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BFA Focusing Community Camp 2019

specialist Course



28 Aug 2019 - 1 Sep 2019

Beccles, Suffolk, south east

Gordon Adam's BFA Page

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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 Full address of training venue: The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

Suzi Mackenzie's BFA Page

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Focusing for Everybody Level 3. 9th and 10th November 2019

focusing skills certificate Course

Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 12 Hour CPD Certificate, tea coffee and cake. Lunch not included.

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Focusing Level 3 Cost £125 including 12 Hour CPD Certificate, tea coffee and cake. Lunch not included.

With John Threadgold and Russ Kendall 

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 when focusing is not possible. ( The Four Steps and revisiting Standing and grounding exercise)
7) Further focusing resources and training. 
Training Methods. John and Russ  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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9 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

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 Full address of training venue: Cresent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

Suzi Mackenzie's BFA Page

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