Here is a 5-minute video about “Mindful Listening Partnerships” which is an introduction to Focusing and TAE. See: https://activepause.com/mindful-listening-partnership/
Serge Prengel writes: “This project started a couple of years ago, as Beatrice Blake and I talked about ways to introduce people to the principles of TAE and Focusing. We then recorded a video conversation that, while very interesting, was a bit long.
Rosa Zubizarreta suggested we find a way to condense the ideas into a short video. Beatrice and I have been working on this off and on, and, little by little, it came to be.”
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Register for Listening Circles ~ see current schedule and add your requests for additional times
11am-Noon Pacific by Zoom and on location in Vancouver, BC
Wednesday 4 October,
Wednesday 11 October
Wednesday 25 October
Wednesday 22 November
Wednesday 6 December, 2017
5:15 – 6:30pm Pacific by Zoom and on location in Vancouver, BC
Wednesdays Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
Saturdays Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017
“We are convinced that success in learning Focusing is rare without learning to exchange Focusing partnership sessions…. The principle underlying all of the applications of Focusing is that your inner sense of rightness, accessible through bodily knowing, is a reliable guide to moving forward. Focusing means learning how to develop that inner sense.”
– Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD & Barbara McGavin, the Introduction to The Focusing Studentʼs & Companionʼs Manual (2002)
“Listening can also be a doorway to the deeper philosophy of Focusing. Perhaps you remember seeing a child who falls, then looks around at others to see their reaction before starting to cry? “… “we first know ourselves as reflected in the other. One of the most interesting ideas we discussed in our study group is that our resonance with others may actually precede our awareness of ourselves. Developmentally and evolutionarily, our modern self-awareness circuitry may be built upon the more ancient resonance circuits that root us in our social world.”
– Dan Siegel, page 62, Mindsight (2010)
FOCUSING LISTENING CIRCLE
The course will support and compliment your learning in all areas of life. The structure and content will be useful to counselors, therapists and teachers in their professional practice in working with individuals and with groups.
Let us know if you have any questions or themes you would like us to include in our Listening Circle!
FORMAT FOR FOCUSING LISTENING CIRCLE
* “Round Robin” where each participant may choose to have a short Focusing turn
* Focusing demo
* Experiential version of easy study references
* Longer Focusing session
* Deepen and refine our listening with Focusing. Small steps of awareness and understanding bring us closer to how we truly wish to live. Focusing becomes a trusted friend and reliable guide to moving forward in our cherished projects.
Each participant is invited to request a special theme, such as Focusing with a Dream, Focusing for Earthquake Preparedness, Focusing and the Sounder Sleep System™. (Sounder Sleep System™ is a registered trademark of Michael Krugman.)
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Please ask us in advance if you wish to have continuing eduction credits – to be awarded pending approval by CCPA and other organizations.
The Focusing Institute reference page on partnership practice:
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