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Focusing Skills Certificate

Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)

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 weekly Zoom sessions (16 in total), between January and the end of June, plus a residential retreat on April 5th - 7th. The retreat will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone in Warwickshire. 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 will be two Zoom groups running in parallel: one on Tuesday afternoons, one on Wednesday mornings and a possible third group on Wed or Thurs evening. 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 main 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. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120 and the long weekend residential fee is £140 (plus a donation for accommodation). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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22 Jan 2019 - 25 Jun 2019

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Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)

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 weekly  Zoom sessions (16 in total), between January and the end of June, plus a residential retreat on April 5th - 7th. The retreat will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone in Warwickshire. 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 will be two Zoom groups running in parallel: one on Tuesday afternoons, one on Wednesday mornings and a possible third group on Wed or Thurs evenings. 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 main 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 how to be 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. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120 and the long weekend residential fee is £140  (plus a donation for accommodation). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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23 Jan 2019 - 26 Jun 2019

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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 four relationships we have with our experiencing and the listening and focusing skills associated with them.
  6. Getting to know the 'gang inside' using art and focusing.
  7. Practice of Focusing skills both as a Focuser  Focusing companion, and observer. John or Russ will act as a resource for each group.
  8. 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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22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

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

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Workshop 2: A companion on the journey

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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...

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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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13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019

Bristol, south west

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Workshop 3: Experiencing & The Body

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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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20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

london

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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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14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019

Bristol, south west

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Workshop 4: Creativity & Criticism

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The next weekend workshop in my Skills series. Further focusing, listening and guiding skills, and exploring the contrasting forces of...

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The next weekend workshop in my Skills series. Further focusing, listening and guiding skills, and exploring the contrasting forces of creativity and criticism in both the focusing and the listening role, including the 'inner critic'.

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21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

london

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Introduction to Focusing – Listening to Yourself. Level 1 BFA Focusing Skills Certificate

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This 2 day workshop is open to anyone who wants to explore and learn about Focusing. No previous...

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This 2 day workshop is open to anyone who wants to explore and learn about Focusing. No previous experience of Focusing is needed.

People learn Focusing for a variety of reasons, everyone is welcome to come and learn more about how Focusing can help in their day to day life

What you will Learn

You will learn to notice to sense into the body and to hear the knowing which is held in the body without being overwhelmed by what is there. You will learn how to listen to your inner self with compassion and acceptance. You will begin to learn how to guide yourself in a Focusing and how to support someone else in the Focusing process.  My workshops are based on  the Inner Relationship approach to Focusing of Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin and also explore the work of Gene Gendlin and the origins of Focusing.

Location of Workshops

My workshops are run from a Therapy Centre in Kenilworth in Warwickshire.  The setting an old house, used as a therapy centre in Old Kenilworth. It has a lovely atmosphere and a beautiful garden, which makes for a great setting for a weekend workshop.  The venue is accessible by public transport and there is car parking close by.

More about the workshop

Focusing is a gentle but powerful approach to exploring and hearing what are inner places wish to tell us.  The workshop is limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Previous participants have told me they like the small group size and it helps create a safe space in which to explore focusing and gives the opportunity to get to know everyone at the workshop. There are opportunities for group discussion and one to one focusing sessions where you can practice and explore what you have been introduced to. My workshops run from 9.45 - 4.45 each day.

BFA Focusing Skills Certificate

This workshop is Level 1 of the BFA Focusing Skills Certificate.  It can be taken on its own as an introduction to Focusing. It is not necessary to sign up to all 5 levels to take this level. The only requirement is that the workshops are taken in order as each level builds from the previous one.

Booking

The cost for the workshop is £140.00 if booked before 15th August 2019, thereafter the cost is £160.00. If you wish to book for the workshop, I ask for a £50.00 deposit on booking to secure your place.  You can contact me via my website where you will find more information about Focusing, Me and the workshops I offer or by e mail:-  lizzie.orrell@gmail.com. If you would like more information or to talk with me about this workshop - please do get in touch.

What Previous Participants have Said about Focusing and my Workshops

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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28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Kenilworth, west midlands

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Workshop 4: Untangling the knots

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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...

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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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19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

Bristol, south west

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Focusing Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

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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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26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Workshop 5: The path to Wholeness

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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...

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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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16 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019

Bristol, south west

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Workshop 5: Intuition & The Implicit

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The final workshop in my Skills series, with more attention to the skills of focusing and listening, and exploring the...

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The final workshop in my Skills series, with more attention to the skills of focusing and listening, and exploring the themes of intuition and the implicit world we explore in Focusing.

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23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019

london

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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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23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Online Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2: Focusing Partners

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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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3 Dec 2019 - 7 Jan 2020

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Online Level 3: Focusing Partnership

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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. Pre-requisite: Level 2 or equivalent.

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5 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020

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Focusing Level 3: Companionship

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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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7 Dec 2019 - 8 Dec 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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BFA Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)

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

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This comprehensive foundation course in focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and two long-weekend residential workshops. No prior experience of focusing is required. The course is divided into five sections: three blocks of four Zoom sessions (12 in total) between January and the end of June, plus two residential weekend workshops on April 3th - 5th and June 19th - 21st. The residentials will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire countryside. There will be an online option for participants who are unable to attend the in-person weekends. 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 weekends. The precise dates and times of the Zoom calls will be decided according to participants' availability. 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 triads. The main themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to focusing and companioning
  • Deepening our focusing and listening
  • The gifts of the body in focusing and listening
  • Sailing with the wind!
  • 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. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120; the weekend residential fee is £140 (plus a donation for accommodation). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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13 Jan 2020 - 29 Jun 2020

Zoom / The Purley Chase Centre near Atherstone, Warwickshire, skype worldwide

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Online Level 3: Focusing Partnership

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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. Pre-requisite: Level 2 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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4 Feb 2020 - 25 Feb 2020

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Online Level 4: Reminding Suggestions

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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. Pre-requisite: Level 3 or equivalent. 4 x Thursdays.

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6 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020

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Focusing Level 4: Reminders

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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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8 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Focusing Level 5: Applied Focusing

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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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14 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

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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, and integrate Focusing into your life and work. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore. Pre-requisite: Level 4 or equivalent. 4 x Thursdays.

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2 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020

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The Gifts of the Body in Focusing and Listening

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This residential event at a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire countryside is open to anyone with experience of focusing and...

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This residential event at a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire countryside is open to anyone with experience of focusing and companioning in peer-partnership. It is both a standalone event and part 3 of my BFA Focusing Skills Course. The themes we will explore together include:

  • letting our whole 'alive' body guide our focusing and listening
  • inviting movement
  • welcoming silence
  • opening to a deeper felt-connection between focuser and listener
  • focusing in nature
There will be optional yoga and/or meditation each morning before breakfast.The event begins with an evening meal on Friday April 3rd and ends at 4pm on Sunday 5th. Costs: The retreat fee is £140 plus a donation to the centre for meals and accommodation For further details and booking form please email: kay.hoffmann@homecall.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you!

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3 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020

The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, west midlands

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Online Level 4: Reminding Suggestions

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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. Pre-requisite: Level 3 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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7 Apr 2020 - 28 Apr 2020

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

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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, and integrate Focusing into your life and work. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore. Pre-requisite: Level 4 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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2 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020

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