Is Feng Shui certification for you? My answer is a definite… Maybe.
If you’re an avid reader, you can probably learn everything that you need to know from Feng Shui websites, and from recommended books such as the lighthearted “Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life” and “Feng Shui in 5 Minutes,” or more academic texts such as “Interior Design with Feng Shui.”
However, if you’ve read Feng Shui books but still have important questions, or if you’d like to grow a career as a Feng Shui consultant or designer, Feng Shui training can be very important.
At the very least, it can open doors for you as a professional.
Try some basic Feng Shui courses
Start by checking local adult ed classes. Someone may be teaching Feng Shui for beginners, or a related class. Community colleges often offer Feng Shui courses in their architecture, art, or Asian studies programs.
Treat the course lightly. If the teacher insists that Compass School Feng Shui is the only correct approach, or that Black Hat Feng Shui is the answer to everything, nod and smile… but don’t take the teacher seriously.
There is some truth–and often considerable value–in every approach to Feng Shui wofs 2019. It’s vital to keep an open mind.
If you like Black Hat Feng Shui but your teacher prefers the Compass School, just think “Money Corner” when the teacher says, “Southeast corner,” and think “Career Area” when the teacher says, “North wall.”
The basic principles are the same in almost all approaches to Feng Shui. Some people get locked into “this is the only true path” views, but you don’t have to.
I tested Compass School Feng Shui for two years before returning to Black Hat Feng Shui. The latter works best for me and for my clients, but some of my friends insist that the Compass School offers a greater success rate than Black Hat.
Test everything yourself. Modify the rules and find what works best for you. Generally, you’ll attract clients who resonate to the same principles that have been successful in your home and office.
Graduate to Feng Shui certification
After trying a few Feng Shui classes, you may want to learn more, or qualify for Feng Shui certification.
Do plenty of research before selecting a Feng Shui school or teacher. Talk with former students. Verify the teachers’ credentials and reputations. Visit their websites. Have these teachers written books? Read them. (If they’re really good, your public library probably has copies. Or, you can get them on inter-library loan.)
Make certain that you’ll be studying with a professional… and with someone who has respected Feng Shui expertise.
Compare course prices. And, ask about the refund policy if you quickly realize that the school isn’t for you, after all.
Feng Shui certification can open doors, especially among architects, interior designers, and decorators. Many of them give added respect to professionals with formal training.
You can certainly practice Feng Shui without stepping into a classroom. And, you can build a successful Feng Shui business based on happy clients and word-of-mouth advertising.
However, if you’re looking for the fastest possible route to success with Feng Shui–especially as a professional–Feng Shui courses and certification may be a wise choice.