Going deeper

Once you have learnt the basics of Focusing and Listening through me or another teacher, you can go deeper with your practice by completing the Focusing Skills course. This course is a thorough training in Focusing and Listening and is completed by taking any introductory workshop plus workshops 2-5 listed below (they are also known as called the BFA Focusing Skills course). These are a pre requisite if you want to train in Focusing professionally.

Each weekend has a central theme and, like the introductory workshops, there is a mixture of practice, teaching and informal discussion. Discounts are available for those booking the whole series of follow-on workshops. 

On these workshops you will learn how to:
  • Listen with sensitivity and subtlety
  • Support the Focuser in difficult places
  • Listen to how the body “speaks”
  • Give suggestions and reminders to your Focuser
  • Find out where change and forward movement come from
  • Be with difficult and tangled issues
  • Be with critical and judgmental voices
  • Develop space for wholeness, healing and integration

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Focusing Skills Course online


The online Focusing skills certificate is a complete and thorough foundation course in the art and skills of Focusing and listening. Once you have completed any introductory event, you can join the course. It comprises of four modules. Each module consists of five, two hour sessions over five weeks. There will also be partnership practice between sessions with other participants.
More info here for online follow on courses




Focusing Skills Course in Bristol 2017


Venue: Fulcrum House, 3 Grove Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6UJ
Times: 10am–5pm Saturday, 10am-4.30pm Sunday
Costs: £130 (£460 total if booking all four together). Half price if you are repeating them with me.
How to book: You can book each weekend individually below or all four weekends together using the paypal links below: or contact me for more information or to pay by transfer or cheque


1st - 2nd July 2017
Workshop 2: A Companion on the Journey - Iistening Skills
Venue: Fulcrum House, 3 Grove Road, Redland, Bristol. BS6 6UJ
Times: 10am–5pm Saturday, 10am-4.30pm Sunday.
Costs: £130
Topics:
  • Listening skills
  • Listening principles and practice
  • Dwelling at the edge
  • The felt sense
  • Facilitative Language
  • How the body speaks
16th - 17th September 2017
Workshop 3: A Helping Hand - Guiding skills
Venue: Fulcrum House, 3 Grove Road, Redland, Bristol. BS6 6UJ
Times: 10am–5pm Saturday, 10am-4.30pm Sunday.
Costs: £130
Topics:
  • Guiding skills
  • Self-Guiding
  • Guiding Principles
  • Helping the focuser stay present
  • Deeper Listening
21st - 22nd October 2017
Workshop 4: Untangling the knots
Venue: Fulcrum House, 3 Grove Road, Redland, Bristol. BS6 6UJ
Times: 10am–5pm Saturday, 10am-4.30pm Sunday.
Costs: £130
Topics:
  • Developing grounding
  • Inner visitors and guests in Focusing
  • Dynamics of the inner world
  • Guiding skills
  • Critical Voices
Workshop full: Contact me to be added to the waiting list
25th - 26th Nov 2017
Workshop 5: A Path to Wholeness
Venue: Fulcrum House, 3 Grove Road, Redland, Bristol. BS6 6UJ
Times: 10am–5pm Saturday, 10am-4.30pm Sunday.
Costs: £130
Topics:
  • Focusing and Spirituality
  • Living from "self-in-presence"
  • What is wholeness
  • Gendlin's key concepts in Focusing
  • Radical acceptance
Workshop full: Contact me to be added to the waiting list
Book all four weekends for £460 (A discount of £60)
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Other special themed Workshops 2017


My other advanced workshops stand alone and are not part of the BFA skills series. They explore special interest themes and topics such as Focusing with dreams, decision making or self acceptance. They are open to anyone who has done at least 2 days of training in Focusing and Listening.

These workshops have a minimum number to take place (see booking conditions for more information)

30th Oct - 6th Dec 2017
The dreaming body: Exploring dreams with Focusing: 5 week course.
Venue: Online through zoom
What can dreams tell us about our life? How can Focusing help with understanding them? Might there be a way to explore them in a new way that brings clarity and change in our lives?
Focusing is all about listening to what the body has to say about our life, but every night something similar happens with our dreams. Something in us (the body/the dream maker) gives us rich, mysterious and powerful symbols, telling us not just about our life situation but how we might carry those situations forward.

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