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David Garlovsky

Yorkshire And Humberside

  • Wholebody Focusing
  • Creativity
  • Inner relationship Focusing


Teacher trainer/CEO Schools and Homes Energy Education Project – Using Focusing/Listening to develop problem solves skills and combine education and invention to facilitate decisions about energy use and climate change. Successfully pioneered an education method and STEM renewable energy resources

What services do I offer?

Changes Group
Workshops, individual and group sessions in empathetic listening and experiential focusing
Application in the use of listening and focusing in education settings; with particular interest in teacher support. Website of Focusing and Listening resources:

My background in Focusing

I am from Chicago where I was first introduced to Focusing and Active listening in 1970 at Changes at the Blue Gargoyle located in the Disciples of Christ in the area of the University of Chicago. Eugene Gendlin, Mary Hendricks and others of Changes ( i.e. Jim Iberg and Anne Wiser Cornell, Linda Olson ). I was also a student of Gendlin's at the University of Chicago. Theory Construction class. The content of this course was to become the foundation of Thinking At the Edge (TAE). Focusing and Theory Construction influenced in the development of my teaching approach

I came to London in 1980 and set up a Masters degree programme with Antioch University to study psychotherapy for application to develop an education methodology; included studies with Philadelphia Association ; R.D. was one of the teachers. In early 1980, to introduce UK to Focusing, I conducted a small group in Active Listening and Focusing Group in London and another in Sheffield when I moved there in 1991. Barbara McGavin Edwards was a member of the London group but do not remember others. I later had meetings with Peter Afford and Rob Foxcroft and became a member of the BFA. At the time I was not aware of anyone else teaching Focusing in UK. I have been teaching Focusing and Active Listening in UK for past 42 years.

Certified Focusing Professional, Trainer and Certification as a Focusing teacher.


Focusing Institute Certificate in Focusing
Certificated Focusing Professional and Trainer, Focusing Institute
BSc, MSc, Certificate in Social Phenomenology

CEO Solar-Active/Schools and Homes Energy Education Project - Company/Charity/Social Enterprise. Combining education, invention and manufacture to facilitate informed decisions about energy use at home and workplace. Successfully pioneered an education method, renewable and energy efficiency resources to make learning and teaching enjoyable to develop young peoples enthusiasm for Science, Technology and to develop their enterprise skills in engineering.

How do I practice?

  • In person
  • Online

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