Fiona Parr - Focusing Member in south west


Biography

I first learned Focusing in 1990, when I needed support during a time of change in my life. I was invited to join a small practice group of Focusers, which developed a deepening into the practice over many years. Focusing has given me huge personal support by giving me a practical and specific way to deal with problems and issues as they arise. I have access to my emotions in a safe way that does not overwhelm me, and I do not need to deny them. Over time, problems and difficulties have dissolved. I have more self-confidence, and can more easily speak my mind.

What inspires me is the enormous respect Focusing develops in people, for themselves and for others. Witnessing what happens when someone Focuses with the support of a good listener can be wonderful and extraordinary.

I have had the good fortune to train with world-class Focusing teachers, and what I have learned from each of them informs my practice.

I have extensive background in supporting personal development, in myself and in others. I lived at the Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual community for 5 years. I have travelled teaching dance and meditation in Australia and other places. I am also a therapeutic counsellor and I integrate Focusing into my work as a therapist.

BFA Recognised Focusing Teacher and Mentor, Focusing Institute Trainer and Certifying Coordinator



What I'm Doing Now

I offer individual sessions in Exeter and Liverton in Devon, and on the phone or face-to-face by Skype

I run regular workshops and trainings, Focusing Practitioner and Teacher training programmes.

Special topic workshops:
Wholebody Focusing
Focusing and Creative Self-expression; Expressing from Within
Focusing and Dreams
The Transformation Game
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Focusing for Everyday Life CD -
http://fionaparr-focusing.co.uk/focusing-cd/



Primary Phone

01626 821110



Secondary Phone

07799 027332



Primary Email

Fiona Parr - fiona@fionaparr-focusing.co.uk



Website

http://fionaparr-focusing.co.uk/



Events by Fiona Parr

Online Focusing Practitioner Training

specialist Course

Do you love Focusing, and want to share this valuable...

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Do you love Focusing, and want to share this valuable resource with others?
Starting September. A new online professional training for people who have done the basic course.
This is for you if you have learnt the basics of Focusing and you know how much it has given you already, and what it means to you in your life. This is an opportunity for you to take it further, deepen your understanding, and be able to offer Focusing sessions to others. It will be of interest to you if you already work with others, especially in a professional capacity.
Tuesday afternoons, 3, 10, 17 and 24 September gets you started. And there is more to follow.
During the programme, you get support from a small group of fellow trainees as well as individual mentoring from two dedicated Mentors. There are three training modules, spread throughout the year, specialist advanced trainings, and you assist on the basic course as an advanced student. There is home study and written work, as well as individual Focusing sessions with your Mentors.
Beyond what has already been described above, here is a list of learning outcomes:
  • Listening/reflecting skills.
  • Guiding skills.
  • Relationship with clients.
  • Ethics.
  • General knowledge/understanding of Focusing.
  • Exploration of the use of Focusing in an area of personal interest (e.g. counselling, creativity).
  • Self-employment skills.
See my web site, and contact me directly for more information, and to apply for the training programme.

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Tue 3 Sep - 24 Sep 2019

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Online introduction to Focusing and Listening

introductory Course

Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course combines Levels 1...

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Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course combines Levels 1 and 2 to give you a good start in Focusing and Listening, followed by Levels 3, 4 and 5, which help you to deepen into the practice and become more proficient. You gain immediate benefit from having Focusing partners and practice sessions, and you will be encouraged to practice with course participants between the classes. The course is divided into a series of weekly half-days of 3 hours each. After the initial eight weeks in September and October, there is a break for 4 – 6 weeks for you to practice and to integrate what you have learned. There follows another series of 4 weekly seminars, with a break between the next Level or module. There are five modules in total, so the course takes several months to complete. Focusing works best when you learn and absorb slowly, over a period of time. We will use Zoom, which is user-friendly and easy-to-install.  If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you can download it for free prior to the sessions. All the dates are listed here on my web site. Cost £575, if you pre-pay for the whole course. You can also decide by the end of Level 1 if you want to do that.

Costs per individual level: £150 for each level or an early-bird price of £125 if you pay at least a month ahead. Half price if you have previously attended the respective online course.
You can reserve your place with a £75 deposit. https://fionaparr-focusing.co.uk/calendar/ You can sign up by going to my web site.

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Thu 5 Sep - 30 Apr 2020

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Introduction to Focusing: Level 1: the Essence of Focusing

introductory Course

Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating...

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Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion. By the end of Level 1, you will have a basic understanding of the Focusing process.

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Sat 21 Sep - 22 Sep 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Introduction to Focusing: Level 1 The Essence of Focusing 2pm – 5pm

introductory Course

Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises...

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Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there is an option to continue on to the full five Levels. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion.

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Tue 8 Oct - 29 Oct 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Focusing Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops.

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Sat 26 Oct - 27 Oct 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2: Focusing Partners

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops. With Fiona Parr

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Tue 3 Dec - 7 Jan 2020

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Online Level 3: Focusing Partnership

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser...

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Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills. Pre-requisite: Level 2 or equivalent.

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Thu 5 Dec - 2 Jan 2020

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Focusing Level 3: Companionship

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser...

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Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills.

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Sat 7 Dec - 8 Dec 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Level 3: Focusing Partnership

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser...

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Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills. Pre-requisite: Level 2 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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Tue 4 Feb - 25 Feb 2020

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Online Level 4: Reminding Suggestions

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership....

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Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide. Pre-requisite: Level 3 or equivalent. 4 x Thursdays.

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Thu 6 Feb - 27 Feb 2020

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Focusing Level 4: Reminders

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership....

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Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide.

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Sat 8 Feb - 9 Feb 2020

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Focusing Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own. Times for further practice and demonstrations. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore.

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Sat 14 Mar - 15 Mar 2020

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own, and integrate Focusing into your life and work. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore. Pre-requisite: Level 4 or equivalent. 4 x Thursdays.

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Thu 2 Apr - 30 Apr 2020

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Online Level 4: Reminding Suggestions

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership....

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Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide. Pre-requisite: Level 3 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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Tue 7 Apr - 28 Apr 2020

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own, and integrate Focusing into your life and work. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore. Pre-requisite: Level 4 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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Tue 2 Jun - 23 Jun 2020

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