* Teachers * Body workers * Therapists * Coaches * Social Workers * Doulas * * Doctors * Nurses * Healers * Spiritual Directors * Counselors *
Anyone who meets with clients for the purpose of healing and growth, this series is designed to support you both personally and professionally. My first Level 1 class for Healing Professionals will be offered fall of 2018 on Saturday mornings. The general schedule for this first series will always be on Saturday mornings spaced over 1.5 years. If you miss one of these, you can always catch up via a regular adult training of that level. This class is essentially the same Focusing material as the regular Adult Trainings, PLUS 30 min extra class time devoted to applying this information into the workplace AND access to a private group space in the Floyd Focusing Resource Center, an online forum for resources and sharing.
Level 1 – Fall * Level 2 – Spring * Level 3 – Fall * Level 4 – Spring
When you bring Focusing skills into your process, your clients will be able to experience real change.
Focusing Classes and the partnership support they provide are ideal in providing healers with both the self-care opportunities we need to prevent burn-out and additional relational skills to take any problem or stuck situation a client experiences to a place of relief, insight and movement. Focusing is an experiential body awareness practice that leads to self-empowerment and emotional healing. It is the essence of change that arises from within us. From wherever you are now, by practicing these skills, you will be able to bring more of yourself to your work, you’ll get better at being Present, HERE NOW with whatever is happening around you, without draining your energy, and you’ll get clearer on what is your experience or that of the space around you. You will not be teaching these skills to your clients, rather you will use them yourself in your way of being.
Self-in-Presence as a Way of Being
When we are able to live more often from this state of embodied awareness, something we call Self-in-Presence, we have the key to groundedness, authenticity, spontaneity and connectedness. We live this moment in trust. From this state, it’s easy to flow naturally into the next moment and not get stuck in either regurgitating the past or worrying about the future. Living this way takes practice and is much easier if we are also doing our self-healing work as we notice ‘sticky places’ that come up in our daily interactions.
Partnerships Accelerate Healing
We all know this from our own work with clients! Here we do it for ourself! The ingenuity of these classes is that from Level 1 on, you are connected to a community of Focusers who are also committed to being more present and authentic. You can practice together as often as you like. Generally, partnerships might schedule to meet every week, every other week or monthly for 60-75 min. This process works as well in person as it does long distance, so phone and video conference meet ups are just fine. Some people have several partnerships. It turns out self-healing is much easier to do for ourselves when we can rest into a safe supportive relationship. Thus, although this seems like a time commitment, we actually are saving ourselves lots of inner processing turmoil or ineffective habitual states where we feel a need to distract ourselves to feel clear and free. We intentionally study and create this environment in Focusing partnerships by embodying the concepts of Empowered Focuser, Relaxed Companion. Here the Focuser is in charge, following their process. The Companion unlearns our common cultural tendencies to fix, save or push along the natural unfolding of process. Being in both positions is a gift. As an empowered Focuser, we have support as we create a healthy thriving environment within ourselves. As a relaxed Companion, we are witness to the incredible diversity and magic that unfolds within another person, giving us ideas for being more open to our own body communications plus those of our clients and helping us get clearer and clearer on how to be the space that nurtures the process of life forward movement and change.
LEVEL 1 HEALING PROFESSIONALS VIDEOCONFERENCE WEEKEND SESSION
6 Saturday mornings
10 – 12:30 pm EST, 9 – 11:30 am CST, 8 – 10:30 am MST, 7 – 9:30 am PST
October 13, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 8, Dec 15
Prerequisite: Guided Focusing Session Course fee $165
Register By: Monday, October 8
LEVEL 2 will be March – April 2019, 6 Saturday mornings
Course fee $165
LEVEL 3 will be Oct – Dec 2019, 6 Saturday mornings
Course fee $195
LEVEL 4 will be Feb – May 2020, 7 Saturday mornings
Course fee $225
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!