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Something from Nothing: Children Focusing Workshops

Seven one-hour workshops on Fridays
starting October 27th, 2017

October 27, 2017 through December 8th, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern Time - Online and interactive
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Class size limited
Registration closes October 25, 2017

Curious about Children Focusing? Not sure how to share the joys of Focusing with the children in your life? In this Children Focusing Course, Laura will help you create your own Children Focusing portfolio. During each workshop, you will add a new page to your book of Children Focusing practices and activities. Through presentations, peer partnerships, and playful experiences, you will enrich your ways to work with children and learn to integrate Focusing into their everyday life. This course is open to all.

Because of the interactive nature of this course, please attend all classes. Recordings will be made available in instances where an individual has to miss a specific class. You will also receive the slides and guidelines, so that you may practice your repertoire between workshops as well.

About Laura

Laura Bavalics is an early childhood educator, play mentor, and drama teacher. She is a Certified Focusing Trainer and a Focusing-oriented educator, who has been working with young children, parents and professionals for over twenty years.

At the present time she is developing an inclusive kindergarten program at the Folktale Center Foundation for children in state and foster care in Hungary. She is the professional director of the Pendula Preschool-Kindergarten. She has been also teaching at ELTE University, Hungary, in their College of Education. Laura is donating her time to teach this course with The International Focusing Institute.

Course Outline

Seven Friday workshops are briefly described with exercises and themes listed underneath: Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8

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  1. The Quarrelsome Buttons
    Tales and games on how to get started with Focusing with children at home or in the classroom.
    • In and out of our body
    • New kid on the block
    • It's a new school
    • She is so different

  2. The Starry-Eyed Shepherd
    Listening to the special power of your self, and the incredible strength in children.
    • Get to know your body's secret
    • Superheroes in the classroom/at home
    • I am stronger than...
    • Using the power of animals

  3. The Stolen Melody
    Listen to how sound and music resonate in a children's bodies. Create music and movements.
    • My voice from inside
    • Music in me
    • Tales and bells
    • Let your body move

  4. Once Upon a Time
    Story time and Focusing. The land of make believe, children's free play, and stories of play. How tales from the inside can come alive.
    • Find the best fairy tale
    • The map of a tale and storyboarding
    • Watch and listen to free play
    • Step into your story

  5. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
    Fears and dreams. Anger and fights. Who is hiding in your closet? How to listen to something when it's
    scary. What to do with my anger.
    • Look around from your safe place
    • From medicine to monsters
    • Who is bigger, the ant or you?
    • I am not my fear, I am not my anger

  6. Keys to Your Door
    Dramatic play and the journeying to the inside. Letting children's inner stories unfold.
    • Where does your path lead you?
    • Which one is your key?
    • Beyond the gate
    • Create your own world
    • In and out, in and out

  7. Something From Nothing
    How to listen when a child feels there is nothing inside. When nothing is definitely something.
    • Nothing moves
    • Journey through Nothing
    • Time to hear, time to leave
    • Meet my friend, Nothing


$200 for paid-up Institute members until October 7; $225 for members thereafter.

$250 for non-members until October 7; $275 for non-members thereafter.


Refund policy: A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable. The International Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your tuition to future programs, or having the full enrollment fee returned to you.

For more information:

Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@focusing.org or (845) 480-5111.

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Product Code: W-171027-CF




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