Vivien Stacey - Focusing Member in south east
I love the way Focusing is so woven into my life and spiritual journeying that it’s a cornerstone practice . My Focusing companions are equally precious- their loving attention and presence is the genius and gift of Focusing for me. After years of working as a Hospital Chaplain listening became tiring - learning Focusing was my way of finding again the freedom and quiet joy of empathy. And what is more – Focusing has become my way of keeping alive what I love doing - creative writing , art , walking and much else.
What I'm Doing Now
I began my Focusing journey in 2009 with Peter Afford and continued working with him to become a Focusing practitioner. Rob Foxcroft - and later Jerry Conway, have been mentors and encouragers to find a way of teaching Focusing that feels right for me. I want to keep on creating spaces for others to discover for themselves the beautifully elegant intelligence of Focusing for spiritual journeying - where each person, whatever path they may be traveling, may discover Focusing as spiritual practice. what I do now.. I am offering a series of nine day workshops in Woking – “ Focusing for Contemplatives”. From 2015 these take place at The Rose Window Hermitage in North West London. In the process of introducing Focusing we cross the practical wisdom of Focusing and Contemplative Spirituality. I bring Focusing into the one-to-one work of spiritual direction – accompanying people as they seek the edges of growth and change in them. I introduce people to Focusing on a one to one basis – from home or on skype . This often means simply guiding their inner listening in a focusing way if there is a pressing issue to attend to, a hard decision to be made – or a block in thinking something through. I weave Focusing into a whole body of work centred around creative readings of mystical writings in retreats and workshops. Here we listen for what rises in us in response to mystical poetry, wisdom stories and pithy wisdom sayings. www.contemplativespirituality.org. events… Focusing for Contemplatives on Tuesdays in 2015 – January 27th, February 24th, March 24th, June 30th, July 28th, August 25th, September 28th and 29th, November 23rd. Introducing Focusing weekend in Surrey – 14th/15th February2015 For information and booking contact Viv at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com