Focusing Year One – For Therapists & Healing Professionals

Learn to Incorporate Focusing Skills in Your Life and Clinical Practice

If you want to enhance your own life and healing work with the somatic, inner-attunement practice of Focusing, year one of my training program – Focusing for Therapy & Healing – will help you do just that!

Year one includes five, sequential Focusing workshops (see below), based on Inner Relationship (IR) Focusing. IR Focusing is the easiest and fastest growing method for learning Focusing. It is based on the work of Focusing founder Eugene Gendlin, and expanded by master Focusing teachers Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin. Therapists who complete year one and want to learn how to use Focusing to heal trauma in a clinical setting, may continue on to year two – Focusing for Complex Trauma.

Focusing One: Self in Presence Overview

This is the first workshop in the series, and it teaches the basics of Focusing alone, with a partner, and how to begin to introduce experiential listening and Focusing in your professional practice. This first workshop is the foundation of discovering the impact Focusing has on unwinding stress and trauma. It is truly a profound experience and introduction.You will gain access to the rich inner wisdom that unfolds as you find Presence in your own life, and then how to facilitate a Focusing-Oriented approach to healing with others.

The first workshop in the series if offered two weekends this fall: 
October 29th/30th and November 12th/13th. REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION HERE

After completing the first workshop, there are four more workshops to complete the first year of the program. These workshops will help you expand your skills, deepen your experience, and ground your practice of Focusing.

Year One Workshop dates: 2016-2017

Focusing One Self in Presence: October 29th and 30th, or November 12th and 13th
Focusing Two: January 14th and 15th
Focusing Three: March 18th and 19th
Focusing Four: May 6th and 7th
Focusing Five: July 8th and 9th

The goal of these workshops is to help you build a solid foundation of Focusing skills and experience so you can bring this unique skill set into your practice with others. Though you are not required take all five workshops in the series, they are designed to be experienced sequentially.

Pricing structure:

  • Focusing One: $295.00 for early or $345 for standard registration.
  • Focusing Two through Five: $345.00 for early or $395.00 for standard registration when
    paying for individual workshops.
  • Package deal: $1180.00 ($295.00 ea.) for Levels Two through Five when paying for all
    together. (That’s $200.00 off the early price for individual workshops!)

Workshop Benefits

  • All workshops are approved for 12 continuing education units.
  • Each workshop comes with a manual, supporting materials for your learning and a recommended reading list.
  • You will learn how to incorporate these exciting new Focusing skills in your personal life and your professional practice.
  • I offer assistance with establishing Focusing partners outside of workshops for continued learning.
  • You may complete the series at a pace that meets your needs.
  • I teach each of these Focusing workshops in small, supportive groups at my professional studio in an idyllic setting on Vashon Island, Wa. See photos of my Vashon Island studio.
  • After you have completed the five Focusing workshops, you are eligible to take my Focusing for Complex Trauma Training.
  • After completing Level One, you have the opportunity to join a Focusing-Oriented Therapy Practice Group.

What Makes This Focusing Training Unique?

This Focusing training is not your typical continuing education for healing professionals! Instead of teaching you a technique to do to someone, Focusing training reveals a naturally occurring, innately powerful, self-healing process.

 

 

Let Your Learning Sink In

With a little time and experience you will gain clarity about how to integrate Focusing into your life and work. For healing professionals who want to use Focusing in their work, ongoing support and learning is available on an individual basis and in small learning groups. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Interested in Focusing Certification?

You can begin your certification process in Focusing-Oriented Therapy or as a Focusing Professional after you have completed the Level Four workshop with any Inner Relationship (IR) Focusing teacher or with my permission. My Focusing Certification Program is for those who love Focusing, realize its contribution to a healthier world and want to share the work with others.