Online Zoom Focusing Foundation Skills Travel Lighter Courses 2019

Event Start Date:
25th March 2019
Event End Date:
16th January 2020
Event Venue:
Meet yourself beyond your stories into places of deep inner nourishment, rest and a Coming Home to who you really are. Be guided by the feel-flow of your Fresh Edge for Wholeness, naturally.
Online Zoom Focusing Skills Foundation Travel Lighter Courses
2 courses Commence 25 March 2019 (Morning time slot) & 11 April 2019 (Evening time slot)


What is Focusing?
It is a moment by moment way of ‘coming home’ to yourself. It is an exquisitely sensitive way of listening to or sensing what our (inner) world is telling us, often in the form of subtle feelings/sensations, in a way that is safe and gentle. It offers a creative and quietly profound way of being even with what we find most difficult and challenging. In focusing we are often pleasantly surprised by fresh or new spaces emerging, even from ‘impossibly stuck’ places. It is, in my experience a deeply satisfying process allowing my heart and soul space to breathe and be itself, to find its own sense of rightness.

Listen now to Short introduction to Focusing with Healing Attunement 


This Focusing 5 Module Course offers a means to;

Develop a grounded and balanced sense of yourself
Compassionately respond to your inner judge
Enable a gentle and deep inner healing process
Develop empathic and sensitive listening

Enjoy an enriched sense of sharing and communing with others
Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new & empowered way
Live life from the unfolding fresh moment


This program offers not only an enrichment in wellbeing but a profoundly deep sense of connection and sharing with an inclusive sense of community experience.


What can you expect in any one session

Enjoy the closeness and intimacy of others on a shared journey
Hear and see the others as you interact and explore focusing
Do exercises, demonstrations and explore focusing together
Connect with individuals and the whole group (up to 6)
Focusing sessions between online sessions


An online course, How?   Zoom 

  • This online course offers a very convenient way o to participate from the comfort of home, avoiding travel and whilst enjoying a sense of connection and community.
    We will use Zoom – easy to download with the option to use a free phone based conference facility if need be.
  • Zoom is really great because if you miss a session – we record all sessions – you can have a copy to listen to before the next session.
  • You will be given a copy of the recording for your learning library.


Participants from last Travel Lighter Course briefly share their experience


 Course 1 In the Day on Mondays between 10 – 12pm (Commence March 25 2019)

Course 2 In the Evening Thursdays between 7 – 9pm (Commence April 11 2019)


PRECOURSE 1 INTRODUCTION:  First steps in your Focusing Journey
COURSE SESSIONS (Mondays 10am – 12pm) Mar 25. Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 2019



Module 1: Focusing and the Fresh Edge
COURSE SESSIONS (Mondays 10am – 12pm) May 13, 20, 27. June 3, 10, 17. 2019


Module 2: Focusing and joyful of the sensing
COURSE SESSIONS (Mondays 10am – 12pm) July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Aug 5. 2019

Module 3: Focusing and journeying in confidence
COURSE SESSIONS (Mondays 10am – 12pm) Aug 19, 26. Sept 2, 9, 16, 23

Module 4: Resting and Freedom in the Focusing Space
COURSE SESSIONS (Mondays 10am – 12pm) Oct 7, 14, 21, 28. Nov 4, 11. 2020

[Module session Day & Time: Monday 10am – 12pm (sessions 2 hrs long)]


PRECOURSE 2 INTRODUCTION:  First steps in your Focusing Journey
COURSE SESSIONS (Thursdays 7pm – 9pm) Apr 11, 18, 25. May 2, 9, 16. 2019



Module 1: Focusing and the Fresh Edge
COURSE SESSIONS (Mondays 7pm – 9pm) May 30.  June 6, 13. (NOT 20, NOT 27) July 4, 11, 18. 2019

Module 2: Focusing and joyful of the sensing
COURSE SESSIONS (Thursdays 7pm – 9pm) Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Sept 12. 2019

Module 3: Focusing and journeying in confidence
COURSE SESSIONS (Thursdays 7pm – 9pm) Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Nov 7. 2019

Module 4: Resting and Freedom in the Focusing Space
COURSE SESSIONS (Thursdays 7pm – 9pm) Nov 21. Dec 5, 12, 19, (NOT 26 DEC, NOT 02 JAN) Jan 9, 16. 2020

[Module session Day & Time: Thursday 7 – 9pm (sessions 2 hrs long)]


See *** at end of Doc for specific details of each module

FOCUSING YOUTUBE PIC-AUDIO Dead end stories and Feelings audio video on how to move with & through stuck patternings

Pre-course Introduction
£150 / 175 Euro

The 4 Module Focusing Foundation Skills Travel Lighter Course: £600 / 700 Euro

Pre-course introduction to decide on your commitment to the 4 Module Course You have the option at the end of the pre-course Introduction to complete at that point.

If you are delighted with your skills and community experience after the pre course introduction and wish to continue you can then continue by booking for the whole course of 4 modules for depth of learning and a mutual ongoing support for others as a community.

Secure your Booking Now with Payment Options

Sterling and Euros Deposit / Payment
Pay a £50 / Euros 60 (to secure a place) deposit or for the pre course introduction in full £150  / Euros 175 (payable prior to the start of the Introduction)


Beneficiary: Mr Simon McKibbin

Bank: HSBC

Bank Country: UK

Sort Code:  401156

Account number:  30586749

IBAN: GB76HBUK40115630586749


Confirmation of Booking & Payment
Please send confirmation email to mention you have paid, with your Bank Reference

Infinite Space Full Presence Meditation Attunement


Interested and want to find out more?

Call me on 0044 (0)7974 817 393 or email


Your Facilitator Simon McKibbin

I met Gene Gendlin (Founder of Focusing) in 2008 when I visited the Garrison Institute in Garrison, New York.  I was moved by his quality of utter humility and ordinariness, endearing me to want to embrace this precious approach. Through it I have come to appreciate the extraordinary depth of vision that Gene had.

I am therefore touched to share this precious vision, for my own quality of balance and growth and the sanity of the world, which badly needs it!  I believe I enrich Focusing through my 30 years as a Mindfulness practitioner and teacher and as a Non Violent Communication (NVC) trainer.  I am currently on placement with Cambridge University involved in a Mindfulness research project and teaching Focusing based Mindfulness to the students.

I very much look forward to sharing this precious vision with you that has does so much to enrich my own life moment by moment

Simon McKibbin

Mindfulness Teacher /  Cambridge University Counselling Service
Certified Focusing Teacher BFA
Certified CNVC Nonviolent Communication Teacher
Certified Mindfulness Teacher Breathworks and Associate Teacher Cambridge University


***Overview of the Focusing Modules

Pre-course Introduction: First Steps on your Focusing Journey
• A comprehensive introduction to focusing
• Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships
• Exploring the landscape – Focusing and silent listening
• Describing and resonating
• Letting it be there as fully as it wants to be
• The shape of the Focusing process

Module 1 Content: Focusing and the Fresh Edge
• The power of the word “something”
• The felt sense and qualities of it
• Ways of beginning a Focusing session
• GAP Grounded Aware Presence
• Clearing a space
• Inviting the felt sense of a specific issue
• Becoming a true companion
• Focusing partnerships

Module 2 Content: Focusing and joyful of the sensing
• The gifts of the body in Focusing and Companioning
• Whole body aliveness as a gateway to the bigger space
• Allowing something to be there more fully – and to find its own way forwards
• Movement in Focusing
• Gestures and postures which symbolise a felt sense
• Simple exercises to awaken inner-directed movement
• Sensing both challenge and enjoyment with equal positive regard
• Whole-body listening
• Tips for silent Focusing / Tips for companioning a silent focuser

Module 3 Content: Focusing and journeying in confidence
• Self-guiding skills and Phrases
• Working with complex edges
• Deepening contact and receiving
• Teamwork – offering suggestions to the focuser?
• Some tips for the listener
• Tips for the focuser
• Not colluding with bias
• Inviting direct relationship

Module 4 Content: Resting and Freedom in the Focusing Space
• Fresh edges and forward flow
• Focusing and ‘freedom with’ vs ‘freedom from’
• What is freedom, what is not freedom?
• Resilience and Focusing
• Is there a self in all these ‘visitors’ and ‘Somethings’?
• Resting in the sensing body opening to the limitless space

Taste Focusing:  The Exquisite Collection ….. example of Zoom course led experiences


Meet the Founder Eugene Gendlin introducing Focusing    Eugene Gendlin on Focusing



See details of this 2019 Focusing Travel Lighter Year Long Residential

Listen to this series of Attunements from Module 1 2018 Focusing Community and Skills Program Year 4 long weekends in Galway, Ireland –

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