Kay Hoffmann - Focusing Member in south east


Biography

I discovered Focusing in 1998 and have wondered since then how I ever managed without it. Before learning this simple yet profound way of listening to my inner world, I was like a leaf in the wind - simply taking life as it came and always looking elsewhere for guidance and support. What a relief it was to discover that I can stand firmly on the ground of my own in-the-moment experience and trust my inner sense of direction!

Listening to others in this life-affirming way has become one of my greatest pleasures. There is a deeply nourishing sense of the sacred in the room whenever people share this gentle practice with one another.

Initially trained in inner-relationship Focusing, I have since explored a range of other approaches and am committed to supporting newcomers in finding their own, unique way into this subtle art. I especially enjoy introducing people to the depth and spaciousness of the 'Wholebody' approach to Focusing.

I love the flexibility of teaching one-to-one and in small groups. Each session or workshop can evolve according to the individual's (or group's) sense of what needs to happen next. In this way students can find their own balance between theory and practice and determine their own pace and direction. Individuals are able to gravitate naturally towards Focusing partnerships or towards group courses and workshops if and when the time feels right for them.

I also teach yoga both in classes and one-to-one, and enjoy combining Focusing with movement.

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



What I'm Doing Now

One-to-one Focusing sessions and training both in person and by phone/Skype/Zoom.
Training in Focusing and Listening for small groups (in person and on Skype/ Zoom).
Practitioner/Teacher training courses
Wholebody Focusing workshops
Individual movement sessions with a Focusing approach: using inner-directed movement either with or without the incorporation of yoga postures.

Kay offers Focusing Skills, Wholebody Focusing and special interest workshops for small groups by arrangement throughout the year. Please contact Kay directly if you would like to request a course or workshop in your area.



Primary Phone

01767 448705



Secondary Phone

07773505640



Primary Email

Kay Hoffmann - kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk




Events by Kay Hoffmann

Path of the Focusing Practitioner residential retreat

specialist Course

This 3-day residential workshop in the Warwickshire countryside provides an...

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This 3-day residential workshop in the Warwickshire countryside provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. (If you are in training but feeling somewhat ‘lapsed’, this may be just the thing to get you re-inspired!) People combining focusing with another approach or profession are also welcome to attend. The event will include the following themes and activities:

  • Being true to your own unique gifts, strengths and direction
  • Deepening your trust in the wisdom of the body and the relational space
  • Sensing for the next steps in your focusing journey
  • Other topics requested by participants
  • Plenty of focusing time in pairs or triads
  • Shared silent space before breakfast each day for movement and/or meditation (optional!)
  • Space for resting, walks and socialising
If this event is of interest to you, please contact me for further details and booking form. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Fri 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2019

Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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Introduction to focusing and companioning

introductory Course

This 4-week Zoom course, comprising four 2.5 hour seminars, is...

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This 4-week Zoom course, comprising four 2.5 hour seminars, is an opportunity to be introduced to the delights of focusing and listening from the comfort of your own home! Participants will be divided into groups of maximum 5 people to ensure a comfortable, welcoming setting. The precise dates and times of the Zoom calls will be chosen according to participants' availability. This short course provides a friendly environment in which you can learn to listen to yourself and others in a deeply nourishing way, bringing relief from inner conflict and the joy of re-connecting with what it means to be human! The time we spend together will be largely experiential. It will be a journey of coming home to yourself – time to give precious space and kindly attention to your inner world and current life issues. Each call will include teaching input, focusing time in pairs or triads and a short break. Cost: £120 This introductory course is part 1 of a 6-month, 60 hour comprehensive foundation in focusing and listening called the BFA Focusing Skills Course. You are welcome to attend the introduction before deciding whether you would like to commit to the remainder of the training: two further blocks of four Zoom calls and two residential weekend workshops. There will be an online option for those unable to attend the residential weekends. Please email me for further details. I look forward to hearing from you!      

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Mon 13 Jan - 3 Feb 2020

Zoom, skype worldwide

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BFA Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)

focusing skills certificate Course

This comprehensive foundation course in focusing and listening is a...

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This comprehensive foundation course in focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and two long-weekend residential workshops. No prior experience of focusing is required. The course is divided into five sections: three blocks of four Zoom sessions (12 in total) between January and the end of June, plus two residential weekend workshops on April 3th - 5th and June 19th - 21st. The residentials will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire countryside. There will be an online option for participants who are unable to attend the in-person weekends. You are welcome to attend the introductory block of four Zoom sessions without committing upfront to the whole course if you wish. Each online group will have a maximum of five participants and all participants will be invited to come together for the in-person weekends. The precise dates and times of the Zoom calls will be decided according to participants' availability. In this small-group setting, you will find the course offers a welcoming, sensitively-held space where you feel able to turn up ‘just as you are’. Each session will include time to settle in together, some input on focusing and companioning and focusing time in pairs or triads. The main themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to focusing and companioning
  • Deepening our focusing and listening
  • The gifts of the body in focusing and listening
  • Sailing with the wind!
  • Self-criticism, ‘exile’ and focusing in everyday life
We will explore these themes together in an experiential way, allowing plenty of time for your own input and reflections. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120; the weekend residential fee is £140 (plus a donation for accommodation). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Mon 13 Jan - 29 Jun 2020

Zoom / The Purley Chase Centre near Atherstone, Warwickshire, skype worldwide

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The Gifts of the Body in Focusing and Listening

focusing skills certificate Course

This residential event at a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire...

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This residential event at a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire countryside is open to anyone with experience of focusing and companioning in peer-partnership. It is both a standalone event and part 3 of my BFA Focusing Skills Course. The themes we will explore together include:

  • letting our whole 'alive' body guide our focusing and listening
  • inviting movement
  • welcoming silence
  • opening to a deeper felt-connection between focuser and listener
  • focusing in nature
There will be optional yoga and/or meditation each morning before breakfast.The event begins with an evening meal on Friday April 3rd and ends at 4pm on Sunday 5th. Costs: The retreat fee is £140 plus a donation to the centre for meals and accommodation For further details and booking form please email: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Fri 3 Apr - 5 Apr 2020

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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Path of the Focusing Practitioner retreat

specialist Course

This 3-day residential workshop in the Warwickshire countryside provides an...

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This 3-day residential workshop in the Warwickshire countryside provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. (If you are in training but feeling somewhat ‘lapsed’, this may be just the thing to get you re-inspired!) People combining focusing with another approach or profession are also welcome to attend. The event will include the following themes and activities:

  • Being true to your own unique gifts, strengths and direction
  • Deepening your trust in the wisdom of the body and the relational space
  • Sensing for the next steps in your focusing journey
  • Other topics requested by participants
  • Plenty of focusing time in pairs or triads
  • Shared silent space before breakfast each day for movement and/or meditation (optional!)
  • Space for resting, walks and socialising
If this event is of interest to you, please contact me for further details and booking form. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Fri 5 Jun - 8 Jun 2020

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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