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  • Talking about having a ‘sense of something that we have forgotten’ a vague but precises sense – we have access to this kind of knowledge that we pass over – when we are aware of it we can use it to great effect – a natural resources that is available through awareness of it
  • Example of irish language – ta bron orm – ON me – translate the I am sad to something in me is sad 0 Irish has this way of seeing feelings
  • Developing a relationships – happens through developing bodily awareness, listening empathy, presence, focusing attitude
  • Putting it together – the way to develop relationship is to create way to have a dialogue between you and the issues, strong feeling, existing patterns and also if you apply this to the young people you work with , you have a way for them to have some presence to the issues, some distance, some relationship, in this way there is space for more of the story creative living, new unexpected ways to be there was well as just the usual way of seeing thing z
  • Putting it together – the way to develop relationship is to create way to have a dialogue between you and the issues, strong feeling, existing patterns and also if you apply this to the young people you work with , you have a way for them to have some presence to the issues, some distance, some relationship, in this way there is space for more of the story creative living, new unexpected ways to be there was well as just the usual way of seeing thing z

Focusing as a way to develop self care and emotional intelligence, Mary Jenning and Derek McDonnell Focusing as a way to develop self care and emotional intelligence, Mary Jenning and Derek McDonnell Presentation Transcript

  • Focusing as a way to develop self care &emotional intelligence Skills for young people and the people who care and work with them Mary Jennings & Derek McDonnell
    • A sense of more than we can say right now……
    • A sense of more than we can say right now……
    • A sense of more than what we feel or think right now….
    • And when we have a relationship to what is there, then MORE of the story can unfold and carry forward
  • Often, the ‘something in you ’ can feel overwhelming
  • Dialogue between you and ‘something in you ’
  • Dialogue between you and ‘something’ in the person you are with….
    • Dialogue by developing a relationship through ….. listening, empathy, presence, symbolising
    • These skills, qualities and attitudes can be cultivated and practiced
    • That’s the essence of Focusing
    • www.focusing.org
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing
    • An awareness of the body – just pausing and noticing how we are right now
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing
    • An awareness of the body – just pausing and noticing how we are right now
    • Developing ways of listening so what’s there can begin to be heard
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing
    • An awareness of the body – just pausing and noticing how we are right now
    • Developing ways of listening so what’s there can begin to be heard
    • Translating the language – ‘something in me feels sad’ – not I AM sad’
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing
    • An awareness of the body – just pausing and noticing how we are right now
    • Developing ways of listening so what’s there can begin to be heard
    • Translating the language – ‘something in me feels sad’ – not I AM sad’
    • Developing a welcoming attitude to whatever is there for us
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing
    • An awareness of the body – just pausing and noticing how we are right now
    • Developing ways of listening so what’s there can begin to be heard
    • Translating the language – ‘something in me feels sad’ – not I AM sad’
    • Developing a welcoming attitude to whatever is there for us
    • Allowing a word or gesture or image to symbolise all of that so MORE of the story emerges
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing
    • An awareness of the body – just pausing and noticing how we are right now
    • Developing ways of listening so what’s there can begin to be heard
    • Translating the language – ‘something in me feels sad’ – not I AM sad’
    • Developing a welcoming attitude to whatever is there for us
    • Allowing a word or gesture or image to symbolise all of that so MORE of the story emerges
    • Developing a sense of PRESENCE so the next step can come without forcing anything
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing - summary
    • Just pausing and noticing
    • Ways of listening
    • Translating the language – ‘something in me feels sad’ – not I AM sad’
    • A welcoming attitude to whatever is there
    • MORE of the story emerges – words, symbols, gesture
    • A sense of PRESENCE so the next step can come
  • Awareness, Skills Attitudes in Focusing
    • Integrating all of these into existing skills set and way of working
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
    • Out of that, working with a group of Social Care professionals on skills pilot
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
    • Out of that, working with a group of Social Care professionals on skills pilot
    • Offering accredited training in Spring (full)
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
    • Out of that, working with a group of Social Care professionals on skills pilot
    • Offering accredited training in Spring (full)
    • Now have capacity to offer further training/awareness in Autumn 2011
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
    • Out of that, working with a group of Social Care professionals on skills pilot
    • Offering accredited training in Spring (full)
    • Now have capacity to offer further training/awareness in Autumn 2011
    • Interested in working with researchers
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
    • Out of that, working with a group of Social Care professionals on skills pilot
    • Offering accredited training in Spring (full)
    • Now have capacity to offer further training/awareness in Autumn 2011
    • Interested in working with researchers
    • Plan to host the international Children Focusing in Ireland 2014
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
    • Out of that, working with a group of Social Care professionals on skills pilot
    • Offering accredited training in Spring (full)
    • Now have capacity to offer further training/awareness in Autumn 2011
    • Interested in working with researchers
    • Plan to host the international Children Focusing in Ireland 2014
  • Focusing programme in Ireland
    • Held introductory workshop in November with trainer from Holland – 80 attendees
    • Out of that, working with a group of Social Care professionals on skills pilot
    • Offering accredited training in Spring (full)
    • Now have capacity to offer further training/awareness in Autumn 2011
    • Interested in working with researchers
    • Plan to host the international Children Focusing in Ireland 2014
  • Skills in Action
    • Short real life case study from Social Care Professional now follow
    • Thank you for your attention!
    • Contact us:
    • Mary Jennings ( maryj@eircom.net/tel 087 2322309 )
    • Derek McDonnell (derekmcdonnell2001@yahoo.com)