Focusing for Safety & Fresh Edge in Trauma Year Residential

28/03/2019 to 26/09/2019
An Tionól Cottage, Gort, Co. Galway
Marta / +353 872031764

Focusing for a new Relationship with Traumatised Parts: Safety, Space to breathe & Forward Movement
Year Long Residential Course Galway Ireland 2019

Travel Lighter with Trauma through Focusing Year Residential

Certificated Focusing Foundation Course

This course comprises of 4 long weekends at beautiful An Tionol, Compassionate Community Centre, Galway, Ireland. Venue easily accessible from UK with cheap flights to Shannon airport & then 1 hour away.

Focusing to Companion trauma, vulnerability, distressed, sad, and raw places

Shifting from ‘Trauma Informed Care’ to ‘Healing Centred Engagement’, Focusing is a unique approach offering a sensitive and gentle way into in-depth Healing prioritising safety through grounded presence and a Companion
This respectful process follows our natural energies allowing for a nurturing safety to grow where we can be supported and enabled to have a safe and spacious inner relationship.
Unique to the process is Simon with his extensive Focusing, Mindfulness and NVC experience who also draws and shares from his own journey from trauma to a safe and spacious grounded way of being.
We all have our edges of challenge, we don’t necessarily need to be in touch with Trauma for this to be relevant, it is about inviting an ever increasing sense of open spacious and grounded way of being! This Year will provide you with extensive approaches to create resilience, creativity, safety and forward flow in your life.

What is Focusing?
It is a way of ‘coming home’ to yourself – a means of radical acceptance of anything inviting a sense of ease, flow and freedom. It is an exquisitely sensitive way of listening to or sensing what our (inner) world is telling us, often in the form of subtle feelings/sensations, in a way that is safe and gentle.

It offers a creative and quietly profound way of being even with what we find most difficult and challenging. In focusing we are often pleasantly surprised by fresh or new spaces emerging, even from ‘impossibly stuck’ places. It is, in my experience a deeply satisfying process allowing my heart and soul space to breathe and be itself, to find its own sense of rightness.

Watch this brief Audio Video: Dead end stories and Feelings on how to move with & through stuck patterns

What is Focusing short intro and Healing Attunement

Overview year-long Focusing Foundation Course
This is a 4 long-weekend Module Learning and Community Experience especially tailored to making safe Trauma, raw, sensitive, hurt etc edges

• A comprehensive introduction to focusing
• Focusing alive in Community
• Allow you to engage in focusing partnerships and focus alone
• Make connections and enjoy a rich sense of community
• Enjoy the luxurious experience of nature and nurture at An Tionól

This course of 4 Weekend Modules will explore the following to

• Enable a gentle and deep inner healing process
• Develop empathic and sensitive listening
• Learn to sense and befriend your body in a new and empowered way
• Live life from the unfolding fresh moment
• Compassionately respond to your inner judge
• Develop a grounded and balanced sense of yourself

What can you expect in any one Weekend Module

• Connect more deeply with self and others as you interact and explore focusing
• Do exercises, demonstrations and receive instructions
• Break out groups for focusing sessions with other participants
• Connect with individuals and the whole group
• Reading and Focusing sessions between weekend modules

Participants from last Travel Lighter Course briefly share their experience

The 4 Weekend Modules;
This Focusing paradigm is explored through Dan Siegel’s (Neuroscientist and Trauma specialist) Model, PART: Presence, Attunement, Resonance and Trust

Module 1 Presence: First steps - Safety through Focusing
Date: Thurs March 28 (6pm) – Sunday 31 (3pm) 2019

Module 2 Attunement: Learning Inner relationship with safety and care with Focusing
Date: Thurs June 20 (6pm) – Sunday 23 (3pm) 2019

Module 3 Resonance: A natural connection for fresh edges and forward movement
Date: Thurs Sept 26 (6pm) – Sunday 29 (3pm) 2019

Module 4 Trust: Focusing healing and freedom
Date: Thurs Nov 14 (6pm) – Sunday 17 (3pm) 2019

Support Focusing Group Sessions in between the modules: TBA

Venue – An Tionól Cottage
Centre for Creative and compassionate living.

This is an intimate setting with only 12 places. The bookings are on a first come first served bases.

Larry shares his experience of Focusing Year long course 2018 at An Tionol

General Information
You will be invited to form Empathy Groups that will meet daily during the modules and continue in the times between the courses

Daily Programme
8.30 Breakfast
10.00 Morning session
13.30 Lunch and free time.
15.00 – 16.00 Focusing Groups.
16.15 Afternoon session
19.00 Evening meal.
20.15 Creative activities; Singing and dancing, etc.

More on Focusing: The Exquisite Collection examples of Guided Focusing Attunements

One fee for all four modules of the Year Training.
The fee includes;
Materials, including handouts
Vegetarian food
We offer a sliding scale, to make it more accessible depending on your financial means:

Benefits or low-waged: Euro 1,700
Moderately comfortable: Euro 2000

A non refundable deposit of 30% is payable prior to the course module 1 attendance (i.e. 600 euro or 510 euro). Your place is secure after this booking payment.
A choice of 4 equal payments (one payment per module) is then an option or full payment up front.

Marta Fabregat +353 872031764 – [email protected]
Simon McKibbin + 44 7974817393 [email protected]
How to apply: Complete the booking form we will send you by email on interest.

Special needs: Please let us know if you have any special needs or diet considerations.

Personal Profiles
Simon ‘K2’ McKibbin
• Cambridge University Associate & Certified Mindfulness Trainer
• Certified NVC Trainer
• BFA Certified Focusing Teacher

I met Eugene Gendlin on Summer School at Garrison in about 2000 and was touched by the humanity and humility he displayed which endeared me to him both as a Human Being and as a tremendous inspiration to explore Focusing. I have, I believe, benefitted more from Focusing than any other paradigm for transformation which is based on the body’s innate and natural ability to receive it’s own healing and forward movement when brought into a safe and resonant relationship with self and others.
I combine Focusing with elements of Non-Violent Communication NVC and Mindfulness to further enrich the natural process of healing and community
More on Simon and one to one

About the Host and support Facilitator: Marta Fabregat

• MA Social & Community Mediator Skills
• Plant and Herbal Medicine Specialist
• Facilitator at An Tionól Creative & Compassionate Living Centre

I trained as a social mediator, and in conflict resolution, community development and facilitation. I love hosting - holding a space, and healing in nature gives this course an exciting blend of elements to accompany the NVC process as a community adventure.

An Tionól Cottage´s natural environment, with a strong presence of an Irish oak forest and its respectful approach to learning, is the vessel that holds us together as a community. It is our intention to continue opening space for new, fresh ways of communicating, connecting and being in the world.

See the Beauty of An Tionól Compassionate Community Centre, Galway, Ireland

More on Focusing – meet founder, Gene Gendlin