re not getting what you currently want from your life but know what it is that you want.

But, we all have blind spots.

So in 2006 when I first attended Tolly Burkan’s fire walk instructor training programme, this course put me through so much of the work that I was fundamentally changed.

Having gone into that programme with a sensible respect for heights (semi-phobic), I returned home and immediately signed up as a retained firefighter here in the UK. This is a fully trained firefighter role but you are based only locally and called upon only when they need you to tackle fires and other emergencies like road traffic accidents. On day one of training I had to climb a four story building via a single ladder. I was able to do this with complete ease.

So my post today he is about doing the work. It’s no good just going on these courses. You have to put into practice what you learn on them and seek out the ones that call out your blind-spots. The ones that force you to connect with the things that you most need to do in order to get the life that you yearn. And even then what you must most understand, is that it’s your life. Your life. And the only way to get value out of your life and to get value out of the courses you attend is to do the work. It might be painful, embarrassing, tiring, frightening, exhausting, expensive or make you feel vulnerable but if you do the work you’re almost certainly guaranteed to get the results.

It’s my intention this year to do some different courses because in 2019 my own blind-spots appeared and so just like you, I need to do the work. Which I am.

But this is one reason why I simply had to bring the fire walk instructor training programme to the UK.  Having done all the other high impact Guru lead personal development programs, I found this to be the most impactful one ever. I hope I get to meet you on one of ours, soon.