The South Connaught IAHIP regional meetings are being re-established.
The first meeting is arranged for Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Time: 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
DISCUSSION TOPIC: Focusing in Therapy: Inviting the client’s fresh edge. Interactive seminar exploring Gene Gendlin’s focusing approach.
The theme will be presented by Simon McKibbin with the accompaniment of Marta Fabregat
Venue: Sccul Sanctuary Kilcornan, Clarinbridge
Address: Bungalow 9, Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway.
CPD: CPD points are awarded for attendance at regional meetings.
Students and pre-accredited members are very welcome.
Contact: Maura Dolan, 087 130 1731 or Stephanie Burke 087 065 7782
Focusing in Therapy: Inviting the Client’s Fresh Edge
Interactive seminar exploring Gene Gendlin’s Focusing approach
“There is no negative energy because what is negative, what is blocked, bears the solution implicitly within itself.” Gene Gendlin
What is Focusing?
It is a way of ‘coming home’ to yourself – a means of radical acceptance – inviting a sense of space and forward flow around even ‘impossibly stuck’ places. It is an exquisitely sensitive way of ‘being with’ what our (inner) world is telling us, often in the form of subtle feelings/sensations, in a way that is safe and gentle.
As a therapist, focusing will offer you a mode of operating beyond the cognitive into the realm of the ‘body – intuitive’ supporting and inviting the client to connect with their deeper innate sense of what ‘right’ is for them. Classically there are 6 key steps in the Focusing process: Clearing a Space, Felt-sense, Handle, Resonating, Asking and Receiving
An interactive, playful and informative session with time to explore the approach in small groups as well as in plenary. Come away with:
- An introduction to Gene Gendlin’s focusing approach in therapy
- An appreciation of how this is an invaluable tool for you as a therapist
- Some focusing tools to apply for yourself
- A sense of learning in a fun and engaging atmosphere