BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING: LEVEL 1
9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday September 9, 2017
This experiential workshop is an introduction to Focusing and the bodily felt sense. The philosophy and steps of Focusing were presented by Eugene Gendlin, Ph. D. in his book Focusing in 1981. There are now different forms and variations of Focusing, based on Gendlin's original principles and steps. This workshop is based on Biospiritual Focusing, as originally taught by Ed McMahon & Peter Campbell.
This workshop is intended to help you gain an understanding of the process of Focusing by participating in body and breath awareness exercises and by attending to your own bodily felt sense with friendly curiosity. There will be opportunities for you to develop and/or improve your ability to observe and sense into bodily felt sensations, and discover how attending gently to the “felt sense” of an issue can ultimately lead to a more settled or peaceful state within yourself. For anyone who is in the helping field and works with the body, the skills learned in this workshop may improve your & your clients' satisfaction of the therapeutic process.
This workshop is a prerequisite for Level 2. Level 2 is recommended for those who intend to facilitate Focusing for themselves, friends or clients.
COST: $126 ($120 & GST), lunch & refreshments provided. The cost for people repeating Level 1 is $60 & GST.
Bring a water bottle or travel mug and a notebook and pen and wear comfortable clothing.
Overnight stay on Friday &/or Saturday night is $11 ($10 plus GST&PST). Bring your own food for supper and breakfast.
REGISTRATION: email email@example.com by September 5, 2017.
Limit of 8 people.
BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING: LEVEL 2
9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday September 10, 2017.
There will an afternoon practice starting at 1:00 pm which all previous Level 2 participants are invited to attend.
This workshop will emphasize the finer points and steps within the principles of Focusing during the facilitation of another's process. You will learn ways of helping yourself and others move through the process, while going through the process from the perspective of various roles: Observer, Listener and Focuser. By the end of the workshop, you will have gained more confidence in facilitating Focusing for yourself and others. With practice, during and after the workshop, you will be able to be more present in the moment and thus to be more in charge of your response to situations in life. You might also be eager to integrate the principles and philosophy of Focusing into your professional health practice or other work.
A handout which describes BioSpiritual Focusing step-by-step will be provided.
N.B . Certification as a Focusing Facilitator is not available by participating in these workshops.
COST: $73.50 ($70 plus GST), lunch and refreshments included.Please let us know of any food sensitivities or allergies. Bring a water bottle or travel mug.
The cost for people who are repeating Level 2 is $36.75 ($35 plus GST).
If you come only for the practice which starts at 1 pm, cost is by donation (suggested $5).
Overnight stay is $11 ($10 plus GST & PST). Bring your own food other than for lunch.
REGISTRATION: email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 5, 2017
Limit of 12 people.
Participants are encouraged to attend more than one Level 2 workshop since practice and review are essential in finding your own comfort zone and style. If you want to facilitate Biospiritual Focusing for others or do solo Focusing, it is recommended that you come to several workshops in Level 2, and stay for practice sessions which are on the afternoon of a Level 2 workshop.
Date: July 29 - Aug 4, 2017
Grandmother Medicine is a 7 day intensive designed to take participants through their own stories, to the truth of who they are. This powerful program is about the alleviation of inner suffering and turmoil, and contributes to an embodiment and expression of inner peace, joy, harmony, creativity and authenticity.
Joanne Neddow, developer and facilitator, recently retired from a long career in Social Work, to focus her efforts on Grandmother Medicine. Her search for a universal approach to the spiritual component of the wholistic health model took her to many traditions and through many experiences. Near and dear to her heart are the gifts and ways given to her by First Nations people. Her quest of many years has brought her to this offering of her transformative program. Please see the brochure for more details.