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.




Registration and Coffee

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.


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.


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.


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.



Handouts and lunch included:

Confer member:
£96 (SOLD OUT)
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£120 (SOLD OUT)


Certificates of attendance for 6 hours will be provided


This is a live online webinar using Zoom software. Zoom is free to download and use.

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


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