suzi mackenzie - Focusing Member in south east


Biography

I rediscovered Focusing in 2008 when I was training as a counsellor: Something in me knew that I needed it! I found that while I knew I needed to empathise with and accept myself, I didn’t always manage it and Focusing showed me how to do this. Focusing has been such a huge gift in my process of personal development that I love sharing it with others to see how it can help them. Focusing helped me to connect with my body and helped me to become more whole by connecting with different parts of me, including liberating parts that had been oppressed.

I love to teach Focusing as an approach to both self care and self discovery. In my counselling work, drawing on the Focusing approach can deepen the therapeutic process with my clients and help them be in touch with their potential. I feel privileged to assist people to relate to their inner experience: I trust that there is usually something more to our experience than what is immediately known, if we are patient and open enough to recognise it. I see the beauty of the uniqueness that appears when a person can let their experience be, just as it is.



What I'm Doing Now

I am a Person Centred counsellor and draw on Focusing in my work with clients, dependent on their individual needs. I also offer guided Focusing sessions and teach Focusing to individuals. I work from Brighton and Burgess Hill.

If you’re looking for counselling that has an emphasis on our bodily felt experience or the link between emotion and the body then my approach may fit with you. Focusing can also bring a framework we can draw on for exploring your experience and how you relate to yourself, as well as the opportunity to take away some practical strategies that help to deal with overwhelming feelings.

Guided Focusing sessions can help you explore a particular issue, problem or decision. These sessions can also be used as a way of exploring your dreams and what they may be telling you. I can also offer sessions to help you to learn Focusing so that you can guide yourself through the Focusing process and/or start a Focusing/Listening partnership with another Focuser.



Primary Phone

07851 086396



Primary Email

Suzi Mackenzie - suzimac55@hotmail.com



Website

http://www.suzimackenzie.com/



Events by suzi mackenzie

Dreaming and Intuition

focusing skills certificate Course

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This weekend will give us the opportunity to be with our dreams and explore them in a Focusing way. You will be invited to let go of rational thought and allow in the childlike or instinctual so we can look at intuition and what nourishes it. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 7 and 8 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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Sat 10 Mar - 11 Mar 2018

Crescent Practice, Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Introduction to Focusing – Improving our relationship with ourselves

introductory Course

Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of...

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Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we attend to our experiencing. It can help us to step out of our habitual ways of relating to ourselves, others, situations and into a way of experiencing that is more nuanced, rich and alive. Focusing is a natural skill that anyone can develop and Focusing-listening partnerships are a brilliant resource for supporting our wellbeing and ongoing self exploration. Focusing could be seen as an antidote to the fast driven ways of the modern world – and perhaps can help us steer a calmer path through it! Learning Focusing can help

  • developing more of a connection with your body
  • improving your relationship with yourself
  • improving your self esteem
  • supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
  • connecting with your intuition
The workshop will be highly experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process. There will be time to explore the concept of the ‘felt sense’ and the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. There is the option to complete a second workshop, then potentially four more weekend workshops which lead to a BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practising Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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Sat 28 Apr - 28 Apr 2018

The Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Creativity and Values into Action

focusing skills certificate Course

This weekend will include more opportunity to nurture creativity and...

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This weekend will include more opportunity to nurture creativity and intuition. We will look at how Focusing may relate to your values or spirituality and how we can work with action steps. If you have completed all of the five weekends you receive the Focusing Skills Certificate. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 9 and 10 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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Sat 26 May - 27 May 2018

Crescent Practice, Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Introduction to Focusing day two

introductory Course

This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing on...

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This workshop follows on from my Introduction to Focusing on 23rd September. You may choose to attend this second day after having attended one of my day one workshops or if you have attended a one day Focusing Introduction with another teacher. This day two of the Introduction will provide further opportunity to consolidate your learning from day one, gain more practice with Focusing and learn about Clearing a Space. Clearing a Space is a process which can be used as a standalone practice, useful for dealing with overwhelm, or as a step within the Focusing process. We will also explore the Focusing attitude. After attending this second day of the Introduction you would be in a position to seek a Focusing partner through the BFA's Focusing partners pool. Practice of Focusing with a partner is a great way to look after yourself and cultivate a different sort of awareness. For more information or to book go to www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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Sun 3 Jun - 3 Jun 2018

Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Blocks and the Inner Relationship

focusing skills certificate Course

What are the reasons why you might get stuck when...

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What are the reasons why you might get stuck when you’re Focusing? We will look at blocks to the Focusing process - particularly the Inner Critic - and how to work with them. We will also look at the Inner Relationship and working with the different parts of us. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 3 and 4 of Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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Sat 24 Nov - 25 Nov 2018

Cresent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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Listening, Language and the Body

focusing skills certificate Course

We will look at deepening your listening practice, making the...

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We will look at deepening your listening practice, making the Focusing process collaborative and how use of language can influence the Focusing process. We will also explore our connection with the body and utilising the wider space to support us. This workshop is suitable for people who have completed a one or two day Introduction to Focusing. This weekend workshop makes up days 5 and 6 of a Skills Certificate in Focusing. For more information or to book visit www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training or email suzimac55@hotmail.com or call 07851 086 396

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Sat 26 Jan - 27 Jan 2019

Crescent Practice, 19 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, BN1 3JF, south east

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