Level-One Focusing Online Workshop – June 2020

SoulStream invites you to:

Knock, Knock: A Level One Focusing Course

Offered online, in five weekly 2 ½ hr sessions

June 15—July 27, 2020

What is Focusing?

Focusing is a practice of listening and developing your body’s sense of inner knowing. It is a way of paying attention to what is not yet formed in words. It is a way of listening to that vague, unclear something that can inform life-giving direction. Even though it is a natural process, it is often crowded out by cultural pressures that miss the refreshing and vitalizing power of taking a pause.

Your physically felt body is in fact part of a gigantic system of here and other places, now and other times, you and other people–in fact, the whole universe. This sense of being bodily alive in a vast system is the body as it is felt from inside. ~Eugene Gendlin

Your body senses the whole of its situation and knows just how best to move forward into more life. Gendlin called this the felt sense. In this workshop, we will learn the practice of noticing, being with, and nurturing the felt sense in the art of peer companionship.

What do I need to bring?

The main requirement is a willing curiosity about what might be found when we take a pause and listen into the unknown edges of mystery. Also bring a commitment to five weekly meetings. Practice in between meetings will be encouraged.

Who is the instructor?

Mary Anne Schleinich, MPS, CCC, is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, specializing in body psychotherapy. She practices online and in person and is certified with The International Focusing Institute as a Focusing-Oriented Therapist. She has been practicing Focusing for 15 years and finds great joy in sharing this gift.

When is it offered?

  • Introduction June 15th 9:00-11:00 am
  • Session One June 22nd 9:00-11:30 am
  • Session Two June 29th 9:00-11:30 am
  • Session Three July 6th 9:00-11:30 am
  • Session Four July 13th 9:00-11:30 am
  • Session Five July 20th 9:00-11:30 am
  • Follow up Session July 27th 9:00-11:00 am

What is the Cost?

The June 15th introduction is open for all at no charge.
$320 for five sessions.
The follow up session is optional and is free of charge.

Registration info and limit

This course is open to the first 12 registrants. If there is sufficient demand, we will offer alternative dates to those on the waiting list.

A Zoom link for the sessions will be sent to all successful registrants.
A Zoom link for the Introduction will be sent to all those who express interest in Focusing. Please email Pearl or Doug if you are interested in attending the Introduction only.

All proceeds over and above the direct costs of the program go to SoulStream Initiatives, a non-profit organization that seeks to support the contemplative lifestyle and encourage others to live authentically with Jesus.

Registration Form

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