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Online Focusing Practitioner Training

specialist Course

Do you love Focusing, and want to share this valuable resource with others?
Starting September. A new online professional training for...

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Do you love Focusing, and want to share this valuable resource with others?
Starting September. A new online professional training for people who have done the basic course.
This is for you if you have learnt the basics of Focusing and you know how much it has given you already, and what it means to you in your life. This is an opportunity for you to take it further, deepen your understanding, and be able to offer Focusing sessions to others. It will be of interest to you if you already work with others, especially in a professional capacity.
Tuesday afternoons, 3, 10, 17 and 24 September gets you started. And there is more to follow.
During the programme, you get support from a small group of fellow trainees as well as individual mentoring from two dedicated Mentors. There are three training modules, spread throughout the year, specialist advanced trainings, and you assist on the basic course as an advanced student. There is home study and written work, as well as individual Focusing sessions with your Mentors.
Beyond what has already been described above, here is a list of learning outcomes:
  • Listening/reflecting skills.
  • Guiding skills.
  • Relationship with clients.
  • Ethics.
  • General knowledge/understanding of Focusing.
  • Exploration of the use of Focusing in an area of personal interest (e.g. counselling, creativity).
  • Self-employment skills.
See my web site, and contact me directly for more information, and to apply for the training programme.

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3 Sep 2019 - 24 Sep 2019

skype worldwide

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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Online introduction to Focusing and Listening

introductory Course

Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course combines Levels 1 and 2 to give you a good start in Focusing...

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Thursdays 12 noon - 3pm This introductory course combines Levels 1 and 2 to give you a good start in Focusing and Listening, followed by Levels 3, 4 and 5, which help you to deepen into the practice and become more proficient. You gain immediate benefit from having Focusing partners and practice sessions, and you will be encouraged to practice with course participants between the classes. The course is divided into a series of weekly half-days of 3 hours each. After the initial eight weeks in September and October, there is a break for 4 – 6 weeks for you to practice and to integrate what you have learned. There follows another series of 4 weekly seminars, with a break between the next Level or module. There are five modules in total, so the course takes several months to complete. Focusing works best when you learn and absorb slowly, over a period of time. We will use Zoom, which is user-friendly and easy-to-install.  If you do not already have Zoom on your computer, you can download it for free prior to the sessions. All the dates are listed here on my web site. Cost £575, if you pre-pay for the whole course. You can also decide by the end of Level 1 if you want to do that.

Costs per individual level: £150 for each level or an early-bird price of £125 if you pay at least a month ahead. Half price if you have previously attended the respective online course.
You can reserve your place with a £75 deposit. https://fionaparr-focusing.co.uk/calendar/ You can sign up by going to my web site.

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5 Sep 2019 - 30 Apr 2020

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Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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“No Holding Back – being fully alive” deep dive course

phone Course

Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing your deepest values and inspirations? Do you want to make...

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Do you sense that your life is not yet expressing your deepest values and inspirations? Do you want to make changes in yourself and the world but keep getting stuck? Do you avoid or find it hard to turn towards life's challenges with creativity and kindness? WHAT DOES THE COURSE HOLD IN STORE? This is a unique opportunity to join me on a 12 week closed group course to explore what keeps us from living with full aliveness. We will delve into those aspects of our lives that "hold us back" and gently find ways to unleash the energy and power in these places. We will meet the core aspects of these tangled places (the critic, the safety guardian and the wounded one) and find new ways to befriend them. We will learn to find hidden treasure there and in the most tricky areas of our life and we will find new ways forward. Some of the themes we will explore will be:

  • Safety and resourcing
  • What holds us back
  • Resources of: presence, metaphor and precision
  • Deep empathy
  • Befriending the Critic
  • Befriending the Safety Guardian
  • Befriending the Wounded One
  • Hidden treasure places: grief, shame, addiction and avoidance
  • Making steps towards change and freedom
There course will comprise of teaching sessions, demonstrations, paired and solo practice and optional practice sessions in between the sessions with other participants. COSTS £160 Early bird - if booked before July 30th. £190 After July 30th. I have a few concessionary places available at £110.

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11 Sep 2019 - 11 Sep 2019

online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Online Introduction to Focusing: Level 1 The Essence of Focusing 2pm – 5pm

introductory Course

Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there...

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Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5pm for 4 weeks. It comprises Levels 1 of the Focusing skills Certificate course, and there is an option to continue on to the full five Levels. Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion.

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8 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: online course begins

specialist Course

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 4th Nov 7.00-9.15pm https://www.livingfocusing.co.uk/dreams.html

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4 Nov 2019 - 4 Nov 2019

online, skype worldwide

Peter Gill's BFA Page

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Online Focusing Skills Certificate Level 2: Focusing Partners

focusing skills certificate Course

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and...

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Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills and deepen your ability to listen to yourself encourage your personal growth and development. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops. With Fiona Parr

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3 Dec 2019 - 7 Jan 2020

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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Online Level 3: Focusing Partnership

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By...

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Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills. Pre-requisite: Level 2 or equivalent.

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5 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020

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Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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BFA Focusing Skills Course (online/residential)

focusing skills certificate Course

This comprehensive foundation course in focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and two long-weekend residential...

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This comprehensive foundation course in focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and two long-weekend residential workshops. No prior experience of focusing is required. The course is divided into five sections: three blocks of four Zoom sessions (12 in total) between January and the end of June, plus two residential weekend workshops on April 3th - 5th and June 19th - 21st. The residentials will be held at the Purley Chase Centre, a comfortable venue in the Warwickshire countryside. There will be an online option for participants who are unable to attend the in-person weekends. You are welcome to attend the introductory block of four Zoom sessions without committing upfront to the whole course if you wish. Each online group will have a maximum of five participants and all participants will be invited to come together for the in-person weekends. The precise dates and times of the Zoom calls will be decided according to participants' availability. In this small-group setting, you will find the course offers a welcoming, sensitively-held space where you feel able to turn up ‘just as you are’. Each session will include time to settle in together, some input on focusing and companioning and focusing time in pairs or triads. The main themes of the five course sections are:

  • An introduction to focusing and companioning
  • Deepening our focusing and listening
  • The gifts of the body in focusing and listening
  • Sailing with the wind!
  • Self-criticism, ‘exile’ and focusing in everyday life
We will explore these themes together in an experiential way, allowing plenty of time for your own input and reflections. Course fees: The cost for each block of online sessions is £120; the weekend residential fee is £140 (plus a donation for accommodation). Please email me for further information and booking form. I look forward to hearing from you!

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13 Jan 2020 - 29 Jun 2020

Zoom / The Purley Chase Centre near Atherstone, Warwickshire, skype worldwide

Kay Hoffmann's BFA Page

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Introduction to focusing and companioning

introductory Course

This 4-week Zoom course, comprising four 2.5 hour seminars, is an opportunity to be introduced to the delights of focusing...

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This 4-week Zoom course, comprising four 2.5 hour seminars, is an opportunity to be introduced to the delights of focusing and listening from the comfort of your own home! Participants will be divided into groups of maximum 5 people to ensure a comfortable, welcoming setting. The precise dates and times of the Zoom calls will be chosen according to participants' availability. This short course provides a friendly environment in which you can learn to listen to yourself and others in a deeply nourishing way, bringing relief from inner conflict and the joy of re-connecting with what it means to be human! The time we spend together will be largely experiential. It will be a journey of coming home to yourself – time to give precious space and kindly attention to your inner world and current life issues. Each call will include teaching input, focusing time in pairs or triads and a short break. Cost: £120 This introductory course is part 1 of a 6-month, 60 hour comprehensive foundation in focusing and listening called the BFA Focusing Skills Course. You are welcome to attend the introduction before deciding whether you would like to commit to the remainder of the training: two further blocks of four Zoom calls and two residential weekend workshops. There will be an online option for those unable to attend the residential weekends. Please email me for further details. I look forward to hearing from you!      

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13 Jan 2020 - 3 Feb 2020

Zoom, skype worldwide

Kay Hoffmann's BFA Page

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Online Level 3: Focusing Partnership

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By...

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Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills. Pre-requisite: Level 2 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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4 Feb 2020 - 25 Feb 2020

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Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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Online Level 4: Reminding Suggestions

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing...

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Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide. Pre-requisite: Level 3 or equivalent. 4 x Thursdays.

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6 Feb 2020 - 27 Feb 2020

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own, and integrate Focusing into your life and work. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore. Pre-requisite: Level 4 or equivalent. 4 x Thursdays.

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2 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020

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Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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Online Level 4: Reminding Suggestions

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing...

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Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide. Pre-requisite: Level 3 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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7 Apr 2020 - 28 Apr 2020

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Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own, and integrate Focusing into your life and work. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore. Pre-requisite: Level 4 or equivalent. 4 x Tuesdays.

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2 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020

skype worldwide

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

Email Fiona Parr