Fourth International Conference on Children's Focusing

"bringing focusing to the children of the world"

ICELAND

1 - 5 September 2004

Conference Themes

bulletDeveloping our capability to be with children in a focusing way in parenting, education and therapy.
bulletProtecting the child’s place inside ourselves and our children.

Venue and Dates

Hotel Glymur Hvalfjördur (www.hotelglymur.is
We will explore the progress of work with children in this tranquil setting, about 45 min. drive from Reykjavik. Hotel Glymur is situated high on a mountainside overlooking the scenic Hvalfjordur, "the whalefjord". This rugged nature offers a unique stage for focusing on the inner child. We will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors as well, through hikes and trips to glaciers in the surrounding area. There is a swimming pool, sauna and outdoor whirlpool with a view on the premises.
Start: Wednesday Sept.1, 6:30 pm   End: Sunday Sept. 5, 1:30 pm

The Program Includes

bulletDaily Home group
bulletExperiential groups (including parenting, education, therapy)
bulletPresentations
bulletExpression in Movement, drawing, stories and more
bulletFocusing on the glacier
bulletA hiking tour to the Snæfells Jökull glacier

Language: English

Fee: $600.00
including accommodation in a double room (the rooms are on two floors, one bed upstairs, w/ a private bath) and meals and transportation. The program includes all meals from Wednesday dinner to Sunday lunch.
Please indicate LANGUAGES SPOKEN, DIETARY NEEDS, and FIELD OF INTEREST/PROFESSION

Questions? Contact Vala Olafsdottir, tel: 011-354-891-9873
e-mail: valao@itn.is
Website: www.focusing.is
Click here to register online

Some more information:

Each of us is responsible for the content and experience of our Conference contributions.

Chairman
Reinhard Stelter, PhD Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Physical Education, Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Denmark

Opening Workshop Presenter
Marta Stapert, Child Psychotherapist and Child-focusing-coordinator

Conference Coordinator
Vala Olafsdottir, Researcher, Educationalist, Child and Adult Focusing Trainer,

Coordinator of Programme Logistics
Heidrun Essler, Conflict Resolution and Communication Consultant, Child and Adult Focusing Trainer

Coordinator of Programme Content
Simon Kilner, Personal Development Consultant, Educationalist, Child and Adult Focusing Trainer.

Conference Organizers
The Icelandic Focusing Community and advisers on both sides of the Atlantic.
 

About the Experiential Groups

Conference participants can select an experiential group that comes closest to meeting the practical area in which they are using Focusing. Other groups titles may emerge. The aim of the experiential groups is to help participants with special interest applications to develop their practical skills for Focusing with children. Group participants will create and develop their own learning environment through sharing ideas, experiences, questions and being models for each other. There will be a facilitator for each group.

A choice can be made between A, B and C
A. parents and other carers
B. teachers, artists and group workers
C. child-therapists

Time Table

Time

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8:00-9:00

 

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

9:00-10:00

 

Home Groups

Home Groups

Home Groups

Home Groups

10:00-10:30

 

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:30-12:30

 

Opening Workshop: eg
Befriending Your Inner Child

Experiential Groups

Experiential Groups

Reports to the Conference

Final Ceremony

12:30-1:00

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:00-2:00

 

Organized Walk, Personal Time

Personal Time

A hiking tour to Snæfells
Jökull Glacier

An optional tour to the Blue Lagoon

2:00-3:30

 

Planned presentations

Planned presentations

 

 

3:30-4:00

 

Break

Break

 

 

4:00-5:30

 

Experiential
Groups

World Café

Approaches To Difficult Behaviour

Ceremonial Focusing at the glacier

 

5:30-6:30

Registration

Yoga

Yoga

 

 

6:30-7:30

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner and bonfire at the glacier

 

8:00-9:30

 

Welcome

Opening Ceremony at the World Café

 

Focusing and story telling as a stimulus for the whole group

Focusing with the whole group

Telling our own stories

Bonfire Ceremony

 

9:30-11:00

Focusing in the jacussi

Dancing

Greek dance