Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we pay attention to what we experience. Often we have habitual ways of relating to ourselves, others and situations: Focusing can help us to slow down, listen inside and appreciate the subtleties in our experience. Developing the ability to listen to ourselves with compassion can help us to know what our needs are, make changes and respond differently in life. Being able to notice the richness of our internal and external lives can also make us feel more alive.
Focusing is a natural skill that anyone can develop and Focusing-listening partnerships are a brilliant way of improving wellbeing and supporting self exploration. Focusing can help us steer a calmer path through the fast driven ways of the modern world!
Learning Focusing can help
* developing more of a connection with your body
* improving your relationship with yourself
* improving your self esteem
* supporting you with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety
* connecting with your intuition
The workshop will introduce what exactly Focusing is and cover different ways we can experience things, particularly how we can have a ‘felt sense’ of things and what that means. The workshop will be experiential and will include plenty of opportunity to practice the Focusing process in a supportive environment. There will also be time to explore the particular way of Focusing listening, as well as how Focusing can be used in day to day life. On completion of the Intro you can continue to the BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Once you have learnt this valuable process you can practice Focusing on your own or in a Focusing-listening partnership. Practicing Focusing can be a lifelong skill for self awareness and support.
Day One: 5th June 2021
Day Two: 6th June 2021
You can take the Intro as one or both days.
Both days run 10am-5pm, £65 for each day (discounted price of £120 for whole weekend)
Introduction to Focusing – day one
What is Focusing? What is the felt sense? You will be introduced to the Focusing process and the particular way of Focusing Listening. This highly experiential workshop will help you learn to listen to your body and trust the wisdom it can share with you. After this workshop you can go on to do a second part of the Intro and/or the BFA Skills certificate in Focusing.
The Introduction can be taken as one day or as a whole weekend. The weekend gives you the skills needed to form a Focusing Partnership and register for the BFA’s ‘Focusing partnership pool’. Day two also required in order to do the BFA Skills Certificate in Focusing. Feedback shows that where people can find being on Zoom tiring, with Focusing workshops, people find they feel refreshed, enlivened or spacious by the end of the day. These workshops are highly experiential, with plenty of breaks and encouragement to stretch and move during the day.
Introduction to Focusing – day two
Get more practice of both the Focusing and Listening role and learn about the different ways we process our experience and how we may approach Focusing differently depending on our ‘processing style’. You will also experience the practice of Clearing a Space, which can be part of the Focusing process or used as a standalone process for managing overwhelm.