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 from me 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…
Creating Space for Lasting Change: Level 1 Focusing
Prerequisite: a Guided Session with a certified Focusing Professional, preferably within the previous year. First-time Guided Session Fee: $75
There are many ways to learn Focusing. I am certified in Inner Relationship Focusing with Ann Weiser Cornell and use her Student Manuals in my classes. There are two Student Manuals that cover the entire journey of learning this process. Part one covers my Levels 1-2 and Part two covers my Advanced Levels 3-4. The Student Manual reading is optional for Levels 1-2. It is mandatory for Levels 3-4. I stock Student Manuals for those local who would like to purchase one. Those registered for online classes will receive a link to order the Student Manual (hard copy or online version) once you register for a class. The price ranges from $23-30 for a manual and each manual will cover two levels of my classes.
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
Class sizes are limited. Please register early if the dates/times work well for you.
My final class for 2019 will be a weekend session on Sundays.
LEVEL 1 VIDEOCONFERENCE Fall Weekend Session -2019 DATES
6 Sundays – Starting September 22
1pm – 3pm EST AND/OR 3:30pm – 5:30pm EST, indicate your preference
Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17
Prerequisite: Guided Focusing Session
Course fee $120
Register By: September 16
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.
Also, if you have already had some introductory Focusing training and are interested in reviewing these skills or getting your certificate of completion, you are welcome to join this class for $75. Please email me to register and send payment.
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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