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. If you would like more information or are interested in registering for a course, please click here to contact us directly.
Spring 2019 Courses - registration is now open!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for courses.
Challenging Your Safe Edge
This course is an invitation to come alive and step into spring….. with Courage and Intentionality.
Let’s challenge ourselves to take on something a bit edgy…but at the Safe Edge!
Within the grounded, vibrant space of Focusing On Borden, we will name and tame an issue in our lives that brings a touch of FLIGHT/FIGHT, and maybe Freeze…..finding our wonderful way to be with it, transforming and shaping the Felt Sense as we go. More about working with emotional regulation and our Felt Sense/ Polyvagal Model of experiencing.
Led by Jan Winhall, with guest teachers at FOB, including a special evening with Edgardo Rivero, the Director of the Latin American Focusing Institute on May 21, 2019. He will give a workshop entitiled “Why Focusing Works.” Edgardo worked closely with Gene Gendlin from the very beginning of Focusing. His classes are always very popular and informative. We are lucky to have him come to share Gene’s work, and his own.
All are welcome, beginners and advanced Focusers
* Individuals who are not registered for Tuesday evening are welcome to join Tuesday, May 21st to participate in Edgardo Riveros workshop "Why Focusing Works" (free of charge!)
Focusing Oriented Therapy Group
Our Women's-only Focusing-Oriented Therapy Group is an on-going therapy group that runs for 10 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. We are integrating the work of Dr. Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory (http://www.debdanalcsw.com/). We learn about and pay attention to the Autonomic Nervous System and how this informs bodily felt knowing and our capacity to emotionally regulate. This work helps us to further understand Jan Winhall’s Felt Sense Experience Model.
This class is co-led by Jan Winhall and our FOB trainers
Unpacking Your Inner World for a Better Outer World (Focusing for Women)
The class 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. In particular, we will get to know the 8 Cs of self-leadership, that help us in carrying forward. The 8 Cs are calmness, connectedness, curiosity, clarity, compassion, confidence, courage and creativity.
The 6 steps of Focusing will be taught, including finding the felt sense (your body's wisdom, primarily manifested as physical and emotional sensations), as well as two supporting core skills of Focusing: 1) how to deeply listen to a "focuser" and ourselves, and 2) the focusing attitude.
Complementary tools will be crossed with Focusing to enhance the use of the senses utilizing the latest neurobiology research, including learning to ground in the body, getting to know the "parts" of ourselves that are connected to our issues, emotional intelligence, drawing/art, and journaling/free-flow writing.
This course is co-facilitated by Annette Dubreuil and Nicole Mitchell .
For more information on this course, please click here