Focusing

Focusing – Developing an Open, Phenomenological and Embodied Approach to Self and Other

Friday 26 June 2020 - London

Led by Frank Bock, Sandy Gee and Dr Greg Madison

(WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY BOOKINGS FOR LIVE EVENTS AT PRESENT)

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.

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SPEAKERS

Frank BockSandy GeeDr Greg Madison,

FULL PROGRAMME

09.30
Registration and Coffee

10.00
Experiential Introduction to Focusing – Part I
This session will offer an experiential introduction to the natural bodily process called Focusing. We will gently touch into our own experience in order to notice how the body is a process with particular qualities. We will work with questions of how change happens, what helps and hinders concrete change, what is the role of the therapeutic relationship in change and how the body synthesises more information than we can be aware of cognitively.

11.15
Coffee

11.45
Experiential Introduction to Focusing – Part II
The second session will introduce the simple yet profound method of experiential listening. We will learn ways of being with another person that enhances the depth of their experiencing, emphasising specific forms of listening and how to hold the space for experience to deepen. We will use discussion and possible demonstrations to explore how listening is an integral part of bodily process, whether listening to oneself or to another person.

13.00
Lunch

14.00
Three Simultaneous Workshops with Frank Bock, Sandy Gee and Dr Greg Madison
The large group will be split into three smaller groups for an opportunity to deepen learning of the Focusing technique and how the learnings can be integrated into therapeutic sessions. The workshops will include demonstration, discussion and respectful experiential work.

15.45
Tea

16.00
Listening to Your Experiences of the Day
This will be an opportunity to debrief personal experiences if wanted, to ask questions and to integrate the impact of Focusing into therapeutic sessions.

17.00
End

FEES

Handouts and lunch included:

Confer member:
£96 (BOOKING CLOSED)
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Self-funded:
£120 (BOOKING CLOSED)

2 x Self-funded:
£200 (BOOKING CLOSED)

Psychotherapy trainee:
£80 (BOOKING CLOSED)

CPD

Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

VENUE

Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA

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SCHEDULE

Saturday
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:15 Coffee
13:00 Lunch
15.45 Tea
17:00 End

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Regrettably, refunds cannot be given in any circumstances except as follows:

  • You cancel in writing to info@confer.uk.com 60 days before the first date of the event you have booked, in which case you will be entitled to a 100% refund.
  • You cancel in writing to info@confer.uk.com 30 days before the first date of the event you have booked, in which case you will be entitled to a 50% refund.

This does not apply to parts of an event such as a seminar within a series but only to a whole event or complete series. You may give your place to another person if you let us know that person's name at least 24 hours before the event begins.

We reserve the right to change a speaker at one of our conferences without offering a refund. However, if a solo presenter cancels we will offer a full refund OR transfer of your fee to another Confer event. If the entire event is cancelled we will offer you a full refund.

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