FOCUSING for CREATIVITY & HEALING
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?
Certificated Focusing Foundation Skills Course
Levels 1 - 5 (Level 1 now booking)
Commence Monday 25 April 2022 – Completes Monday 16 January 2023
also details of a SEPTEMBER 2022 Course in pdf below
Each level: 1 session of 2 hours per week (for 6 weeks) Plus 1 x Focusing in pairs between each week session
Monday 7 pm - 9 pm BST
x 5 levels (Level 1 now Booking)
This Focusing Course will enable you to
Develop a grounded and balanced sense of yourself
Express yourself creatively and freshly through body speech and mind
Begin and support the process of authentic, genuine and deep healing
Compassionately respond to your inner judge / critic
Enable a gentle and deep inner healing process
Develop empathic and sensitive listening
Enjoy an enriched sense of sharing and communing with others
Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new & empowered way
Live life from the unfolding fresh moment
Lisa shares... 'Absolutely brilliant ...... a healing journey' (62 secs)
What is Focusing?
Focusing is a moment by moment way of ‘coming home’ to yourself, in that deeper and natural sense of being easy inside your own skin. It is exquisitely delightful to sense fresh or new spaces emerging even from ‘impossibly stuck’ places in us. We shift away from the trapped and locked in sense of living in the head into the relief and freedom of embodied ease. It is a delightfully sensitive way of listening to or sensing what our world is telling us, both inside and outside in a way that is safe and gentle. It offers a creative and quietly profound way of being even with what we find most difficult and challenging. It is, in my experience a deeply satisfying process allowing the heart and soul space to breathe and be itself, to find its own sense of rightness, health and finding expression in endless creativity.
Jen shares ... 'the fresh edge' (90 seconds)
Nagadipa shares .....'almost as important to me as sleep'
‘The only way that I can make the word for the journey is to imagine it’s like the wardrobe in the lion, witch and wardrobe. Or a pin hole camera! Focusing has been and continues to be almost as important to me as sleep – very important! This course with Simon was the biggest gift and I’ll always be grateful to him for helping me establish a focusing practice,’
Nagadipa Nathasha Lythego
This program offers not only an enrichment in wellbeing but a profoundly deep sense of connection and sharing with an inclusive sense of community experience, where there is an emphasis on Focusing practice between the sessions for continuity and personal growth.
What can you expect in any one session
• Enjoy the closeness and intimacy of others on a shared journey
• Hear and see the others as you interact and explore focusing
• Do exercises, demonstrations and explore focusing together
• Connect with individuals and the whole group (up to 8)
• Focusing sessions between online sessions
An online course, How? Zoom!
This online course offers a very convenient way o to participate from the comfort of home, avoiding travel and whilst enjoying a sense of connection and community.
We will use Zoom – easy to download Zoom is really great because if you miss a session – we record all sessions – you can have a copy to listen to before the next session. You will be given a copy of each session that is recording for your learning library.
Please read privacy and zoom protocols for your reassurance and community safety.
Ruth shares .... 'a massive difference' (53 secs)
Course Level Titles & Dates
25 April 2022 – 16 Jan 2023
Monday Evenings @ 7pm – 9pm (BST) (some exceptions may be stipulated and some periodic changes may be made to certain dates due to changing circumstances)
LEVEL 1: Begin the adventure of Focusing
DATES: April 25. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 2022
• Introducing focusing
• Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships
• Exploring the landscape – Focusing and silent listening
• Presence, our greatest friend and resource
• Letting it be there as fully as it wants to be
• The shape of the Focusing process
LEVEL 2: The Fresh Edge
DATES: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18. 2022
• The power of the word “something”
• The felt sense and qualities of it
• Ways of beginning a Focusing session
• GAP Grounded Aware Presence
• Clearing a space
• Inviting the felt sense of a specific issue
• Becoming a true companion
• Focusing partnerships
LEVEL 3: Coming Home to the Magic of the Senses
DATES: July 25. Aug 1. ( Summer Hols) Sept 5, 12, 19, 26. 2022
• The gifts of the body in Focusing and Companioning
• Whole body aliveness as a gateway to the bigger space
• Allowing something to be there more fully – and to find its own way forwards
• Gestures, postures & movement and the 'felt-sense'
• The Body and resonance with Nature
• Sensing both challenge and enjoyment with equal positive regard
• Whole-body listening
LEVEL 4: Creativity, Play and Self resourcing
DATES: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31. Nov 7, 14. 2022
• Self-guiding skills and Phrases
• Play and lightness in Focusing
• Deepening contact and receiving
• Creativity an space of open possibility
• Inviting direct relationship
LEVEL 5: Healing, a universal home of abundance
DATES: Nov 28. Dec 5, 12. Jan 2, 9, 16. 2023
• Focusing and exploring the meaning of healing
• What limits us and our potential
• What does freedom mean?
• Levels of healing, physical, emotional and spiritual
• Poetry and inspirational quotes to support wellbeing
• Resting in the Limitless
Can't make April's course?
SEE SEPTEMBER 2022 COURSE
Sept 7, 2022 – May 3, 2023
Wednesday Evenings 7 - 9pm
On completion of this Certified Foundation Course (all 5 levels)
This course is accredited and in association and will be recognised by BFA (British Focusing Association) and the first step to becoming an accredited Practitioner of Focusing. You will have the option to enter the practitioner level training or to invest further in your own Focusing process.
Very Inspiring comments from transformed hearts.
What could Focusing offer you?
Each LEVEL £150 / 175 Euro (6 weeks x 2 hours + in between session focusing activities)
Deposit: Secure your place now Sterling and Euros Payment Pay a £50 / Euros 60 (to secure a place) deposit or for the 1st tier in full £150 / Euros 175 (payable prior to the start of tier 1)
I would very much appreciate you covering transfer fees
Please send confirmation email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm payment of deposit/course, with your Bank Reference
Get a taste!
Listen to Simon sharing live from a session ......
Human Being & BFA Focusing Trainer
• Cambridge University Associate Mindfulness Trainer and Coach
• Mindfulness Certified with Breathworks and MISP
• BFA Certified Focusing Practitioner and Teacher
• Certified CNVC Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Trainer
'I met Eugene Gendlin on Summer School at Garrison in about 2000 and was touched by the humanity and humility he displayed which endeared me to him both as a Human Being and as a tremendous inspiration to explore Focusing.
I have, I believe, benefitted more from Focusing than any other paradigm for transformation which is based on the body’s innate and natural ability to receive it’s own healing and forward movement when brought into a safe and resonant relationship with self and others. I combine Focusing with elements of Non-Violent Communication NVC and Mindfulness to further enrich the natural process of healing and community.'
More inspired hearts ......
Marta ....... 'highly transformational'
‘I have found the Online Focusing Foundation course with Simon highly transformational and supportive on my own personal enquiry path Focusing has a profound simplicity that has inspired me to continue with this journey in my life, noticing myself and others with new eyes at every moment. Simon’s guidance and accompaniment are exquisite, bringing spontaneity and vulnerability in the teachings has made this course unique for me, it resonates with a way of life I am heading as I keep remembering the way home.’
Marta Fabregat with love, Director An Tionól Compassionate Community and Retreat Centre, Galway.
Ruth...... 'the biggest gift'
‘This is the biggest gift I’ve received from Simon is a place to connect with my truth in a more subtle, larger, more inclusive, softer way. '
Carolyn ..... 'an absolute gem of a course'
‘I have been doing this training over 3 modules now and it is wonderful, and absolute gem of a course and Trainer. Highly, highly recommended’!!!
Carolyn Jane Davies CNVC Trainer NVC London Community
Ruth ...... 'to listen more deeply'
I’ve developed a capacity through working with Simon in Focusing to come into presence by myself, to hold myself more, to listen more deeply, to allow a little more fully, to become overwhelmed less often.’
Ruth Cohen Mother & NVC Summer camp Community Member
How does focusing assist in healing stuck or traumatised patterns? (4 mins)
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