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‘The Gifts of the Body in Focusing and Listening’ residential weekend near Birmingham

19th April 2024 - 21st April 2024 The Purley Chase Centre, Mancetter, Warwickshire, Atherstone

Specialist Workshop/Event

This residential event is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their embodied experience of focusing and companioning by integrating the treasures of Wholebody Focusing. Whether you have many years’ experience of focusing or have only just begun, you are equally welcome to attend.

The themes we will explore together include:

  • Letting the innate intelligence of our body guide our focusing and listening
  • Inviting movement
  • Welcoming silence
  • Opening to a deeper felt connection between focuser and listener
  • Focusing in nature
  • Finding the fun in focusing
  • Felt-sensing ‘on the hoof’ within the whole weekend

The programme will include focusing time in pairs or triads, optional guided movement before breakfast each morning, free time for walking or resting after lunch on Saturday.

The event begins with an evening meal at 6.30pm on Friday April 19 and ends at 4pm on Sunday April 21.

The Purley Chase Centre is a welcoming venue in the Warwickshire countryside which provides comfortable, single ensuite bedrooms, excellent food and beautiful grounds:

It is the perfect place to take time out, rest, recharge your batteries and then see how this influences your experience of focusing. As Eugene Gendlin  says:

“Your body needs the rest. Once your body is allowed to be itself, un-cramped,

  it has the wisdom to deal with your problems.”

Costs: The retreat fee is £150 to Kay plus a donation to the venue for your accommodation, meals and refreshments. The suggested venue donation is £164 – you are invited to give what you can.

Travel: The venue is easily accessible by road or rail. The nearest rail station is Atherstone and there is a direct train from London Euston.

Please email me for further details and a booking form . I look forward to hearing from you!

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