4-Week Mindful Focusing Course

4-Week Mindful Focusing Course

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** Please note, bookings for this course close at midday on Friday 1. March. **

Have you ever had a gut feeling or felt sense about someone or something? Or felt an intuitive instinct towards a situation?

With the practice of focusing, we can learn to harness these bodily messages and to interpret our unique inner language.

What Is Focusing?

Based on methodology developed by award-winning psychologist Dr. Eugene Gendlin, mindful focusing is a contemplative mindfulness technique.

Amidst the busyness and complexity of life, it can be difficult to ‘hear’ the body’s ‘whispers’ of intuition or inner knowing. In order to hear better, we can follow a process of consciously entering into relationship with this inner experience.

Helping us to explore what is behind our felt sense within the body to better understand ourselves, focusing can support us to find greater personal insight, manage difficult situations, find our creativity and make changes within our lives. It is a gentle practice, which can support us in accessing our inner wisdom.

Focusing complements mindfulness practice, supporting us to enquire more deeply. Orienting to experience can also open up the potential for greater self-compassion and wisdom.

About the Course

During this course we will learn more about the practice of focusing before developing our own practical skills.

Focusing can be practiced alone, however it is commonly practiced with the supportive presence of a listener. For this reason, the course will include pair work with teaching guidance.

In practicing together, a listener is non-judgmentally present with the focuser. The focuser enters into the process of listening in to their felt experience and articulates what is happening. The listener, with the focusers’ permission, repeats back key words and phrases, that are heard.

The course will be experiential, including guided exercises, discussion and theory.

The outline of the course includes:

  • An introduction to mindful focusing
  • Principles of listening to our inner experience
  • Principles of listening to those around us
  • The opportunity to apply learning and practice mindful focusing

During this course there will be limited formal meditation practice. You will be guided to share your experience and offered tools to take away and explore further.

You Will Need:

  • A PC, laptop, Macbook or tablet
  • A webcam and microphone
  • A stable internet connection
  • A private space where you can be undisturbed

Further Course Information:

  • This course is suitable for everyone, however absolute beginners may find it challenging. We recommend joining an introductory mindfulness course (MBSR/MBCT/MSC) prior to beginning this course.
  • This course will be held on a Zoom. Registrants will receive additional details a few days before the session. Please contact us if you've not received the details within 48 hours of the start time.
  • The teacher and participants will be live and visible. There will be group and one-to-one interaction as you would expect in a traditional classroom.
  • This course is not offered as a treatment for any specific psychological or physical conditions. The course may not be suitable for people experiencing severe difficulties, for more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions or email us via friend@londonmindful.com.
  • As part of the booking process participants are required to complete a personal history questionnaire, and a follow-up call may be arranged. If during this call there is a mutual decision that the course isn't suitable at this time, a full refund will be given.
  • Please contact us (friend@londonmindful.com) if you'd like to test Zoom and / or your internet connection before the first session.
  • Please note we do not allow participants to miss the first session for this course.

Additional Information:

Concession Rates:

To ensure our offering is open to all, we offer a limited number of concession spaces on some of our courses and all workshops / masterclasses on a first-come-first-served basis. This includes Thursday evening, daytime and graduate courses, as well as courses starting outside of our peak booking periods in January, February, March, September and October.

If you would like to apply, please complete our >> Concession Rate Questionnaire << and we will get back to you as soon as possible.