The college is the first of its kind, with psychological training that has a focus on both the lower (ego) self AND the higher (soul) self.
This is combined with a lot of learning from direct observation of a therapist/client, and Qi Gong training.
The College is based in the Geelong and Surf Coast region. However if students are unable to attend the scheduled training, viewing recorded training at the SFP College can occur anytime that is convenient for the student. This makes the course accessible to distance education students.
In 2017, Steve Tappin, CEO of England company Xinfu, had some private sessions with Wayno. Steve and his team work in partnership with some of the worlds top Fortune 100 companies to build inspiring and purposeful companies that generate super returns. He is recognised as a world leader in transforming these companies. Wayno was asked to be Xinfu’s Psychotherapist and Qi Gong trainer and to bring to a wider world community the SFPCollege way of working with individuals and groups. Wayno is now responsible for assisting each company’s CEO and executive team to reach their individual highest potential and to facilitate workshops to create a “fellowship”approach in business. Two day and three day events build a united approach that ripples across the organisation, creating a world class pioneering fellowship in that industry. With the advent of easy access via Facetime and Skype, Wayno is now bringing SFPCollege practices to clients in Africa, America, Asia and across Europe.
Wayne is Founder and Director of the College.
Before the SFP College was created, psychologist and therapist clients of Wayno would ask “Can I please bring difﬁcult clients of my own to see you and be present in the session to see what you do and how you do it?” Being present during the unfolding of the psychotherapy proved to be very popular so it was trialled as part of the course and became a central pillar of learning. For the last six years two couch sessions per month have been made available for students to attend. Some students who attained their Diplomas back in 2011 are still attending because of the immense value of the experience.
As a student watching these couch sessions, I get to sit in the space of a therapist working in an emphatic, intuitive and compassionate way and to see the personal transformation this has on each client is amazing! Sometimes I personally relate to the issue being unravelled and as Wayne does that with the client my own issue is addressed at the same time. Being present at these sessions, I feel graced to be a part of a heartfelt connection with each client and it feels like I am supporting them through the journey. This is great preparation for when I eventually open my own doors to clients. – Jacqui de Coque, SFPsychotherapist
Wayno personally experienced a severe energy depletion in 1996 whilst doing a lot of Psychotherapy, Kinesiology, Reiki and Hypnotherapy in his private practice. It would have been unwise to continue unless he found a way of improving his energy ﬁeld. A Chinese Master came into his life, one that had travelled extensively throughout China ﬁnding many teachers of Buddhism, Taoism and Chinese Medicine. The Master collated all techniques and created a system to bring to Australia and teach. Wayno has been learning from Master Lou for nearly twenty years and has progressed to becoming a recognised Master in the tradition himself. Qi Gong level 1 training is a series of techniques, some sitting and some moving, that builds abilities to improve the quality and quantity of personal Chi or energy you have to run your life. It also activates your intuitional abilities so you can “read” into a situation much more clearly. Qi Gong gives you improved resilience when emotions are being released from clients. Psychotherapy in general has a high rate of therapist burnout, but with Qi Gong training SFP therapists are trained to have compassion AND protection from being unduly inﬂuenced by the released energies during client sessions.
Before incorporating Qi Gong into my life, I found it difﬁcult to maintain the energy required to be a therapist. I now not only have more energy for my clients but I have vastly increased insight into their issues and the ways to help them clear and transcend issues. Sometimes answers just come to me, as Qi Gong helps me replace old mind “thinking” and trying to work it all out, with intuitive guidance. – Steve Tibbits, SFPsychotherapist
Currently there are students enrolled that are employed in acting, architecture/building, social work, chiropractor, kinesiology, reﬂexology, housewife/mother, nurse, myotherapy and many other ﬁelds. Some have Psychology degrees and some are studying post high school for the ﬁrst time. Any one with an interest in helping themselves or others through listening, supporting and guiding is VERY warmly welcomed at SFPCollege.