The body, in its infinite wisdom, knows its own way back to wholeness
Our bodies are always communicating to us. They tell us when we are hungry, thirsty or tired. Many of us can hear these more obvious messages but what would it be like if we really, deeply listened? We would find that the body knows far more than we think, has wisdom even.
Focusing is a gentle reflective practice of listening to this deeper knowing within us. It gets beneath our usual stories and self analysis to a place that knows its own way to healing and wholeness. Through turning towards and embracing our bodily felt experience, with curiosity and openness, we can give the body the place to heal itself and bring new insights and gifts to our lives. Focusing can be used with many other practices – such as bodywork, meditation and talking therapies.
Click for more information on focusing. The best way to learn more is to try it out for yourself. You can learn through workshops, courses and retreats, taught in London, Brighton, and across the UK, or try some individual sessions; in person or on the phone or skype.
In November 2013, I am lauching a new series of workshops titled "the soul's journey -a collective voyage of listening, healing and transformation" We will be a closed group for the course, exploring themes such as birth and death, wounding and trauma, our deepest longings and rites of passage. See here for more details
Download a 2013 information sheet and workshop programme (PDF).
Visit my blog - reflections on embodied living.
I am also qualified in a related practice called Somatic Experiencing (SE), a short term, body based approach to healing and easing the effects of trauma on our lives. Please contact me for more details.
"Manju is an excellent focusing teacher; he models his teaching very well and gives an excellent blend of practice, teaching, and feedback. He has a wonderful energy which is profound, sensitive and calm and which facilitates individuals in gentle and powerful way.
Pattie Horrocks., Consultant and Coach
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