gordon adam - Focusing Member in south west


Biography

I discovered Focusing in 2007 at an introductory workshop run by Chris Wilson in Bristol. I had already done quite a lot of meditation and 1-1 reflective practice (e.g. Interactive Inquiry) and took to Focusing immediately. Since then I have Focused regularly and frequently and have derived huge benefit from it. For me, Focusing is a spiritual practice and it is the best way I have yet discovered of opening to truth and developing compassion for myself and others. I also find Focusing to be deeply psychologically integrative and healing. I love Focusing and see it as great gift.

Witnessing the depth of benefit experienced by myself and others from Focusing, led to a decision to run Focusing workshops and to support ongoing Focusing groups locally. I did a certification course with Fiona Parr in Bristol and followed it by doing the practitioner training with Peter Afford in London. I am very interested in how regular Focusing within a group or community of people might influence the dynamics of that group. My practitioner training project was entitled 'Introducing Focusing locally and establishing and supporting local Focusing groups and networks, towards the creation of a local Focusing community'

I have had a long-term interest in spirituality and healing. I have been a member of Bristol Insight Meditation since it started in 2003 and have practiced qigong for many years. I also love music and poetry, and have found Focusing with poems to be very rewarding.

BFA recognised Focusing Practitioner



What I'm Doing Now

HOMEOPATHY and FOCUSING
I have worked as a Homeopath, Homeopathy teacher and supervisor for about 30 years. Homeopathy also has the 'non-judgemental active listening' element that is in Focusing. I have had some interesting 'crossover' experiences with Focusing and Homeopathy which have included 'Focusing moments' with my Homeopathy clients, and also on occasion offering and giving Homeopathic remedies to people I Focus with. I sometimes perceive a very clear 'remedy picture' when someone is Focusing. The results of these 'Focusing prescriptions' have generally been very good. I have also used Focusing to access information in the proving of some new remedies, including a 'Focusing Proving' of the remedy made from Wolf's Milk at the 2013 BFA AGM.

FOCUSING GROUPS
I organise and facilitate an ongoing monthly Focusing group in Bristol. The group is open to anyone regardless of Focusing experience. The group (Bristol Insight Focusing Group) has been running for about 10 years now and it has acted as a doorway into Focusing for many people locally. (See Focusing Partners and Groups page for details of the Bristol group)

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS
I teach one-day or weekend 'Introduction to Focusing' workshops. I like to use the workshops as a springboard for establishing local Focusing groups so that people can have some continuity of practice.

FOCUSING RETREATS
I lead regular 5-day 'Focusing Retreats' at a wonderful retreat centre on Dartmoor. These retreats are open to anyone who has experience of 1-1 Focusing. They offer an opportunity for 'coming to rest' and forming a deeper connection with oneself, with others, and with nature, through the provision of a safe, supportive and nourishing environment, and through practices including Focusing, silent group walking, meditation and qigong.

FOCUSING & TOUCH
For some years I have experimented with bringing touch into Focusing sessions, when appropriate, generally with very good results - my experience, in short, is that touch can greatly support presence and deepen the Focuser's experience. I led several well-received workshops on 'Focusing & Touch' in 2016, including at the International Focusing Conference in Cambridge and at the BFA AGM Gathering.

I also offer 1-1 Focusing teaching, or individual Focusing sessions.



Primary Phone

0117 9080494



Primary Email

Gordon Adam - gordonadam@blueyonder.co.uk



Website

http://www.newportclinic.co.uk



Events by gordon adam

New Year Focusing Retreat

specialist Course

This 5-day retreat offers an opportunity for rest, reflection and...

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This 5-day retreat 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 see: Focusing Retreats at Bala Brook

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Fri 29 Dec - 3 Jan 2018

Bala Brook Retreat Centre, Dartmoor, south west

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