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Advanced Four Module Certification Training Program on Wholebody Focusing

The Wisdom Body of the Conscious Elder:
Carrying the Wholeness of Life Forward
Inside our Relationships and Communities


Starting October 10-13, 2013

Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, NY

Description of the Four Modules of the Wholebody Focusing Training Program

Module Number 1: (October 10-13, 2013) Wholebody Focusing, Active Consciousness, and the Whole Living Body of Self in its Environment
This is foundational training in Wholebody Focusing and its six phases. This module explores the role of wholebody awareness from Grounded Presence in awakening active consciousness of the living body of self in its environment. When we become aware of our own Wholeness in this inter-dependent wholebody way, the instinctual life processes safely encounter and inform adult consciousness. We are then ready to relate to the Wholeness of Other in the very same way.

Module Number 2: (April 10-13, 2014) Participatory Fields of Wholebody Heartfelt Awareness: Inter-Relational Listening from Wholeness of Self
This module explores further the experience of adult consciousness in relationship with Other from a sense of my own wholeness. Wholebody heartfelt listening, attunement, and resonance with my listening partners and community members supports the emergence of fresh and creative knowing that could not emerge in any other way. We will be highlighting inter-relational skills training in listening to Self and Other, Grounded Presence to Grounded Presence. Listening to each other within the context of a safe community strengthens and supports an experience of Wholeness of Self regardless of the situation or where we happen to be. This enables our personal history and challenges of relational and social connectedness to gradually emerge into consciousness for sorting out and opening up to new possibilities within the spacious container of Wholeness of Self.

Module Number 3: (October 2014, Date TBD) Transforming Our Inter-Relational and Developmental Stoppages with Wholebody Heartfelt Conversations
This module incorporates the wholebody listening and conscious embodiment skills learned in Modules 1 and 2 and applies them specifically to the context of using a Wholebody Focusing Oriented Approach to healing the social nervous system and our issues of developmental and trauma-based stoppages. Embodiment issues of containment, healthy inter-relational boundaries, safety, and creative co-participative strategies for carrying new life forward will be addressed. As we expand our ability to be fully conscious in our everyday living, the places that are still held and fearful will emerge naturally and open to their own healing. Within the safety and aliveness of our study community, we will be deepening into an inner and outer experience of the conscious living body of wholeness (self in its environment). The dynamic transformational space of the whole living body within its environment will allow each person to actively hold, contain, and invite the re-organization of stopped or incomplete life processes with the support and engagement of the relational Other.

Module Number 4: (Date TBD) Date The Wisdom Body of the Conscious Elder: Carrying the Wholeness of Life Forward Inside Our Communities
This module integrates all of the skills and wisdom carried forward in the previous three modules. We will be living from an experience of our Wholeness inside of our everyday communities and life situations. By choosing to fully embody our innate Elder Wisdom and goodness, the consciously embodied human being can make space for, and relate to, all kinds of human beings who are as yet unaware of their innate and still unconscious wholeness. Within a context of Community Listening and Sharing, we will explore specific projects in the participants everyday lives. When we bring the power of wholebody and community consciousness to support our situations, this opens up fresh possibilities, creative solutions, and life forward movement. Creativity, healing, and life energy seem to flow naturally from this way of being wholly human in conscious relationship with the new life emerging from the situation. We will spend time harvesting the gifts from our journey together, making space to creatively discover symbols and action steps that represent our new steps forward and new ways of Being. We will actively and co-creatively explore specific avenues for carrying forward our growing living body of wisdom into family and community.

Kevin McEvenue is a Certifying Coordinator of The Focusing Institute and internationally known for his development of Wholebody Focusing bringing together the essential elements of the Alexander technique and Gendlin's Focusing process with his own unique genius. He is a beloved and popular teacher whose warm and generous heart can be felt by everyone in his presence. He lives in Toronto and is also an accomplished watercolorist.
Karen Whalen, Ph.D., is a clinical therapist in private practice and a Certifying Coordinator of The Focusing Institute who integrates energetic models of healing and consciousness with the practice of Wholebody Focusing. Karen and Kevin recently completed a new Wholebody Focusing Manual entitled, Wholebody Focusing, Active Consciousness, and the Living Body: Participatory Spirituality.

Fees: Tuition: $3,000 ($750 per module) which includes 4 four-day professional trainings over two years.  $2,800 ($700 per module) for paid up members.

Deposit: $750 requested which is tuition for first module. $700 for paid up members.

Plus Room and Board for 2013: (subject to change in subsequent years)
There are two types of housing: Simple lodge rooms with shared baths and very comfortable rooms w/private baths in the Gilmor Sloane House, a beautifully restored Victorian home.

3-nights 4-nights 5-nights
Lodge Single: $480 $640 $800
Lodge Double: $360 $480 $600
Gilmor Sloane Single: $570 $760 $950
Gilmor Sloane Double: $450 $600 $750

Information or Questions: Melinda Darer Melinda@focusing.org

Transportation: Information about location and travel instructions to Stony Point Center

Stony Point Center is nestled in the Lower Hudson River Valley, between New York City and West Point.

Cancellation Policy: The wholebody training program is a 2 year commitment. All fees are nonrefundable except in unavoidable emergency.

Product Code: W-131010-WF



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