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Yes, You Can – Learn to Cope with Focusing

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Yes, You Can – Learn to Cope With Focusing Vacation Workshop in Greece We all know it: the sensation of feeling bogged...

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Yes, You Can – Learn to Cope With Focusing Vacation Workshop in Greece We all know it: the sensation of feeling bogged down by everyday life: thoughts of inadequacy, endless lists of things to do, quarrels with loved-ones... Now imagine you had a tool to keep all those negative thoughts and feelings at a good distance, so that you are not overwhelmed by them, but are able to deal with life's challenges in the best possible way. What would your life feel like? Focusing is just such a tool. Basically, Focusing teaches you how to have a helpful and healing relationship with yourself and with others. You first of all learn how to put a good distance between yourself and all that is bothering you. This is a prerequisite to deal with your problems in an effective way. It's a bit like reading: you have to keep the newspaper at an appropriate distance in order to make sense of what's written. But Focusing is even more. It's a way to tap into your intuition - into that part of yourself that already knows the way forward, the appropriate next steps, the way to live a fulfilled and authentic life. In this workshop you will learn:

  • the basic steps of Focusing
  • how to keep a distance between your problems and yourself
  • how to listen to your intuition
At the same time you'll be experiencing community living, sharing in everyday tasks like cooking or washing up etc. As the workshop will take place in the mornings only, there'll be ample time to relax at the beach, go for walks or simply lie in the hammock and read a good book. Where: Kalikalos, Greece, www.kalikalos.com Price: € 575 - € 825 (includes workshop and full accomodation, including 3 vegetarian meals a day (except one evening meal when we eat in a taverna) Booking and info: u.ohse@t-online.de and friederike@kalikalos.com Info-Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh3A91FIr5w&t=20s

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24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

Kalikalos Greece,

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

introductory Course

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

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

  • developing more of a connection with your body
  • improving your relationship with yourself
  • improving your self esteem
  • supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
  • connecting with your intuition
The workshop will be highly experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process. There will be time to explore the concept of the ‘felt sense’ and the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. There is the option to complete a second workshop, then potentially four more weekend workshops which lead to a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practising Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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8 Jun 2019 - 8 Jun 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Portals into Presence Webinar Sat 15 June 2-6pm BST

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Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented...

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Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented a variety of webinars on Presence which have gained us invaluable insight into what it takes to access and sustain an experience of ‘embodied Presence’; and what gets in the way of this. Embodied Presence points to the experience of an “underlying field of alive Presence” inside you, which is totally unaffected by whatever goes on inside and around you. Based on these insights we have designed a new experiential webinar, which will take you on a step-by-step journey into a full-bodied experience of Presence or “Me Here”.  With each portal we will look at potential pitfalls, such as the way in which we habitually relate to the present moment, how we relate to our thoughts and how we assess our momentary experiences. With each step of this journey there will be plenty of time to practice what it takes to go deeper into an experience of Presence.  Each practice will be followed by an opportunity to share your experiences within the safety of a small group. This webinar is open to anyone regardless of their level of training and experience in Focusing. Some familiarity with Focusing may be helpful but is not required. Best to book swiftly as there is one place available. Date& Time:     Saturday 15thJune from 2pm till 6pm BST (including a 20 minute break) Venue: Virtual “meeting room” on Zoom platform. If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you will be given simple instructions for downloading Zoom (free of charge) prior to the session.  Booking: The cost for the webinar is £80. To book your place, email Cecelia Clegg on ceceliaclegg44@gmail.comwho will send you payment instructions.

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15 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019

online zoom,

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WILD MINDFULNESS: Exploring inner and outer landscapes through Mindfulness and awareness

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“Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you...

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“Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known.” David Wagoner. WHAT DOES THE DAY HOLD IN STORE? When we spend any quality time in nature we meet “wildness” , something not controlled by our minds and wishes, we enter a world where we are a guest and here we can touch mystery and wisdom if we open to it. When we take our awareness inside also we meet a similar landscape - full of unknown treasures, overgrown paths and wild creatures. In each landscape if we approach with reverence, great things move towards us. Wisdom and wonder awaits. This day workshop/retreat will offer an opportunity to saunter in nature, with fresh and open senses. We will take our extraordinary human senses to bring an open heart and mind to our experience. We will sit together, and alone, in and on the land. We will walk and explore, We will share what we discover. WHERE AND WHEN SUNDAY 16TH JUNE 10AM - 4PM Stroud Community Agriculture Roundhouse, Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW

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16 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019

Stroud., south west

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Portals into Presence Webinar Wed 26th June 19 2-6pm BST

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Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented...

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Over the last two years we – Wholebody Focusing trainers Cecelia Clegg and Addie van der Kooy - have presented a variety of webinars on Presence which have gained us invaluable insight into what it takes to access and sustain an experience of ‘embodied Presence’; and what gets in the way of this. Embodied Presence points to the experience of an “underlying field of alive Presence” inside you, which is totally unaffected by whatever goes on inside and around you. Based on these insights we have designed a new experiential webinar, which will take you on a step-by-step journey into a full-bodied experience of Presence or “Me Here”.  With each portal we will look at potential pitfalls, such as the way in which we habitually relate to the present moment, how we relate to our thoughts and how we assess our momentary experiences. With each step of this journey there will be plenty of time to practice what it takes to go deeper into an experience of Presence.  Each practice will be followed by an opportunity to share your experiences within the safety of a small group. This webinar is open to anyone regardless of their level of training and experience in Focusing. Some familiarity with Focusing may be helpful but is not required. Best to book swiftly as there are three or four places available.  This webinar is similar in format to the one offered on Sat 15 June 19, though the experience can be different each time. Date& Time:  Wednesday 26thJune from 2pm-6pm BST (including a 20 minute break). Venue: Virtual “meeting room” on Zoom platform.  Zoom (like Skype) is a very user-friendly and easy-to-install software for on-line video meetings.  If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you will be given simple instructions for downloading Zoom (free of charge) prior to the sessions. Booking: The cost for the webinar is £80. To book your place, email Cecelia Clegg on ceceliaclegg44@gmail.comwho will send you payment instructions.

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26 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019

Online zoom,

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Whole Body Focusing in Findhorn

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Whole Body Focusing

 
Sat 31 August 2019 (7 Days)
Alex Maunder & Susan Miles
Beneath all of our stress...

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Whole Body Focusing

 
Sat 31 August 2019 (7 Days)
Alex Maunder & Susan Miles
Beneath all of our stress and trauma lies an inner wellspring of intelligence and vitality that knows how to move our life situations forward. Invite your power of awareness to awaken this intuitive power of your body wisdom through the natural process of Whole Body Mindfulness. Many people are carrying great emotional pain. Suffering is fine if it can lead to a growth in understanding but pointless and cruel if it merely results in repetitive patterns of behaviour. Seeing the bigger picture: I believe that I am here, like everybody else, to learn Life’s lessons and to move forwards. That can only happen when I stop being so reactive and learn to see things from a different perspective. The deepest reason why I practice and teach Whole Body Mindfulness is that it gives me an intuitive feeling of grounding, safety and support from something much bigger than my little ego. Then my nervous system can calm down, my body feels more relaxed and alive, and I am able to step back and to see the bigger picture. Self-Responsibility is the key: From this new perspective, with mindful self-awareness, I can take responsibility for the parts of my behaviour that are clearly wrong and have contributed to any disharmony in the whole situation. These are the bits that I can change and as I do so I become more empathic about other people’s behaviour. This insight suddenly opens me up to the new possibilities that are surrounding me all of the time, but I am unable to see them due to the stress and trauma of my old reactive patterns. There is only Learning: With Whole Body Focusing it is possible to learn, to let go and to move forwards. All the pain of wanting to be right and to prove the other person wrong suddenly vanishes. There is no right or wrong anymore, there is only learning. The intuitive insights learnt are so powerful that this becomes a spiritual practice in it’s own right that naturally leads to change and activates new neural pathways. This can powerfully contribute to the ongoing process of mindful self-observation and self-transformation. Intuitive Listening: We will also explore the value of intuitive listening with Whole Body Focusing. When connected to our grounded presence, our body wisdom knows how to be with and listen to the other person in a way that we do not. Going beyond the cognitive mind and all theories to a place of pure intuitive knowing, words come that are exactly the right thing to say at the moment as a way of supporting the speaker. Combining elements of the Alexander Technique with the Inner Focusing practice developed by Eugene Gendlin, Whole Body Focusing encourages more of the body into the process of self-enquiry, increasing grounded presence and energy flow. Please note: Whole Body Focusing includes aspects of The Alexander Technique. No prior experience of this work is necessary, but some hands-on bodywork skills will be taught.

Tiered Pricing: £1080 / £820 / £670

 

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31 Aug 2019 - 7 Sep 2019

Findhorn Community, scotland

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Eight week online introduction to Focusing and Listening

introductory Course

Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course comprises of Levels 1 and 2. It gives you the essence of Focusing...

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Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course comprises of Levels 1 and 2. It gives you the essence of Focusing and Listening, so that you gain immediate benefit from having Focusing partners and practice sessions. You can continue onto the full Focusing Skills Certificate course if you want to.

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5 Sep 2019 - 24 Oct 2019

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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21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Liverton, Devon, south west

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

introductory Course

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

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

  • developing more of a connection with your body
  • improving your relationship with yourself
  • improving your self esteem
  • supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
  • connecting with your intuition
The workshop will be highly experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process. There will be time to explore the concept of the ‘felt sense’ and the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. There is the option to complete a second workshop, then potentially four more weekend workshops which lead to a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practising Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019

Brighton, BN1, south east

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Online Introduction to Focusing: Level 1 The Essence of Focusing 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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8 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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The Art of Focusing

introductory Course

An introductory Focusing weekend workshop.

2 Nov 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

london

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Introduction to focusing and companioning

introductory Course

This 4-week Zoom course, comprising four 2.5 hour seminars, is an opportunity to be introduced to the delights of focusing...

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This 4-week Zoom course, comprising four 2.5 hour seminars, is an opportunity to be introduced to the delights of focusing and listening from the comfort of your own home! Participants will be divided into groups of maximum 5 people to ensure a comfortable, welcoming setting. The precise dates and times of the Zoom calls will be chosen according to participants' availability. This short course provides a friendly environment in which you can learn to listen to yourself and others in a deeply nourishing way, bringing relief from inner conflict and the joy of re-connecting with what it means to be human! The time we spend together will be largely experiential. It will be a journey of coming home to yourself – time to give precious space and kindly attention to your inner world and current life issues. Each call will include teaching input, focusing time in pairs or triads and a short break. Cost: £120 This introductory course is part 1 of a 6-month, 60 hour comprehensive foundation in focusing and listening called the BFA Focusing Skills Course. You are welcome to attend the introduction before deciding whether you would like to commit to the remainder of the training: two further blocks of four Zoom calls and two residential weekend workshops. There will be an online option for those unable to attend the residential weekends. Please email me for further details. I look forward to hearing from you!      

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13 Jan 2020 - 3 Feb 2020

Zoom, skype worldwide

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