- Inner relationship Focusing
Amona has been offering courses, workshops, and sessions online and offline since 1998. She is a Certified Focusing Trainer as well as a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Assistant Trainer. She is of German origin, lived in Chicago from 1998-2015, and has been traveling the world since then.
What services do I offer?
Currently, I am offering Focusing Skills Certificate Level 1-5 Online (and live) courses in English as well as in Chinese for Taiwanese and Chinese students I also offer 5-day Focusing oriented courses in Germany with an emphasis on finding ease and clarity within one’s professional/work-life. I am co-facilitating retreats with my sister, combining Focusing with Authentic Movement.
My areas of special interest within my Focusing practice are: How does Focusing lead to steps of action? as well as: How to combine Focusing with non-violent communication, so that the expression of our needs and wishes arise from a felt sense basis.
My background in Focusing
I have been Focusing since 2014.
After an introduction to Focusing as part of a course called Working with People, I immediately caught fire. A year later, I repeated the course, which also included energy reading, and assisted the same course in 2018.
For three years, after reading "Focusing" by Gene Gendlin, I primarily Focused by myself as I continuously traveled through various time zones and found this to be the most suitable format. However, over the past three years, I have appreciated sharing regular Focusing sessions with my Focusing partner while also completing the training required to become a Focusing Teacher/Trainer.
Before I started Focusing I had a 15-year foundation of daily meditation and regular Feldenkrais practice, both approaches in which the inner inquiry takes place alone. I found the interaction of Focusing to be a precious added value.
Focusing Level 1-5 Certification/Certificate in Focusing Skills (Fiona Parr BFA)
Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2017 (TIFI)
Focusing Practitioner/Certified Focusing Professional (Fiona Parr BFA & Beth Mahler TIFI)
Focusing Teacher (Fiona Parr BFA & Beth Mahler TIFI )
Certified Focusing Trainer with the International Focusing Institute (TIFI)
How do I practice?
A Focusing session with Amona can be nothing short of a revelation. She sits with you, gently guiding the inner process of listening. What she offers, in essence, is a safe holding, a non-judgmental witnessing that allows you to trust your own experiences, thoughts, and feelings to the relief of bodily tension and psychological stress. Focusing allows for a greater self-assurance– a confidence that you are the expert of your own body and mind.