Focusing is a safe way of being with an experience, even one which is disturbing. It is an ability that most of us have and can develop; a way of listening to our subtle inner feelings. It is a way of accessing what we know but are maybe not aware of; our own kind of truth. When we do this, what we find is often new, surprising, fresh and extremely satisfying and even when we are being with the most terrible feelings in a focusing way, it can actually feel good.
If we are Focusing with a problem or difficulty, it may start to shift by itself in a direction that we haven’t expected. It can provide us with answers/solutions to difficulties. Focusing can be learned so that it can be used in everyday life to help us find an easier way of being with a problem, or even a solution to it. It can be used to help make difficult decisions. It is a useful aid to stress relief and personal development and can help you to feel calmer, happier and generally more at peace.
I provide one to one focusing sessions where we can either look at a particular issue that is bothering you, or use it as a means of gaining clarity and perspective.
I also provide focusing training so that you can use the technique by yourself, or with a partner, once you have completed your course of sessions.
Focusing sessions last 45 minutes and I see clients for focusing once a week for an agreed period. Please contact me for more details.
Focusing Stress Buster
There are more and more instances where stress and/or mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are affecting the workplace. Companies are losing money due to staff sickness when people are signed off with stress or depression. I was aware that this was becoming more and more of an issue, and having experienced an inability to work through stress some years before, I wanted to look into a way to reduce stress in the workplace. This resulted in my Masters dissertation: ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace: An investigation into the benefits of using Focusing techniques to address stress and as an aid to personal and professional wellbeing and development’ (Goss, A. 03/2012).
I carried out a series of weekly focusing sessions with staff and management of a leading mental health organisation. The study concluded that if an individual takes part in regular focusing sessions, their stress levels will lessen.
It also highlighted that focusing was also a form of personal development. Participants in the study reported significant and sometimes life changing insights after a series of focusing sessions. Most participants had no knowledge or experience of focusing or counselling prior to the study, but reported that they found it easy to understand and take part in.
I provide Focusing Stress-Busting Sessions either at my consulting room or in-house on a six weekly session basis. Please contact me for further details and prices for you or your staff members.
Active Listening Skills Workshop
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