Skip to main content

Oceania Focusing Roundtable - Discovering the ‘Felt sense’ of YOUR ‘Wise SELF

Part of the Focusing Roundtable Series

Your Hosts

Event Image
Focusing Roundtables
TIFI Events
Leonie Stewart
Sue Burrell

The International Focusing Institute - Leonie Stewart & Sue Burrell

Where & When

Thursday, 11th August, 2022 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am Sydney - Australia / Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm NY time
Eastern (New York) Time

Online Joining Information

A confirmation with the zoom link will be sent to registered participants the week of the event.


Live attendance required - no recording.

Meeting Format
The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events

Thursday, 11th August, 2022 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am AEDT (Sydney - Australia)

Thursday, 11th August, 2022 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm NZDT (New Zealand)

Thursday, 11th August, 2022 - 7:00 am - 9:00 am AWST (Perth, Western Australia)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT (New York - US)

Times worldwide: convert to your time zone

Our ‘Wise SELF’ is the all-encompassing, best version of YOU and me. It can watch on and notice. It has a spacious awareness. It is present, wise, strong, curious and exudes deep compassion and nurture for you and others. It does not have agenda (a plan) or judgement. (Other names: 'True,' 'Authentic,’ ‘Best,’ ‘Higher,’ SELF; ‘Self in Presence,’ our ‘Essence’ or ‘Core,’ our ‘Consciousness’ or ‘Awareness’ or ‘The One who Witnesses’)

In Focusing, we often assume that a person's 'Wise SELF' will emerge organically (and it can).

This roundtable will show participants how to unfold your Wise SELF or guide others through a ‘Wise SELF’ Focusing process.

The Roundtable will give you (the participant) a process to enable you to:

  • Get to know your ‘Wise SELF’ in a mind and body way (or a left brain and right brain way) and use an anchor. This will enable you to purposely step into your 'Wise SELF' whenever you need to be beside a fragile part. In a Focusing way, you can then allow and acknowledge any part and come into kind and curious relationship with that part from a ‘Wise SELF’ position that is already there and known
  • You will also be able to guide others, to do the same.
  • There will be an opportunity to reflect and draw.
  • You will be given guiding notes on the whole process.


What to expect from Focusing Roundtables: 

We warmly encourage you to register and settle down with us to join other Oceania Focusers passionate to explore topics of interest and get to know each other better. If you have an area of interest, curiosity or passion you would like to see opened up in a future Roundtable, please let us know.

Each Focusing Roundtable is designed to promote informal peer-to-peer conversation. Rather than acting as expert presenters, the Hosts will serve as conversation moderators to encourage sharing and exploration of the topics from the participants’ own perspectives.  All participants’ sharings are welcome and valuable, no matter what level of experience or knowledge you have on the topic.

To preserve the nature of informal conversation, the program will be offered live only and no recordings will be available. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.

The TIFI Membership Committee is pleased to offer this series of Focusing Roundtables designed especially for members of the Institute. Roundtables will afford members a valuable opportunity to engage in casual peer-to-peer conversation with other members who share Focusing-related interests.  If you are not a member, please join at, then return to this page to register.

About your hosts:

Based in Sydney, Australia, Leonie Stewart provides counselling, coaching & focusing sessions. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and also young people. Leonie believes we are all meant to belong and connect, to love ourselves and love others, and so to find meaning. She finds purpose in helping others find their own way forward to a happier and more hopeful life full of possibilities.

Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy. Graduate Diploma in Emotion Focused Therapy. Focusing Orientated Therapist. Accredited Relational Life Therapist. Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. Bachelor of Physical Ed. Advanced Netball coach.  [email protected]

Sue Burrell is a counsellor and Focusing Trainer with a background in education. She has trained in Jungian Archetype and Dream Pattern Analysis with the Assisi Institute (USA). Sue co-hosts the Sydney Changes Group, which meets in person and via Zoom on alternate months. All welcome. Details can be found on TIFI website at

Registration Details

Registration Closes: Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 am NY Time, or when the class is full, whichever is sooner.

Zoom: We use Zoom for all of our online offerings. Please attend by computer so that we can have your video presence as well as your audio. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.

Price: The co-hosts are volunteering their time in order that this program may be brought to members of TIFI at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register, if your dues are current, your registration is confirmed. If your dues are not current or or if you are not yet a member, please go to the membership page to pay your dues or join and then return to this page to register.  Membership page: Because this is a members only program, your spot in the Roundtable is not held until your dues are paid. Thank you!

2022-07-07T04:00:00 - 2022-08-10T13:00:00

Share This Listing

Please help spread the word about Focusing by letting your colleagues and friends know about this listing. Thank you!