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Introduction to Focusing Workshop

Introduction to Focusing workshop will be provided on January 21st by my colleague, Steven Biesmann. who incorporates Focusing into his spiritual direction practice. See his flyer below...

Wanting something more? Feeling stuck?  Wanting to move forward?

Do you have a sense of your life that you could be living more fully....

Do you have unfulfilled desires and goals that have not yet happened?

Focusing is a way of coming to realize new possibilities in the situations in your life and taking steps to move forward in life-giving directions.  Focusing clarifies what was unclear by tapping into the wisdom inherent in our whole being - body, mind, and feeling.  It brings Balance, Understanding, and an increased sense of well-being through an inner practice that can be done alone or with a partner.  Akin to mindfulness, meditation, or sensing exercises - But unique in its simplicity and depth, it can bring the way forward to the next steps you are wanting to take in your life.

In this Workshop you will -

  • Learn the process of Focusing
  • Learn about Focusing attitudes - accepting, interested and curious 
  • Learn why Focusing works
  • Practice getting in touch with inner insights 
  • Practice Focusing 

This workshop is designed for people who are new to Focusing or want a a deepening of their Skill in Focusing.  There is no prerequisite .  The workshop is mainly to learn and be able to practice the Focusing Process alone.  The workshop will be 50% - information / 50% - experiential.  Knowing how to Focus will prepare you for the second introductory workshop on FOCUSING PARTNERSHIPS, offered February 18, 2018 Sunday 10am - 4pm at the same location.

Steven Biesmann will be leading the workshop, assisted by Tara Breitenbucher - Both of whom are Certified Focusing Trainers by The International Focusing Institute.  

Steven is a local Spiritual Director who has been in practice for 17 years and has recently given workshops and trainings in Focusing at the NW Regional Focusing conferences and the International Summer Program where he assisted with the Spirituality and Focusing Seminar Tract.  Tara is a local psychotherapist who uses Focusing in her practice.  Steven and Tara are facilitators for the ongoing Focusing Group that meets monthly in Bend for Focusing exchanges in partnerships.  Their dedication and valuation for Focusing provides a safe, an enjoyable environment for exploration and practice.  Their combined experience offers participants a depth and breadth that is uniquely valuable. The fee for the workshop is Donation.  You offer what you can according to the value you receive.   Maximum number of participants is 10. If you are sensing this workshop is right for you -  Reserve your place today - Contact Steven or Tara. Not sure if this workshop is right for you or need more information - contact Steven at or 541-410-9039 or Tara at or 206-303-0653.