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

Inviting movement and drawing into Focusing

specialist Course

This 2-day workshop (Thursday / Friday) is open to anyone...

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This 2-day workshop (Thursday / Friday) is open to anyone with some of experience of Focusing and companioning. We will be exploring the use of movement and drawing in Focusing by inviting our felt senses to express themselves through whatever medium feels right. Please note that participants need neither be dancers nor artists and the aim of our explorations is not the end result! Please email Kay for further details.

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Thu 15 Nov - 16 Nov 2018

Cambridge, south east

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The Gifts of the Body in Focusing and Listening – taking it further

specialist Course

This 2-day workshop is open to anyone with experience of...

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This 2-day workshop is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and Listening. Ideally, participants will also have a little experience of Wholebody Focusing - I would be happy to arrange a one-to-one introduction prior to the event if you are new to it. Finding and maintaining a deeper connection with the whole living body in our Focusing and Listening creates a magical space in which the felt sense can unfold in new and surprising ways. In this workshop we will delve a little further into this territory - also inviting movement and stillness, words and silence, inclusion of the wider environment, and a true sense of authentic connection between focuser and listener. Please email Kay for further information.

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Sat 24 Nov - 25 Nov 2018

Bristol, south west

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The Path of the Focusing Practitioner

specialist Course

This 3-day residential workshop provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners,...

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This 3-day residential workshop 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 trust in the wisdom of the body and the relational space
  • The Practitioner-client relationship
  • Sensing for your next (or final) steps in your training or budding Focusing enterprise
  • Other topics requested by participants
  • Plenty of Focusing time
  • Shared silent space before breakfast each day for movement and/or meditation (optional!)
  • Space for resting, walks and fun stuff
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 7 Dec - 10 Dec 2018

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

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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 one long-weekend residential retreat. No prior experience of Focusing is required.The course is divided into five sections: four blocks of four Zoom sessions (16 in total), between mid-January and the end of June, plus a residential retreat on April 5th - 7th. The retreat will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone in Warwickshire. 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 retreat. If the residential component is not accessible for you, it is also possible to do this section of the course online. The times and dates for the Zoom calls will be decided according to participants' availability. It is likely that there will be one daytime group and one evening group running in parallel. 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 threes. The main themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to Focusing and companioning
  • The nature of the felt sense and how to receive your own and others’ experience skilfully and sensitively
  • The gifts of the body in Focusing and companioning
  • Offering suggestions in the listening role, and being with complex areas of inner experience
  • 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. The cost of each section of the course is £120 (plus accommodation costs for the retreat). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Mon 14 Jan - 28 Jun 2019

Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, skype worldwide

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