She is wise, intuitive, detail-oriented, and fun/ny. I would highly recommend her classes to anyone wanting to explore, heal, gain insights, and let their own intelligence lead them forward.
THANKS for your devotion, Sandy!” ~ testimonial from Nancy Maurelli, Roanoke, VA
I offer a variety of Focusing classes. This page is for those who recognize that Focusing skills are valuable and they are open to trying the benefits of a partnership practice. A Guided Session is a pre-requisite for these classes. From this one-on-one time together with a Focusing trainer, you are clearer on the type of ‘living from body knowing’ that is unique to Focusing process. Focusing, like any other skill we might choose to learn, is not an instant knowing. Gradually, over time, you become more skilled. This unfolding actually never stops, so you are embarking on a forever journey of healing self and being a healing Presence to the world around you. Learning Focusing is divided into 4 classes and generally, you’d want to space these out over a few years, giving yourself time to get skilled at one level before moving onto the next. This is also not linear learning, this is life process learning. It can be of great benefit to return to an earlier level at any time to review and go deeper there. There are also numerous ways to learn Focusing and you may want to try other types of classes with other Focusing trainers. I invite you to check out this video featuring a few local Floyd Focusers sharing how partnership practice has transformed their lives. And feel free to contact me anytime you have questions.
And When You Are READY…
LEVEL 1 TRAINING : OPEN THE DOOR
Our motto in this class is Empowered Focuser, Relaxed Companion. The Focuser is always in charge of their inner process. We unlearn western cultural habits of fixing and setting others straight and how to be what is most needed as a listener. Time spent Focusing with a partner actively rewires our neurons so that our brain/bodies can more effectively function at their highest potential for us.
Once you have taken a Level 1 Focusing workshop, you can practice as often as you’d like with local Focusers in person or with someone from our online Focusing community via phone. The benefits of a Focusing partnership are very powerful in today’s world. Because these Presencing skills are not prevalent in our society in general, most of us crave simple radical acceptance. We are good enough.
Prerequisite: a Guided Session with a certified Focusing Professional, preferably within the previous year. First-time Guided Session Fee: $75
The skill set we work with in Level 1 includes:
- Creating a space within that welcomes a fresh ‘felt sense’
- The various ways our body might communicate with us beyond words
- Forming relationships with what comes up
- Staying with them
- Sensing when they change
- Sensing what fits and doesn’t
- Being with one body sense even as you’re sensing something new arising
- Enjoying positive feelings
So far, I am offering two opportunities to take a Level 1 class this year. Class sizes are limited. Please register early if the dates/times work well for you.
LEVEL 1 LIVE-IN-FLOYD SPRING SESSION – 2019 DATES
6 Tuesday evenings – Starting April 23
6:30pm – 8:30pm held at my home in Floyd
April 23, April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25
Prerequisite: Guided Focusing Session
Course fee $120
Limit 8 participants, Register By: April 15
LEVEL 1 VIDEOCONFERENCE SUMMER SESSION -2019 DATES
6 Thursday mornings
10:30am – 12:30pm EST, 9:30pm – 11:30pm CST, 8:30pm –10:30pm MST, 7:30pm – 9:30pm PST
June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25
Prerequisite: Guided Focusing Session
Course fee $120
Register By: Wednesday, June 5
Use this button to submit the $120 payment for a Level 1 Class via Paypal.
Please include your name, email and note Spring, Summer, Fall or Weekend Session with the payment. I will contact you with confirmation of your registration. If a local class is already full, your payment will be refunded. You can also email me HERE to check if there is space.
HOW FOCUSING LEVEL 1-4 CLASSES WORK
There will be lectures, demonstrations, question periods, group exercises, and paired exercises. You will be paired to practice a Focusing exercise with another participant each class session. There will also be an additional paired homework exercise between sessions that will take approximately 45 min. Even with local classes, this additional exercise is usually done over the phone. Please plan to attend all sessions for the full time of the meeting. Missing one class is acceptable. If you miss more than one class, it is best to repeat the Level.
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 US. With video, we will be able to see each other. Video Web seminars work amazingly well. Hope to see you here!
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