Level 4: What to do when Focusing becomes difficult or blocked
Basic course information:
Readings for the class:
The Focusing Student’s and Companion’s Manual, Part Two, by Barbara McGavin and Ann Weiser Cornell. A .pdf version is included in class fee. Order a hard copy here.
Class 1: What to do
- when you feel overwhelmed, overloaded, cluttered, confused,
- when something feels too intense or scary,
- when you have doubts about your approach,
- when you feel sleepy,
- when there is more than one “something” calling for your awareness
Class 2: Which issues are the most difficult for you to be with?
How do you react when you come in contact with your difficult issues?
Class 3: When focusing becomes blocked, it is often due to
- feeling afraid,
- fear of being overwhelmed by intense feelings,
- fear of what you might find,
- rushing the process,
- imposing a solution,
- criticizing or arguing with the process,
- analyzing, diagnosing, deciding, fixing,
- forcing a choice,
- doubting what is happening,
- not wanting to feel pain
Class 4: The inner critic–how do you deal with it?
Do you collapse under it? Agree with it? Argue with it? Try to ignore it?
Class 5: When accompanying our inner experience gets complicated
Listening to the feeling about the feeling about the feeling
Class 6: Bias and Exile
- Giving equal attention to all parts of oneself
- Relating to what has been exiled
Class 7: How to do a Focusing process with two or more parts
For more information or to sign up, contact Beatrice.