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Εκπαίδευση στην Οικογενειακή Θεραπεία – Θεραπεία Ζευγαριού | Ελληνικό Κέντρο Focusing

Εκπαίδευση στην Οικογενειακή Θεραπεία – Θεραπεία Ζευγαριού | Ελληνικό Κέντρο Focusing | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

Το πρόγραμμα Εκπαίδευσης στην Οικογενειακή Θεραπεία – Θεραπεία Ζευγαριού διοργανώνεται από τοΚέντρο Δια Βίου Μάθησης (Κε.Δι.Βι.Μ.1) του Ελληνικού Κέντρου Focusing και πληρεί μεγάλο μέρος των απαιτήσεων του ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy –http://www.iceeft.com) για την πιστοποίηση θεραπευτή ζεύγους.

Υπεύθυνη εκπαίδευσης:

Υπεύθυνη εκπαίδευσης είναι η Ρίτα Βεντούρα Μ.Α. ΕCP, ψυχοθεραπεύτρια, προσωποκεντρική εκπαιδεύτρια και επόπτρια, καθώς και πιστοποιημένη EFT θεραπεύτρια και επόπτρια.

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“Shouldn’t my Focusing be relevant to my life?”

“Shouldn’t my Focusing be relevant to my life?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #467
“I have difficulty finding the purpose of Focusing if no link is made with my reality.”
A Reader writes:
I learned Focusing a few years ago and I practice it quite regularly with people who have more experience than me.
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“I feel lost in life, like a leaf blowing on the wind…”

“I feel lost in life, like a leaf blowing on the wind…” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #461
A Reader writes:
I’ve been struggling with low mood, being negative and judgmental for many months. I can also experience extreme emotions — often anger which quickly turns to upset.
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When Focusing, Which Part is the Leader?

When Focusing, Which Part is the Leader? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #458
“When you are Focusing, who is the leader?”
A Reader writes:
I would like to ask you: when you are Focusing and you are speaking of all the parts of you, who is the leader? How do you decide what to do?
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“Am I blocking myself from going deeper by crying?”

“Am I blocking myself from going deeper by crying?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #465
Mary Elizabeth writes:
When I do Focusing, my release is usually with tears. In other words: I cry. Sometimes I wonder am I blocking myself from going deeper by crying? I feel good after and definitely have had a shift.
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How Wanting to Help Can Be Harmful

How Wanting to Help Can Be Harmful | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
I worry when I hear people in the “helping professions” say that they want to help. Why? Because that attitude can be harmful. I work with children and youth who have been marginalized and discriminated against.
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Carl Rogers: The man who thought well of you

Carl Rogers: The man who thought well of you | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Student Speak blogger Michael profiles the interesting and compelling work and philosophies of Carl Rogers.
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Focusing as a Force for Peace: The Revolutionary Pause

Focusing as a Force for Peace: The Revolutionary Pause | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

Keynote Address to the Fifteenth Focusing International Conference 2003 in Germany

Mary Hendricks-Gendlin, Ph.D.
Director, The Focusing Institute

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Focusing is a force for peace because it frees people from being manipulated by external authority, cultural roles, ideologies and the internal oppression of self attacking and shame. This freeing has to do with an ability to pause the on-going situation and create a space in which a felt sense can form.

When we know how to focus we refuse to take ourselves or any other person as merely an instance of a culturally defined category or group. We don't say, "I am good, you are bad." Or, "I am a wife and mother" as though this defined the total of who I am. Or "You are the doctor, I am the patient" as though our interaction would then be governed only by the meanings of those roles. Or "I am a Christian or a Moslem" as though the ritual forms would then exhaustively define my spiritual life. We know there is always a rich detailed intricacy, a "more" in each person's experience.

I will tell you a story about pausing the cultural role level of a situation so that a felt sense can form. You will see that this pausing allows "the patient" to break the culturally expected role behavior of unquestioned acceptance of the external authority of "the doctor."

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“I can’t put a gentle hand on my body.”

“I can’t put a gentle hand on my body.” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #463 “I have a history of being abused and have found it rather difficult to put a hand anywhere on the body.” A Reader writes: I really like the gesture that you recommend, of placing a gentle hand on the body where “something” needs...
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Nada Lou on Focusing and Thinking at the Edge - YouTube

Nada Lou discusses the difference between Focusing and Thinking at the Edge (TAE). For more information, visit www.focusing.org/fgt.
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How Does Vulnerability Relate to Intimacy?

How Does Vulnerability Relate to Intimacy? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #468
“Life and relationships go better as we make room for our human vulnerability, not shut it down.”
Dear Readers:
Today, I’d like to bring you a guest Tip by my good friend John Amodeo.
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Scenes from Worldwide Celebrate Gene Gendlin Month

http://www.focusing.org/bulletinboard/celebrate-gene-month-info.asp During the month of October, Focusing communities around the world will be sponsoring ...
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“Could a person ever do too much Focusing?”

“Could a person ever do too much Focusing?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #466
“Could a person ever Focus too much…even become addicted to Focusing?”
Connie writes:
Here’s a question: Could a person ever do Focus too much? Maybe even become addicted to it?
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Conversations: April 2015: Helene Brenner

Conversations: April 2015: Helene Brenner | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

For 25 years Helene Brenner (www.helenebrenner.com) has been a Focusing-oriented psychologist in private practice, offering supervision and individual therapy and phone coaching. Known for her warm and compassionate manner and astute, intuitive way of getting to the core of client’s and supervisee’s issues, Helene is also a Focusing coordinator for the Washington, D.C. area and co-directs the Greater Washington Center for Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Therapy (www.washingtonfocusing.com), which offers two-year certification programs in FOT. She's also on the faculty of Focusing Resources, teaching telecourses for focusers and therapists. Helene is the author of I Know I’m in There Somewhere: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity, co-authored by Larry Letich and published by Penguin (USA) in 2003, and has led Focusing and “Inner Voice” workshops in venues including Omega Institute and Kripalu Center. She is the co-chair of the 2016 International FOT Conference.

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Example of a short Focusing Session - YouTube

A short Focusing session between Catherine Torpey, Executive Director of The Focusing Institute, and Ruth Hirsch, Certifying Coordinator. For more informatio...
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“What’s so great about hearing back what I said?”

“What’s so great about hearing back what I said?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #460
“I have trouble explaining to my Companion and myself why I want reflections when it is my turn…”
Tewa writes:
When I am Focusing with a partner, I like to hear two or three reflections and then silent presence.
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How a bodily felt sense helps you make difficult decisions | Proactive Change

We tend to think of decisions as an intellectual process. But, evolutionarily, the ability to make decisions precedes the development of complex thinking.
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“How did that make you feel?”

“How did that make you feel?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #457
“Positive transformational change always comes from how we feel right now.”
Dear Readers:
“How did that make you feel?
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Learning about learning: why all educators should read Carl Rogers’ Freedom to Learn

Learning about learning: why all educators should read Carl Rogers’ Freedom to Learn | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Hazel Christie Sometimes the classics are the best.   This week I’ve been reading Carl Rogers’ classic text Freedom to Learn to help me to refine and understand different...
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The Focusing Institute - Carl Rogers

The Focusing Institute - Carl Rogers | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
The Focusing Institute: Focusing is direct access to a bodily knowing. Focusing is a practice developed from the Philosophy of the Implicit.
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Dr. Carl Rogers was Gene Gendlin's colleague and friend at the University of Chicago. Rogers' person-centered approach opened the way for Gene's elaboration of Focusing. This is a delightful talk that Rogers gave in 1974. He mentions Eugene (Gene) T. Gendlin 's work which Gene would four years later write about in his book "Focusing."

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“I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others.”

“I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others.” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #462 “This negative voice is an immediate punch in the stomach that drains all my energy.” Marty writes: I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others (negatively), and it is an immediate punch in the stomach, which hurts and...
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Is My Mother’s Voice My Inner Critic?

Is My Mother’s Voice My Inner Critic? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #459 “I have parts of me that I used to assume were the actual voices of my mother, father, husband…” Katherine writes: I am noticing how I have parts of me that I used to assume were the actual voices of, or almost like, an actual...
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