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Dreaming and Intuition

focusing skills certificate Course

This weekend will give us the opportunity to be with our dreams and explore them in a Focusing way. You...

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This weekend will give us the opportunity to be with our dreams and explore them in a Focusing way. You will be invited to let go of rational thought and allow in the childlike or instinctual so we can look at intuition and what nourishes it. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 7 and 8 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018

Crescent Practice, Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Embodied intelligence: Introducing Focusing: Bristol

introductory Course

Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s...

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Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s messages This workshop will introduce a practice known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and list2015WLBCA4ening, It is a reflective practice that you learn for yourself and can be done on your own or in partnership with a friend or colleague. It can be woven into other areas of your life, such as mindfulness, healing practices and therapy. You will learn how to: Develop the key qualities of curiosity, interest and inner kindness Be safe and respectful with yourself and others in Focusing The steps of the Focusing journey Develop self-compassion Practise Focusing on your own Practise Focusing with someone else

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17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

Bristol, south east

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

introductory Course

Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that...

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Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we attend to our experiencing. It can help us to step out of our habitual ways of relating to ourselves, others, situations and into a way of experiencing that is more nuanced, rich and alive. Focusing is a natural skill that anyone can develop and Focusing-listening partnerships are a brilliant resource for supporting our wellbeing and ongoing self exploration. Focusing could be seen as an antidote to the fast driven ways of the modern world – and perhaps can help us steer a calmer path through it! Learning Focusing can help

  • developing more of a connection with your body
  • improving your relationship with yourself
  • improving your self esteem
  • supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
  • connecting with your intuition
The workshop will be highly experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process. There will be time to explore the concept of the ‘felt sense’ and the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. There is the option to complete a second workshop, then potentially four more weekend workshops which lead to a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practising Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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28 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018

The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Empathy for self and others. A Mindfulness and Focusing-oriented approach

introductory Course

Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach 28th and 29th April

  Cost £125. 12 hours CPD Course Contents and...

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Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach 28th and 29th April

  Cost £125. 12 hours CPD Course Contents and overview:   1. Empathy – definitions and the importance of empathy when relating to self and others. 2. Exploring how empathy is nurtured or blocked. 3. Practical and experiential ways of becoming more empathic:
  1. a) Mindful awareness and acceptance of our bodily sensations 
  2. b) Mindful and empathic response to aspects of self
  3. c) Using art work and other creative ways to enhance empathy 
  4. d) Listening to others and resonating with them on a deeper level 
  5. e) Enhancing empathic responses through offering deepening propositions and deepening conversations.
  Training methods:
  • Discussions, Question and Answer sessions
  • Mindfulness and Focusing exercises
  • Experiential paired / triad work
Trainers: Russell Kendall MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.   John Threadgold MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced Focusing-Oriented therapist and supervisor. He holds an MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy and is recognised as a Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. Feedback from our  course. 
'An excellent weekend with two highly-skilled trainers leading the group through mindfulness and focusing techniques to a greater understanding of empathy with authentic regard for each individual's emotional safety.  I feel I have grown personally from the thoughtfully delivered experiential exercises and will be taking this new knowledge into my professional role too.  It was a privilege to be part of the experience'.
Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8SP. Please note this is a wheelchair accessible venue.   To book please contact: John Threadgold 0208 330 7341

john@newfocustherapy.co.uk www.newfocustherapy.co.uk

or Russell Kendall 01243 267708/07794 713573

rwkendall@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.person2personcounselling.co.uk/ 

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28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Creativity and Values into Action

focusing skills certificate Course

This weekend will include more opportunity to nurture creativity and intuition. We will look at how Focusing may relate to...

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This weekend will include more opportunity to nurture creativity and intuition. We will look at how Focusing may relate to your values or spirituality and how we can work with action steps. If you have completed all of the five weekends you receive the Focusing Skills Certificate. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 9 and 10 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

Crescent Practice, Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Introduction to Focusing Level 1 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

focusing skills certificate Course

Introduction to Focusing 26th and 27th May 2018 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course...

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Introduction to Focusing 26th and 27th May 2018 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course on Focusing. This course does not assume any knowledge of Focusing. Anyone interested in Focusing is welcome to join. Therapists interested in Focusing for personal and professional development, as well as Focusing-Oriented Therapy are also welcome to join the course and will gain from this, and we are happy to award a 12 Hour CPD certificate on attendance. There will be no more than 8 Participants on the course. Where is the course being held and when? The course is over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday)  26th May  and and Sunday 27th May  2018 from 10am to 5pm. Venue - The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP What does the course Cost?  The cost is £125 per person, including 12 Hours of training, a certificate of attendance and notes. What does the course cover? The course covers the following area.

  • What is focusing?
  • How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally?
  • Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for wellbeing creativity and others issues.
  • Focusing Partnership Skills including:
  • How to Focus on your own
  • Focusing with a companion as both a Focuser and a Companion
  • Focusing companion  skills including reflective listening that help people to focus better
  • Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources.
  • How to find a Focusing Partner.
  • Further resources in Focusing including information on Level 2.
You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course. We will also offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice Focusing using pair small group work depending on the numbers of people who attend. On day one everybody has an opportunity to try focusing with either John or Russell. We will also demonstrate both Focusing and Listening skills over the two days. On day two you will also have the opportunity to practice Focusing partnership skills with each other. Russ and  John will act as a support and a resource when you are focusing or companioning the focuser. Focusing Partnerships On completing this course, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List and the Find a Focusing Partner Facebook Group. BFA Skills Certificate and additional training available. This is the first of 5 training courses, 60 Hours of training, completion of which leads to a BFA Focusing Skills Certificate which recognises your training in Focusing partnership skills for a peer partnership. This course is a stand alone course. Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course on Focusing. This course does not assume any knowledge of Focusing. Anyone interested in Focusing is welcome to join. Therapists interested in Focusing for personal and professional development, as well as Focusing-Oriented Therapy are also welcome to join the course and will gain from this, and we are happy to award a 12 Hour CPD certificate on attendance. Where is the course being held and when? The course is over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday)  26th and 27th May 2018. Venue - The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP What does the course Cost?  The cost is £125 per person, including 12 Hours of training, a certificate of attendance and notes as well a tea and coffee during the course. What does the course cover? The course covers the following area.
  • What is focusing?
  • How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally?
  • Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for wellbeing creativity and others issues.
  • Focusing Partnership Skills including:
  • How to Focus on your own
  • Focusing with a companion as a focusing partner.
  • Listening and reflecting skills that help people to focus better
  • Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources.
  • How to find a Focusing Partner.
How is the course taught? You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course. We will also offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice Focusing using Small groups. Everyone will get the change to Focusing, observe focusing, and be a focusing partner. Focusing Partnerships On completing this course, and if you feel ready, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List and the Find a Focusing Partner (BFA Facebook Group ) BFA Skills Certificate and additional training available. This is the first of 5 training courses, 60 Hours of training, completion of which leads to a BFA Focusing Skills Certificate which recognises your training in Focusing partnership skills for a peer partnership. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   He is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk .   Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573  

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26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Introduction to Focusing day two

introductory Course

This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing on 23rd September. You may choose to attend this second day...

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This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing on 23rd September. You may choose to attend this second day after having attended one of my day one workshops or if you have attended a one day Focusing Introduction with another teacher. This day two of the Introduction will provide further opportunity to consolidate your learning from day one, gain more practice with Focusing and learn about Clearing a Space. Clearing a Space is a process which can be used as a standalone practice, useful for dealing with overwhelm, or as a step within the Focusing process. We will also explore the Focusing attitude. After attending this second day of the Introduction you would be in a position to seek a Focusing partner through the BFA's Focusing partners pool. Practice of Focusing with a partner is a great way to look after yourself and cultivate a different sort of awareness. For more information or to book go to www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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3 Jun 2018 - 3 Jun 2018

Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Focusing for Everybody Level 3.

focusing skills certificate Course

Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 14 Hour CPD Certificate, tea coffee and cake but not Lunch. 

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Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 14 Hour CPD Certificate, tea coffee and cake but not Lunch. 

With John Threadgold and Russ Kendell 

Who is this course for? This course is suitable for anyone who has completed Level 1 and 2 of the Focusing skills certificate, with Russ and John, and who wants to expand their theory knowledge, skills and focusing practice. This course may also be suitable for people who have completed other focusing training with BFA or other Focusing teachers.This course is also suitable for therapists who have completed other focusing training and want to expand their knowledge for personal and professional development. What does the course cover? This course includes 
1) A brief overview of Levels 1 and 2 of the previous focusing courses with John and Russ. 
2) Our interactions with the world in which we live, and what we bring to our focusing partnerships. (Art Exercise covering our core self, resources life experiences etc 
3) Focusing Partnership skills, including experiential listening skills from our own sense of grounded presence. This includes a joint focuser/ focusing partner grounding exercise at the start of the focusing session, and the focusing partner listening and reflecting from their intuitive empathetic felt sense of the focuser and their issues. 
4) Working with specific issues in focusing, how to formulate the right questions. eg, emotional issues, practical decisions, etc. ) and what to do if they do not seem to work 
5) A brief  introduction to  focusing with the positives, including finding a safe place or space, inviting discovering and expanding our resources and discovering what change might feel like. 
6) A brief exploration of Mindfulness based coping strategies for issues whenfocusing is not possible. ( The Four Steps and revisiting Standing and grounding exercise)
7) Further focusing resources and training. 
Training Methods. Russ and John will offer focusing demonstrations, question and answer sessions, use of art to carry forward the felt sense, as well as small group work where we will act as a resource for the group or smaller groups where this happens. Your Trainers. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   He is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, and is a recognised Focusing Teacher by the International Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. He is also BACP Accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk . Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a Psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.  To Book.  Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341 Or Russ Kendall   www.person2personcounselling.co.uk  Tel 07794 713573

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30 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018

The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south east

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Blocks and the Inner Relationship

focusing skills certificate Course

What are the reasons why you might get stuck when you’re Focusing? We will look at blocks to the Focusing...

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What are the reasons why you might get stuck when you’re Focusing? We will look at blocks to the Focusing process - particularly the Inner Critic - and how to work with them. We will also look at the Inner Relationship and working with the different parts of us. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 3 and 4 of Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Cresent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Listening, Language and the Body

focusing skills certificate Course

We will look at deepening your listening practice, making the Focusing process collaborative and how use of language can influence...

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We will look at deepening your listening practice, making the Focusing process collaborative and how use of language can influence the Focusing process. We will also explore our connection with the body and utilising the wider space to support us. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 5 and 6 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019

Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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