Small Steps, Big Shifts
Foundation of Inner Relationship Focusing, Part 2
6-Week, Live Online Course via Zoom
There's even more to experience, explore and discover!
In this course, you'll continue building upon those foundational IRF skills by learning ....
how to savor and soak up pleasant experiences in an IRF way and ... why that's important
how to deepen your relationship with Inner Critics so that you experience them as being on your side
how to turn towards and be with an Inner Protector
(For example, Something in you that's not wanting you to turn towards __________. It, too, has something to offer! )
how to get a felt sense of a story, habit or longing so that something new can emerge from what may feel familiar or stuck
how to Companion even more skillfully
Photo: Lauren Taub Cohen
"[Focusing] is based onthe very positive expectation of change. It doesn't envison a human being as a fixed structure whose shape can be analyzed once and for all. It envisions a person as a process, capable of continual change and forward movement. The 'problems' inside you are only those parts of the process that have been stopped, and the aim of focusing is to unstop them and get the process moving again. When you are focusing correctly, you not only expact change; you create it in the very act of focusing." - Eugene Gendlin, founder of Focusing
The class structure will be exactly the same as PART ONE. Each class will meet weekly for two hours over six weeks. Since it's an experiential course, there will be a mix of teaching, brief reading assignments, Focusing exercises and Focusing partnerships. Since what we practice grows stronger, Focusing partnerships* will help you exercise and strengthen this life-changing skill both inside and outside of class.
* The time commitment for meeting outside of class with your partner will be about 30 minutes to an hour each week. Since you're learning additional skills, you may find it helpful to have sessions that are longer than 15 minutes. It's entirely up to you and your partner.
*This is a LIVE course*
When: September: 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
Time: 6pm to 8pm EDT
Payment Options: Venmo, Zelle or PayPal
*A sliding scale is available. Please reach out and we can discuss options.
What's included in this course?
A 50-minute, one-to-one Focusing session with me, which can happen before or during the course.
12 hours of class time
Carefully created exercise sheets to support you as you develop a greater capacity and ability to meet the full range of experiences that come your way
Access to audio recordings of each class
Informative & supportive articles
Access to me should you have any questions and/or need support between class meetings.
What's not included in the course fee?
You will need to purchase your own copy of The Focusing Student’s and Companion’s Manual PART 2, which costs $30. You'll still need your manual from PART 1.
Still wondering if taking PART 2 would be right for you?
Then, let's schedule a 20-minute call where I can answer any questions you might have. Feel free to email me here or reach out directly, firstname.lastname@example.org