Focusing skills course


Event Start Date:
10th January 2018
Event End Date:
27th June 2018
Event Venue:

This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential retreat. The course is divided into five sections: four blocks of four Zoom sessions (i.e. 16 in total), between mid-January and end of June, plus the residential retreat in April.

No prior-experience of Focusing is required.

You are welcome to attend the introductory block of four Zoom sessions without committing upfront to the whole course if you wish.

I expect to run one daytime and one evening group for the online sessions. Each group will have a maximum of five participants and all participants will be invited to come together for the in-person retreat. If the residential component is not accessible for you, it is also possible to do this section of the course online.

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 threes.

The themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to Focusing and companioning
  • The nature of the felt sense, and how to receive your own and others’ experience skilfully and sensitively
  • The gifts of the body in Focusing and companioning
  • Offering suggestions in the listening role, and being with complex areas of inner experience
  • 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.

The cost of each section is £120 (plus accommodation costs for the retreat).

Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!