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"The truth of a thing

is in the feel of it,

not the think of it".

Stanley Kubric

COME TO YOUR SENSES 

Would you like to release yourself from the paralysis of analysis 
so that your life moves forward effortlessly?
 
Would you like to trust yourself and live more authentically? 
 
Ever long for new ways of relating to yourself and to others?
 
You can begin your very own, unique and transforming journey into your inner wisdom.

This intriguing journey into your body's own "whole feel" of something will reveal to you refreshing meaning that immediately "feels good" inside, as if you have shifted into a new kind of living space.

"Every bad feeling is potential energy toward 
a more right way of being if you give it space 
to move toward its rightness." 
Eugene Gendlin (www.focusing.org) 
  
The enjoyable change in how you hold and relate to situations in your life enables you to move forward in your life process.
The insights are quick and feel good!

You already know how to do this. I will simply remind you how to pause so that your natural
wisdom can slowly emerge and come into "Focus".
 
This practice of waiting for your bodily-felt awareness of something to emerge is called Focusing. 
 
It is enlightening, grounding, and empowering -- a gentle path of radical change.

THE ART OF FOCUSING PARTNERSHIP: Relating from our embodied self

I am a teacher of The Art of Focusing Partnership, in which two people exchange Focusing/Listening turns with each other.

 
I will gladly keep you company as you learn how to Focus In and be with yourself in a respectful, non-judgmental manner.
I will also show  you how you can listen to a Focusing process in a felt, empathic way.
 
You will learn this new, egalitarian way of exchanging Focusing turns in a relaxed, step-by-step manner
that minimizes theory and gently guides you into your practical, experiential learning.

Developing a practice of Focusing Partnership allows you to clear a space for yourself once a week so that you can be with your unfolding felt experience.
You will be very interested in what new and wonderful things emerge from inside you! 
 
 
Focusing regularly in a partnership will enable you to shift out of stuck areas in your life.

You will feel lighter, yet more grounded in yourself,
as you gain clarity and insights
that illuminate the action steps you need to take
to more fully become the person you have always wanted to be: Yourself! 

You will laugh, you will cry, you will be delightfully surprised.
 
Focusing will alleviate you of many fears and burdens. Your life will become more...alive.
 You will gain self esteem and self confidence. 
 
 
GENTLE GUIDING
 
Best of all, you can relax.
I will guide you at first. Teach you how to Focus In slowly, a little bit at a time, either in a one-on-one session with me or through a workshop/class. 

Here is what someone recently wrote about working with me:

"Her deeply-warm voice, the texture of good melted chocolate;
her guiding presence like encircling arms-- firmly there, yet spaciously allowing.
Suzanne's listening helps what is in me to move and settle, finding its own right pace...
As the afternoon sun settles on my desk, my felt sense wakes up
to the sounds of early morning Costa Rican birds on their plump leaves.
As I reflect on this experience of being guided into Focusing by Suzanne,
what comes is a sweet, perfectly full, Thank You."
(Catherine Johnson, Clinical Psychologist,
Accredited Focusing Trainer and Therapist)

This is what one student wrote after one session with me:

"I thought I was pretty good at getting answers from inside me,
having used Reiki and EFT and TAT to do emotional healing with great success over the years.
But what I learned this morning, following on from my experience yesterday during the session with Suzanne,
is that my approach until today had lacked an incredibly important ingredient:
compassion for the part of me that was in pain.
Instead my approach had unwittingly been "I'm going to do what I have to to make this go away".
What we resist persists, and when we can bring compassion to it,
we are no longer resisting it, and it has the possibility of simply melting away,
as the pain did for me this morning.
Wow! This focusing is AMAZING!"
(Jo Hainsworth www.selfheal4me.googlepages.com/whatisfocusing)

You are so welcome into my heart as my student and companion.
I am honored to journey with you.
 
Thank you for visiting my site.
 
For more information please click on the links below.

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Focusing Institute Summer School

CONNECTIONS and CROSSINGS Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong

Focusing Into Focusing

Suzanne L. Noël

Article: Enlivening Recovery and Expanding Felt Relating

RECOVERY FOCUSING

FREE ARTICLE: Focus IN Recovery

ENLIVENING RECOVERY WITH FOCUSING WORKSHOPS
 
Recovery Focusing is an incredibly empowering aid in transforming the toxic process of addiction
into the life-forward process of Healing through felt sensing.
 
It is awesome!
 
If you are a counselor, Recovery Focusing enlivens your groups.
You and your clients will both love felt sensing into the meaning of each Step (or any other aspect of Recovery) because what emerges is always fresh and interesting!
 
For 12 Steppers, meeting with a Recovery Focusing group can help you shift out of the sunken guardedness of vicious circles into the relaxed aliveness of grounded presence.
 
Recovery Focusing does not intend to replace your 12 Step Program.
It simply offers you another doorway into it, through the illuminating
practice of waiting for the "whole feel" of each Step to emerge from inside you.
 
It also reveals to you The Best of Recovery!
You can live Recovery right now and discover the whole body feel of dignity, serenity, and well being.
 
Contact me for more information on either a 10 Session Recovery Focusing workshop or doing a one-year initial training in Recovery Focusing Partnership. This can be applied toward becoming Certified as a Focusing Trainer so that you can facilitate Recovery Focusing groups yourself.
 
 
 
 

Listen to a conversation with me on Recovery Focusing where I am felt sensing throughout.

Listen to me while I go inside to "felt sense" about what a "felt sense" is.

Article on RECOVERY FOCUSING

Article on DOMAIN FOCUSING

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