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Children & Focusing Roundtable Series

  • 22 Feb 2022
  • Online

Helping Children Learn How To Focus: Beyond The Techniques And Exercises

In this Roundtable, we would like to invite you to explore how using the Experiencing/Awareness Scale as a contextual modality can serve as a program design and delivery template. During our Roundtable, we will review the details of the Experiencing Scale and discuss its applications.

Presented by The International Focusing Institute - Joe Colletti, Laura Bavalics and René Veugelers

February 22, 2022

Today, more than ever, teaching children to focus is of critical importance in the creation of a world that is less violent and more compassionate. To do so, however, requires more than just consolidating and sequencing different ready-to-use techniques and exercises into some program format. There needs to be an understanding of the context within which children’s learning of Focusing skills can be enhanced.

In this Roundtable, we would like to invite you to explore how using the Experiencing/Awareness Scale as a contextual modality can serve as a program design and delivery template. During our Roundtable, we will review the details of the Experiencing Scale and discuss its applications.

Questions and themes we might explore together are:

How do we assess a group of children’s readiness to engage in Focusing experiences?

How might the Experiencing/Awareness Scale influence the selection and sequencing of children’s Focusing interactions?

What might be the implications of the Experiencing/Awareness Scale for our interactions with individual children?

Other topics and themes may emerge from our mutual exploration during the Roundtable.

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Joe Colletti M.Ed., M.Div., S.T.M., CFT. Joe has been Focusing for more than 12 years and has been certified as a Focusing Trainer since 2013. Over the years, he has been an advocate for Children’s Focusing in educational settings and developed and maintains the website: https://focusingwithchildren.com/ which is a resource for teachers and educators. He is also assists in the design and maintenance of https://www.childrenfocusing.org/. Joe is also actively involved the BioSpiritual Institute’s Focusing education programs design and delivery and serves on its Board of Directors as well as being the webmaster for its websites: https://biospiritual.org/ and https://bsfcompanioning.com/

Laura Bavalics is an early childhood educator, play mentor, and drama teacher. She is a Certified Focusing Professional and a Focusing-oriented educator, who has been working with young children, parents, and professionals for over twenty-five years. She is a professional director of the Pendula inclusive kindergarten program for children in foster care and with special needs at the Világszép Foundation in Hungary. She is also teaching at ELTE University, Hungary, in their College of Education. Laura is a member of the International Leadership Council and the Children's Focusing Advisory Board.

René Veugelers is a Coordinator specialising in Children’s Focusing, with an emphasis on the non-verbal world, René teaches parents, therapists, teachers and others how to be with children in a Focusing way, how to (re)connect to their own inner child experiences and how to integrate creativity and flexibility into their life and work. His work and experiences as a psychiatric nurse and as an art therapist with children, of any age, embraces an expanded richness of creative elements and supports a natural unfolding of creative process. René lives and works in the Netherlands, where he teaches Children Focusing and specializes in working with children with ADHD, ADD, trauma and attachment disorder.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 11:00 am PST - 1:00 pm PST

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free for members of The International Focusing Institute

Registration: Contact The International Focusing Institute with any questions: Phone: (845) 480-5111 Email: elizabeth@focusing.org

Registration link: https://focusing.org/event/children-focusing-roundtable-series-helping-children-learn-how-focus-beyond-techniques-and


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