The Door Opens: Introduction to Focusing for Health Care Professionals

4/8/17 to 4/9/17

9:00am to 4:30pm

Focusing is a special way of paying attention to yourself that allows you to bypass intellectual understanding and go directly to a deep body knowing and sense the whole way you are feeling about a situation or issue in your life.  It’s different from just having emotions or getting in touch with your feelings.  Focusing shifts the relationship you have to your feelings and emotions so that you can become a good listener for your inner experience.

This workshop teaches the basics of Focusing alone, with a partner, and how to begin to introduce experiential listening and Focusing in your professional practice. This first workshop is the foundation of discovering the profound impact Focusing has on communicating with patients. You will gain access to the rich inner wisdom that unfolds as you find Presence in your own life, and then how to facilitate a Focusing approach to healing with others.




 In this course you will learn how to:
  • Help patients be present with difficult experiences and emotions rather than overwhelmed by them.
  • Help patients listen to and communicate from a deeper part of themselves.
  • Listen to patients in a way that helps them feel heard and accepted.
  • Help patients feel safe and in their bodies while communicating difficult experiences.
  • Attend to an unclear bodily felt sensation that has meaning and is called the “felt sense.”
  • Use language to help a patient feel present and grounded.
  • Experience the stages of Focusing within yourself.


  • Be introduced to the philosophy of Eugene Gendlin, PhD., who introduced Focusing.
  • Receive resources to be able to continue a Focusing practice outside of class.
Class will be co-taught by: Dawn Flynn ND, LAc and David Martin MD.

Saturday and Sunday 4/8/17 and 4/9/17 9:00am to 4:30pm

Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA

Professional: $300 ($325 after 3/23), Bastyr Alumni: $265 ($295 after 3/23), Full Time Student: $125

12 CEU’s available for Naturopathic Doctos, Licensed Acupuncturists, Medical Doctors

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