Learning Focusing in a group can be a nourishing way of learning a very practical self care process whilst forming connections with other like minded people. You will be part of a small group of people sharing the experience of learning Focusing and Listening skills. As a group we welcome each of us to be there in our humanness and invite the resources and supports of each others presence and our whole-body alive selves to hold us as we learn to settle and explore our direct experience. We will develop sensitivity to listening to, and even communicate with, the vast wisdom held in the body. Groups take place online.

"Marie is a wonderful teacher who held the group with great safety. There was room for deep learning, humour and connection. The practice of Focusing, which she taught step by step, is a wonderful tool in understanding sensations expressing in my body and also a wonderful way of listening spaciously to another. Marie creates a safe, gentle, meditative space."

R. StL


Introduction to Focusing 4-Week Course

This 4 week course is designed to give you an experience of the essence of Focusing and Listening, to experience the resource and support that comes from Focusing and Listening partnership. There will be time to explore the concept of the felt sense; the bodies natural ability to express the whole of something that brings meaning and forward movement to our situations and our lives. There will also be emphasis on developing tools to connect with yourself and to support you in dealing with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, grief, despair.
There will be an option to continue to a longer 50 hour course in Focusing Foundations. Focusing is a life long skill that supports well-being, healing and transformation.

Focusing Foundations Training Programme Levels 1 & 2

In Level one and two 10 week course, trainees gain the ability Focus and Listen inside a Focusing partnership. They learn the basics of the Focusing process and how to be a nurturing companion to both your own and your partners process. Focusers are taught to guide themselves through the process of being with what they are sensing on the inside. The Focuser learns to be in charge of their own Focusing process and to ask for what they need from their companion. We spend time with developing the qualities of presence and how we can support these qualities when we are companioning our Focusing partner. Advanced listening skills are taught such as reflecting our understanding of what the Focuser means to convey and using the word something as an empathic prompt to stay a bit longer with what is not yet clear or known. This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as a first step for health and healing professionals in bringing Focusing to their clinical practice.

Focusing Foundations Training Programme Levels 3 & 4

In this level three and four 10 week course, trainees learn how to guide the Focusing process from a place of empathetic attunement. They learn how to follow the information that is emerging from the Felt-Sense so that it can lead the way. Advanced companioning skills are taught such as, offering suggestions, how to intervene in a Focusers silence and how to take back what they suggested if it wasn’t helpful. Companions are receptive to the needs of the Focuser including guidance or reflection or silence. They learn how to help with conflicting parts, exiled parts, painful parts and an inner criticizing process. They learn and share ways of responding when the Focusing process seems blocked, including when the Focuser feels nothing, “resistance,” when the Focuser feels overwhelmed, when the Focuser is experiencing pain, when the Focuser tells stories or is “in the head.” Trainees will learn a Focusing approach to meeting Traumatic experiences as well as a Focusing through a polyvagal informed lens. Focuser and Companion will practice trusting the inner sense of rightness that is deeper than any rule or guideline. Focusing Foundations Training Level 1 & 2 is a prerequisite to this course.

What happens in a Focusing Training

Would you like to learn a gentle way to access your bodies wisdom?

Would you like to create space and time just for you?

Would you like to learn a self help tool to work through issues in your life and create lasting change?

In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk M.D. writes, "Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves."

Focusing is a process of making contact with anything in your life that needs some support or attention, listening to it with a special kind of internal bodily awareness in which your body shows you more about what the crux of the issue is and the next right step to carry it forward.

Deepen your Felt-Sense Awareness with Focusing

About the Teacher

Marie is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist, Massage Therapist and a Focusing Professional & Trainer with over 15 years experience in the field of bodywork. She is a certified member of The International Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. She is passionate about sharing the gifts of Focusing with others.

Unsure if this Course is right for you

You can schedule a 15-minute call where Marie can answer any questions you might have. Feel free to email Marie directly, info@embodiedrelationalhealth.com

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