patricia foster - Focusing Member in north west
I have been living and working (Financial – Shipping Sector) in Greece since 1981 and came across Focusing in 2002. From the out-start I was captivated (and I mean out-start!). I then trained and qualified as a Focuser and Focusing Oriented Therapist with the Focusing institute, HFC and UEA. During the last 6 years TAE has become the natural steppingstone in my journey. My love of Focusing is due to the fact that as a skill it has such a wide application and is effective in all fields without exception. For me, it is an essential life skill, for both personal and social development, within and without, respectively.
I have also found along the way that NVC (Non Violent Communication) and Caring Economics also fit comfortably with the Focusing way, and I use Focusing with both. I give one to one Focusing Sessions, in person and by Skype, run workshops for groups, (mainly in Greece) teaching Focusing as a life skill, (to be used in any area of life and as each participant deems fit) and also teach TAE on a one to one basis and in groups. My latest objective is to organize retreats for, (a) experienced Focuser’s in Greece, where there will be the time, place and space for each Focuser to explore in depth ‘’ the (…) of how to take their process forward, whether it be on a professional or personal level, and (b) International intensive workshops for groups or individuals who would like to learn Focusing and have the time, place and space to discover how and where it can ‘’fit’’ into their lives/life.
Background: BA Hons in Sociology and Political Science,
M.A. Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy Creative Thinking for Research Thinking at The Edge
HFC Person Centred and Focusing Oriented Therapist
Focusing Institute NY Certified Focusing Trainer /FOT
Certified Caring Economy Conversation Leader.
Certified BFA Trainer
Member of HAPCEA (Hellenic Association for Person-Centred & Experiential Approach)
Certified Psychotherapist from the European Association of Psychotherapists (ECP-holder 408775)
What I'm Doing Now
Focusing as a Life Skill (Introductory and certificate course)
Individual teaching and one-to-one sessions (also via Skype)
Focusing retreats (in Greece)
Focusing and business
TAE workshops/retreats and one to one (in Greece)