bad feeling is potential energy toward
right way of being if you give it space
to move toward
Eugene Gendlin (www.focusing.org)
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.
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
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.
OF FOCUSING PARTNERSHIP: Relating from our embodied self
In addition to having developed the HOW We Heal
Model for Recovery Focusing groups, I am a teacher of The Art of Focusing Partnership. This is an egalitarian relationship
in which two people exchange Focusing/Listening turns with each other, for equal amounts of time.
I will gladly keep you company as you learn how to Focus In and be with yourself in a respectful, non-judgmental
I will also show you how you can listen to a Focusing process in a felt, empathic
You will learn this new, egalitarian way of exchanging Focusing turns in a relaxed,
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!
in a partnership will enable you to shift out of stuck areas in your life.
You will feel lighter, yet more grounded
as you gain clarity and insights
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.
alleviate you of many fears and burdens. Your life will become more...alive.
You will gain self esteem and self confidence.
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
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:
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,
can either take a one-to-one course with me or obtain a Proficiency in Focusing Partnership document
by taking a 10 month course with a group. Let me know which interests you most.
You are so welcome into my heart as my student and companion.
I am honored to journey
with you into our inner realms of experiencing.