1. Focusing: an introductory evening
Learn about the history and applications of Focusing, experience a Focusing/Listening session, ask questions, and find out if Focusing feels right for you.
Tuesday, July 18 at 7-9 p.m. in Brattleboro, VT. $25. Tea and light refreshments provided.
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2. Tools for Bridging the Political Divide
Do you feel at a loss when trying to communicate with people who have different political views than your own?
Are you concerned about how we Americans can overcome our divisions?
Do you want to get better at listening to others and braver at expressing how you really feel?
Explore these vital questions with Focusing trainer Beatrice Blake.
Focusing is a way of zeroing in on what really matters us by listening to our bodily “felt sense” of situations. Our felt sense can help us think freshly about situations, rather than acting from our habitual thought patterns.
This experiential workshop offers new tools for listening and communicating. Join us!
Tuesday, July 11, noon to 1 p.m., River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. Free
Spend the day on a peaceful bend in the Connecticut River, listening to your heart. You’ll come away with more self-understanding and increased ability to listen deeply to others.
The workshop venue is a private home in Westmoreland, NH, half an hour northeast of Brattleboro. Directions given at time of registration.
Saturday, July 22, 10 to 4 p.m.
Early bird price $60 including a light lunch, if you register by July 15
$75 after July 15
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4. Why Focusing and Nonviolent Communication belong together
As part of The International Focusing Institute’s Highlights series, I will be sharing what I’ve learned over the last 10 years of teaching Focusing and Nonviolent Communication in El Salvador.
Saturday, August 26, 11 a.m. Eastern. Sign up at www.focusing.org
$30 or whatever you can afford
5. Nonviolent Communication for Focusers
Nonviolent Communication theory helps complete Focusing’s mission for peace.
NVC theory gives perspectives on biases.
NVC is helpful in “cultivating the ground” for teaching Focusing.
NVC helps people move up the Experiencing Scale and creates a “holding and letting” space for felt senses to form.
And of course Focusing makes NVC more effective by bringing felt sensing into the NVC process.
For all these reasons and more, NVC and Focusing compliment each other.
This 7-week online course will help you learn NVC in a Focusing-friendly environment.
Two classes for six Wednesdays in October and November
Wednesdays at 9 a.m Eastern
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern
October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 18 and 15
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6. Individual sessions in Focusing and Thinking at the Edge–in person, by phone, or online
I create a quiet, spacious, relaxed atmosphere, where you can breathe and allow what is within you to come into the world. It could be a stressful situation that you wish to transform, or a transformational idea that wants to be born through you. Like a good midwife, I will be fiercely protective of the quiet, supported space you need, so that there will be no intrusions or interruptions while your process is unfolding.
I love this work, and try to make it accessible and affordable to those who need it, by giving a discount for a series of 7 sessions.
You can start with a free, half hour session in order for us to get to know each other.
Individual sessions: $75
Series of 7 private, individual one-hour TAE sessions: $495. Payment plans available
For more information on the above classes, or to sign up, please fill in the contact form below, mentioning what interests you in the comments section.