Focusing Foundations Training Level One & Two
23rd April 2024 - 25th June 2024 Zoom
Focusing Skills Certificate Ongoing groups & offers
Embark on a journey of self discovery in this 10 week Course empowering you to access your inner resources and cultivate a greater sense of your authentic self.
Focusing is a powerful method of self-discovery that places great significance on our own personal experiences. By tuning into our bodily sensations, we can gain valuable insights and guidance. Marie, will guide us through the process of Focusing and help us uncover the wisdom that our bodies already possess. Through this practice, we can better understand and navigate through situations that may leave us feeling confused or uncertain. By tapping into our inner resources, we can unlock a wealth of knowledge and clarity that resides within us.
This Course is for you if you would like to….
Be part of an embodied empathetic, warm group of human beings who can listen deeply to one another and inside themselves.
Gain an understanding of what sets Focusing apart as a life-giving transformational practice.
Learn the qualities and skills you need to use Focusing as a supportive practice in your life, with yourself and with others.
Get enough personal attention in your experiential learning inside a small group (Maximum 10 people).
Become skilled and practiced at finding a grounded stable sense of self.
Learn how to listen deeply with your body as well as your brain.
Become a Focusing professional, this course is the foundation for further certification.
This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as a first step for health and healing professionals in bringing Focusing to their clinical practice.
In Level one and two trainees gain the ability Focus and Listen inside a Focusing partnership. They learn the basics of the Focusing process and how to be a nurturing companion to both your own and your partners process. Focusers are taught to guide themselves through the process of being with what they are sensing on the inside. The Focuser learns to be in charge of their own Focusing process and to ask for what they need from their companion. We spend time with developing the qualities of presence and how we can support these qualities when we are companioning our Focusing partner. Advanced listening skills are taught such as reflecting our understanding of what the Focuser means to convey and using the word something as an empathic prompt to stay a bit longer with what is not yet clear or known. Companions are also given a script for a “Lead-In,” and ask the Focuser before the session starts if s/he would like to be led in.
All 10 class sessions will incorporate a hands-on approach to learning by starting with a group experiential practice of a focusing session or providing an experience related to focusing. This interactive method is considered the most effective way to grasp the concepts and allows each student to discover their own unique style of supporting this process. It will be accompanied by informative discussions on theory and technique. Additionally, there will be live demonstrations of one-on-one focusing sessions involving class participants.
This course, led by Marie Connors, is a powerful and deep Foundation to this empowering body centred process of listening to your inner self.