simon mckibbin aka sinhaketu - Focusing Member in eastern


I met Gene Gendlin, the founder of Focusing in 2008 when I visited the Garrison Institute in Garrison, New York.  I was moved by his quality of utter humility and ordinariness, endearing me to want to embrace this precious approach. Through it I have come to appreciate the extraordinary depth of vision that Gene had.

I am touched to share this precious vision of Focusing, enriched and enhanced with 30 years as a Mindfulness practitioner and Nonviolent Communication  (NVC) trainer. I am currently on a one year placement at Cambridge University involved in the research project teaching Focusing based Mindfulness.

What I'm Doing Now

I offer One to One Focusing Coaching to learn/enhance Focusing

I offer One to One Focusing Resourcing for challenging times

Focusing Training for groups and Communicty development

Focusing and Mindfulness (Focusing based Mindfulness)

Focusing and Non Violent Communication (NVC).

A large part of my work involves Focusing based Mindfulness at Cambridge University where I work as a Mindfulness teacher.

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Year Long Focusing Foundation Course and Focusing Community Experience

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Travel Lighter.  This course comprises of 4 long weekends at...

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Travel Lighter.  This course comprises of 4 long weekends at beautiful An Tionol, Compassionate Community Centre, Gort, Co Galway, Ireland. Venue easily accessible from UK with cheap flights to Shannon airport & then 1 hour away. BFA Certificated What if… already have within you surprising inner resources to life's dilemmas & frustrations? What if ….you could connect to a compassionate wisdom within you whenever in need? What is Focusing? It is a way of ‘coming home’ to yourself – a means of radical acceptance of anything inviting a sense of ease, flow and freedom. It is an exquisitely sensitive way of listening to or sensing what our (inner) world is telling us, often in the form of subtle feelings/sensations, in a way that is safe and gentle. It offers a creative and quietly profound way of being even with what we find most difficult and challenging. In focusing we are often pleasantly surprised by fresh or new spaces emerging, even from ‘impossibly stuck’ places. It is, in my experience a deeply satisfying process allowing my heart and soul space to breathe and be itself, to find its own sense of rightness. Overview year-long Focusing Foundation Course [This is a 4 long-weekend Module Learning and Community Experience]

  • A comprehensive introduction to focusing
  • Focusing alive in Community
  • Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships and focus alone
  • Make connections and enjoy a rich sense of community
  • Enjoy the luxurious experience of nature and nurture at An Tionol
  This course of 4 Weekend Modules will explore the following to  
  • Enable a gentle and deep inner healing process
  • Develop empathic and sensitive listening
  • Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new and empowered way
  • Live life from the unfolding fresh moment
  • Compassionately respond to your inner judge
  • Develop a grounded and balanced sense of yourself
   What can you expect in any one Weekend Module
  • Connect more deeply with self and others as you interact and explore focusing
  • Do exercises, demonstrations and receive instructions
  • Break out groups for focusing sessions with other participants
  • Connect with individuals and the whole group
  • Reading and Focusing sessions between weekend modules
  The 4 Weekend Modules; Module 1 First Steps on your Focusing Journey Date: Thurs Jan 25 (6pm) - Sunday 28 (3pm) 2018   Module 2 Focusing and journeying deeper to travel lighter Date: Thurs March 15 (6pm) -  Sunday 18 (3pm) 2018   Module 3 Focusing and the joy of the senses Date: Thurs June 14 (6pm) - Sunday 17 (3pm) 2018   Module 4 Focusing and Going solo, and working with complex edges Date: Thurs Sept 27 (6pm) – Sunday 30 (3pm) 2018   Venue - An Tionól Cottage Centre for Creative and compassionate living. This is an intimate setting with only 12 places. The bookings are on a first come first served bases. General Information You will be invited to form Empathy Groups that will meet daily during the modules and continue in the times between the courses Daily Programme 8.30 Breakfast 10.00 Morning session 13.30 Lunch and free time. 15.00 – 16.00 Focusing Groups. 16.15 Afternoon session 19.00 Evening meal. 20.15 Creative activities; Singing and dancing, etc. More on Focusing Training Prep: Read The Power of Focusing (A practical guide to emotional self-healing) by Ann Weiser Cornell (purchase from )hard cover from £1.40! Fees One fee for all four modules of the Year Training. The fee includes; Tuition Materials, including handouts Vegetarian food Accommodation We offer a sliding scale, to make it more accessible depending on your financial means: Benefits or low-waged: Euro 1,700 Moderately comfortable: Euro 2000 A non refundable deposit of 30% is payable prior to the course module 1 attendance (i.e. 600 euro or 510 euro). Your place is secure after this booking payment. A choice of 4 equal payments (one payment per module) is then an option or full payment up front. Contact Marta Fabregat +353 872031764 - Simon McKibbin + 44 7974817393 How to apply: Complete the booking form we will send you by email on interest. Special needs: Please let us know if you have any special needs or diet considerations. Personal Profiles: Simon McKibbin aka Sinhaketu and Marta Fabregat About the Trainer; Simon McKibbin aka Sinhaketu I believe focusing learning should be fun with a strong element of community and sharing. I am a certified BFA Focusing practitioner and also a certified trainer in the fields of Mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication (NVC), with 30 years of personal practise.   Combining elements of NVC and Mindfulness into the program adds a richness and depth allowing for a deeper facilitating of the Focusing experience. I am currently engaged in teaching Focusing based Mindfulness at Cambridge University. More on Simon and one to one About the Host: Marta Marta trained as a social mediator, and in conflict resolution, community development and facilitation. Marta's experience in the art of hosting, holding space and healing in nature gives this course an exciting blend of elements to accompany the Focusing process as a community adventure. An Tionól Cottage´s ht natural environment, with the strong presence of an Irish oak forest and its respectful approach to learning, is the vessel that holds us together in any open circle. It is our intention to continue opening space for new, fresh ways of communicating, connecting and being in the world. More on Focusing - meet founder, Gene Gendlin

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Thu 25 Jan - 30 Sep 2018

County Galway Ireland,

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