Introduction to focusing
Who is the course suitable for?
This is an entry level course on focusing. This course does not assume any knowledge of focusing. Anyone interested in focusing is welcome to join. Therapists interested in focusing for personal and professional development, as well as focusing-oriented therapy are also welcome to join the course and will gain from this, and we are happy to award a 12 Hour CPD certificate on attendance. There will be no more than eight participants on the course.
Where is the course being held and when?
The course is over two days (Saturday and Sunday), 13th and 14th January 2018, from 10am to 4.30pm.
Venue – The Meeting Place, North Street, Westbourne, W Sussex, PO10 8SP.
What does the course cost?
The cost is £125 per person, including 12 Hours of training, a certificate of attendance and notes.
What does the course cover?
The course covers the following areas:
- What is focusing?
- How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally?
- Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for wellbeing creativity and others issues.
Focusing Partnership Skills including:
- How to focus on your own
- Focusing with a companion
- Listening and reflecting skills that help people to focus better
- Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources
- How to find a focusing partner.
How is the course taught?
You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course. We will also offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice focusing using pair or triad work depending on the numbers of people who attend. On day one everybody has an opportunity to try focusing with either John or Russell. We will also demonstrate both focusing and listening skills over the two days. On the day you will also have the opportunity to practice focusing partnership skills with each other.
Focusing partnerships on completing this course, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List and the Find a Focusing Partner Facebook Group.
BFA skills certificate and additional training available. This is the first of five training courses, 60 Hours of training, completion of which leads to a BFA focusing skills certificate which recognises your training in focusing partnership skills for a peer partnership. This course is a stand alone course.
About the host
John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred) Focusing therapist & teacher ( BFA and International Focusing Institute) Experienced therapist and Focusing teacher
Russell Kendall B.SC ( Hons ) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) experienced therapist & mindfulness teacher He integrates Mindfulness into his therapeutic practice. runs mindfulness groups.