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Shared Fields in Focusing--A Community Conversation

Shared Fields in Focusing--A Community Conversation


The TIFI Membership Committee has created this Focusing Roundtable series especially for members of the Institute. We hope that this program and those to come will afford members a valuable opportunity to engage in casual peer-to-peer conversation with other members who share Focusing-related interests.

What to expect: Each Focusing Roundtable is designed to promote informal peer-to-peer conversation. Rather than acting as expert presenters, the Hosts will serve as conversation moderators to encourage sharing and exploration of the topics from the participants’ own perspectives. All participants’ sharings are welcome and valuable, no matter what level of experience or knowledge you have on the topic. To preserve the nature of informal conversation, the program will be offered live only and no recordings will be available. Registration is limited to 20 members on a first-come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.

Shared Fields in Focusing--A Community Conversation

Hosted by Bruce Gibbs, Nina Joy Lawrence, Bruce Nayowith and Karen Whalen

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US)
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The TIFI Membership Committee is pleased to offer this series of Focusing Roundtables designed especially for members of the Institute. This Roundtable will explore the fascinating phenomenon of shared fields. A shared field might be described as “me and we attending in a Focusing way to the fields we dwell in.”

Many Focusers have noticed something showing up, at times, that might be described as a “shared field”. While this is often treated as a “by-product of Focusing”, some of us see this as worthy of more attention. In this Roundtable, we will share our experiences with shared fields and explore various questions such as:

  • What draws you to this topic?
  • What kinds of experiences have you had with shared fields? What are they like for you?
  • What have you noticed about the felt quality of the shared fields?
  • What encourages shared fields to form and continue?
  • How can they serve?

If you are interested in exploring and sharing these questions, please join us. Bring your experiences, interest, and questions, and help us add to our community understanding and unfolding of these kinds of shared Focusing spaces.

About Your Hosts:

Bruce Gibbs is a longtime Focusing practitioner. His Focusing partnership with Bruce Nayowith has led to his interest in, and collaborative efforts to develop, Shared Field Focusing.

Nina Joy Lawrence is a Certifying Coordinator for TIFI with a special interest in Community Wellness both in the world and in the Focusing community.  She is a lifelong Quaker, a spiritual tradition that values the shared field and has a long background in how shared experience interacts with individual experience.  During the past 3 years she has been exploring the shared field with other Focusers at conferences and on line.

Bruce Nayowith, MD explores practices for individual and collective emergence - including Focusing, NVC, Integral Theory, Dynamic Facilitation, developmental and attachment neurobiology, Open Dialogue, and Systemic Constellations. He enjoys collaborating in the design and facilitation of We-spaces- systemic group explorations of collective healing spaces for personal and social issues. This includes participation in The Pocket Project, Resonant Sensing for Peace, Shared Field Focusing,  and social constellations. He works as an emergency physician in Massachusetts.

Karen Whalen is a Certifying Coordinator with a special interest in Relational Wholebody Focusing. She enjoys exploring shared We Here spaces, in a wholebody heartfelt way. When the shared field awakens between two or more people, something larger than our everyday Me Here awakens too. Shared Field Focusing allows larger and more complex felt senses to emerge inside of the back and forth of that larger life between us and allows us to discover new directions and possibilities for our lives.

Registration Closes: Wednesday, August 29th, 2017 or when the 20-person participant capacity has been reached, whichever is sooner.

Zoom: This conversation will take place on an online video conference service called Zoom. Please attend by computer so that we can have your video presence as well as your audio. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.

Price: The host and co-hosts are volunteering their time in order that this program may be brought to members of TIFI at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register here, you will be asked to confirm that you are a member. If you are not a member, you may click on the option to receive information about how to become a member. After membership is confirmed and you have registered here, watch for an email containing a link to take you to the conference room at the start time. You will simply click on the link or paste it into your browser to enter the conference.

Sorry, this offering is now full. Please write to Elizabeth@focusing.org to be wait-listed.

Product Code: W-170902-FRT



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