Embodied Phenomenology. Focusing and the felt sense of relating
Friday 27th April 2018
The workshop will be facilitated in an informal and democratice manner, offering a relaxed space for anyone to learn this natural, profound process. Focusing comes out of the work of existential philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin as a means of going beyond techniques and diagnosis in order to base our practice on a personal and embodied encounter with relational depth. Focusing brings us back to the body, grounding our concepts and interpretations in the concrete experiencing of the human being. It frees us from reliance on what is explict; concepts, client story, our assumptions, by offering access to the level of implicit experience. This is a useful senstivity to enhance your skills as a person, therapist, activist, supervisor, mediator or coach. Workshops are offered with generous experiential time and are respectful to each person's style of engagement.
Dr Greg Madison is an existential psychotherapist and chartered counselling psychologist with a private practice in London and Brighton. Greg travels frequently to contribute to doctoral-level and post-registration trainings where he teaches Focusing and Experiential-Existential Therapy. He has established Focusing Orientated Therapy programmes in Australia, Portugal and London and is active as a writer and former co-editor of the Journal of Existential Analysis. Greg is orginally from Canada and he has a special interests in the experiences of cross-cultural migration and the issues of belonging and home. He has edited two volumes on Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, coedited Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue and written The End of Belonging. www.gregmadison.net
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