Focusing Skills Course Level 1 to 5


Deepen the art of listening to yourself and another

Focusing - Develop Emotional IntelligenceNext online course:
Mondays, Feb 19 to Aug 12, 2024

Relate to yourself and others with freshness, emotional intelligence, and an open heart.

In this gentle and meditative process, both the Focuser and the listener provide a deeply welcoming space for whatever arises. The Focusing way of being in contact with your ‘body’, with your inner sense of something, opens up insights, a knowing that is much deeper and vaster than the emotional and mental dimensions alone can offer.

With this foundation, the way your life unfolds is experienced as deeply meaningful. Even in difficult, confusing times, there is an underlying sense of rightness, of following a natural flow.

What we do in Focusing
Focusing is a gentle and meditative process in which the person going through the process, the Focuser, occasionally (verbally) shares their inner experience. The listener is deeply present, listening with their whole being, and reflecting back from an inner space of welcoming friendliness.

During this safe and gentle process

We all have many moments when we feel stuck, confused, or indecisive. We may then hide from others, or feel irritated, reactive, and disconnected when we are with others.
Immerse yourself in this respectful, transformative atmosphere where you may feel more heard than ever before – by others, but even by yourself. Tap into your deepest places of knowing by cultivating and maintaining a friendly relationship with yourself and others.

What happens in this online course
There will be lectures, demonstrations, partner and group practices, sharing, and Q&A. You will receive written material, and you will be able to listen to the audio recordings online for up to 6 months after the course ends. In addition to class time, participants practice with each other on a weekly basis.
Three one-on-one sessions are part of this course. This is my unique style, as I have found that repeated one-on-one meetings are of great value. Each student can more easily find their unique Focusing style, and I as a teacher, can better understand each participant’s interests and needs.

You will be in awe of an increasingly deep and meaningful process that will begin to touch all areas of your life. Allow Focusing to fully become your own. Become part of the worldwide Focusing Partnership network.

Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Award – PFPA by the International Focusing Institute

After this course, you will have all the fundamentals for with a Focusing partner, or in a group or alone. You are now eligible to join the International Focusing Partnership Network free of charge (International Focusing Institute membership is required).

This Level 1-5 course for Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Award PFPA is a self-help tool for your personal growth and well-being. You will be able to apply this remarkable process to enhance your life.

If you do envision becoming a Focusing Professional, this course is the foundation for further certification. Focusing Training for becoming a Focusing Professional.

BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills

As I have trained under BFA (British Focusing Association) guidelines, you are also eligible for the BFA certificate. With this certificate, you can meet in BFA Focusing Partnerships with other Focuses or join Focusing Groups for free. If you envision becoming a Focusing Professional, this course is the first step for professional certification under the BFA guidelines.

Not sure yet? Meet me here

Ask me for a free 15-minute informal meeting
Let’s meet, so we can get to know each other. This is an opportunity for you to let me know what you are looking for and what might be particularly important to you.
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Focusing Session one-on-one
The session fee will be offset against the course fee if you decide to join.
€70  1-hour session Register here 
 $75  1-hour session Register here

Schedule – Level 1-5 Course

6-months, February 19 until August 12, 2024

Mondays
United States-PDT West Coast: 7:00 am to 10:00 am
United States-EST East Coast: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
England–GMT: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Central Europe-CET Central European Time 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Level 1 02.19, 02.26, 03.04, 03.11
Level 2 03.18, 03.25, 04.01, 04.08 (3-week practice break)
Level 3 04.29, 05.06, break, 05.20, 05.27
Level 4 06.03, 06.10 (3-week practice break) 07.08, 07.15
Level 5 07.22, 07.29, 08.05, 08.12

Fees – Level 1-5 Course

Full 6-months course

1.090
$1.239

If you do not want to join the entire course

Levels 1 & 2 (Focusing Basics, incl. 24 class hours and 1×1-hour one-on-one session)
475
$535

Level 3, 4, or 5 (Individually booked, incl. 12 class hours each level, and a 1×1-hour one-on-one session with levels 3 & 4, and 1 session with level 5)
235 each
$270 each

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Student’s Feedback

“My focusing experience with you was deeply meaningful, in large part due to your presence, patience, pace, kindness and teaching. Many thanks.”
Diana, Clinical social worker, January 2024

“… I’ve enjoyed the Focusing Skills Course and the group so much!  I’ve found it enriching, hugely stimulating and really nourishing.  Amona, I’ve loved you holding and the nuance of the content.  Your years of experience and your wisdom are evident to me in it all: resources, session structure, content, and holding of group dynamics.  I see the effects of this practice popping up all over my life and interactions with others.  …”
Roz Bird – Facilitator and conflict mediator, August 2023

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Cancelation Policy

Up to one month prior to the start of the course: Euro 40/Dollar 45 processing fee

Within the last month before the course begins: If another participant fills your spot, your course fee will be refunded minus a 40 Euro/Dollar 45 processing fee.