Practitioner Program 1

  • Do you want to develop your own style of Focusing and integrate this into your own practice or life?
  • Do you want to deepen your Focusing process and skills?
  • Do you want to support your clients/ children to find/learn Focusing

First Part: Focusing Practicioner (one to one)
Requirements: Focusing level 4 or similar experience (in consultation with the trainers)

Program Schedule 2022/23

  • 26 April 2022 7.00 – 9.30 PM Amsterdam time
  • 24 May 2022
  • 28 Juni 2022
  • 4 October 2022
  • 1 November 2022
  • 29 November 2022
  • 20 Dezember 2022
  • 17 Januari 2023
  • 14 Februari 2023
  • 14 March 2023

Next start 2023 31 Januari 2023 7.00 – 9.30 PM Amsterdam time

31 Januari 2023
28 Februari 2023
28 March 2023
25 April 2023
23 May 2023
20 June 2023
19 September 2023
3 October 2023
6 November 2023
5 December 2023

  • It starts in April 2022 on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm  (Amsterdam time)
  • Total of 10 online 2.5 hour group zoom-sessions (10 min break mid session)
  • 2 individual focusing supervision sessions with one of the trainers.
  • The course will comprise of teaching session, demonstrations, paired and solo practice
  • We will explore and study your 3 recorded Focusing sessions with clients (children and adults). And 5 case study’s
  • And we will study and discuss articles about Focusing.
  • The second part of the training is our international 5 Day training Being Seriously Playful in July 2022 (or in your own country; like Italy/ Hong Kong/ Israel)

Themes we will explore:

  • How to introduce Focusing to a focusing client who does not know Focusing
  • Safety and boundaries
  • Making contact and contract
  • Resources of presence
  • How to create an safe environment
  • Creating and holding deep empathy
  • Listening in three directions
  • Exploring Critical parts and Inner child parts
  • The Living Forward Energy
  • How to deepen contact with the Felt Sense
  • Facilitative language
  • Ending a session.
  • Using other ways of supporting the expression of the Focusing process, using art material, movement music, poems
  • How the body ‘speaks’
  • Gendlin’s key concepts in Focusing
  • Comparing Focusing with other attitudes/approaches

In between online sessions:

  • The student records a focusing session with a child or an adult
  • The student writes down a transcript of the recorded focusing session with a reflection.

Learning outcomes:
After this training you will have the following skills and knowing:

  • You can explain (one to one) what Focusing is
  • You are able to create a safe environment for the focuser and the felt sense.
  • You can explain about self-supporting esteem and leadership
  • You can be with the client in a facilitating and non-judging way
  • You are present as a human, with respect, attention, and open mind for whatever comes.
  • You are helping the focuser to develop a focusing attitude towards everything what comes from within
  • You are helping the focuser to build a relationship to their felt sense, so the felt sense will be invited to unfold.
  • You can offer structure and follow the process of the focuser at the same time.
  • You can offer suggestions for supporting the process and also can let it go when it doesn’t fit.
  • You can offers suggestions to bring the process in flow again, when it stops.
  • Recognize your own reactions or emotions and can set them aside so that they don’t influence the process of the focuser.
  • Respect the focuser’s boundaries.
  • Respect and take care of your own boundaries
  • You can be with the process of the focuser without trying to “rescue” the focuser.
  • You can recognize when you are “wrong”