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SPRING FOCUSING RETREAT

Renewing Mind, Body and Spirit – Historic Quebec City

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Hôtel Monastère des Augustines, Québec City, Canada

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Hôtel Monastère des Augustines, Québec City, Canada

Focusing Initiatives International

Internationally-known facilitators will offer the following workshops, suitable to both beginners and experienced Focusers:

Patricia Manessy:

  • Exploring Wholebody Focusing: A welcoming introduction for some, a deepening for others
  • Heartfelt Conversation

Joan Klagsbrun:

  • Gathering Wisdom for the Journey Ahead
  • Pathways to Happiness: Bringing Positive Psychology Into your Daily Life
  • Stepping into the Sacred in Therapy

Marine de Fréminville:

  • Focusing and the Gifts of Dreams
  • The Transformational Power of the Background Feeling in Focusing

Julian Miller

  • Writing Stories from Your Life
  • Tai Chi for Focusers

Lynn Preston:  Focusing Encounters (a series of three;  you can take one or more):

  • Tapping into the Joy of Creative Thinking Together
  • Enlivening Connections through Focusing Conversations
  • Deepening Intimacy Through Focusing on You and Me

…along with a variety of other Focusing-oriented activities that participants will share with each other such as yoga, dance, spontaneous music-making, poetry writing, and your own creative contributions!

Pre-retreat Soft Landing, Thursday April 30

Exploring Wholebody Focusing: A welcoming introduction for some, a deepening for others with Patricia Manessy.

This optional program is for those who are new to Wholebody Focusing or who want to renew and deepen their Wholebody Focusing practice. It will consist of an all-day program, with morning and afternoon sessions .  Participants can arrive Wednesday afternoon through Thursday 9am.  This program begins at 9:30am.

Retreat – from Thursday April 30 at 5:30 (Pre-Dinner Gathering) through Monday May 4 lunch

Thursday, April 30

1:00 – 5:00pm Check-in and registration
5:30 – 6:00pm Gathering
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner *
7:30 – 9:30pm Welcoming activities

Friday May 1 and Saturday May  2 (the same schedule each day)

7:00 – 8:00am Movement
8:00 – 8:45am Breakfast *
9:00 – 9:30am Announcements and Attunement
9:30am – 12:30pm Workshops
12:30 – 4:00pm Free time. Some suggestions:
•  lunch on your own or with others, at the Monastère or elsewhere
•  open space (spontaneous offerings)
•  rest
•  focus
•  explore
4:00 – 6:00pm Workshops
6:30 – 7:30pm Dinner *
7:30 – 9:00pm Evening activities

Sunday May 3
7:00 – 8:00pm Movement
8:00 – 8:45am Breakfast *
9:00 – 9:30am Announcements and Attunement
9:30am – 12:30pm Workshops
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch *
1:30 – 3:00pm Free time
3:00 – 5:00pm Participant-led sessions
5:00 – 7:30pm Dinner on your own
7:30 – 9:00pm Evening activities

Monday May 4
7:00 – 8:00am Movement
8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast *
9:00 – 11:30am Participant-led sessions
11:30am – 12:30pm Closing
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch *

* This meal is included as part of the package.

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