Introduction to focusing
This course is suitable for both members of the public, and also for therapists who want to learn focusing for both their personal and professional development.
Focusing is a 'mindfulness plus' skill that can be used for emotional healing making better decisions, creative projects and more.
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 8 participants on the course.
Where is the course being held and when?
The course is over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday), 10th and 11th November 2018 with a 9.30 meet for a 10am start. The course times are 10.00-5.00 each day. The 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, also tea and coffee provided during the breaks. Does not cover lunch which you can bring with you. There is also a local co-op which sells sandwiches and salads.
What does the course cover?
The course covers the following area:
- What is focusing?
- How to spot when we and others are focusing naturally.
- Focusing skills, including how to use focusing for well-being creativity and others issues.
- Focusing partnership skills including:
- How to Focus on your own.
- Focusing with a companion as both a focuser and a companion.
- Focusing companion skills including reflective listening that help people to focus better.
- Information on further focusing training, and focusing resources.
- How to find a focusing partner.
- Further resources in focusing including information on Level 2.
You will receive a comprehensive set of notes which will underpin the course.
We will offer teaching, question and answer, discussion, demonstrations of focusing and also opportunities to practice focusing using pair/small group 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 day two you will also have the opportunity to practice focusing partnership skills with each other. Russ and John will act as a support and a resource when you are focusing or companioning the focuser.
On completing this course, and if you feel ready, you will be able to join the BFA Focusing Partnership List on the BFA website and the find a focusing partner (BFA Facebook Group). It may also be possible to form a focusing partnership with other participants on the course. A focusing partnership can be one of the most effective ways of carrying forward the skills and knowledge that you have gained from the course.
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.
Who are your trainers?
John Threadgold. B.A. Hons M.A. MBACP (Accred)
He is a focusing-oriented psychotherapist, and supervisor, and is a recognised focusing teacher by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association.
He is also BACP accredited for counselling and psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor, and a member of the BACP The Focusing Institute, British Focusing Association, the Trauma and Abuse group ( TAG) the ACC. He runs a private counselling practice called New Focus Therapy. See www.newfocustherap.co.uk
Russell Kendall B.SC (Hons) MSc Psych. MBACP (Accred.) is an experienced therapist and mindfulness teacher with 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. He integrates mindfulness into his therapeutic practice and runs mindfulness groups. He is also a psychology lecturer and holds an MSc in Organisational Psychology.
Please contact John Threadgold at New Focusing Therapy. www.newfocustherapy.co.uk Tel 020 8330 7341
Russ Kendall www.person2personcounselling.co.uk Tel 07794 713573
About John Threadgold
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.