Rob Matthews - Focusing Member in london


Biography

I discovered Focusing in the early nineties whilst doing a counselling training. Although initially inspired by what I discovered I put it to one side while I investigated other approaches and methods from the worlds of psychotherapy and spirituality.


As the years passed I found myself working with individuals in focusing way.  It just seemed to naturally arise from my experience.  It took a friend to point out that what I was doing was a form of focusing.  So, a few years back, I decided to look at focusing again.  Since then my understanding has developed and I have integrated what I have discovered into my own living and work with others.

Key to my own approach is the discovery of meaning in everyday life, the recognition each living moment has the potential to “carry forward” in a felt way that gives rise to an inner sense of fulfilment and meaning.

I am interested in how change occurs. How is it our lives can and do change? Here gendlin offers unique guidance through his philosophy of the implicit.

Furthermore, I  am deeply interested in the nature of experience, including the seeming chasm between how we speak of experience and how it actually is for us.  

In some of the workshops and courses Whole Body Living programme)  I weave whole body sensing,  mindfulness, focusing, non-dual philosophy, and methods of self realisation to form a coherent pattern of individual transformation with a clear aim to for each student to discover a deeper sense of autonomy and meaning, learning to recognise their unique creative potential as it unfolds into their lives.

I am based in Granada, Spain and visit the UK (London and Devon) to offer seminars and workshops. I also offer all my trainings via phone or Skype.



What I'm Doing Now

Offered in person or via phone, Skype or Zoom: -

Focusing Skills Certificate
Individual Focusing sessions
Individual Focusing tuition
Small group Focusing training

One to one or small groups: Focusing and Whole Body Living Programme.



Primary Phone

0208 123 6241



Primary Email

Rob Matthews - robcmatthews@gmail.com



Website

http://www.robcmatthews.com



Events by Rob Matthews

Focusing Skills Certificate Foundation Online Course with Dr Rob Matthews (Module 1 of 5)

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The online Forward Living Focusing Foundation Course, the first module...

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The online Forward Living Focusing Foundation Course, the first module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program, is the best way to get a taste for Focusing, to check it out and feel the transformational breath of fresh air as it begins to flow more easily in your life. During this first module, we will teach the core skills of Focusing, a method that will enable you to feel, understand and express the depth, mystery, and meaning of your unique life. These new skills are also very practical and practice will generate many new possibilities for how your life can expand, change and move forward. You will not only discover more of your vast possibilities but also how to find more ease and inner movement in those places where you feel restricted and stuck. This online course teaches everything you need to get started with Focusing. It is the foundation for other programs that include Focusing Skills Certificate, an in-depth course that results in a certificate. In addition, we will offer other workshops in applying the core skill of Focusing to different life situations. This Course consists of 6 online classes, that will take place on following Sundays at 6.30 PM (CET): Meeting 1) First steps with focusing -21 January 2018 Meeting 2) The Body Knows - 4 February Meeting 3) The Felt Sense of the Situation - 11 February Meeting 4) Supporting the Unfolding - 18 February Meeting 5) Partner Power - 25 February Meeting 6) Deepening Our Listening - 4 March Each class will last 2 hours, beginning at 6.30PM. Classes will be held online via ZOOM. As part of the Course, you will receive the following: - 30 min 1-on-1 entry session with Rob Matthews, your trainer. This session takes place before the beginning of the course so that you can experience what focusing is and how you could benefit from it. - 1h 1-on-1 focusing session with Rob, This session will be scheduled for you early in February, so that you can deepen your focusing practice and accelerate your learning in the second half of the course. - Membership of the course private Facebook group - Downloadable (PDF) session handouts - Weekly exercises and practices to strengthen your learning - 20% off for any additional focusing sessions with Rob (standard prices available here: http://robcmatthews.com/index.php/learn-the-art-of-focusing/)- we would like you to benefit from our best experience so that you can learn as fast as possible. The price of this 6-classes module is - Early bird: £125 / 140 EUR (until January 1st 2018) - Regular: £150 / 170 EUR (after January 1st 2018) To register for the course, please send an email to alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com to receive further details regarding payment and organization. If you would like to participate but some of the dates don't suit you or the timing is unfortunate, please contact Alina anyway, we will be opening other groups and/or adjust this one if need be. If you are still unsure if this is the right next step for you then we are offering a free 30-minute consultation to help you find out more - please contact us via email (alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com). Please bear in mind that the number of places is limited to 6 and your place is booked for you at the moment of payment. If the number exceeds 6, we will open another group and announce the dates as soon as possible and some movements between the groups will be available for your convenience before the course starts. Once the course begins, the groups are closed. This is a group course and the group experience is extremely important for our students. Click here for more details

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Sun 11 Mar - 15 Apr 2018

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Focusing Skills Certificate with Dr Rob Matthews (Module 2 of 5)

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The online Forward Living Focusing: Developing the Basic Skills Course,...

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The online Forward Living Focusing: Developing the Basic Skills Course, is the second module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program. This module will be followed by the other 3 and lead to the certification:http://www.focusing.org.uk/bfa-certificate-focusing-skills. In the foundation module, we were introduced to that something inside, the place where we find meaning and we delved into focusing, learning the basic steps that form the shape of a regular focusing session. When we completed the module we had the necessary knowledge to meet a focusing partner and do an effective and meaningful focusing exchange. In this exciting second module, we are going to go through the various stages, expanding and deepening the knowledge and skills we have acquired so far. This Course consists of 6 online classes, that will take place on following Sundays at 6 PM (CET): Meeting 1) Focusing at the edge - 11 March Meeting 2) Absolute Listening - 18 March Meeting 3) Centering - 25 March Meeting 4) Emotions in Focusing - 8 April Meeting 5) Loosening Identifications - 15 April Meeting 6) The Magic Pause - 22 April Each class will last 2 hours, beginning at 6 PM. Classes will be held online via ZOOM. As part of the Course, you will receive the following: - 30 min 1-on-1 entry session with Rob Matthews, your trainer. This session takes place before the beginning of the course and its aim is for you to make a point with your trainer on where you stand after Module 1 and what your goals and expectations for Module 2 are. - 1h 1-on-1 focusing session with Rob. This session will be scheduled for you end of March, so that you can deepen your focusing practice and accelerate your learning in the second half of the course. - Membership of the course private Facebook group - Downloadable (PDF) session handouts - Weekly exercises and practices to strengthen your learning - 20% off for any additional focusing sessions with Rob (standard prices available here: http://robcmatthews.com/index.php/learn-the-art-of-focusing/)- we would like you to benefit from our best experience so that you can learn as fast as possible. The price of this 6-classes module is - Early bird: £145 / 165 EUR (until 31 January 2018) - Regular: £190 / 220 EUR (after the 31 January 2018) To register for the course, please send an email to alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com to receive further details regarding payment and organization. If you would like to participate but some of the dates don't suit you or the timing is unfortunate, please contact Alina anyway, we will be opening other groups and/or adjust this one if need be. Please bear in mind that the number of places is limited to 10 and your place is booked for you at the moment of payment. If the number exceeds 10, we will open another group and announce the dates as soon as possible and some movements between the groups will be available for your convenience before the course starts. Once the course begins, the groups are closed. Click here for more details.

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Sun 6 May - 15 Jul 2018

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