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An Experiential Introduction to Bio-Spirituality

Part of the Focusing Highlights Series

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Aaffien de Vries



Online Joining Information

The video link will be to an easy to use website called Zoom. More information will be provided after you register.

Meeting Format

Monday, October 14, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.
Registration closes Monday, October 14 at 8:00 am Eastern Time

(class will be recorded for participants; no special computer skill or equipment required)

Bio-Spirituality is the name of a Focusing approach developed in a Christian tradition. Its founders, Peter Campbell and Ed McMahon, both Catholic Jesuits and Psychotherapists, describe Bodily knowing and learning in this way: `Values, basic human goodness, and a positive sense of self are all learned in the body! It doesn’t grow in us because we follow an external list of do’s and don’ts. It is not discovered through religious or ethical interpretations. Rather, it is given to us through our body’s ability to be aware of its connections and in the knowing of being part of a Greater Whole. Bio-Spiritual Focusing is the bridge that connects you with a Sacred Place greater than yourself.’

Many problems we experience are caused by dualism: positive and negative, good and bad. The solution is reconnection; and healing is brought by reconnection with what was rejected. In this felt-sensing way participants will get a glimpse of being alive in what is referred to in Bio-Spirituality as a “rhythm of grace.”

Aaffien will be sharing some theory and there will be time for your questions. Because experiencing Focusing is integral in understanding Focusing, she will also be leading us in several guided practices.

Everybody who is interested in life is welcome to attend. Some experience with Focusing will make it easier to follow but is not required.


Bio - Aaffien de Vries (Netherlands)

Aaffien is a Focusing trainer and Certifying Coordinator and has a full Focusing Practice. She offers individual guiding, four levels of training, workshops on several topics (i.e inner critic and TAE); trainee programs; teaches Focusing to professional caretakers (like psychologists, counselors, coaches etc.) and offers a two-year program Focusing in Therapy. Besides being a Focusing professional she is trained as a counselor specializing in Existential Well-Being. Her special interests include: Incorporation of Focusing (attitude) in daily life and work; The relation between Personal Growth, Connection and Responsibility; Obedience and Inner Critic patterns. Her website is

Registration Details

Aaffien is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30.

If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can!

Thank you for supporting the Institute.

2019-09-09T19:38:00 - 2019-10-14T12:00:00

PLEASE NOTE: Soon after registering, you will receive a confirmation letter which includes the instructions on how to join the event.

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