Can I do my own Firewalk?

by | Apr 9, 2018

It has been suggested, that the Firewalking International blog gives out too much information. That we will inadvertently encourage people to setup their own Firewalk in their backyard. We understand that, but there is a wee part of that that makes us smile. Our blog is getting noticed and we are doing what we set out to do – provide great information for our clients, would be clients and anyone interested in Firewalking.

We do take this seriously though, so, if you are one of those people who spends a lot of time devouring the information we share and you’re thinking about doing your own Firewalk, this post is for you. This post is the one that tells you, no, you cannot do your own Firewalk in your garden. In fact, we are going to stress this. Just because you have read our blog, watched our videos, and made notes, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU DO YOUR OWN FIREWALK!

Why can’t you do your own Firewalk?

Like many things in life, there will always be some individuals who believe they can ‘do’ something without the appropriate training. In fact, I believe it’s a great testament to all qualified Firewalk Instructors that what we do appears to look so straightforward and easy. That’s the thing with good training and practice. Once you have learned the skills, process and have the expertise, to the onlookers what we do, looks simple and easy to recreate. But just because something looks easy, that doesn’t make it so.

I would hope that you wouldn’t attempt to drive a car on the roads on your own having never taken a driving lesson. Nor would you attempt to jump out of a plane without being shown how to do operate a parachute and land correctly. Why? Because you wouldn’t wish to put your or others’ lives at risk.

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

But I can learn it off the internet!

There are many YouTube videos of people who have attempted to light a fire using inappropriate lighter fluid and almost setting themselves on fire. The reason why the Firewalking Instructor Training course is a minimum of four days is there is a lot to cover. Much time is spent on ensuring the fires are built correctly, using the right types of wood, started in a safe and controlled fashion. That the embers are ready for walking and they are raked out to a safe and appropriate length and depth on a surface which allows the walker to have a fun and enjoyable experience.

This is only a small sample of things you will not learn by reading this blog, any other blogs about Firewalking, or watching videos. Even if you pick up a bit of information that you think might help you do your own Firewalk, you would be foolish to think that is all there is too it. Like most things in life, there are variations and exceptions, these I am sure you will not learn from the internet.

He did his own Firewalk and it went wrong!

Michael Carroll, a well know NLP coach believed he could run his own Firewalk after he had modelled a Firewalk that he attended. Mr. Carroll unfortunately carried out a Firewalk for Eagle Star which resulted in seven of their employees being injured.

Get trained First! Then do your own Firewalk

If you really want to run your own Firewalk, that’s great, but please before you do, contact us. We would be delighted for you to join us at our next Firewalk Instructor Training course where you will be trained fully and supported afterwards to enable you to run professional, safe and fun Firewalking events.

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