Focusing – a tool for self-care, exploration and growth
As we travel towards what we hope will be a bit more of a ‘normal’ life things may still feel stressful and indeed the process of change may cause many feelings. Focusing can help us hold all these feelings and sense how we can best move forward with them. If you’d like some strategies for supporting yourself with stress, or to find inspiration from your dreams, check out these short workshops. I have another Introduction to Focusing course - parts one and two – and these are proving popular so book soon if interested! I will also be running the Focusing with a Life Issue course again in June (see next page).
Introduction to Focusing (1) – 12.30-2 Thursdays 22nd & 29th Apr, 6th & 13th May - £65 - JUST ONE SPACE LEFT!
What is Focusing? What is the felt sense? You will be introduced to the Focusing process and the particular way of Focusing Listening. This highly experiential workshop will help you learn to listen to your body and trust the wisdom it can share with you. After this series you can go on to do a second part of the Intro and/or the BFA Skills Certificate in Focusing. The second part of the Intro will follow in May/June, see below.
Focusing with Stress and Overwhelm – Friday 30th April 12.30-2.30pm - £25 – 4 SPACES LEFT
Get a taste of the Focusing process and experience how this practice can assist us living with difficult experiences. Learn how you can support yourself through developing your inner relationship. Cultivate an approach of embodied inner listening and empower yourself to get the space you need around your feelings. This workshop can apply to Focusing for personal use or work with clients.
Introduction to Focusing (2) – 12.30-2 Thursdays 20th & 27th May, 10th & 17th June - £65 (discounted to £55 if you’ve recently done Intro 1)
Get more practice of both the Focusing and Listening role and learn about the different ways we process our experience and how we may approach Focusing differently depending on our ‘processing style’. You will also experience the practice of Clearing a Space, which can be part of the Focusing process or used as a standalone process for managing overwhelm.
Focusing with our Dreams – Friday 21st May 12.30-2.30 - £25
Explore how Focusing can open up different aspects of your dreams and help you utilise the growth potential within them. You will have the opportunity to bring actual dreams and see them through the ‘lens’ of your embodied experience as well as looking at what we have to learn from parts and opposites in our dreams.
Focusing with a Life Issue: Four week personal development course Thursdays 12.00-2.30pm 24th June, 1st, 8th, 15th July - on Zoom - £120 – maximum 6 people
Take the opportunity to work on an issue in your life with the support of the Focusing process in a small regular group. You might want to, for instance, improve your self-esteem, work on a relationship issue, break a habit or consider a life choice. The course will expand your knowledge of Focusing, enrich your Focusing practice and deepen your connection with yourself and others. The taught aspects on our relationship with ourself and what holds us back in life, along with the group sharing will compliment your Focusing partnership practice on the course to help you work on your chosen issue.
Focusing with a life issue can help you get a clearer sense of how your body wants you to live forward with this issue. Listening in to your holistic sense of yourself in your life can bring a fresh sense of the issue and of your unique process towards shifting it. Over the four weeks we will cover: Developing grounded presence; recognising and working with parts; understanding why you get stuck and how to start getting unstuck; understanding and beginning to make contact with more vulnerable parts of yourself.
For further info see http://www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-with-a-life-issue.html
THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS/COURSES WILL RUN AGAIN IN FUTURE, DATES TBC, YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Focusing with our Inner Critic – 2hrs - next date TBC - £25
Our critical voices can have a huge impact on us, making us feel bad and preventing us from doing what we want to do. Explore the presence of inner criticism in your life and through a Focusing approach learn how to work with your critic to feel better, move forward and enlist the support of your critic.
Focusing on Relating and Relationships – 2hrs - next date TBC - £25
Our embodied experience plays a crucial part in our way of being in the world, and our way of being in relationships. Explore your own experience of the relationships in your life and the role your body plays in the way you relate to others. Experience how a Focusing approach may enrich your way of relating and open new possibilities.
Focusing in Client Work – 2 hrs - next date TBC – £25
Get a personal taste of Focusing and an insight into how we can assist clients to deepen their experience in therapy using this practice. A Focusing approach can help to create an enhanced connection and sense of safety when working online. Explore when and when not to invite clients to work with the body. Learn about a of range of ways to take an embodied approach to therapy.
An introductory course in Embodied Authentic Confidence in your career with Dr Anna Kane and Suzi Mackenzie
2hrs per week for four weeks - next dates TBC - Early bird rate £150 (Regular price £200)
Want to feel more confident in your work?
- Want to be clearer on what’s in the way and what can support your personal growth?
- Want to grow your business and weather these challenging times?
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Here's what attendees at previous workshops and courses have said:
“The workshop gave an excellent introduction to Focusing and I am now inspired to pursue this further”
“Inspirational workshop. It is good to be stopped in my track and to re-think, not only my practice with clients, but also my personal way of being”
“I can go away and be more in tune with what my body is saying”
“Well organised course, supportive group members and a comfortable group size”
“Felt very organised, gently yet solidly held, clear expertise + really pleasant delivery and pace. Loved it!”
“Very satisfying workshop. Knowledgeable, competent and calm facilitator. Will take much away to use both in work and for self”
“Suzi is a great teacher, clear, explanative, helpful”
“Pace was really good, not too much info, clearly explained and lots of practical demos and experiences”