I am a Certified Focusing Practitioner, registered with the British Focusing Association. I teach Focusing to groups and provide guided Focusing sessions.I bring Focusing into my counselling and supervision work when this is requested and helpful. The trainings that I offer are the BFA Focusing Skills course and the BFA Focusing Practitioner Professional training.
Sometimes we have a sense of something but it is so vague and elusive that we let it go. Focusing is a process of staying with our bodily felt-sense. As we pay attention to hazy sensations they become more clear and substantial, revealing meanings that can be new and surprising. We can gain fresh insights, increasing self-awareness. Focusing is accepting and respectful of everything that emerges. It enables us to work safely with difficult emotions.
People often tell me about their experiences of Focusing and what they have gained. As a Focuser myself I find that this practice helps me in many ways. Here are some areas that stand out for me.
Guided Focusing Sessions
During sessions you can work with a particular issue, or you can use the time to get an overall sense of how you are. Focusing includes paying attention to bodily feelings and emotions and accepting everything that you become aware of, even an inner voice that is telling you off can be welcomed and heard. You might find that in a friendly and warm atmosphere, some of your difficult feelings become easier. There can be new insights and fresh perspectives.
When we are ready to begin I will invite you to make yourself comfortable and to close your eyes. Many people find that with closed eyes there are fewer distractions and it is easier to be inwardly aware. Others prefer to have their eyes open and that is fine too.
Guided Focusing sessions are supportive of you and your Focusing process. They are a good way of starting out as a Focuser.
Supporting trainee Focusing teachers
Learning to teach Focusing can be both exciting and challenging. As second mentor I am here to support you. This includes encouraging you to deepen your awareness of personal strengths, and to develop your own ways of teaching .