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

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 weekly Zoom sessions (16 in total), between 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. There will be two Zoom groups running in parallel: one on Tuesday afternoons, one on Wednesday mornings and a possible third group on Wed or Thurs evening. 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. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120 and the long 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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Tue 22 Jan - 25 Jun 2019

skype worldwide

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4-week introduction to focusing and listening

introductory Course

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If 2019 is your year to learn focusing this 4-week online intro course may be for you! The group (max 5 participants) will meet on four consecutive Tuesdays from 1.30 to 3.45pm via Zoom to learn focusing and listening in a friendly, relaxed setting. Each call will include time to settle in together, teaching input and time to practice focusing and listening in pairs or triads. This 4-week block is also the first section of a 6-month Focusing Skills Course (see events listing). You are welcome to sign up for the whole course after attending the introduction if you so wish. There will be another group running on Wednesday mornings and possibly also an evening group, so please get in touch if an evening would work better for you. Cost: £120 Email for further details: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk  

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Tue 22 Jan - 12 Feb 2019

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4-week introduction to focusing and listening

introductory Course

If 2019 is your year to learn focusing this 4-week...

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If 2019 is your year to learn focusing this 4-week online intro course may be for you! The group (max 5 participants) will meet on four consecutive Wednesday mornings from 10.15 to 12.30 via Zoom to learn focusing and listening in a friendly, relaxed setting. Each call will include time to settle in together, teaching input and time to practice focusing and listening in pairs or triads. This 4-week block is also the first section of a 6-month Focusing Skills Course (see events listing). You are welcome to sign up for the whole course after attending the introduction if you so wish. There will be another group running on Tuesday afternoons and possibly also an evening group, so please get in touch if an evening would work better for you. Cost: £120 Email for further details: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk

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Wed 23 Jan - 13 Feb 2019

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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 weekly  Zoom sessions (16 in total), between 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. There will be two Zoom groups running in parallel: one on Tuesday afternoons, one on Wednesday mornings and a possible third group on Wed or Thurs evenings. 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 how to be 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. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120 and the long 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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Wed 23 Jan - 26 Jun 2019

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The gifts of the body in Focusing and listening

specialist Course

This residential event is open to anyone with experience of...

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This residential event is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and companioning in peer-partnership. It is both a standalone event and part of my Focusing Skills course.  The themes we will explore together include:

  • letting our whole 'alive' body guide our focusing
  • inviting movement
  • welcoming silence
  • opening to a deeper 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 5th and ends at 4pm on Sunday 7th with the option to stay for an extra day of retreat and practice to leave at 2pm on Monday 8th. 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

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Fri 5 Apr - 7 Apr 2019

The Purley Chase Centre, near Mancetter, west midlands

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