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The BTFC method is a new way of working, bringing together research led theory and traditional folk music to cultivate a deep sense of connection and calm in the body, realigning the nervous system and supporting wellbeing.

Join us for our next training weekend to develop your ability to support wellbeing in your own singing group, or take on a license to start your own BTFC group in your local area!

Would you like to run your own BTFC choir?

Rewarding and engaging flexible work that earns you an income!

You don't need to have any special skills or qualifications to run a BTFC choir - just be friendly and open to learning! When you take on a Birch Tree Folk Choir license, you receive:

  • full initial training

  • the Birch Tree Folk Choir Manual

  • your own page on the website

  • use of all marketing and promotional material
  • shared music resources

  • a community of choir leaders

  • business development support


Check out our New Leaders Info/Application pack below to find out more!

Our next training:

Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th July 2020


11am - 6pm each day. Please note that the last session on the Sunday is for those taking on a BTFC license only - those attending as CPD will finish at 4.30pm.


Wallington Hall, Bradford on Avon. This beautiful space is walking distance from BoA station - 10 minutes by train out of Bath Spa.

Who is this for?:

This training is for anyone who would like to better be able to support mental health and wellbeing in their singing group work. This training also serves as the initial training for those taking on a BTFC license.

What will this training teach me?

Birch Tree Folk Choir combines nervous system research and psychotherapeutic theory to support mental health and wellbeing, with traditional folk music to reconnect with heritage, landscape, and community. The weekend will cover:

     - key psychotherapeutic theories

     - bringing this theoretical understanding into embodied experience

     - teaching skills and techniques that enable singers to find this             experience in their own bodies

     - an introductioni to guided visualisation

     - finding and arranging music

     - BTFC session structure and how to plan efficiently

    (- setting up in business - marketing, GDPR, record keeping etc)