peter gill - Focusing Member in south west


Biography

I came across Focusing on a retreat in 2003 and since then I have not looked back. It has made a huge difference to my life. For me it is much more than a therapeutic tool, it is a whole way of living. Focusing has given me access to a deeper acceptance and knowing within and begun to clarify and resolve deeper tangles. It has opened up a world of richness and appreciation. I am finding that the body has much to teach me, and I love teaching this to others.

BFA Recognised Focusing Practitioner and Teacher and Mentor



What I'm Doing Now

One-to-one tuition and guiding
Introductory and advanced Focusing Workshops
Further Professional training in Focusing (Mentor in training) and mentoring as a second mentor.

I have a special interest in the meeting of spiritual practice, meditation and Focusing.

I am also training in a related practice called Somatic Experiencing (SE), a short term, body based approach to healing and easing the effects of trauma on our lives. Please contact me for more details.



Primary Phone

07905 360318



Primary Email

Peter Gill - info@livingfocusing.co.uk



Website

http://www.livingfocusing.co.uk/



Events by peter gill

Embodied intelligence: Introducing Focusing: Bristol

introductory Course

Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties ...

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Develop radical self compassion Heal emotional difficulties Find your own inner compass Learn to listen to your body’s messages 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 list2015WLBCA4ening, 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. You will learn how to: Develop the key qualities of curiosity, interest and inner kindness Be safe and respectful with yourself and others in Focusing The steps of the Focusing journey Develop self-compassion Practise Focusing on your own Practise Focusing with someone else

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Sat 17 Mar - 18 Mar 2018

Bristol, south east

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Deep listening: Day course

introductory Course

This day will introduce you to the life long skill...

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This day 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. Held at the field centre Nailsworth 10-6pm

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Sun 25 Mar - 25 Mar 2018

Stroud, south west

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Deep Listening: 5 week online course begins

introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the life long skill...

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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 5th April. 7.15-9.15pm Online course through zoom

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Thu 5 Apr - 5 Apr 2018

Online, skype worldwide

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Everyday Focusing: Online “mini” course

specialist Course

Everyday Focusing How can you navigate your daily life in connection...

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Everyday Focusing How can you navigate your daily life in connection to your deeper values and knowing. How can we stop and check inside to see if something feels right? How can we not get taken over by a part of us? Focusing is not just something we do in a formal way: it is a skill or way of being that can infuse your everyday life. One the last few years I have been exploring how to bring the tools and philosophy of Focusing into my everyday experience - to feel it in my bones so to speak. Some of the skills and topics we will explore: The art of pausing and checking Learning to see who is 'driving" your life Carrying all of your parts with you Emergency self empathy! Intuitive knowing Course starts April 10th, Four weekly sessions 7.15-8.45pm GMT. Costs £65.

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Tue 10 Apr - 10 Apr 2018

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Workshop 2: A companion on the journey: Stroud

focusing skills certificate Course

Workshop 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of...

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Workshop 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The felt sense Facilitative Language How the body speaks 5 Week evening course course 7-9.30pm begins May 8th

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Tue 8 May - 8 May 2018

Stroud, south west

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Deep Listening: Introducing Focusing: Bristol

introductory Course

Learn new ways to find inner kindness, work with stuck...

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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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Sat 16 Jun - 17 Jun 2018

Bristol, south west

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Workshop 3: A helping hand: Evening course in Stroud

focusing skills certificate Course

Workshop 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening...

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Workshop 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening and the skills of guiding and reminding Topics: Guiding skills Self-Guiding Guiding Principles Helping the focuser stay present Deeper Listening The felt sense 5 week evening course in Stroud begins 26th June. 7-9.30pm

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Tue 26 Jun - 26 Jun 2018

Stroud, south west

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Workshop 2: A companion on the journey

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of...

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Weekend 2 of the BFA series: Exploring the skills of being a companion Topics: Listening skills Listening principles and practice Dwelling at the edge The felt sense Facilitative Language How the body speaks

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Sat 7 Jul - 8 Jul 2018

Bristol, south west

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Workshop 4: Untangling the knots: 5 week evening course in Stroud

focusing skills certificate Course

Workshop 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to...

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Workshop 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to use Focusing to explore deeper emotional tangles and difficulties Topics: Developing grounding Inner visitors and guests in Focusing Dynamics of the inner world Guiding skills Critical Voices 5 week evening course in Stroud, Begins 11 September 7-9.30pm

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Tue 11 Sep - 11 Sep 2018

Stroud, south west

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Online BFA skills course begins

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough...

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The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and listening. Once you have completed any introductory event, you can join the course. It comprises of four modules. Each module consists of five, two hour sessions over five weeks. There will also be partnership practice between sessions with other participants. They will take place using “Zoom”, a free online video conferencing platform. There will be a maximum of 6 people on the course, enabling a more intimate training. More details on the content for each module is found below. On these modules you will learn how to:

  • Listen with sensitivity and subtlety
  • Support the Focuser in difficult places
  • Listen to how the body “speaks”
  • Give suggestions and reminders to your Focuser
  • Find out where change and forward movement come from
  • Be with difficult and tangled issues
  • Be with critical and judgmental voices
  • Develop space for wholeness, healing and integration

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Thu 13 Sep - 13 Sep 2018

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Workshop 3: A helping hand – Guiding: Bristol

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening...

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Weekend 3 of the BFA skills Series, exploring deeper listening and the skills of guiding and reminding Topics: Guiding skills Self-Guiding Guiding Principles Helping the focuser stay present Deeper Listening The felt sense

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Sat 15 Sep - 16 Sep 2018

Bristol, south west

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Online mini course: Intuitive parenting:

specialist Course

Intuitive Parenting Do you struggle with knowing what to do in...

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Intuitive Parenting Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to simply listen and connect to your children? This four week course is a treasure trove of tools and concepts to help you find a more loving, creative and intuitive response to what family life can throw at you. It brings together tools from Body based approaches such as Focusing and mindfulness and recent learnings from empathic parenting techniques, offering simple, everyday practices for you and your family. Some of the themes we will cover Being bigger than your feelings Listening with empathy (to you and your children) Facing difficulties and triggers Finding resources and support Trusting your own path Facilitated by: Peter Gill and Kirsty Pakes Peter Gill Peter has been teaching Focusing since 2005 and is fully qualified with the British Focusing Association (BFA) and the Focusing Institute in New York, teaching individuals, groups and also mentoring others to teach. He is also a qualified Somatic Experiencing practitioner (an embodied approach to healing trauma). He is passionate about sharing accessible and embodied skills that lead to well being and connection. Previous to teaching Focusing, Peter spent 12 years practising and teaching awareness and meditation skills to groups and individuals in a Buddhist context. He has a 7 year old son, and uses Focusing ideas and practices in his parenting. Kirsty is trained as a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is also a Focusing Practitioner, Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher. She is currently training with a parenting organisation called Hand in Hand to be one of their instructors. Hand in Hand’s approach is known as Parenting by Connection and uses wise and effective tools to foster your attachment with your child and their emotional well-being. Kirsty has a 6 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. She is passionate about both Focusing and Parenting, and feels that Focusing has given her the building blocks to create an emotionally attuned and compassionate relationship with herself and in turn with her children. Course starts September 18th, Four weekly sessions 10.30-12am GMT. Costs £65.

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Tue 18 Sep - 18 Sep 2018

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Workshop 4: Untangling the knots

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to...

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Weekend 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to use Focusing to explore deeper emotional tangles and difficulties Topics: Developing grounding Inner visitors and guests in Focusing Dynamics of the inner world Guiding skills Critical Voices

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Sat 27 Oct - 28 Oct 2018

Bristol, south west

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Workshop 5: The path to wholeness. Evening course in Stroud

focusing skills certificate Course

Workshop 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing...

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Workshop 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing can help with integration of all aspects of human experience. Topics: Focusing and Spirituality Living from "self-in-presence" What is wholeness Gendlin's key concepts in Focusing Radical acceptance 5 week evening course in Stroud, begins 30th Oct. 7-9.30pm

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Tue 30 Oct - 30 Oct 2018

Stroud, south west

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Workshop 5: The path to Wholeness

focusing skills certificate Course

Weekend 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing...

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Weekend 5 of the BFA skills series exploring how focusing can help with integration of all aspects of human experience. Topics: Focusing and Spirituality Living from "self-in-presence" What is wholeness Gendlin's key concepts in Focusing Radical acceptance

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Sat 24 Nov - 25 Nov 2018

Bristol, south west

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