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Focusing Level 4: The Inner Critic

8th June 2022 - 29th June 2022 Online

Focusing Skills Certificate Online

Focusing is a gentle way of paying ourselves attention and deepening self-awareness. It trusts that our body knows and can tell us what we need for physical and emotional health.

During Level four, there will be group discussions, experiential work in pairs and Wholebody Focusing exercises.

Focusing partnerships are encouraged and there will be opportunities to discuss your experiences of Focusing and Companioning.

Workshop Structure

The course is divided into four parts, each with a particular theme as follows:

PART 1 – The Inner critic Our topic refers to an inner ‘voice’ that you might have noticed. perhaps it criticizes your actions, maybe it tells you that you are not capable enough to try something new. Participants will have opportunities to explore their own experiences of the inner critic. We will consider what lies beneath its judgmental attitude and how we can work with the inner critic in a compassionate manner.

PART 2 –Focusing Challenges We will consider some of the difficulties that can occur during a Focusing session. I will mention some common challenges which participants may recognise. There will also be space to discuss any areas that you feel uncertain about as Focuser and Companion.

PART 3 – Focusing and Symbols During a Focusing session symbols may emerge from the felt sense. We will look at their value at each stage and how to work with symbols effectively. Visual images or pictures sometimes symbolise an experience. We will consider the Companion’s role whilst accompanying a focuser who is in touch with an image. Dreams are also symbols. In preparation for our topic in part four I will give you some tips for remembering dreams.

PART 4 – Focusing with dreams During part four, participants we will see how we can deepen understandings of our dreams by working with the felt sense. You are invited to bring a dream of your own to explore in an exercise.

Workshop Outcomes

– Understanding the inner critic and its intentions

– Exploring personal experiences and reactions towards the inner critic

– Turning towards the inner critic, being in relationship with it and using Focusing language to enable change

– Increased confidence as Focuser and Companion

– Greater understandings of difficulties that can occur during a Focusing session

– Learning about how to work with certain difficulties that can occur during a Focusing session

– Understanding the value of symbols at different stages of a Focusing session

– Companioning the focuser whilst they are in touch with an image

– Experience working with a dream in a Focusing way

Dates

Part 1 8th June 2022

Part 2 15th June 2022

Part 3 22nd June 2022

Part 4 29th June 2022

Time

10am-1pm

Contact

Tel: 07941958034

Level four is the fourth of five Focusing levels which form the British Focusing Association Certificate in Focusing Skills. You will need to complete previous levels before joining the level four training

Taught by Paula Newman with Onlinevents

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