Focusing Skills workshops

This series of weekends builds on the introductory workshop and goes in depth into Focusing and the role of the listener, covering both practice and theory. Each workshop introduces you to new skills and further ways to benefit from Focusing.

You can print off a PDF flyer with details of the 2020 series.

Workshop 2 ~ The Art of Listening

We explore the role of the listener in greater depth, as well as adding to your Focusing skills.

Workshop 3 ~ Experiencing & The Body

In this workshop, we gently introduce guiding (offering suggestions) to the role of the listener, as well as continue to develop both Focusing and listening skills.

Workshop 4 ~ Criticism & Creativity

Now we deal comprehensively with the 'inner critic' that can make a mess of both Focusing and listening - as well as much else in life! This is balanced with a look at the creative nature of the focusing-listening exchange.

Workshop 5 ~ Intuition & The Implicit

In the last weekend in the series, we consider the intuitive aspect of the felt sense, Gendlin's 'philosophy of the implicit', and the relationship of Focusing with meditation and spirituality.

These workshops are best taken together and in sequence, though a little flexibility may be possible if needed. On completing all five weekends, you receive the BFA (British Focusing Association) Focusing Skills certificate, which enables you to go on to train as a Focusing Practitioner and later as a Focusing Teacher if you wish.