Mary Louise Morris
- Inner relationship Focusing
- Children Focusing
I am a mindfulness teacher who has been working with schools and one to one with pupils from 3-18years and training teachers for that last 8 years. I have been working with schools in the Uk for 18 years.
What services do I offer?
I combine Focusing with elements of mindfulness and art therapy. Im particularly interested in the use of images to facilitate Focusing, both internal images, and also in creating images.
1:1 focusing for adults
1:1 focusing for children/young people
focusing combined with art therapy techniques for both adults and children
Webinars and courses to introduce focusing to adults.
My background in Focusing
I found focusing through Kay Hoffman in 2012 when I met her at a yoga workshop.
I immediately asked her for some private sessions, then attended a two day workshop in July 2012.
After that I began focusing on a regular basis and attended workshops to learn different aspects of Focusing, such as whole body focusing. After attending a focusing camp in 2018, I became inspired to attend the practitioner training. Since then I have also attended a four day online training with Rene in focusing for children.
BA Hons in French University College London
MA in Design for Interactive Media Middlesex University.
Trainings I have done:
Focusing Skills course. (British Focusing Association) 2018
Mental Health First Aid Training for young people. 2017
Designated Safeguarding Lead Training. 2016
Teacher Training in 'dot-be' Foundations with Mindfulness for Schools. 2015
Teacher Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, at The Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice, University of Bangor. 2013
Accredited teacher of the Mindfulness In Schools Programme (MISP). 2012
Accredited teacher of Creative Relaxation The Girasol Foundation. 2008
Certificate in Integrated Arts in Therapy and Education. Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. 2007
Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Sivananda Organisation Bahamas. 2006
Yoga Teacher Training Sivananda Organisation India. 2004
How do I practice?
A series of five one-hour sessions with Mary-Lou helped me transition through a time of anxiety and ill-health. Her empathic, instinctual and holistic approach using a combination of focusing and guided meditation helped me to fully experience that illusive mind/body connection with the result that I've been able to reach a place of greater understanding and acceptance. Thank you, Mary-Lou.