2 day workshop

During Focusing Level Three, participants will have time to consider what they find helpful as Focusers. We will also be exploring the stages of a session, discovering how appropriate suggestions at each stage can facilitate listening inwards with acceptance, empathy and compassion. For the Companion, supporting the Focuser, it can be helpful to have an idea of which stage the Focuser is at, since certain suggestions are appropriate at different stages, and invite insights to emerge. There will be a combination of theory and practice, with plenty of time for discussion, questions and exercises.

Specific topics that will be covered include:

Experimenting with longer and shorter Lead Ins

Leading in when the Focuser has a particular issue

Supportive invitations for the Focuser

Stage Two – Making Contact

Stage Three – Settling In

Working with two or more parts, reflections and suggestions

Stage Four, Deepening Contact with suggestions

Stage Five – Coming out, ending gently

Elizabeth trained on the MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy at the University of East Anglia and Paula trained as a focusing teacher with Ann Weiser Cornell;  both of us received a Focusing Trainer certificate from the Focusing Institute in New York. We are both members of the British Focusing Teachers Association and Accredited Counsellors with the BACP.
Paula and Elizabeth are Person-centred counsellors and supervisors. We find that Focusing increases our congruence, even when we are experiencing something very vague and difficult to grasp. It involves listening with a special quality of presence that is empathic and completely accepting.
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Trainers : Paula Newman & Elizabeth Smith
Contact us to find out when we are next running this course.
Duration : 2 days
Who should attend : Trainee and experienced Counsellors/Psychotherapists who have attended and completed the Level 1 and Level 2 courses (Click for more information)