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Liz Orrell

Introduction to Focusing Level 1 – Listening to Yourself

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This Workshop is open to anyone who wants learn about Focusing.  It is a 2 day face to face workshop with a maximum of 6 participants.

What you will Explore and Learn about Focusing

You will start to discover the origins of Focusing, what Focusing is and how it differs from other approaches.  In particular that Focusing is a gentle yet powerful way of coming into contact with our inner places. I call Level 1 Listening to Yourself.  For me this is the key to Focusing.  In this Workshop you will begin to learn to Focus, to sense internally for what wants your attention at this moment and how to start to connect with that.  You will learn to identify the stages of a Focusing session and to listen and companion someone in a Focusing way. ​​ You will be introduced to the work of Eugene Gendlin and the concept of Inner Relationship Focusing and the work of Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin. There are many opportunities for group discussions and one to one Focusing practice where you can experience and explore what you have been introduced to.

Further Details

I will be running the modules in a series of 2 day face to face workshops between September 2018 and June 2019 You do not have to sign up to to all 5 levels each module can be taken individually, however they do need to be taken in order as each workshop builds on the previous one. Cost is £125.00 for each module, until 1st August 2018, then £140.00. If you would like to sign up for levels one and two at the same time the cost for the 2 modules is £225.00 until 1st August 2018. Level 2 will run 24/25 November 2018.

Location

The Workshop is help in a Therapy Centre in Kenilworth in Warwickshire (CV8). This provides a peaceful and safe setting for the workshop. The location is accessible by public transport

Group Size

The group will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants

To Book

For more details and booking information, please visit my website at www.lizorrell.com

To Contact Me

To If you wish to contact me to talk about this module please email me at lizzie.orrell@gmail.com

What previous participants have said

I always feel welcomed, comfortable and safe on the weekends. I have learned a lot and these weekends always inspire me to look a little deeper I really appreciate how clearly everything is explained.  The course notes are well set out and very clear.  It is good to have something to take away and reflect on after the weekend.  It was lovely to be in such an open and accepting group I have been surprised and pleased to discover how gentle focusing is                                                                

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23 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018

Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8, west midlands

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Next Steps in Focusing – Level 2 – The Power of Presence

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This is the second workshop in the 5 Level BFA Focusing Skills Certificate. It is open to anyone who has...

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This is the second workshop in the 5 Level BFA Focusing Skills Certificate. It is open to anyone who has completed a BFA Focusing Skills Level 1 workshop.  

What You will Explore and Learn

We will explore the concept of Presence and how coming into Presence with all that we encounter whilst Focusing will help us deepen our relationship with our places of inner knowing. This second workshop in the BFA Focusing Skills Certificate programme brings the opportunity to deepen and develop your skills and increase your confidence both as a Focuser and a Listener. For the Focuser we will explore how to get a fuller sense of what you are noticing and how to build trust and an inner relationship your bodily knowing For the Listener we will consider how to support the Focuser to be in Presence with what comes We will further explore the Felt Sense, how to sense for the right kind of presence, how presence language can help and how the Felt Sense may symbolise what wants to be known.

Location

The workshop is run in a Therapy Centre in Kenilworth Warwickshire, CV8.  The Centre is located in an old house which provides a calm and peaceful setting for Focusing. The Centre is accessible by public transport.

Group Size

The Group will be limited to a maximize of 6 participants

Further Information

This is a 2 day Face to Face workshop which runs between 9.45 and 4.45 each day. The cost for the 2 day workshop is £125.00. It is workshop 2 of the 5 level British Focusing Association Focusing Skills Certificate.  It is open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 event. I will be running Levels 3 - 5 of the programme between January and June 2019.  The dates for these events will be confirmed after my Level 1 workshop which will run in September 2018.

To Book and Further Details

Please visit my website www.lizorrell.com for full details of the workshop. To Book you can contact me via my website or by using the information below.

Contact Me

To Book a place on this Level 2 workshop or if you would like to talk about Focusing or wonder whether this workshop is right for you, please contact me 0787 358 9132 or e mail me at lizzie.orrell@gmail.com

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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8, west midlands

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Simon McKibbin aka Sinhaketu

Online Focusing Foundation Skills Travel Lighter Course

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What do you do when you want to let go of something in you, but it is not ready to...

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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 with Focusing in your life.   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  https://soundcloud.com/simon-mckibbin/exquisite-self-healing-through-focusing-an-intro-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 Community 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.
  Titles and dates for the 5 Modules Module 1: First steps in your Focusing Journey: An introduction Monday Sept 3 2018 Module 2: Focusing and journeying deeper to travel lighter TBA Module 3: Focusing and the joy of the senses TBA Module 4: Focusing and Going solo; journeying in confidence TBA Module 5: Focusing and Freedom TBA [Day & Time: Mondays 6.30 - 8.30 pm (sessions 2 hrs long)]   Example of a Module overview and content 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 parts be there as fully as it wants to be The shape of the Focusing process Intimate group up to 6 participants only BFA Certificated Costs £150 per module prior to commencing. Try one module first? You have the option at the end of the first module to complete your commitment. However, if after the first module if you are delighted with your skills and community experience you are invited to make a firm commitment to complete the 5 modules for the sake of learning and support for others as a community.   Secure your 1st Module Booking Now with Payment Options Pay a £50 (to secure a place) deposit or for the first Module in full £150 (payable prior to the start of the Module) Bank Transfer Details HSBC Mr S McKibbin Sort Code: 401156 Account number: 30586749 OR   Paypal: Go to https://www.paypal.me/SimonMcKibbin (If you have a choice Bank transfer is preferable)   Confirmation of Booking & Payment Please send me a confirmation email ( info@mindfulnesswithcompassion.com ) to mention you have paid with your Bank Reference / Paypal Reference   Interested and want to find out more? Call me on 0044 (0)7974 817 393 or email info@mindfulnesswithcompassion.com   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   Meet the Founder Eugene Gendlin introducing Focusing    Eugene Gendlin on Focusing   More on Focusing Focusing Guided Attunements live with Simon A series of Attunements from Module 1 2018 Focusing Community and Skills Program Year 4 long weekends in Galway, Ireland - Still Taking bookings for Module 2 in June 2018  Listen to some of the Guided Attunements. https://soundcloud.com/simon-mckibbin/sets/focusing-module-1-attunements-and-focusing-for-balance-and-grounding     More on  Simon Focusing Trainer Simon McKibbin    

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3 Sep 2018 - 1 Apr 2019

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Suzi Mackenzie

Blocks and the Inner Relationship

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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...

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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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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Listening, Language and the Body

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

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26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Dreaming and Intuition

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

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30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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John Threadgold

Introduction to Focusing Level 1 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

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Introduction to Focusing 04/08/2018 - 05/08/2018 Course Outline Who is the course suitable for? This is an entry level course on Focusing....

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Introduction to Focusing 04/08/2018 - 05/08/2018 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)  4th and 5th August 2018. Venue - The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP What does the course Cost?  The cost is £125 per person, including 14 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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4 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018

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

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Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2 with John Threadgold and Russ Kendall

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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...

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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. Recap on Level 1
  2. . Experiential Exercises re grounding and anchoring.
  3. A Little more on the philosophy of focusing including a group experiential exercise
  4. The Four ways that we relate to what we experience, including the two focusing attitudes, and the implications of this for our lives and our families and friends.
  5. An exploration of our different aspects (configurations) of self, and how we experience then, including an in depth  getting to know our core self and other configurations including the inner critic.
  6. Practice of Focusing skills both as a Focuser  Focusing companion, and observer. John or Russ will act as a resource for each group.
  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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18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

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

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Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 1

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The first of 5 courses in FOT designed to introduce therapists to focusing for both their professional and personal development....

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The first of 5 courses in FOT designed to introduce therapists to focusing for both their professional and personal development. In this course we explore  Focusing as a natural process, Focusing-oriented therapy,  how clients use therapy, experiencing levels and therapeutic outcomes, spotting and facilitating deeper  experiencing levels through deepening conversations,  through reflective listening and deepening proposition, introduction to  guided focusing for personal growth and development.Also includes Focusing partnerships , and further resources in FOT. As this course is being taught in my home there are a maximum of 4 people per course. The cost is £125 per person for a 2 day course including a comprehensive set of notes and 12 Hour CPD certificate. Also includes tea- coffee and biscuits, but does not include lunch or accommodation. This course can be attended as a stand alone course, or can be the first of 5 training course. This course also counts towards the British Focusing Association Skills Certificate for Peer Partnerships which is awarded on completion of 5 weekends of Focusing Training Levels 1-5. To Book please contact me on 020 8330 7341 ( Landline) or through my web site http://newfocustherapy.co.uk/contact

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8 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018

43 Derwent Rd Raynes Park. London SW20 9NH, london

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Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 5

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Focusing -Oriented Therapy Level 5 is suitable for therapists who have completed my Level 1-4, and also for therapists who...

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Focusing -Oriented Therapy Level 5 is suitable for therapists who have completed my Level 1-4, and also for therapists who have completed other training in Focusing for personal and /  or Professional development. The cost is £125 for the weekend including notes and a 12 Hour CPD certificate. In this course we we explore:

  1. How you use Focusing in your personal and professional life
  2. Re-cap on Levels 1-4
  3. How you are integrating Focusing into your therapeutic theory and practice.
  4. Consolidation of Focusing into your therapy practice, in relation to  (a) Whole Body Focusing, (b)Focusing moments (c) Resource- Oriented Focusing d) Self configurations and inner dialogue e) Grounding and affect regulation strategies multi- mindful anchoring . f) Exploring strategies for clients to use outside of the therapy room.
  5. Any other issues that you may wish to raise in relation to focusing and your personal and professional development.                                                                                                                                                                               To Book please contact me at via my web site or ring 020 8330 7341 and I will get back to you

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15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

Private House in Southsea Portsmouth. Venue details supplied when booked., south east

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Paula Newman

British Focusing Association Certificate, Level 1

introductory Course

Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is upon noticing messages that...

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Learning to sense inwards is at the basis of Focusing. During Level One the emphasis is upon noticing messages that your body gives you and accepting everything that you become aware of. Focusing is very natural and gentle and at the same time you might find that working at this level is powerful and revealing. Throughout the training there will be opportunities to share in the group, and to work with your own process. There will be a mixture of Focusing theory, discussion and practice. Taught by Paula Newman and Elizabeth Smith

  • Each day begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm
  • Refreshments, reading materials and exercises included
Please see my website for further information http://www.paulanewmancounsellingservices.co.uk/

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19 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018

Stanmore, london

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Peter Gill

“No Holding Back – being fully alive” deep dive course

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Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing your deepest values and inspirations? Do you want to make...

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Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing your deepest values and inspirations? Do you want to make changes in yourself and the world but keep getting stuck? Do you avoid or find it hard to turn towards life's challenges with creativity and kindness? WHAT DOES THE COURSE HOLD IN STORE? This is a unique opportunity to join me on a 12 week closed group course to explore what keeps us from living with full aliveness. We will delve into those aspects of our lives that "hold us back" and gently find ways to unleash the energy and power in these places. We will meet the core aspects of these tangled places (the critic, the safety guardian and the wounded one) and find new ways to befriend them. We will learn to find hidden treasure there and in the most tricky areas of our life and we will find new ways forward. Some of the themes we will explore will be:

  • Safety and resourcing
  • What holds us back
  • Resources of: presence, metaphor and precision
  • Deep empathy
  • Befriending the Critic
  • Befriending the Safety Guardian
  • Befriending the Wounded One
  • Hidden treasure places: grief, shame, addiction and avoidance
  • Making steps towards change and freedom
There course will comprise of teaching sessions, demonstrations, paired and solo practice and optional practice sessions in between the sessions with other participants. COSTS £145 Early bird - if booked before July 30th. £180 After July 30th. I have a few concessionary places available at £100.

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11 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018

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Conscious and Intuitive parenting: Free online seminar

introductory Course

Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to...

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Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to simply listen and connect to your children? This free seminar will introduce some of the tools and concepts from the embodied approach of Focusing. Tools that will help us navigate the often difficult and rocky terrain of parenting. We will touch on these themes and more Being bigger than your feelings Listening with empathy (to you and your children) Facing difficulties and triggers Tuesday 11th Sep 10.30-11.30am

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11 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018

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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
Dates: 
Evening course. 7.00-9.00pm. Module 2: Wednesday September 12th. Module 3: Wednesday October 31st. 
 Module 4: Wednesday January 16th 2019. Module 5: Wednesday 13th March 2019.

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12 Sep 2018 - 12 Sep 2018

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Workshop 3: A helping hand – Guiding: Bristol

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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...

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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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The hidden language of dreams

introductory Course

The hidden language of dreams What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them?...

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The hidden language of dreams What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives? Every night, our body "speaks" to us in dreams, and in a language very close to the one in Focusing. If we take the skills of Focusing to our dreams stories, we can find a new ways to understand and decipher this mysterious and wise language. Includes a demonstration of Focusing with a dream. Monday 17th Sep 7.30-9pm

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17 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018

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Online mini course: Intuitive parenting:

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Intuitive Parenting Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard...

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Intuitive Parenting Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to simply listen and connect to your children? This four week course is a treasure trove of tools and concepts to help you find a more loving, creative and intuitive response to what family life can throw at you. It brings together tools from Body based approaches such as Focusing and mindfulness and recent learnings from empathic parenting techniques, offering simple, everyday practices for you and your family. Some of the themes we will cover Being bigger than your feelings Listening with empathy (to you and your children) Facing difficulties and triggers Finding resources and support Trusting your own path Facilitated by: Peter Gill and Kirsty Pakes Peter Gill Peter has been teaching Focusing since 2005 and is fully qualified with the British Focusing Association (BFA) and the Focusing Institute in New York, teaching individuals, groups and also mentoring others to teach. He is also a qualified Somatic Experiencing practitioner (an embodied approach to healing trauma). He is passionate about sharing accessible and embodied skills that lead to well being and connection. Previous to teaching Focusing, Peter spent 12 years practising and teaching awareness and meditation skills to groups and individuals in a Buddhist context. He has a 7 year old son, and uses Focusing ideas and practices in his parenting. Kirsty is trained as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is also a Focusing Practitioner, Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher. She is currently training with a parenting organisation called Hand in Hand to be one of their instructors. Hand in Hand’s approach is known as Parenting by Connection and uses wise and effective tools to foster your attachment with your child and their emotional well-being. Kirsty has a 6 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. She is passionate about both Focusing and Parenting, and feels that Focusing has given her the building blocks to create an emotionally attuned and compassionate relationship with herself and in turn with her children. Course starts September 18th, Four weekly sessions 10.30-12am GMT. Costs £65.

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18 Sep 2018 - 18 Sep 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Walking into mystery…

specialist Course

What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic...

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What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic mind" and open to what we do not know? What happens when we open fully to the mysterious nature of being aware and being human, here in this time and place and at the same time connected to all of life around us? What does your body know about this? What does nature know? Join me on a walk and exploration, amongst ancient beeches and the myriad of non human beings in nature enquiring into these questions and more. We will play and explore with exercises from Focusing and Nature awareness practices. We will spend time alone and together in the natural world. We will gather around the hearth and be human again. Sep 11-7pm. At a secret location near Stroud Opene to anyone who knows Focusing

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29 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

stroud, south west

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The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: online course begins

specialist Course

What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way...

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What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives? Focusing is all about listening to what the body has to say about our life, but every night something similar happens with our dreams. Something in us (the body/the dream maker) gives us rich, mysterious and powerful symbols, telling us not just about our life situation but how we might carry those situations forward. The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: 5 week course begins 17th Oct 7.00-9.15pm

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15 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 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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20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018

Bristol, south west

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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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10 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018

Stroud, 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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Peter Afford

Workshop 3: Experiencing & The Body

focusing skills certificate Course

Further skills in both Focusing and listening, and the principles of exploring experiencing and the body as felt from within...

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Further skills in both Focusing and listening, and the principles of exploring experiencing and the body as felt from within in Focusing.

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28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018

Clapham SW12, london

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Gordon Adam

BFA Focusing Community Camp 2018

specialist Course

The second BFA Focusing Community Camp will be a further opportunity for Focusers and their family members to get together...

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The second BFA Focusing Community Camp will be a further opportunity for Focusers and their family members to get together to Focus, socialise and have some fun in a relaxed outdoor setting.  The camp will be limited to 40 people with the aim of creating a ‘Focusing Tribe’. As well as time for two Focusing sessions each day, the camp will offer opportunities for: workshops, group sharing, yoga, qigong, meditation, walking, playing games, singing, music, dancing, and anything else we co-create as a group. Activities will be mainly outdoors or under canvas and a camp fire will be lit each evening. We also have use of indoor facilities including meeting space, the kitchen and some bedrooms. Our resident cook will be preparing a vegetarian lunch and dinner each day for those opting for the catered option, which will include self-serve breakfast . This will be a peer-led community camp. The organisers have established an infrastructure for the event – but the content of the camp is up to everyone who attends. So bring along your ideas, decoration for the camp site, any useful campsite accessories, and come prepared to help with collecting wood, carrying water, washing up and other campsite jobs. Please let Kay know in advance if you would like to offer a 1-hour Focusing workshop or other activity during the camp. Costs (per person): Camping only—£140 Camping with meals—£190 Shared room with meals—£240 Single room with meals—£290 Child camping only—FREE Child camping with meals— £30/£50 Concessionary places available For booking enquiries contact: Camilla Sim camillasim9@googlemail.com  Bookings will be accepted on completion of a booking form and payment of the full fee. For further information, workshop offers, and general enquiries contact: Kay Hoffmann kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk    

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8 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018

Cheltenham, west midlands

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New Year Focusing Retreat

specialist Course

This 5-day retreat, at Bala Brook Retreat Centre on Dartmoor, offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the...

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This 5-day retreat, at Bala Brook Retreat Centre on Dartmoor, offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal at the year’s end after the busyness of Christmas. The retreat will provide a safe, supportive and nourishing environment, with space to form a deeper connection with yourself, with others and with nature. It is open to people of all levels of Focusing experience. There will time each day for:

  • 1-1 Focusing sessions
  • Input and discussion on Focusing practice
  • Silent group walks
  • Group meditation
  • Early morning qigong (or personal practice)
  • Group sharing
  • Free time for resting, walking, etc.
The retreat will be held partly in silence, but there is also time to interact socially with the group. Extra group activities such as Dartmoor walks, dance/movement, massage, poetry sharing, etc, may also arise on the retreat. We will also mark the turning of the year with a ritual or celebration. For further information (flyer, booking form) contact Gordon gordonadam@blueyonder.co.uk

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28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019

Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor, south west

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Fiona Parr

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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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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22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Introduction to Focusing: Level 1 The Essence of Focusing online course by Zoom 2pm – 5pm

introductory Course

Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there...

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Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 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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9 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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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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27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2: Focusing Partners

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. With Fiona Parr

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4 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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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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8 Dec 2018 - 9 Dec 2018

Liverton, Devon, 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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5 Jan 2019 - 6 Jan 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Level 3: Companionship

focusing skills certificate Course

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

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Devon. 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. Prerequisite: Level 2

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5 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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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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9 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Level 4: Reminders

focusing skills certificate Course

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

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Devon. 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. Prerequisite: Level 3

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26 Mar 2019 - 16 Apr 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’; develop your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and become aware of...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’; develop your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and become aware of what gets in the way. Each person gets time in the group to explore a practical application of Focusing in your life. Prerequisite: Level 4

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14 May 2019 - 4 Jun 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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