Alex Brew - Focusing Member in london
I am a BFA-recognised Focusing Practitioner. In Focusing sessions you can expect to develop trust in yourself and your body and its sense of situations. Uncovering layers of yourself will feel like a relief. You’ll learn to listen kindly while parts of yourself claim your attention and want a fair hearing after all this time being pushed down. Finally they will feel heard! Over time you will gain compassion for yourself and develop a deep practice that can help you navigate life.
I have a deep respect for people and all the difficulties we all experience in a life time. Sometimes there's no traumatic event but a build up of not-quite-right smaller events that leave us hurt, tired or scared. I can accompany you whatever is most needing space and attention right now.
How do we begin to come to terms with ourselves? How do we do ourselves justice? Focusing isn’t only a practice that can help us cope with the feelings inside – whatever they may be. It can help us direct our lives - and everything we do - from within. We all have a gut sense of the situations we’re living in but it's rare that we tune into that gut sense enough to move from that place.
Focusing is a practice that you can learn and take away with you because we will always find ourselves in new situations that need attention. In those times we need a practice of our own. Focusing is a skill that can be taught so that you can go to it when needed. As well as Focusing on life issues, I have worked with people on Focusing with dreams and developed a practice of using Focusing to make artwork. I have also been involved in community support work and campaigning on issues including rape, domestic violence, prison and immigration detention.
Whatever it is you want to get out of a Focusing session, I will aim to be an honest and caring companion and listener and I will do my best to convey this beautiful and profound practice.
Focusing is a skill that can be taught so you can begin to practice some simple aspects immediately in your own life. Once you know Focusing you’ll always be able to do it – alone, with friends, with a Practitioner or most often with a combination of ways of working. I’ll look forward to finding out what you want to get from the sessions.
What I'm Doing Now
I offer individual sessions and workshops. The cost of a one-to-one session is £35 in person and £25 over Skype.
I am also currently hosting one hour drop-in workshops at Hampstead Community Centre. Details here: http://www.hampsteadcommunitycentre.co.uk/whats-on/4568649148 Anyone on housing or other benefits can pay between £5-£10. If you are a woman who has experienced prison or detention, places are sometimes available for free in person sessions with travel expenses paid. LGBTQI welcome.
If you would like to help make these sessions available to people who couldn't otherwise afford it, please let me know and you could pay a supporter donation price of a suggested £50.
07753 826 745