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In level three and four trainees learn how to guide the Focusing process from a place of empathetic attunement. They learn how to follow the information that is emerging from the Felt-Sense so that it can lead the way. Advanced companioning skills are taught such as, offering suggestions, how to intervene in a Focusers silence and how to take back what they suggested if it wasn’t helpful. Companions are receptive to the needs of the Focuser including guidance or reflection or silence. They learn how to help with conflicting parts, exiled parts, painful parts and an inner criticizing process. They learn and share ways of responding when the Focusing process seems blocked, including when the Focuser feels nothing, “resistance,” when the Focuser feels overwhelmed, when the Focuser is experiencing pain, when the Focuser tells stories or is “in the head.” Trainees will learn a Focusing approach to meeting Traumatic experiences as well as a Focusing through a polyvagal informed lens. Focuser and Companion will practice trusting the inner sense of rightness that is deeper than any rule or guideline.
All 10 class sessions will incorporate a hands-on approach to learning by including group attunements, experiential exercises and paired Focusing practice. This interactive method is considered the most effective way to grasp the concepts and allows each student to discover their own unique style of supporting this process. It will be accompanied by informative discussions on theory and technique. Additionally, there will be live demonstrations of one-on-one focusing sessions involving class participants.
This course, led by Marie Connors, is a powerful and deep Foundation to this empowering body centred process of listening to your inner self.
About the Teacher
Marie is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist, Massage Therapist and a Focusing Professional & Trainer with over 15 years experience in the field of bodywork. She is a certified member of The International Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association. Marie is Irish and based in Melbourne Australia. She is passionate about sharing the gifts of Focusing with others.
By the end of the course....
After completing this course, you will acquire a strong foundation to engage in Focusing with a partner, either in a group setting or individually. This comprehensive training equips you with essential skills and knowledge to effectively practice Focusing. Furthermore, as a direct benefit, you are now eligible to join the International Focusing Partnership Network without any fees. This network provides a platform for individuals to connect and collaborate with fellow Focusing practitioners from around the world. By becoming a member of the International Focusing Institute, you gain access to a vibrant community dedicated to personal growth and mutual support. Joining this network opens up countless opportunities for furthering your understanding and practice of Focusing.
This Level 1-5 course for Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Award PFPA is designed to assist you in your personal growth and overall well-being. It serves as a self-help tool that allows you to learn and apply a remarkable process that can significantly enhance various aspects of your life. Through this course, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively utilize focusing partnership techniques, enabling you to further develop your personal growth journey. By understanding and implementing this process, you will be empowered to explore and address your emotions, thoughts, and experiences, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling and balanced life.
If you have aspirations of becoming a Focusing Professional, this course is the essential starting point for pursuing further certification. The Focusing Training program is specifically designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge required to excel in the field of Focusing. By enrolling in this course, you will gain a solid foundation in the principles and techniques of Focusing, enabling you to develop your expertise and progress towards becoming a certified Focusing Professional.