Connections and Crossings Across Cultures

ADVANCED AND CERTIFICATION FOCUSING
WEEKLONG 2014

September 26-October 2, 2014
at Garrison Institute in Garrison, New York

Spotlight on: WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES

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The 2014 Focusing Weeklong Facilitation Team -- Suzanne Noel, Aaffien de Vries, and Eunsun Joo -- is pleased to announce the Themes and Workshops/Activities of this year's Focusing Weeklong. We have been working all year to develop a schedule that offers a wide variety of experiences that reflect the theme of connecting and crossing across cultures. This year, we have included the celebration of connecting and crossing across FOCUSING cultures as part of the unique diversity of our community.

We invite Advanced Focusers, Trainees ready to be Certified, Focusing Oriented Therapists, Certified Trainers, and Certifying Coordinators to join us for this traditional event.


THE DAILY THEMES ARE:

Friday Evening: Celebrating Diversity

Saturday: Crossing (Focusing) Cultures

Sunday: Community Wellness

Monday: Healing Connection

Tuesday: Felt Sensing Life and Work

Wednesday: Finding Our Own Way

Thursday: Carrying Forward Into the World


MORNING ACTIVITIES

Optional: early morning "Awakening." A time to meditate or enjoy a movement activity (i.e., yoga, Tai Chi, a quiet walk, etc). This is facilitated by any participant wishing to lead this time.

MORNING SESSIONS

Each morning, all the participants will meet in one circle for one or two morning workshops. These will be experiential encounters that enable you to live what you are learning. You will be given time and space to process with your fellow participants so that the overall theme of the Weeklong, Connecting and Crossing, is an integral part of your experience.

  • Experiencing Diverse Focusing Cultures and Cross-Cultural Focusing

  • H.O.W. to Facilitate Wellness Circles

  • Trauma Friendly Facilitation

  • Connecting and Crossing Beyond Cultures

  • Learning From Our Elders and Finding Our Own Way


AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS and ACTIVITIES

We encourage you to enjoy the beautiful Garrison Grounds as much as you can to nourish your soul through interacting with this gorgeous, peaceful environment in a Felt Sensed way!

We welcome you to check in with yourself each afternoon, after the Processing Groups, to sense what you are needing/wanting. You may wish to take some time to rest and relax or go for a walk/meditation in the soothing and refreshing outdoors. Or you may decide to process something more deeply in a Focusing/Listening Partnership. And, of course, we will be offering interesting and fun workshops and activities each afternoon.

Below we list these afternoon options following the Processing Groups:

  • Focusing Partnership Sessions
  • Focusing Experiential Art: Creative Art and Movement
  • Introduction to Inner Relationship Focusing
  • Introduction to BioSpiritual Focusing
  • Introduction to Domain Focusing
  • Wellness for Healing the Healers
  • Recovery Focusing
  • Walking The Talk
  • Interactive Focusing
  • Learning From Our Elders

OPEN SPACE: This will be one afternoon where participants who wish to do so are invited to share their emerging Focusing practice.


EVENING FOCUSING CAFE: Every evening, you can get to know each other better during the Focusing Cafe, a time to relax and have fun, sharing your music, poetry, art, cultural games, etc.


CERTIFICATION CEREMONY

What an honor and joy it is to celebrate our Certification as Focusing Trainers, Certifying Coordinators, or Participation in the 2014 Focusing Weeklong with each other! For Coordinators, this is a special treat, so consider coming with your students to personally deliver this recognition.

Certified Trainers from the Netherlands (2013 Weeklong) with Japanese translator, Maki

Seeing your new friends being recognized and honored by The Focusing Institute for their achievements is a special event you will remember with gratitude.


CLOSING

The Connections and Crossings Across Cultures 2014 Focusing Weeklong has a playful way of closing this full week of meaningful meetings and of deep processing! We joyfully celebrate our world-wide web of Focusing with this special activity!

Don't forget to bring some extra cash for books! The Focusing Bookstore will be open on certain days for an hour.


JOIN US for the 2014 Connections and Crossings Across Cultures 2014 Focusing Weeklong!

Enrich your Focusing wisdom by connecting with others from diverse cultures and diverse Focusing traditions.

The Facilitation Team:

Suzanne Noel, Costa Rica
Aaffien de Vries, Netherlands
Eunsun Joo, Korea

For more information and to register for the

CONNECTIONS AND CROSSINGS ACROSS CULTURES
ADVANCED AND CERTIFICATION WEEKLONG 2014

Click here or visit: http://www.focusing.org/weeklong

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