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.
Spring 2018 Courses
Spring term has started, course registration is now closed. Course information for Fall 2018 will be posted in August, except for the Monday afternoon group, which can now be viewed here.
Steadying Your Boat in a Storm: Exploring Emotional Regulation in Focusing Practice
The capacity to ground ourselves, to feel safe and regulated inside our bodies, is perhaps the most fundamental skill that we can achieve in a lifetime. Some of us are lucky and we learn these skills and the felt sense in our bodies from our loving caretakers. Others spend the better part of their existence trying to create a safe nest in which to grow and heal.
How emotionally regulated are you and those around you? Do you have a safe nest? Do you need more or less safety in your life? This course will explore Jan Winhall’s Felt Sense Experience Model as it relates to emotional regulation. We will work with Focusing Oriented Strategies to deepen our Focusing practice and learn about the role that trauma plays in our capacity to heal. Some Focusing experience is helpful, but not necessary.
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.
Focusing for Women
In this 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 the spring course.