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The Gifts of the Body in Focusing and Listening – taking it further

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This 2-day workshop is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and Listening. Ideally, participants will also have a little...

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This 2-day workshop is open to anyone with experience of Focusing and Listening. Ideally, participants will also have a little experience of Wholebody Focusing - I would be happy to arrange a one-to-one introduction prior to the event if you are new to it. Finding and maintaining a deeper connection with the whole living body in our Focusing and Listening creates a magical space in which the felt sense can unfold in new and surprising ways. In this workshop we will delve a little further into this territory - also inviting movement and stillness, words and silence, inclusion of the wider environment, and a true sense of authentic connection between focuser and listener. Please email Kay for further information.

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24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018

Bristol, south west

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Inviting movement and drawing into Focusing

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This 2-day workshop (Thursday / Friday) is open to anyone with some of experience of Focusing and companioning. We will...

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This 2-day workshop (Thursday / Friday) is open to anyone with some of experience of Focusing and companioning. We will be exploring the use of movement and drawing in Focusing by inviting our felt senses to express themselves through whatever medium feels right. Please note that participants need neither be dancers nor artists and the aim of our explorations is not the end result! Please email Kay for further details.

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15 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018

Cambridge, south east

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The Path of the Focusing Practitioner

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This 3-day residential workshop provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration...

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This 3-day residential workshop provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. (If you are in training but feeling somewhat 'lapsed', this may be just the thing to get you re-inspired!) People combining Focusing with another approach or profession are also welcome to attend. The event will include the following themes and activities:

  • Being true to your own unique gifts, strengths and direction
  • Deepening trust in the wisdom of the body and the relational space
  • The Practitioner-client relationship
  • Sensing for your next (or final) steps in your training or budding Focusing enterprise
  • Other topics requested by participants
  • Plenty of Focusing time
  • Shared silent space before breakfast each day for movement and/or meditation (optional!)
  • Space for resting, walks and fun stuff
If this event is of interest to you, please contact me for further details and booking form. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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7 Dec 2018 - 10 Dec 2018

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

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BFA Practitioner training course

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New practitioner training programme commencing this Autumn! If you have already attended a BFA Focusing Skills  course (or an equivalent foundation...

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New practitioner training programme commencing this Autumn! If you have already attended a BFA Focusing Skills  course (or an equivalent foundation in Focusing and listening) and are keen to take Focusing further, you are very welcome to join this training. You do not necessarily need to feel drawn towards working professionally with Focusing - perhaps you would simply like to deepen your experience and understanding of Focusing and explore ways of sharing it with your friends and family. The training will take a minimum of one year to complete. The programme structure is as follows:

  • three 3-day residential workshops
  • 12 online group seminars
  • 12 one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • a minimum of 3 sessions with a second mentor
  • ongoing focusing and listening practice
  • sharing Focusing with new people
  • peer group support
  • private study
If this sparks your interest, please email me to request further details. I look forward to hearing from you!

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12 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018

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

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Walking into mystery…

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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

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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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New Year Focusing Retreat

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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...

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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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