Children Focusing Survey

Children Focusing Survey Example 1:   (Return to survey)

Name of project:  The school project
Name of contact:  Rene Veugelers
Place (home, hospital, school):  school
Town:  Breda
Country:  The Netherlands
Contact email:  venv@orange.nl
Start date:  Sept 2007
Finish date:  Jan 2008
Approximate hours involved:  35 hours
I give my permission for these details to be listed in articles and on the children focusing website:      Yes    
Number of children involved:  15
Ages of children involved:  12-14
Number of adults involved:  1 teacher
Roles of adults involved:  learning and co-guide
Have you done any research, presentations or made contacts with key people in your field?      No    
Aim of project: 
*Teaching children how to focus and how to symbolize their FS.
*The children realise that they can put their own problems to one side in a focusing way
*The children learn how to listen to each other in a focusing way.
Please tell us something about your project here - please include goals, what you do and what the benefits are: 
This project is divided in ten steps, (ten lessons), and the trainer is guiding also the teacher. Within every lesson, there is a new element of focusing.
*First 4 lessons are about the basic attitude and symbolisation.
*The next three lessons are about the way in which you can listen and mirror each other. *The last lessons are about the way the teacher will be their guide.
( with making space, the FS of something good and something bad)


Children Focusing Survey Example 2:   (Return to survey)

Name of project:  Case Studies in Everyday Focusing Moments
Name of contact:  Simon Kilner and Irene Farmer
Place (home, hospital, school):  various
Town:  Leeds
Country:  UK
Contact email:  skilner@dyselxiaaction.org.uk
Start date:  September 2007
Finish date:  ongoing
Approximate hours involved:  various
I give my permission for these details to be listed in articles and on the children focusing website:      Yes    
Number of children involved:  not set
Ages of children involved:  birth to 18
Number of adults involved:  not set
Roles of adults involved:  teachers, family, carers, health professionals
Have you done any research, presentations or made contacts with key people in your field?      Yes    
Aim of project:  To build case studies which identify methods and language in focusing to support learning and confidence in everyday educational, family and health interactions between adults and children.
Please tell us something about your project here - please include goals, what you do and what the benefits are:  We are collecting examples of our own and others experiences to build case studies to identify methods and language that demonstrate how focusing can be used to overcome barriers to supporting, learning and confidence in everyday educational, family and health interactions between adults and children. This will support the child as the holder of the knowledge about themselves and encourage the child and adults focusing attitude in accepting / recognising their own power and responsibility. At the moment we are seeking to identify a structured case study format that is flexible enough to allow valuable accounts of the varied activities we wish to be described.

The studies will focus on the method and language used in:
• Contract and Trust building
• How the adult notices a felt sense of something that blocks themselves and / or child
• How the child and adult attention is allowed to rest with the something
• How the expression / symbolisation of the something is supported
• How the learning or change is received
• How the difference / change is supported and nurtured.


Children Focusing Survey Example 3:   (Return to survey)

Name of project:  Focusing for Training on the Job
Name of contact:  Heidrun Essler
Place (home, hospital, school):  Haus des Kindes (Day care house)
Town:  Kaiserslautern
Country:  Germany
Contact email:  essler@essler-seminare.de
Start date:  January 2004
Finish date:  January 2005
Approximate hours involved:  4 training days whole day with all
1 training day adults only
I give my permission for these details to be listed in articles and on the children focusing website:      Yes    
Number of children involved:  22
Ages of children involved:  3 till 10 (in age mixed groups)
Number of adults involved:  8
Roles of adults involved:  4 teachers; 1 cooking lady; 1 cleaning lady; 1 Focusing teacher; 1 camera lady
Have you done any research, presentations or made contacts with key people in your field?      Yes    
Aim of project:  Introduce Focusing in practical little steps for them to use in the daily life communication.
Develop a model of a working schedule for "Training on the Job" in Focusing with children.
Please tell us something about your project here - please include goals, what you do and what the benefits are:  We spent the whole day with kids and teachers. We looked where there are good time slots to do Focusing games with the whole group or part of the group and get in contact with single kids during the day to introduce Focusing skills and teach Focusing approaches. Adults were also around and partly did the same exercises as the children. We discussed the Focusing interventions and 'results' with the teachers and answered their questions how to use Focusing and what little steps they can do in the time between our training days. Beside the explicit Focusing sessions and games we spent most of the time just sharing their lives in their used environment, learn from them and be model for Focusing attitude.
At the end of the training we agreed a formal Children Focusing training with all adults.
The work we did was on a voluntary base because we hadn't found sources of fund-raising for a work like this so far. Therefore time was limited.

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