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
ACTIVE LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS WORKSHOP
Course Fee: £85 per person (negotiable depending on number of participants)
(Minimum number of participants: 6: Maximum number of participants: 14)
Are you a Manager or Supervisor who wants to get the best from your staff?
Do you have members of staff who would benefit from enhancing their
Would you like to learn more about active listening and counselling skills?
Do you often find yourself listening to people who are in difficult situations and want to improve your ability to help them?
Do you work in a caring profession and want to improve your communication skills?
Would your workplace benefit from improved personal or professional relationships?
Would enhanced communication skills help with your career progression?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, this is the course for you!
This course will revolutionise your practical listening skills, teach you active listening, help to improve your relationships and communication skills, as well as providing an opportunity for personal development. This course will enhance communication, build morale and confidence,helping to create a strong, motivated, and productive team.
You will learn:
● to listen and respond appropriately to the experiences of others, and reflect on the
way you communicate;
● non–verbal communication, summarising, active listening and responding;
● to listen and respond in a variety of situations;
● to recognise and use the skills of active listening;
● to have confidence in your ability to deal with difficult situations;
● to identify personal values, prejudices and influences;
● to identify key aspects of personal growth;
● to relate actively in the group;
● to give and receive constructive feedback
● to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels within the organisation.
Teaching and Learning Methods
● Tutor Presentation;
● Guided experiential work in small groups;
● Active Listening exercises;
● Learning from listening to others experiences;
● Peer and Tutor feedback.
This course can be tailored to meet with your specific requirements. Do contact us to discuss your preferences or particular needs.
A Certificate will be issued upon completion of the workshop.
For more information please contact:
Tel: Amanda Goss: 07760669246
Email: [email protected]
Self Help Book Club, Kings Lynn
SELF-HELP BOOK CLUB
Every SecondTuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm, START DATE TBC
St. Ann’s House, St. Ann’s St, Kings Lynn, PE30 1NN
£35 per person
Please join us for the first ever Self-Help Book Club!
Most of us have experienced one or more of these issues: Anxiety; depression; stress; relationship issues; low self-esteem; loneliness; shyness; lack of confidence; addiction; self-sabotage; social anxiety.
We have created this club especially for you!
This is a self-development opportunity to take part in a safe, supportive community with like-minded people. The group will be facilitated by two highly qualified and experienced Psychotherapists and we will endeavour to make the whole experience non-threatening, easy, friendly, fulfilling, supportive and most of all enjoyable.
We will select a range of Self-Help Books for us all to read and discuss one at a time. This process will give us all a chance to reflect on any issues and methods for feeling better.
We will support each other along the journey of self-discovery, make new friends and help ourselves to feel happier in our every-day lives.
To express an interest, please call Amanda on 07760669246; email: [email protected]