Where & When
For the Video Web Conference class, we will be utilizing a program called Zoom. You will need to download it onto your computer or phone to join us via video. You can also attend audio only via your phone. You’ll be in a conference space with myself as teacher, one-two assistants, and a group of friendly fellow learners from all over the world. With video, we will be able to see each other. We will use breakout rooms for our paired exercise during class.
PART 1 Focusing skills is like training wheels. With Parts 2-4, we get even better at riding any terrain that life presents us with. No matter where our Focusing skills are when we begin these trainings, the door is now open to a sense of more empowerment. In ever-flowing layers, here we come to understand that we are always changing and evolving and Focusing is that essence from which we feel flow and thriving in our lives. More often we consciously understand how to bring ourselves back to what feels open, alive and flowing anytime we do not feel that way either inside ourselves or with what is going on in the world around us.
PART 2 is about deepening into the Focusing and Listening process by looking more at the role of the Companion. A companion to ourselves as well as others. We learn lead-ins. Then, wherever your process is now, this course nurtures your next step. Here, we begin exploring the neuroscience behind this process. Our ability to be larger than our emotions or challenges gets stronger. Our understanding of what it is like to stand on the edge of something new gains clarity. Practice with others in the class opens up our process to even more ways of communicating with us.
The structure of the class for Part 2 is very similar to Part 1. We continue our emphasis on Empowered Focuser, Relaxed Companion and on deepening our understanding of this state of being we call Presence from which all the rest of Focusing unfolds. We use Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin’s Focusing Student Manuals throughout my 1-4 series. Focusing practice between sessions with others in the class is highly recommended.
Class sizes are limited to 8-10 participants. Please register early if the dates/times work well for you. There are just a few spaces available in this class as most of the participants are moving forward from a Part 1. You can choose to continue with this group into Parts 3-4 and potentially join The Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change as a pathway to certification as a Focusing Trainer.
Creating Space Part 2 Zoom – Tuesday evenings 2024
6 Tuesday evenings via Zoom videoconference
7 – 9 pm EST, 6 – 8 pm CST, 5 – 7 pm MST, 4 – 6 pm PST
May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23
Prerequisite: Part 1 or some Focusing partnership experience
Course fee $160 ($130 if you are repeating this level)
Support for payment options is available.
There will be arrival practices, lectures, demonstrations, question periods, small & large group exercises. You will be paired to practice a Focusing exercise with another participant or a class assistant each class session. There will also be an additional paired homework exercise between sessions that will take approximately 45 min. This additional exercise is done over the phone or videoconference. Please plan to attend all sessions for the full time of the meeting. Missing one class is still easy to keep up with us. If you miss more than one class, we'll talk about ways to make it up or it may be best to repeat.