Peter Gill - Focusing Member in south west


Biography

I came across Focusing on a retreat in 2003 and since then I have not looked back. It has made a huge difference to my life. For me it is much more than a therapeutic tool, it is a whole way of living. Focusing has given me access to a deeper acceptance and knowing within and begun to clarify and resolve deeper tangles. It has opened up a world of richness and appreciation. I am finding that the body has much to teach me, and I love teaching this to others.

BFA Recognised Focusing Practitioner and Teacher and Mentor



What I'm Doing Now

One-to-one tuition and guiding
Introductory and advanced Focusing Workshops
Further Professional training in Focusing (Mentor in training) and mentoring as a second mentor.

I have a special interest in the meeting of spiritual practice, meditation and Focusing.

I am also training in a related practice called Somatic Experiencing (SE), a short term, body based approach to healing and easing the effects of trauma on our lives. Please contact me for more details.



Primary Phone

07905 360318



Primary Email

Peter Gill - info@livingfocusing.co.uk



Website

https://www.livingfocusing.co.uk/



Events by Peter Gill

Deep Listening: Introducing Focusing: Bristol

introductory Course

Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck...

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Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body This workshop will introduce a practice known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and listening, It is a reflective practice that you learn for yourself and can be done on your own or in partnership with a friend or colleague. It can be woven into other areas of your life, such as mindfulness, healing practices and therapy. • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond.

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Sat 23 Feb - 24 Feb 2019

Bristol, south west

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Deep listening: Day course

introductory Course

This day will introduce you to the life long skill...

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This day will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. Held at the field centre Nailsworth 10-6pm

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Sun 7 Apr - 7 Apr 2019

Stroud, south west

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Embodied intelligence: Introducing Focusing: Malvern

introductory Course

Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties ...

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Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s messages This workshop will introduce a practice known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and list2015WLBCA4ening, It is a reflective practice that you learn for yourself and can be done on your own or in partnership with a friend or colleague. It can be woven into other areas of your life, such as mindfulness, healing practices and therapy. You will learn how to: Develop the key qualities of curiosity, interest and inner kindness Be safe and respectful with yourself and others in Focusing The steps of the Focusing journey Develop self-compassion Practise Focusing on your own Practise Focusing with someone else Sunday 28th April 10-5pm

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Sun 28 Apr - 28 Apr 2019

Malvern, south east

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Online BFA skills course begins

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough...

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The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and listening. Once you have completed any introductory event, you can join the course. It comprises of four modules. Each module consists of five, two hour sessions over five weeks. There will also be partnership practice between sessions with other participants. They will take place using “Zoom”, a free online video conferencing platform. There will be a maximum of 6 people on the course, enabling a more intimate training. More details on the content for each module is found below. On these modules you will learn how to:

  • Listen with sensitivity and subtlety
  • Support the Focuser in difficult places
  • Listen to how the body “speaks”
  • Give suggestions and reminders to your Focuser
  • Find out where change and forward movement come from
  • Be with difficult and tangled issues
  • Be with critical and judgmental voices
  • Develop space for wholeness, healing and integration
Dates: Evening course. 7.00-9.00pm. Module 2: Tuesday May 28th. Module 3: Tuesday September 10th. Module 4: Tuesday October 29th Module 5: Tuesday January 14th 2020.

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Tue 28 May - 28 May 2019

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Workshop 2: A companion on the journey

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of...

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Weekend 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The felt sense Facilitative Language How the body speaks

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Sat 13 Jul - 14 Jul 2019

Bristol, south west

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“No Holding Back – being fully alive” deep dive course

phone Course

Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing...

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Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing your deepest values and inspirations? Do you want to make changes in yourself and the world but keep getting stuck? Do you avoid or find it hard to turn towards life's challenges with creativity and kindness? WHAT DOES THE COURSE HOLD IN STORE? This is a unique opportunity to join me on a 12 week closed group course to explore what keeps us from living with full aliveness. We will delve into those aspects of our lives that "hold us back" and gently find ways to unleash the energy and power in these places. We will meet the core aspects of these tangled places (the critic, the safety guardian and the wounded one) and find new ways to befriend them. We will learn to find hidden treasure there and in the most tricky areas of our life and we will find new ways forward. Some of the themes we will explore will be:

  • Safety and resourcing
  • What holds us back
  • Resources of: presence, metaphor and precision
  • Deep empathy
  • Befriending the Critic
  • Befriending the Safety Guardian
  • Befriending the Wounded One
  • Hidden treasure places: grief, shame, addiction and avoidance
  • Making steps towards change and freedom
There course will comprise of teaching sessions, demonstrations, paired and solo practice and optional practice sessions in between the sessions with other participants. COSTS £160 Early bird - if booked before July 30th. £190 After July 30th. I have a few concessionary places available at £110.

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Wed 11 Sep - 11 Sep 2019

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Workshop 3: A helping hand – Guiding: Bristol

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening...

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Weekend 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening and the skills of guiding and reminding Topics: Guiding skills Self-Guiding Guiding Principles Helping the focuser stay present Deeper Listening The felt sense

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Sat 14 Sep - 15 Sep 2019

Bristol, south west

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Walking into mystery…

specialist Course

What does it mean for you to be alive? What...

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What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic mind" and open to what we do not know? What happens when we open fully to the mysterious nature of being aware and being human, here in this time and place and at the same time connected to all of life around us? What does your body know about this? What does nature know? Join me on a walk and exploration, amongst ancient beeches and the myriad of non human beings in nature enquiring into these questions and more. We will play and explore with exercises from Focusing and Nature awareness practices. We will spend time alone and together in the natural world. We will gather around the hearth and be human again. Sep 11-7pm. At a secret location near Stroud Opene to anyone who knows Focusing

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Sun 29 Sep - 29 Sep 2019

stroud, south west

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Workshop 4: Untangling the knots

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to...

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Weekend 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to use Focusing to explore deeper emotional tangles and difficulties Topics: Developing grounding Inner visitors and guests in Focusing Dynamics of the inner world Guiding skills Critical Voices

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Sat 19 Oct - 20 Oct 2019

Bristol, south west

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The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: online course begins

specialist Course

What can dreams tell us about our life? How can...

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What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives? Focusing is all about listening to what the body has to say about our life, but every night something similar happens with our dreams. Something in us (the body/the dream maker) gives us rich, mysterious and powerful symbols, telling us not just about our life situation but how we might carry those situations forward. The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: 5 week course begins 4th Nov 7.00-9.15pm https://www.livingfocusing.co.uk/dreams.html

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Mon 4 Nov - 4 Nov 2019

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Workshop 5: The path to Wholeness

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing...

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Weekend 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing can help with integration of all aspects of human experience. Topics: Focusing and Spirituality Living from "self-in-presence" What is wholeness Gendlin's key concepts in Focusing Radical acceptance

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Sat 16 Nov - 17 Nov 2019

Bristol, south west

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