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Moments of Wonder - Online Children & Focusing Conference

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The International Focusing Institute - Laura Bavalics, René Veugelers, Harriet Teeuw, Joke Van Hoeck

Where & When

Online
February 10 - 12, 2023
start Friday 5:30 am Eastern (New York time) - end Sunday 7:00 pm Eastern (New York time)

Online Joining Information

A link to a Resource Page will be sent to all registrants

Meeting Format
Zoom

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February 10 - 12, 2023 
Start Friday 5:30 am Eastern (NY Time) - End Sunday 7:00 pm Eastern (NY time)

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Focusing comes to children naturally, with unique simplicity! We invite you to join us and share the precious moments when Focusing invokes the presence of wonder.

This conference is designed for anyone interested in learning and deepening their Focusing wisdom. Whether you are experienced with the crossing of Children and Focusing or are simply curious to learn what others are doing ! Also for professionals working with children and young people of all ages from toddlers to teenagers! And of course open to parents, grandparents, caregivers, and to anyone interested in learning more about how Children & Focusing cross.  Most importantly it’s available for YOU!

Workshops and presentations will be recorded and accessible to all registrants through May 15, 2023


The Planning Committee   

Laura Bavalics

Laura Bavalics

Harriet Teeuw

Harriet Teeuw

Joan Van Heck

    Joke Van Hoeck

Rene Veugelers

René Veugelers

click here - Call for Proposals - we welcome your submissions by December 15, 2022

Presenters
 

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Lucy Bowers - Adventures in Fairy Land
How I have used Elevator Rides with Children in Focusing

Lucy 
is an Ontario certified elementary school teacher retired from the Toronto Board of Education who describes Focusing as a powerful and effective way to deal with overwhelming emotions and blocks to living in a fully alive manner. She first learned Focusing in 1984 from Ed McMahon, PhD and Peter Campbell, PhD as a process called Bio-Spirituality. This became a practice in her personal life for growth and healing. Since then, Lucy has become a pioneer in using Focusing to help children learn that the real teacher is within each of them, which has given children of all ages confidence and allowed self-esteem to grow. She adapted Focusing to be used in primary classrooms with an activity that the children fondly named "Elevator Rides". It has been her privilege to present her work throughout Canada and internationally to teachers, parents, grandparents, social workers, etc. Lucy is a Certifying Coordinator and a Certified Focusing trainer with The International Focusing Institute.

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Dr. Atsmaout Perlstein is a clinical psychologist, active for the past thirty five years.  She devotes her current professional practice to lecturing and training psychotherapists and Focusers in using KOL.BE Body Mapping as a therapeutic tool.

 

 

 

 

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Harriet Teeuw - Using symbols as an entrance to the Felt Sense
How the use of symbols helps children to connect with the inner felt meaning of the Felt Sense. Children need different and less verbal approaches as an entrance to their Felt Sense. Expressions of art, movements or symbols helps unfolding and moving forward their inner process.  In this workshop Harriet will share some examples of symbolizations of the felt sensing processes. She will give an explanation what she means by Listening in Three Directions and how that helps the Focuser to unfold the Felt Sense. In a guided group exercise we will experience how the use of symbols can help your Focusing process.
Harriet  is a Focusing Coordinator and Art Therapist, working in her own practice with children and adults in The Netherlands. Teaching “Dynamic Expressive Focusing” and Focusing International Online Certification Program for Focusing Practitioners https://www.childrenfocusing.org/  https://www.deruimte-info.nl/    [email protected]

 

Workstudy - Zoom Support - assist main zoom support team for 2 or more sessions. $75 off your tuition choice. To apply and for questions email [email protected]
Language - English. Sorry, we will not be able to offer translation for this event.

Registration Details

Early Bird prices until Dec 31, 2022
Regular Price $315   Modified Price $215  Lowest Price $115

Regular prices starting Jan 1, 2023
Regular Price $340   Modified Price $240  Lowest Price $140

Three tier pricing. We welcome you to select the level right for you, while reminding you that if you have a reliable means of support and live in a country with a strong economy, we ask that you pay the regular price. By choosing the highest amount you are capable of paying you help make the sliding scale possible. Thank you! 

If the lowest price is not affordable, please email [email protected] to check on scholarship funds.

Refunds: A full refund minus a $25 administrative fee (regardless of the registration fee paid) for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable.

TIFI reserves the right to cancel, change and alter the program if necessary. Participants authorize TIFI to use their name, statements and likeness without charge, for promotional purposes in publications, advertising, video, web, new media, or other formats.

At many of our events, we will end class by taking a screenshot. All those who don't want to be included will have the chance to leave. Taking screenshots for sharing (such as on social media) are not allowed at other times during the class. Thanks for your cooperation.

By registering for this course with the Institute, and in consideration of the right and opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Institute’s classes, for the purposes of its control of all video and/or audio recordings thereof pertaining to uses serving our purposes and goals, in enrolling in this session you acknowledge and agree to the Institute’s ownership of all rights in such classes, including all rights under copyright therein.  In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration.  If you plan to use, post or display any portion or clips of these recordings, including posting these to a website or to a social media platform or portal, you agree that you will seek and obtain the prior approval of the Institute.

Three tier pricing. We welcome you to select the level right for you, while reminding you that if you have a reliable means of support and live in a country with a strong economy, we ask that you pay the regular price. By choosing the highest amount you are capable of paying you help make the sliding scale possible. Thank you! 

*If the lowest price is not affordable, please email [email protected] to check on scholarship funds.

2022-10-28T20:25:00 - 2023-02-11T14:00:00

$ 315.00

Early Bird Regular Price

$ 215.00

Early Bird Modified Price

$ 115.00

Early Bird Lowest Price

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