Focusing Skills year long course – September 2024 – 2025


Next Group starting – Monday and Wednesday second week of September 2024

British Focusing Association (BFA) Certifed – 8 participants only in each group
What do you do when you want to let go of something in you, but it is not ready to let go of you!?

How wonderful would it be if you could ‘be with yourself’ in a way that inspired flow and movement even with the most challenging of patterns, to tap into your innate body wisdom?

You can! Learn how to Travel Lighter in your life with Gene Gendlin’s Focusing approach to relating your to your own body wisdom.

What is Focusing?

Focusing is gentle and profound. It is a natural way of paying attention to oneself and others that is based in concrete inner experience. By focusing inwardly and listening to your body, you can understand how you truly feel about your circumstances, a specific situation or a relationship. Embracing the flow of feelings in a non-judgmental way offers a fresh and new transformational process.

And that results in forward flow of well-being, balance and self-awareness.

Focusing allows access to deeper levels of awareness, wisdom, and self-guidance that reside inside each of us. Through an easily learned, step-by step process, Focusing teaches how to turn our attention inside our bodies where we carry all our personal experiences, memories, sensations, emotions and feelings, even parts that we never thought there were there.

It is a moment by moment way of ‘coming home’ to yourself. It is an exquisitely sensitive way of listening to or sensing what our (inner) world is telling us, often in the form of subtle feelings/sensations, in a way that is safe and gentle. It offers a creative and quietly profound way of being even with what we find most difficult and challenging. In focusing we are often pleasantly surprised by fresh or new spaces emerging, even from ‘impossibly stuck’ places. It is, in my experience a deeply satisfying process allowing my heart and soul space to breathe and be itself, to find its own sense of rightness.

The course of 5 Modules

1 Module = 1 session of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks, Monday and Wednesday morning from 10 to 12 pm ( Irish time).

This Focusing 5 Module Course offers a means to;

  • Develop a grounded and balanced sense of yourself
  • Compassionately respond to your inner judge
  • Enable a gentle and deep inner healing process
  • Develop empathic and sensitive listening
  • Enjoy an enriched sense of sharing and communing with others
  • Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new & empowered way
  • Living from the unfolding fresh momentThis program offers not only an enrichment in well-being but a profoundly deep sense of connection and sharing with an inclusive sense of community experience, where there is an emphasis on Focusing practice between the sessions.

    What can you expect in any one session

  • Enjoy the closeness and intimacy of others on a shared journey
  • Hear and see the others as you interact and explore focusing
  • Do exercises, demonstrations and explore focusing together
  • Connect with individuals and the whole group (up to 8)
  • Focusing sessions between online sessions
  • Focusing approaches including Focusing as shared by its founder Eugene Gendlin, wholebodyFocusing,
  • Inner relationship Focusing and Bio-Spiritual Focusing as well as Thinking at the Edge and thePhilosophy of the implicit.
  • An online course, How?


• This online course offers a very convenient way o to participate from the comfort of home, avoiding travel and whilst enjoying a sense of connection and community. We will use Zoom – easy to download with the option to use a free phone based conference facility if need be.

• You will be given a copy of the recording for your learning library

The 5 Modules;

Titles and dates for the 5 Modules

This course runs every year from Septembe till May

Modules & Schedule:
Titles and dates for the 5 Modules Module
Module 1: First steps in your Focusing Journey: An introduction to Focusing
Module 2: Focusing and journeying deeper to travel lighter – Sacred listening
Module 3: Focusing and the joy of the senses – Bodyfullness
Module 4: Focusing and Going solo; journeying in confidence solo and with others
Module 5: Deeper and Further; seasoning your Focusing and Listening practice

Overview of the Focusing Modules 1 – 5

Module1: First Steps on your Focusing Journey

  • A comprehensive introduction to focusing
  • Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships
  • Exploring the landscape – Focusing and silent listening
  • Describing and resonating
  • Letting it be there as fully as it wants to be
  • The shape of the Focusing process

Module2: Focusing and journeying deeper to travel lighter

  • The power of the word ¨something¨
  • The felt sense and qualities of it
  • Ways of beginning a Focusing session
  • GAP – Grounded Aware Presence
  • Clearing a space
  • Inviting the felt sense to a specific issue
  • Becoming a true companion
  • Focusing partnerhips

Module 3: Focusing and the joy of the senses

  • The gifts of the body in Focusing and Companioning
  • Whole body aliveness as a gateway to the bigger space
  • Allowing something to be there more fully – and to find its own way forwards
  • Movement in Focusing
  • Gestures and postures which symbolize a felt sense
  • Simple exercises to awaken inner-directed movement
  • Sensing both challenge and enjoyment with equal positive regard
  • Whole-body listening
  • Tips for silent Focusing / Tips for companioning a silent focuser

Module 4: Going solo Companioning for more Depth

  • Self-guiding skills and Phrases
  • Deepening contact and receiving
  • Teamwork – offering suggestions to the focuser?
  • Some tips for the listener
  • Tips for the focuser
  • Inviting direct relationship

Module 5: Focusing and Freedom

  • Focusing and exploring the meaning ‘Spiritual’
  • Working with complex edges, inner Critic
  • Not colluding with bias – What does the work freedom mean?
  • Religion and Focusing
  • Is there a self in all these ‘visitors’ and ‘Somethings’?
  • Resting in the Limitless
  • Focusing in ordinary life – living Focusing


The booking fee is €50 and then later at each module your choice payment from the suggested range. Suggested price range per module (€175 – €250) If you can offer more, you facilitate the possibility of participation of other people who need support at this time.This is a year-long course and process, so no separate modules can be taken, you will be journeying with the same group for the length of time of the whole course. Payments can then be done at every module. Once you sign up for this course you commit yourself to the 5 modules payment.

For more information:

Contact Marta – Phone: 0872031764


On completion of this BFA Certified Foundation Course

This course is BFA (British Focusing Association) accredited and can also be TIFI certified, and the first step to becoming an accredited Practitioner of Focusing. You will have the option to enter the practitioner level training or to invest further in your own Focusing process.

Above all this course is a deep initiation into your own Focusing process and becoming your closest life companion.

“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”

Eugene Gendlin

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