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Online Focusing Foundation Skills Travel Lighter Course

focusing skills certificate Course

What do you do when you want to let go of something in you, but it is not ready to...

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What do you do when you want to let go of something in you, but it is not ready to let go of you!?   How wonderful would it be if you could ‘be with yourself’ in a way that inspired flow and movement even with the most challenging of patterns, to tap into your innate body wisdom? Learn how to Travel Lighter with Focusing in your life.   What is Focusing? It is a moment by moment way of ‘coming home’ to yourself. 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. Listen now to Short introduction to Focusing with Healing Attunement  https://soundcloud.com/simon-mckibbin/exquisite-self-healing-through-focusing-an-intro-attunement    This Focusing 5 Module Course offers a means to; Develop a grounded and balanced sense of yourself Compassionately respond to your inner judge Enable a gentle and deep inner healing process Develop empathic and sensitive listening Enjoy an enriched sense of sharing and communing with others Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new & empowered way Live life from the unfolding fresh moment Community This program offers not only an enrichment in wellbeing but a profoundly deep sense of connection and sharing with an inclusive sense of community experience.   What can you expect in any one session Enjoy the closeness and intimacy of others on a shared journey Hear and see the others as you interact and explore focusing Do exercises, demonstrations and explore focusing together Connect with individuals and the whole group (up to 6) Focusing sessions between online sessions   An online course, How?   Zoom 

  • This online course offers a very convenient way o to participate from the comfort of home, avoiding travel and whilst enjoying a sense of connection and community. We will use Zoom - easy to download with the option to use a free phone based conference facility if need be.
  • Zoom is really great because if you miss a session - we record all sessions - you can have a copy to listen to before the next session.
  • You will be given a copy of the recording for your learning library.
  Titles and dates for the 5 Modules Module 1: First steps in your Focusing Journey: An introduction Monday Sept 3 2018 Module 2: Focusing and journeying deeper to travel lighter TBA Module 3: Focusing and the joy of the senses TBA Module 4: Focusing and Going solo; journeying in confidence TBA Module 5: Focusing and Freedom TBA [Day & Time: Mondays 6.30 - 8.30 pm (sessions 2 hrs long)]   Example of a Module overview and content Module 1 overview (First Steps on your Focusing Journey) offers A comprehensive introduction to focusing Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships Module 1 Content Exploring the landscape – Focusing and silent listening Describing and resonating Letting parts be there as fully as it wants to be The shape of the Focusing process Intimate group up to 6 participants only BFA Certificated Costs £150 per module prior to commencing. Try one module first? You have the option at the end of the first module to complete your commitment. However, if after the first module if you are delighted with your skills and community experience you are invited to make a firm commitment to complete the 5 modules for the sake of learning and support for others as a community.   Secure your 1st Module Booking Now with Payment Options Pay a £50 (to secure a place) deposit or for the first Module in full £150 (payable prior to the start of the Module) Bank Transfer Details HSBC Mr S McKibbin Sort Code: 401156 Account number: 30586749 OR   Paypal: Go to https://www.paypal.me/SimonMcKibbin (If you have a choice Bank transfer is preferable)   Confirmation of Booking & Payment Please send me a confirmation email ( info@mindfulnesswithcompassion.com ) to mention you have paid with your Bank Reference / Paypal Reference   Interested and want to find out more? Call me on 0044 (0)7974 817 393 or email info@mindfulnesswithcompassion.com   Your Facilitator Simon McKibbin I met Gene Gendlin (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 therefore touched to share this precious vision, for my own quality of balance and growth and the sanity of the world, which badly needs it!  I believe I enrich Focusing through my 30 years as a Mindfulness practitioner and teacher and as a Non Violent Communication (NVC) trainer.  I am currently on placement with Cambridge University involved in a Mindfulness research project and teaching Focusing based Mindfulness to the students. I very much look forward to sharing this precious vision with you that has does so much to enrich my own life moment by moment   Meet the Founder Eugene Gendlin introducing Focusing    Eugene Gendlin on Focusing   More on Focusing Focusing Guided Attunements live with Simon A series of Attunements from Module 1 2018 Focusing Community and Skills Program Year 4 long weekends in Galway, Ireland - Still Taking bookings for Module 2 in June 2018  Listen to some of the Guided Attunements. https://soundcloud.com/simon-mckibbin/sets/focusing-module-1-attunements-and-focusing-for-balance-and-grounding     More on  Simon Focusing Trainer Simon McKibbin    

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3 Sep 2018 - 1 Apr 2019

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Conscious and Intuitive parenting: Free online seminar

introductory Course

Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard to...

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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 free seminar will introduce some of the tools and concepts from the embodied approach of Focusing. Tools that will help us navigate the often difficult and rocky terrain of parenting. We will touch on these themes and more Being bigger than your feelings Listening with empathy (to you and your children) Facing difficulties and triggers Tuesday 11th Sep 10.30-11.30am

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11 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018

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Online BFA skills course begins

focusing skills certificate Course

The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and...

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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
Dates: 
Evening course. 7.00-9.00pm. Module 2: Wednesday September 12th. Module 3: Wednesday October 31st. 
 Module 4: Wednesday January 16th 2019. Module 5: Wednesday 13th March 2019.

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12 Sep 2018 - 12 Sep 2018

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The hidden language of dreams

introductory Course

The hidden language of dreams What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them?...

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The hidden language of dreams 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? Every night, our body "speaks" to us in dreams, and in a language very close to the one in Focusing. If we take the skills of Focusing to our dreams stories, we can find a new ways to understand and decipher this mysterious and wise language. Includes a demonstration of Focusing with a dream. Monday 17th Sep 7.30-9pm

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17 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018

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Online mini course: Intuitive parenting:

specialist Course

Intuitive Parenting Do you struggle with knowing what to do in parenting? Crowded out by opinions and feelings? Finding it hard...

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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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18 Sep 2018 - 18 Sep 2018

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Introduction to Focusing: Level 1 The Essence of Focusing online course by Zoom 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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9 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018

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 17th Oct 7.00-9.15pm

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15 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018

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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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4 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Online Level 3: Companionship

focusing skills certificate Course

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

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Devon. 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. Prerequisite: Level 2

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5 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Online Level 4: Reminders

focusing skills certificate Course

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

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Devon. 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. Prerequisite: Level 3

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26 Mar 2019 - 16 Apr 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

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Online Level 5: Applied Focusing

focusing skills certificate Course

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’; develop your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and become aware of...

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Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’; develop your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and become aware of what gets in the way. Each person gets time in the group to explore a practical application of Focusing in your life. Prerequisite: Level 4

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14 May 2019 - 4 Jun 2019

Liverton, Devon, skype worldwide

Fiona Parr's BFA Page

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