Focusing - Developing an Open, Phenomenological and Embodied Approach to Self and Other
Friday 26 June 2020 – A Live Webinar
Led by Frank Bock, Sandy Gee and Dr Greg Madison
This workshop explores the therapeutic and personal advantages of including an experiential dimension in psychotherapy sessions by incorporating the practice of Focusing. Originating in the philosophical work of the Rogerian-influenced American philosopher, Eugene Gendlin, this approach aims to go beyond technique, objectification and diagnosis in order to practice therapy as a person-to-person relationship with existential and embodied depth.READ MORE...
This workshop will be of interest to practitioners who are interested in developing a personal practice that has the potential to deepen self-insight and qualities of openness while taking these into our work as practitioners. During the day we will thus explore our own experiences, and those that arise in the therapy session, working towards a therapeutic practice that is a gentle, phenomenological and a more grounded approach than those based purely on theory. Focusing – in contrast to other modalities – begins with the practitioner’s living process, bodily felt sense and an awareness of the implicit in relationship.
The day is designed to proceed at a gentle pace with opportunities for private experiential exploration. Participants are encouraged to take part in a way that feels right to them and there will be many ways to explore the process, while respecting personal differences and sensitivities.