We are pleased to offer courses over the fall, winter, and spring semester. Classes are often taken for both personal interest and professional development. The professional development track includes two streams (www.focusingonborden.com/training).
As Focusing is a level of human process rather than simply a technique, all courses are taught experientially and in groups (www.focusing.org/trainer). Groups are facilitated by our Director Jan Winhall and by both our Focusing Trainers and Focusing Oriented Therapists. Please confirm your course location upon enrolment. If you would like more information or are interested in registering for a course, please click here to contact us directly.
Winter 2018 Courses
Similar to last term, you must reserve your spot by completing the google form (click here). Registration is complete once payment has been received. This can be done through e-transfer, PayPal, or cheque to Jan
This 8 week course focuses on the Critic. We will use the Felt Sense Experience Model of working with emotional regulation as a basis for exploring your inner critic. In Focusing, the Critic is often described as "a harsh inner voice," separate from our felt sense. With its ability to block our inner process, identifying and spending time with the Critic is a crucial part of our inner work. Individuals can have one or several inner critics often representing an unhealed part of ourselves. In this course we will use the “Critic Spectrum” to help identify the quality of your critic. In our Focusing practice shifts will come, and new ways of being with, or without, your critic will arise!
Through a mixture of teaching and practice we will continue to be together in a safe and stimulating space. This course is co-lead by Jan Winhall and Annie Fenn.
Focusing Oriented Therapy Group
Our Women's-only Focusing-Oriented Therapy Group is an on-going therapy group that runs for 9 week sessions. In the safety of our community, group members have an opportunity to learn about themselves and each other in a dynamic interactive environment. We explore issues that arise as people deepen their focusing practice and form connections with other group members.
Focusing for Women
Over this 8 week women's group, participants will learn the embodiment and contemplative practice of Focusing as they work through an issue in their life. The women's group will create a space to share and learn more about ourselves and each other, with the ultimate goal of moving a personal or professional objective forward.
The 6 steps of Focusing will be taught, including finding the felt sense (your body's wisdom), as well as two supporting core skills of Focusing. The first skill is how to deeply listen to a "focuser." The second is the focusing attitude.
This course is co-led by Annette Dubreuil and Nicole Mitchell. Read more about this course by clicking here.