BFA Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)


Event Start Date:
13th January 2020
Event End Date:
29th June 2020
Event Venue:
Zoom / The Purley Chase Centre near Atherstone, Warwickshire

This comprehensive foundation course in focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and two long-weekend residential workshops.

No prior experience of focusing is required. The course is divided into five sections: three blocks of four Zoom sessions (12 in total) between January and the end of June, plus two residential weekend workshops on April 3th – 5th and June 19th – 21st.

The residentials will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire countryside. There will be an online option for participants who are unable to attend the in-person weekends.

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 weekends. The precise dates and times of the Zoom calls will be decided according to participants’ availability.

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 triads.

The main themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to focusing and companioning
  • Deepening our focusing and listening
  • The gifts of the body in focusing and listening
  • Sailing with the wind!
  • 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; the 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!