Online Focusing Course: March to November (2022)

£575.00

This Online Focusing Course gives you the basic skills of Focusing and being a Focusing Companion.
The course is held online with Zoom on Thursday afternoons (See times).

Description

Dates:

Times: Thursday Afternoons 2pm – 5pm.
Online with Zoom

Online Focusing Skills Certificate Course

The Online Focusing Skills Certificate Course comprises of 5 Levels, or modules, and leads to a Certificate in Focusing skills which is the foundation for professional training, and gives you a good grounding in the practice of Focusing and Companioning.
The course also includes a guided Focusing Session to be taken before the course starts.

The course is divided into a series of 4 x weekly half-days of 3 hours each.
There is a break for 4 – 6 weeks for you to practice and to integrate what you have learned.
There follows another series of 4 weekly seminars, which comprise the next Level or module. There are five modules in total, so the course takes several months to complete.
Focusing works best when you learn and absorb slowly, over a period of time.


Course Objectives:

Learn how to Focus with a Companion.
Learn how to be a Focusing Companion.
Learn how to become present to your experience.
Develop a base for integrating Focusing into your life.
For your own personal growth and development.


Outcomes of each level:

Level 1: Introduction to Focusing

Learn how to listen to your inner wisdom through creating a positive inner relationship with yourself. Develop the knowledge and skills to begin to practise Focusing alone, and to begin to listen to an other, so you can Focus with a companion. By the end of Level 1, you will have a basic understanding of the Focusing process.

Level 2: Being a Focusing Companion

Practise the listening skills that enable you to companion someone else in a Focusing partnership. Expand your Focusing skills. Release blocks and stuck places. Unleash your creative energy. By the end of Level 2, you will be able to join a peer group of Focusers, form a Focusing partnership, and attend further or advanced classes and workshops.

Level 3: Companionship

Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding of the Focusing process, and will be able to guide yourself through the process. You will also be able to support another Focuser with your listening skills.

Level 4: Reminders

Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion. By the end of Level 4, you will be able to offer guiding suggestions to your Focusing partner, and to extend your ability to self-guide.

Level 5: Applied Focusing

Learn more about ‘presence and partiality’ – developing your ability to be fully with whatever needs you attention, and the biases and no-go areas that can interfere with that. Make Focusing fully your own. Times for further practice and demonstrations. Bring your questions, and what you would like to explore.


This is not a professional qualification, but it is required if you want to go on and do further training towards becoming a Focusing professional.

Fiona Parr is a BFA Recognised Focusing Mentor and TIFI Certifying Coordinator.

Payment Details

The cost of each Level is £150, or £125 if you pay at least a month ahead. 
There’s a discount if you pay upfront for the whole course: £575. 


I recommend that you have a 1-1 session before the course starts.
This is for you to experience Focusing for yourself and find out how it works for you.
Sessions take an hour and cost £50. 


Deposit:
You can reserve your place on an online course with a non-refundable deposit of £75.00.
 
Pay Online:
If you have a Paypal account, you can pay for the online course using the online payment facility.
 
Payment by Bank Transfer
If you don’t have a Paypal account, or if you wish to pay a deposit, you can pay by bank transfer.
Please contact me to arrange payment by bank transfer.
Thank you.
 
Cancellations:
If you cancel your place, there is a £75.00 cancellation fee.
If you cancel within a week of the course, the full fee is payable. Alternatively, you can get a credit for a future course.