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Introductory

Focusing weekly drop-in

introductory Course

8 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018

Hampstead Community Centre, 78 Hampstead High Street, london

Alex Brew's BFA Page

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Empathy for self and others. A Mindfulness and Focusing-oriented approach

introductory Course

Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach 28th and 29th April

  Cost £125. 12 hours CPD Course Contents and...

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Empathy for Self and Others: A Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Approach 28th and 29th April

  Cost £125. 12 hours CPD Course Contents and overview:   1. Empathy – definitions and the importance of empathy when relating to self and others. 2. Exploring how empathy is nurtured or blocked. 3. Practical and experiential ways of becoming more empathic:
  1. a) Mindful awareness and acceptance of our bodily sensations 
  2. b) Mindful and empathic response to aspects of self
  3. c) Using art work and other creative ways to enhance empathy 
  4. d) Listening to others and resonating with them on a deeper level 
  5. e) Enhancing empathic responses through offering deepening propositions and deepening conversations.
  Training methods:
  • Discussions, Question and Answer sessions
  • Mindfulness and Focusing exercises
  • Experiential paired / triad work
Trainers: Russell Kendall 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.   John Threadgold MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced Focusing-Oriented therapist and supervisor. He holds an MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy and is recognised as a Focusing Teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. Feedback from our  course. 
'An excellent weekend with two highly-skilled trainers leading the group through mindfulness and focusing techniques to a greater understanding of empathy with authentic regard for each individual's emotional safety.  I feel I have grown personally from the thoughtfully delivered experiential exercises and will be taking this new knowledge into my professional role too.  It was a privilege to be part of the experience'.
Venue: The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8SP. Please note this is a wheelchair accessible venue.   To book please contact: John Threadgold 0208 330 7341

john@newfocustherapy.co.uk www.newfocustherapy.co.uk

or Russell Kendall 01243 267708/07794 713573

rwkendall@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.person2personcounselling.co.uk/ 

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28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018

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

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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 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018

Brighton, BN1, south east

Suzi Mackenzie's BFA Page

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Deep Listening: 5 week online course begins

introductory Course

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

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This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others, and mixed with other self awareness practices such as Mindfulness Meditation or therapy. Some of the skills you will learn: • Live a life full of curiosity • Tune into your inner wisdom • Meet yourself and others with kindness and openness • Be with and understand strong emotion • Find what truly feels right for you and your life • Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and beyond. 5 weeks starts 2nd May. 7-9pm Online course through zoom

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2 May 2018 - 2 May 2018

Online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Radical Acceptance: How everything inside is on your side

introductory Course

Are you "at war" with yourself? or find it hard to accept aspects of yourself? Do your inner critics get...

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Are you "at war" with yourself? or find it hard to accept aspects of yourself? Do your inner critics get the better of you? Are there feelings you wish you never had? and would you like to be at peace with yourself, harnessing all your feelings and energies? if so you may be relived to know… Everything inside of you is on your side. The embodied practice known as ‘Focusing’ gives us a trustworthy way of finding deep acceptance and compassion towards every feeling inside. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring compassion and curiosity to even the most tricky aspects of ourself (think of the part of you that acts compulsively or you harsh inner judge). Once learnt, we will no longer have to be at war with any part of us…. and we can even discover the treasure these parts hold. At this free talk/taster, we will get to practice a key skill that begins us on our journey of self acceptance and learn more about why we have no enemies within. 7.30 - 8.30pm Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY, Bristol Register by contacting me.

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17 May 2018 - 17 May 2018

Hamilton House, Bristol, south west

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

introductory Course

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

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

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

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2 Jun 2018 - 2 Jun 2018

Brighton, BN1, south east

Suzi Mackenzie's BFA Page

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Introduction to Focusing day two

introductory Course

This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing day one. You may choose to attend this second day after...

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This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing day one. You may choose to attend this second day after having attended one of my day one workshops or if you have attended a one day Focusing Introduction with another teacher. This day two of the Introduction will provide further opportunity to consolidate your learning from day one, gain more practice with Focusing and learn about Clearing a Space. Clearing a Space is a process which can be used as a standalone practice, useful for dealing with overwhelm, or as a step within the Focusing process. We will also explore the Focusing attitude. After attending this second day of the Introduction you would be in a position to seek a Focusing partner through the BFA's Focusing partners pool. Practice of Focusing with a partner is a great way to look after yourself and cultivate a different sort of awareness. For more information or to book go to www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396 Full address of training venue: Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF

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3 Jun 2018 - 3 Jun 2018

Brighton, BN1, south east

Suzi Mackenzie's BFA Page

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Deep Listening: Introducing Focusing: Bristol

introductory Course

Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at...

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Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck patterns, make clear & intuitive decisions and finally feel at home in your own body This workshop will introduce a practice known as ‘Focusing’. It is a gentle yet powerful skill that can bring clarity and aliveness to your life. Put simply it involves taking an embodied, curious, and interested awareness to your body and listening, It is a reflective practice that you learn for yourself and can be done on your own or in partnership with a friend or colleague. It can be woven into other areas of your life, such as mindfulness, healing practices and therapy.

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16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018

Bristol, south west

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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London Focusing Institute Weekend Workshop

introductory Course

You are welcome to attend this overview to learn about Focusing for yourself and for your work with others. 23-24 June...

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You are welcome to attend this overview to learn about Focusing for yourself and for your work with others. 23-24 June 2018. Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-3pm. Barbican, Central London. For a poster with more information and to download the registration form, please click the link below: https://www.londonfocusing.com/new-focusing-weekend-course/

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23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Barbican, london

Greg Madison's BFA Page

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8 Week Introduction to Focusing online course by Zoom 2pm – 5pm

introductory Course

Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm. This 8 week course gives you the basics of Focusing and Listening so that you...

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Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm. This 8 week course gives you the basics of Focusing and Listening so that you can Focus with a Companion. It comprises Levels 1 and 2 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there is an option to continue on to the full five Levels. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion.

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11 Sep 2018 - 30 Oct 2018

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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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

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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