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Whole Body Focusing in Findhorn

introductory Course

 

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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Online introduction to Focusing and Listening

introductory Course

Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course combines Levels 1 and 2 to give you a good start in Focusing...

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Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course combines Levels 1 and 2 to give you a good start in Focusing and Listening, followed by Levels 3, 4 and 5, which help you to deepen into the practice and become more proficient. You gain immediate benefit from having Focusing partners and practice sessions, and you will be encouraged to practice with course participants between the classes. The course is divided into a series of weekly half-days of 3 hours each. After the initial eight weeks in September and October, there is a break for 4 – 6 weeks for you to practice and to integrate what you have learned. There follows another series of 4 weekly seminars, with a break between the next Level or module. There are five modules in total, so the course takes several months to complete. Focusing works best when you learn and absorb slowly, over a period of time. We will use Zoom, which is user-friendly and easy-to-install.  If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you can download it for free prior to the sessions. All the dates are listed here on my web site. Cost £575, if you pre-pay for the whole course. You can also decide by the end of Level 1 if you want to do that.

Costs per individual level: £150 for each level or an early-bird price of £125 if you pay at least a month ahead. Half price if you have previously attended the respective online course.
You can reserve your place with a £75 deposit. https://fionaparr-focusing.co.uk/calendar/ You can sign up by going to my web site.

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5 Sep 2019 - 30 Apr 2020

skype worldwide

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2-day introduction to focusing and companioning

introductory Course

This 2-day experiential workshop is a great starting place for discovering the gentle art of focusing. We will be a...

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This 2-day experiential workshop is a great starting place for discovering the gentle art of focusing. We will be a friendly group of maximum 5 participants, meeting in Chesterton, Cambridge. Both newcomers and anyone wishing to refresh their focusing practice are welcome. Workshop times: 10am to 5pm Cost: £120 Teas and coffee will be provided. Participants will bring their own lunch (and perhaps a few tasty morsels to share) This introductory weekend is also the first part of the BFA Focusing Skills course, a 10-day comprehensive foundation training. Please email Kay for further details.

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21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Cambridge, eastern

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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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