13 – 14 Νοεμβρίου 2021
Developing Focusing as a Metaskill in Shiatsu and Energy Work
Develop your inner relationships with the Metaskill Focusing to resonate with your whole living process AND fully interact with yourself.
Opening up to my body’s Know How
Level I: Discovering and connecting to my body’s inner wisdom, (Felt Sense) possibilities and depth
- By tuning in (by learning how to put our thoughts, voices, images, etc. temporarily to the side).
- Learning how to disidentify and clear a space in the body to be able to track and allow a Felt Sense to come forward.
- Developing the ability to hold a safe space for both myself and others
Level II: Embodied Listening
Accompanying myself and others by learning how the body communicates through its own unique language and begin to access and listen to my body’s inner wisdom.
Understanding Interaction First…
Each level has 15 hours experiential learning process in Focusing, Shiatsu and Energy Work.
After completion of Level I and II all participants will have the opportunity to continue and complete the Focusing Life Skill Program (Level III, IV and V)* with Patricia Foster and receive the British Focusing Association Skills Certificate.
A Certificate of Attendance will be given for Level I and II after supervision from Patricia Foster MA, British Focusing Association Trainer and Certifying Coordinator The Focusing International Focusing Institute, New York.
* FOCUSING as LIFE SKILL
TOTAL TRAINING FOR FLS IS 75 HOURS
FLS as a Metaskill training comprises of the above 5 levels, (which is 60 training hours). In addition to which, it is a necessary requirement to complete a minimum of 10 hours (within 7 months from the beginning of the FLS training) of Focusing practice with a partner, (partners in the beginning will be assigned by the trainer). This is attained with equal half hour sessions both as a Companion and Focuser.
The 10 hour Focusing/Companion sessions are accompanied by 10 ½ hour Focuvisions (i.e. a total of 5 hours, usually carried out after every 2 practicing hours as a Companion/Focuser). Focuvision is a form of supervision carried out with the trainer throughout the training, discussing issues, difficulties or welcoming parts that may arise from your Focusing partnerships, as a Focuser or a Companion. This is offered free as part of the training for a period of up to 2 months after completion of the course.
An addition to this training in Focusing as a Metaskill in Energy Work practitioners only, after completion of level I and level II, there will be offered, once a month, a 2 hour meeting (by zoom) with Antigoni Tsegeli, (currently qualifying as a certified focusing professional with Patricia Foster).
This addition is to discuss and experientially practice how Focusing as a Metaskill may be incorporated within your Energy Work practice. These 2 hours will provide a platform to discuss and share exercises, new findings, experiences from both yourself and with your clients, what is working and how, or even what seems to be not so beneficial.
It is necessary to complete the 75 hours of training in order to obtain the British Focusing Association Skills Certificate.
You will also be encouraged to join the following groups:
- Free membership of the European Focusing Association (EFA)
- Member of the International Focusing Institute NY (TIFI)(subscription)
- Member of the British Focusing Association(subscription- if UK resident)
After completion of Level I-II and III all participants (focusing-shiatsu) will be admitted into our closed Focusing Life Skills group (f/b) where you may request a partner both as a Focuser and as a Companion at any time. All Focusing/Companion exchanges are usually carried out by Skype or Zoom.
Patricia Foster MA
- Certifying Coordinator TIFI. N.Y.
- Certified Psychotherapist from the European Association of Psychotherapists- Credential ID ECP-Holder 408775
- Person centered and Focusing Oriented Psychotherapist
- British Focusing Association Focusing Trainer
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A personal note
In my Zen Shiatsu, Chakras work and Qigong practice and beyond my basic training many teachers have inspired my way: Cliff Andrews, Carola Beresford-Cook, Annie Cryar, Nicola Lay, Nick Pole, Diego Sanchez, Akinobu Kishi, Alice Whieldon, Maria Charlet, each of them with his love for Shiatsu and his own approach.
I have been trained to Focusing as Life Skill by Patricia Foster and Irene Davleri.
I started 6 years ago the Basic steps and then I followed the advanced Focusing training in Background Sense, Trauma and Resilience, Intergenerational Trauma, Beyond Trauma, Pain, Non Violent Communication, Decision Making. I am currently training as Certified Focusing Professional under Patricia Foster MA.
It is through this experiential learning process that I am able to share the gift of Focusing as a Metaskill into Shiatsu and Energy Work. Focusing as Lifeskill has influenced myself and my work. It is a continuous process that reveals body mind’s wisdom through a Felt Sense.
I’ve been inspired through the process for many good things. I felt in every cell of my body what compassion is, as I gained that precious element of self-empathy. There is no other way.
We have been trained to lose our freedom. Nobody taught us to be free. It is simple and the way is inside and through our body’s wisdom.
The Body knows The Soul listens The Spirit lives
Body can show how release the emotions when the narrative mind is not active…A very beginning first step is to create a clear and safe space inside the body mind and then to connect and relate with the emotion by ‘listening’ to it. Disidentifying from the linguistic world of labeling the emotion, we allow ourselves to invite and describe something that is beyond the label of emotion. We experience the ‘felt sense’ of the labeled emotion. Through that living process, the state of acceptance and letting go comes in the natural ability of release that exists in Body’s wisdom. Body is carrying all… but we speak to it with our narrative way.
- LOCATION: Athens
- I level: 13, 14/11
- II level: 18,19/12