Relational Wholebody Focusing – Advanced Certifcation
Advanced Certification Program in Relational Wholebody Focusing and Relational Wholebody Focusing-Oriented Therapy
Wholebody Focusing is an experiential and inter-relational BodyMind practice which reconnects us to the vitality and intelligence of the conscious living body. The human organism contains an embodied blueprint of how it should be. We are innately whole as a result of our evolutionary heritage.
“Wholebody Focusing reconnects us to our innate Body Wisdom, rebooting our life stoppages and opening us up to the fullness of life”. – Whalen and McEvenue
Wholebody Focusing is a natural process which invites the power of bodily consciousness to awaken this inner knowing of the whole living body inter-connected to the living body of the environment. Through purposeful inner directed movements of the body’s own making, fresh life energies are activated in our body and being that have been blocked or stopped because of habitual response patterns (patterns of movement, structure, posture, and ways of being) related to trauma, challenging life events, or chronic stress. The presence of another human being, listening to me and aware of him/herself in the very same way, creates a larger dynamic field of aliveness and consciousness to support my life situation.
Foundational Training in Wholebody Focusing (four 4-day modules over two years): Participants register for the entire two year program.
MODULE 1 (2 – 5, November , 2017 – 4 days)
Embodying Wholeness of Self in Reconnection to the Living World Body: Grow a new kind of playful relationship with the Body Wisdom and the life that is emerging in you. Explore the transformative power of bodily consciousness from the felt sense of grounded presence. Bring new meaning to the embodied Self through immersive practices of breath, sound and movement. Cultivating a conscious wholebody relationship between Me Here in my wholeness and You There in your wholeness.
MODULE 2 (12 – 15, April, 2018 – 4 days)
Exploring and Playing inside the Relational Field of WE HERE: Discovering myself beneath my social coping mechanisms. There is no faking connection. In its innocence the animal body implies genuineness and naturalness. Learn to embody and navigate the myriad possibilities inside of the relational field of We Here. Saying yes to the something larger that rises up inside of the inter-human space between us. Holding both a sense of Me Here, and We Here, with equal positive regard.
MODULE 3 (25 – 28, October, 2018 – 4 days)
Healing my Trauma-based and Developmental stoppages inside of a Wholebody Heartfelt Connected WE Space: From the fundamental practice of Grounded Presence, whole person to whole person, learn to trust and welcome the complex and multi-layered bodily signals and processes in oneself as an important gateway to the spontaneous re-tuning of our inner and inter-relational harmonic states. The Wholebody Heartfelt Connection Process offers safety and structure so that my stopped and traumatized places can awaken to their own healing within the relational space of We Here.
MODULE 4 (4 – 7, April 2019 – 4 days)
Engaging in Adult Wholebody and Heartfelt Conversations with Wisdom and Naturalness: Embodying a direct experience of relational connection in mutuality in all of our life situations. Developing a more conscious experience of my own heartfelt Wholeness of Self in connection with people, places and situations in my life. Throughout these months of practise, I become more aware of a stable and resilient wholebody self that can navigate relational dissonances and triggers with naturalness and skill.
This Program is a two year certification program in the advanced practise of Relational Wholebody Focusing. It is open to anyone interested in conscious living and connecting directly to their own inner directed Body Wisdom in a deeply relational and adult way. Clinicians and Health Care Professionals will benefit greatly by attending.
Professionals in areas as diverse as health-care and medicine, business, law, and the performing arts, have applied these skills to enhancing their own professional and creative practises. It will be of particular interest to person-centered, relational therapists, and body/movement oriented practitioners within the helping professions.
Previous training programs have been held worldwide in North America, Japan, China, New Zealand and Australia. Previous participants acknowledge the value of reconnecting to the wholeness of their everyday lives, finding support with health issues and relational challenges.
If you have questions or wish to register, please contact: Karen Whalen: firstname.lastname@example.org or Melinda Darer: Melinda@focusinginternational.org