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Focusing skills course

focusing skills certificate Course

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

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This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential retreat. No prior experience of Focusing is required. The course is divided into five sections: four blocks of four Zoom sessions (i.e. 16 in total), between mid-January and the end of June, plus the residential retreat on April 20th - 22nd. 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 retreat. If the residential component is not accessible for you, it is also possible to do this section of the course online. There are currently places available in a Thursday evening group (6 - 8.15pm) commencing on January 18th. If this day or time doesn't work for you, do let me know as a further group may form. 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!

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18 Jan 2018 - 28 Jun 2018

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Focusing Skills Certificate Foundation Online Course with Dr Rob Matthews (Module 1 of 5)

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Forward Living Focusing Foundation Course, the first module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program, is the best...

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The online Forward Living Focusing Foundation Course, the first module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program, is the best way to get a taste for Focusing, to check it out and feel the transformational breath of fresh air as it begins to flow more easily in your life. During this first module, we will teach the core skills of Focusing, a method that will enable you to feel, understand and express the depth, mystery, and meaning of your unique life. These new skills are also very practical and practice will generate many new possibilities for how your life can expand, change and move forward. You will not only discover more of your vast possibilities but also how to find more ease and inner movement in those places where you feel restricted and stuck. This online course teaches everything you need to get started with Focusing. It is the foundation for other programs that include Focusing Skills Certificate, an in-depth course that results in a certificate. In addition, we will offer other workshops in applying the core skill of Focusing to different life situations. This Course consists of 6 online classes, that will take place on following Sundays at 6.30 PM (CET): Meeting 1) First steps with focusing -21 January 2018 Meeting 2) The Body Knows - 4 February Meeting 3) The Felt Sense of the Situation - 11 February Meeting 4) Supporting the Unfolding - 18 February Meeting 5) Partner Power - 25 February Meeting 6) Deepening Our Listening - 4 March Each class will last 2 hours, beginning at 6.30PM. Classes will be held online via ZOOM. As part of the Course, you will receive the following: - 30 min 1-on-1 entry session with Rob Matthews, your trainer. This session takes place before the beginning of the course so that you can experience what focusing is and how you could benefit from it. - 1h 1-on-1 focusing session with Rob, This session will be scheduled for you early in February, so that you can deepen your focusing practice and accelerate your learning in the second half of the course. - Membership of the course private Facebook group - Downloadable (PDF) session handouts - Weekly exercises and practices to strengthen your learning - 20% off for any additional focusing sessions with Rob (standard prices available here: http://robcmatthews.com/index.php/learn-the-art-of-focusing/)- we would like you to benefit from our best experience so that you can learn as fast as possible. The price of this 6-classes module is - Early bird: £125 / 140 EUR (until January 1st 2018) - Regular: £150 / 170 EUR (after January 1st 2018) To register for the course, please send an email to alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com to receive further details regarding payment and organization. If you would like to participate but some of the dates don't suit you or the timing is unfortunate, please contact Alina anyway, we will be opening other groups and/or adjust this one if need be. If you are still unsure if this is the right next step for you then we are offering a free 30-minute consultation to help you find out more - please contact us via email (alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com). Please bear in mind that the number of places is limited to 6 and your place is booked for you at the moment of payment. If the number exceeds 6, we will open another group and announce the dates as soon as possible and some movements between the groups will be available for your convenience before the course starts. Once the course begins, the groups are closed. This is a group course and the group experience is extremely important for our students. Click here for more details

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21 Jan 2018 - 4 Mar 2018

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Turning towards the world: Free online seminar

introductory Course

Turning towards the world The world is without doubt in crisis... ecologically, socially and politically. Can we sense something of this...

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Turning towards the world The world is without doubt in crisis... ecologically, socially and politically. Can we sense something of this in our direct experience? And if so how might we meet that? and how can meet all the feelings and responses that come there? What does Focusing have to offer this huge and often overwhelming situation?

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24 Jan 2018 - 24 Jan 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Focusing Foundation Skills and Community Experience 2018

focusing skills certificate Course

Travel Lighter.  This course comprises of 4 long weekends at beautiful An Tionol, Compassionate Community Centre, Gort, Co Galway, Ireland....

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Travel Lighter.  This course comprises of 4 long weekends at beautiful An Tionol, Compassionate Community Centre, Gort, Co Galway, Ireland. Venue easily accessible from UK with cheap flights to Shannon airport & then 1 hour away. BFA Certificated What do you do when you want to let go of something in you, but it is not ready to let go of you!? How wonderful would it be if you could ‘be with yourself’ in a way that inspired flow and movement even with the most challenging of patterns, to tap into your innate body wisdom? Learn how to Travel Lighter through this life moment by moment! What is Focusing? It is a way of ‘coming home’ to yourself – a means of radical acceptance of anything inviting a sense of ease, flow and freedom. 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. Overview year-long Focusing Foundation Course [This is a 4 long-weekend Module Learning and Community Experience]

  • A comprehensive introduction to focusing
  • Focusing alive in Community
  • Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships and focus alone
  • Make connections and enjoy a rich sense of community
  • Enjoy the luxurious experience of nature and nurture at An Tionol
  This course of 4 Weekend Modules will explore the following to  
  • Enable a gentle and deep inner healing process
  • Develop empathic and sensitive listening
  • Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new and empowered way
  • Live life from the unfolding fresh moment
  • Compassionately respond to your inner judge
  • Develop a grounded and balanced sense of yourself
   What can you expect in any one Weekend Module
  • Connect more deeply with self and others as you interact and explore focusing
  • Do exercises, demonstrations and receive instructions
  • Break out groups for focusing sessions with other participants
  • Connect with individuals and the whole group
  • Reading and Focusing sessions between weekend modules
  The 4 Weekend Modules; Module 1 First Steps on your Focusing Journey Date: Thurs March 15 (6pm) -  Sunday 18 (3pm) 2018   Module 2 Focusing and journeying deeper to travel lighter Date: Thurs June 14 (6pm) - Sunday 17 (3pm) 2018   Module 3 Focusing and the joy of the senses Date: Thurs Sept 27 (6pm) – Sunday 30 (3pm) 2018   Module 4 Focusing and freedom Date: Thurs Nov 22 (6pm) - Sunday 25 (3pm) 2018   Venue - An Tionól Cottage Centre for Creative and compassionate living. This is an intimate setting with only 12 places. The bookings are on a first come first served bases. General Information You will be invited to form Empathy Groups that will meet daily during the modules and continue in the times between the courses Daily Programme 8.30 Breakfast 10.00 Morning session 13.30 Lunch and free time. 15.00 – 16.00 Focusing Groups. 16.15 Afternoon session 19.00 Evening meal. 20.15 Creative activities; Singing and dancing, etc. More on Focusing Training Prep: Read The Power of Focusing (A practical guide to emotional self-healing) by Ann Weiser Cornell (purchase from https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Focusing-Finding-Inner-Voice/dp/157224044X )hard cover from £1.40! Fees One fee for all four modules of the Year Training. The fee includes; Tuition Materials, including handouts Vegetarian food Accommodation We offer a sliding scale, to make it more accessible depending on your financial means: Benefits or low-waged: Euro 1,700 Moderately comfortable: Euro 2000 A non refundable deposit of 30% is payable prior to the course module 1 attendance (i.e. 600 euro or 510 euro). Your place is secure after this booking payment. A choice of 4 equal payments (one payment per module) is then an option or full payment up front. Contact Marta Fabregat +353 872031764 - info@green-spiral.com Simon McKibbin + 44 7974817393 info@mindfulnesswithcompassion.com How to apply: Complete the booking form we will send you by email on interest. Special needs: Please let us know if you have any special needs or diet considerations. Personal Profiles: Simon McKibbin aka Sinhaketu and Marta Fabregat About the Trainer; Simon McKibbin aka Sinhaketu I believe focusing learning should be fun with a strong element of community and sharing. I am a certified BFA Focusing practitioner and also a certified trainer in the fields of Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication (NVC), with 30 years of personal practise.   Combining elements of NVC and Mindfulness into the program adds a richness and depth allowing for a deeper facilitating of the Focusing experience. I am currently engaged in teaching Focusing based Mindfulness at Cambridge University. More on Simon and one to one https://www.mindfulnesswithompassion.com About the Host: Marta Marta trained as a social mediator, and in conflict resolution, community development and facilitation. Marta's experience in the art of hosting, holding space and healing in nature gives this course an exciting blend of elements to accompany the Focusing process as a community adventure. An Tionól Cottage´s hthttps://www.facebook.com/An-Tion%C3%B3l-Cottage-350915385105639/?hc_ref=ARSAA2bGzsLJQgGZJzC2rzj2kplkCGTHgMoW8rkzuQ1RBLrLibUdIRpSoGvkwWJBvrY natural environment, with the strong presence of an Irish oak forest and its respectful approach to learning, is the vessel that holds us together in any open circle. It is our intention to continue opening space for new, fresh ways of communicating, connecting and being in the world. More on Focusing - meet founder, Gene Gendlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7PEC5Mh5FY

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25 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018

County Galway Ireland,

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Sharing Focusing in a group setting

specialist Course

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This 2-day residential workshop is open to experienced focusers with an interest in sharing Focusing in group settings. You do not need to be formally enrolled on a Focusing Teacher Training programme to attend. Participants' aims may range from offering short introductory workshops to running BFA Focusing Skills courses. The workshop will include input on different ways of teaching Focusing and listening, discussion and teaching practice opportunities. The emphasis will be on supporting and encouraging each participant to find their own unique approach to sharing Focusing. Our comfortable, countryside venue is the Purley Chase Centre, near Mancetter in Warwickshire. It is easily accessible by public transport from London and the North. Please email Kay for further details.

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26 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018

west midlands

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Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

focusing skills certificate Course

Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the Introduction to Focusing Level 1 course, and can also be...

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Focusing for everybody Level 2 This course follows on from the Introduction to Focusing Level 1 course, and can also be suitable for anyone who has completed a Level 1 Course with Russel and Myself, or another BFA Focusing teacher.  This course costs  £125 including a 12 Hour Focusing / CPD certificate In this course we will explore

  1. A Little more on the philosophy of focusing
  2. The Four ways that we relate to what we experience, including the two focusing attitudes, and the implications of this for our lives.
  3. An exploration of our different aspects (configurations) of self, and how we experience then, including a brief exploration of the inner critic(s)
  4.  Practice of Focusing with John or Russell
  5. Practice of Listening Skills with John or Russell
  6. Practice of listening and focusing partnership skills small groups/ Pair Work
  7. Exploring further resources and training in Focusing
This is a deeply experiential course. We will offer direct teaching,Q&A, demonstrations from your tutors,group experiential exercises, and small group work. everyone will have a chance to observe, focusing and listening, and be able to practice focusing and listening skills. Who are your trainers? John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)   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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27 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018

Event Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP, south west

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Deep Listening: 5 week online course begins

introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice...

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This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. 5 weeks starts 31st January. 7.15. Online course through zoom

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31 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018

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The inner compass: Online “Mini” course on Focusing decisions

specialist Course

The inner compass How can we use the skills from Focusing to help us with decisions? Maybe you struggle with everyday...

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The inner compass How can we use the skills from Focusing to help us with decisions? Maybe you struggle with everyday choices around what to do or what to eat? Maybe you find it hard to make big decisions? Maybe you struggle with doubt and critical voices? For many years I have been using Focusing to help me make decisions. These might be everyday decisions about what needs doing with my work or parenting or with bigger life changing decisions, such as trainings or moving house. My body always knows something more about what next! This short online course (6 hours of learning) will explore using Focusing in the realm of decision making. Some of the skills and topics we will explore: Pausing and sensing into decisions What you body knows and what it doesn't! Ways to explore decisions in Focusing Welcoming all the voices and "opinions" that come Finding the right way for the whole of you! Course starts January 31st, 10-11.30am GMT. Costs £65.

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31 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018

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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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3 Feb 2018 - 3 Feb 2018

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

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Embodied Intelligence: Free talk and taster

introductory Course

Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it...

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Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it hard to know what is truly right for you? Do you struggle with connecting to what your body and what you deeply feel and value? Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body. This free talk/taster will introduce a life skill 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 listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as mindfulness or yoga. 7.30 - 8.30pm Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY, Bristol Register by contacting me.

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8 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018

Bristol, south west

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LEVEL IV: Responding from presence to my Faultfinder(s).

focusing skills certificate Course

A new relating to my inner and outer critic(s)

10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018

Liverpool, north west

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Embodied Intelligence: Free talk and taster Stroud

introductory Course

Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it...

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Get out of your head and access your inner wisdom. Do you get stuck in your thoughts? Do you find it hard to know what is truly right for you? Do you struggle with connecting to what your body and what you deeply feel and value? Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body. This free talk/taster will introduce a life skill 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 listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as mindfulness or yoga. 7.30pm, St Lukes Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud

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15 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018

Stroud., south west

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Focusing Skills for Life – Day 2

introductory Course

This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has...

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This is a follow-up to the Focusing Skills for Life Day 1 on 16th September, or for anyone who has already had an introduction to Focusing. Focusing is Mindfulness – and more. We explore ways of being with ourselves, our experiences and emotions; improving our sense of wellbeing and physical and mental health. These are natural skills that we can rediscover and reconnect with. Non-judgemental, safe and gentle, they support us in finding insights into issues in our lives and reconnecting with the flow of life within us. As we turn to our present moment experience together, we learn ways to help guide us in creativity, decision-making and emotional wisdom. Handouts will be available. No assessment or written work is required, although you may wish to bring pen and paper for note-taking. These two day schools can be a stand-alone introduction to Focusing, and also form the first twelve hours of the 60-hour Focusing Skills course, recognised by the British Focusing Association. If you have previously attended an introduction to Focusing then you are also very welcome to join us; many people find that repeating Focusing Skills enables them to find more depth in their experience. For further information, contact me at csamuels@carolannsamuels.co.uk. Please book your place here.

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17 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018

Canterbury, south east

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LEVEL IV: Responding from presence to my Faultfinder(s).

focusing skills certificate Course

A new relating to my inner and outer critic(s).

24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018

Athens Greece, english speakers abroad

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8 Week Introduction to Focusing online course by Zoom 10am – 1pm

introductory Course

Tuesday mornings 10am - 1pm. This 8 week course gives you the basics of Focusing and Listening so that you...

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Tuesday mornings 10am - 1pm. This 8 week course gives you the basics of Focusing and Listening so that you can Focus with a Companion. It comprises Levels 1 and 2 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there is an option to continue on to the full five Levels. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion.

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6 Mar 2018 - 8 May 2018

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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LEVEL V : A reprocessing of all the levels culminating in relating to my Faultfinder(s) through Focusing in Thinking at the Edge mode

focusing skills certificate Course

AND if there is time and space, there is always more...

10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018

Liverpool, north west

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Focusing Skills Certificate with Dr Rob Matthews (Module 2 of 5)

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Forward Living Focusing: Developing the Basic Skills Course, is the second module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate...

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The online Forward Living Focusing: Developing the Basic Skills Course, is the second module in this BFA Focusing Skills Certificate Program. This module will be followed by the other 3 and lead to the certification:http://www.focusing.org.uk/bfa-certificate-focusing-skills. In the foundation module, we were introduced to that something inside, the place where we find meaning and we delved into focusing, learning the basic steps that form the shape of a regular focusing session. When we completed the module we had the necessary knowledge to meet a focusing partner and do an effective and meaningful focusing exchange. In this exciting second module, we are going to go through the various stages, expanding and deepening the knowledge and skills we have acquired so far. This Course consists of 6 online classes, that will take place on following Sundays at 6 PM (CET): Meeting 1) Focusing at the edge - 11 March Meeting 2) Absolute Listening - 18 March Meeting 3) Centering - 25 March Meeting 4) Emotions in Focusing - 8 April Meeting 5) Loosening Identifications - 15 April Meeting 6) The Magic Pause - 22 April Each class will last 2 hours, beginning at 6 PM. Classes will be held online via ZOOM. As part of the Course, you will receive the following: - 30 min 1-on-1 entry session with Rob Matthews, your trainer. This session takes place before the beginning of the course and its aim is for you to make a point with your trainer on where you stand after Module 1 and what your goals and expectations for Module 2 are. - 1h 1-on-1 focusing session with Rob. This session will be scheduled for you end of March, so that you can deepen your focusing practice and accelerate your learning in the second half of the course. - Membership of the course private Facebook group - Downloadable (PDF) session handouts - Weekly exercises and practices to strengthen your learning - 20% off for any additional focusing sessions with Rob (standard prices available here: http://robcmatthews.com/index.php/learn-the-art-of-focusing/)- we would like you to benefit from our best experience so that you can learn as fast as possible. The price of this 6-classes module is - Early bird: £145 / 165 EUR (until 31 January 2018) - Regular: £190 / 220 EUR (after the 31 January 2018) To register for the course, please send an email to alina.gwozdziewicz@gmail.com to receive further details regarding payment and organization. If you would like to participate but some of the dates don't suit you or the timing is unfortunate, please contact Alina anyway, we will be opening other groups and/or adjust this one if need be. Please bear in mind that the number of places is limited to 10 and your place is booked for you at the moment of payment. If the number exceeds 10, we will open another group and announce the dates as soon as possible and some movements between the groups will be available for your convenience before the course starts. Once the course begins, the groups are closed. Click here for more details.

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11 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018

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Focusing Foundation Skills Online Course (5 Modules)

focusing skills certificate Course

Online BFA Certificated Focusing Skills Foundation Course Up to 6 participants only The course comprises of 5 Modules of 6...

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Online BFA Certificated Focusing Skills Foundation Course Up to 6 participants only The course comprises of 5 Modules of 6 weeks ( x 2 hours a week)

  What do you do when you want to let go of something in you, but it is not ready to let go of you!? How wonderful would it be if you could ‘be with yourself’ in a way that inspired flow and movement even with the most challenging of patterns, to tap into your innate body wisdom? Learn how to Travel Lighter through this life moment by moment! I offer these programs ongoing and commence the next one when I have 6 participants registered interest.  Please email me accordingly! What is Focusing? It is a 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. On this 5 Module Course we will explore the following: 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 Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new & empowered way Live life from the unfolding fresh moment Module 1 overview (First Steps on your Focusing Journey) offers A comprehensive introduction to focusing Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships Module 1 Content 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 What can you expect in any one session Hear and see the others as you interact and explore focusing Do exercises, demonstrations and receive instructions Ring off for focusing sessions with other participants Connect with individuals and the whole group (up to 6) Reading and Focusing sessions between online sessions 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. Or you can simply have a copy for your learning library. Titles for the 5 Modules Module 1: First steps in your Focusing Journey: An introduction 2018 Module 2: Focusing and journeying deeper to travel lighter Module 3: Focusing and the joy of the senses Module 4: Focusing and Going solo; journeying in confidence Module 5: Focusing and Freedom Day & TimeModules 2 hrs long   Dates: as and when we have 6 participants.  Please register your interest Costs £150 per module. I invite you to commence with this program and if after the first module you are delighted with your experience as a result of your new skills and community connection, then comit to the rest of the following program (4 modules). If you have a preference to manage your finances flexible payment terms can be arranged, otherwise Book Now: Call 07974817393 or email info@mindfulnesswithcompassion.com to arrange payment through BACS or PAYPAL according to your needs More on Simon https://mindfulnesswithcompassion.com/about-the-team/ Listen to some introductions into focusing live with Simon https://soundcloud.com/simon-mckibbin/sets/focusing Meet the Founder introducing Focusing https://youtu.be/j7PEC5Mh5FY

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14 Mar 2018 - 14 Nov 2018

Internet, skype worldwide

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LEVEL V: A reprocessing of al the levels culminating in relating to my Faultfinder(s) through Focusing in Thinking at the Edge mode

focusing skills certificate Course

AND if there is time and space, there is always more...

17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018

Athens Greece, english speakers abroad

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Deep listening: 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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24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018

Bristol, south east

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Deep listening: Day course

introductory Course

This day will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice...

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This day will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. Held at the field centre Nailsworth 10-6pm

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25 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018

Stroud, south west

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Deep Listening: 5 week online course begins

introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice...

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This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. 5 weeks starts 31st January. 7.15. Online course through zoom

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5 Apr 2018 - 5 Apr 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Introduction to Focusing: Level 1: the Essence of Focusing

introductory Course

Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and...

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Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion. By the end of Level 1, you will have a basic understanding of the Focusing process.

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7 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Everyday Focusing: Online “mini” course

specialist Course

Everyday Focusing How can you navigate your daily life in connection to your deeper values and knowing. How can we stop...

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Everyday Focusing How can you navigate your daily life in connection to your deeper values and knowing. How can we stop and check inside to see if something feels right? How can we not get taken over by a part of us? Focusing is not just something we do in a formal way: it is a skill or way of being that can infuse your everyday life. One the last few years I have been exploring how to bring the tools and philosophy of Focusing into my everyday experience - to feel it in my bones so to speak. Some of the skills and topics we will explore: The art of pausing and checking Learning to see who is 'driving" your life Carrying all of your parts with you Emergency self empathy! Intuitive knowing Course starts April 10th, 7.15-8.45pm GMT. Costs £65.

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10 Apr 2018 - 10 Apr 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Workshop 2: A companion on the journey: Stroud

focusing skills certificate Course

Workshop 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The...

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Workshop 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The felt sense Facilitative Language How the body speaks 5 Week evening course course 7-9.30pm begins May 8th

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8 May 2018 - 8 May 2018

Stroud, south west

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Focusing Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops.

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19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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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-Oriented Therapy Level 3. Advanced Empathy Skills and more in FOT

focusing skills certificate Course

his course builds on the theory and skills already explored in FOT courses Level 1 & 2.

In this...

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his course builds on the theory and skills already explored in FOT courses Level 1 & 2.

In this course we explore:

  1. How we use Focusing in our personal and professional development
  2. Overview of previous learning.
  3. The development of grounded presence in ourselves and its role in empathy and relational depth
  4. The different Levels of Empathetic responses
  5. Empathy for self, how we can explore our own inner responses to ourselves and others, including our configurations of self.
  6. Using Art to explore configurations of self and other expressions of our felt sense
  7. Exploration of Movement in Therapy.
  8. Further resources and training in FOT.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for people who have completed my Focusing-Oriented therapy courses Level 1 &2. May also be suitable for therapists who have completed other Focusing training.

Date: 10/11th June 2018  Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm

Cost: £140.00

 

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10 Jun 2018 - 11 Jun 2018

Manchester, north west

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Focusing Level 3: Companionship

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By...

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Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills.

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16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Workshop 2: A companion on the journey

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The...

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Weekend 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The felt sense Facilitative Language How the body speaks

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7 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018

Bristol, south west

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Focusing Level 4: Reminders

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing...

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Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide.

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14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Focusing Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own. Times for further practice and demonstrations. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore.

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1 Sep 2018 - 2 Sep 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online BFA skills course begins

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and...

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The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and listening. Once you have completed any introductory event, you can join the course. It comprises of four modules. Each module consists of five, two hour sessions over five weeks. There will also be partnership practice between sessions with other participants. They will take place using “Zoom”, a free online video conferencing platform. There will be a maximum of 6 people on the course, enabling a more intimate training. More details on the content for each module is found below. On these modules you will learn how to:

  • Listen with sensitivity and subtlety
  • Support the Focuser in difficult places
  • Listen to how the body “speaks”
  • Give suggestions and reminders to your Focuser
  • Find out where change and forward movement come from
  • Be with difficult and tangled issues
  • Be with critical and judgmental voices
  • Develop space for wholeness, healing and integration

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13 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Workshop 3: A helping hand – Guiding: Bristol

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening and the skills of guiding and reminding Topics: Guiding skills Self-Guiding Guiding Principles Helping...

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Weekend 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening and the skills of guiding and reminding Topics: Guiding skills Self-Guiding Guiding Principles Helping the focuser stay present Deeper Listening The felt sense

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15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

Bristol, south west

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Intuitive parenting

specialist Course

Intuitive Parenting How can we use your bodies knowing in the realm of parenting? More details coming soon… Course starts September 18th,...

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Intuitive Parenting How can we use your bodies knowing in the realm of parenting? More details coming soon… Course starts September 18th, 10.30-12am GMT. Costs £65.

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18 Sep 2018 - 18 Sep 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Workshop 4: Untangling the knots

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to use Focusing to explore deeper emotional tangles and difficulties Topics: Developing grounding Inner...

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Weekend 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to use Focusing to explore deeper emotional tangles and difficulties Topics: Developing grounding Inner visitors and guests in Focusing Dynamics of the inner world Guiding skills Critical Voices

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27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

Bristol, south west

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Workshop 5: The path to Wholeness

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing can help with integration of all aspects of human experience. Topics: Focusing...

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Weekend 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing can help with integration of all aspects of human experience. Topics: Focusing and Spirituality Living from "self-in-presence" What is wholeness Gendlin's key concepts in Focusing Radical acceptance

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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Bristol, south west

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