Meet the Teachers

Peter Afford – Facing climate change with the felt sense. 

Exploring ways we can face climate change together, with the felt sense. The felt sense of self, of others, and of the natural world. Staying in the ‘felt sense zone’. Felt sense approaches for groups: embodied dialogue, dynamic facilitation, appreciative enquiry’.

To read more about Peter click here

Greg Madison – Workshop Title TBC

Greg is internationally known for his teaching and writing on Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy. To read more about Greg  click here.

Barbara McGavin – Workshop Title TBC

Barbara McGavin’s greatest joy is exploring the frontiers of the Focusing process – what it is and how it can be applied in daily life.

Since 1991, she has been developing Inner Relationship Focusing with Ann Weiser Cornell. Since 1994, the two of them have been exploring Focusing in some of the most difficult areas of life. Untangling™ has grown out of this and is the core of Barbara’s own Focusing practice.

Barbara’s other great interest is in how Focusing can be used in the creative arts. She has developed a process called From Spark to Beacon to help people develop and release their creative capacities. For more about Barabara click here.

Fiona Parr – Deepening your Spiritual Connection Using Gene Gendlin’s Thinking at the Edge (TAE) practice

This is an experiential exploration into the meaning and significance that spirituality has for you. Through Focusing you have direct access to what is important to you about your spiritual connection. 

Pre-requisite for this workshop is Level 2, or equivalent. You will be guided through the initial steps of the TAE process  

To read more about Fiona click here.

René Veugelers – Being Seriously Playful.

Back to what you really ‘know.  A Dynamic Expressive approach towards your (implicit) inner child experience and a way to being with children and adults. It will be an experience full of experiential Listening & Focusing skills, Non-Verbal Communication, Creativity & Therapeutic Art making, Inner Child Contact and Deepening Bodily Awareness.

To read more about Rene click here.

Paula Charnley – Introduction to Focusing

These sessions led by Paula at the conference are an opportunity to get to grips with the basics of Focusing. The sessions are for those who are completely new to it, those who have had some experience, or anyone who would like to a refresher.

By the end of this series, you will feel more confident in your understanding of Focusing practice and have the skills needed to Focus with a partner.

To read more about Paula click here.