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New Perspectives Emerging From ‘Living Forward’

  • 9 Dec 2022
  • 7:30 AM
  • 11 Dec 2022
  • 9:30 AM
  • Online

An online interactive 3-session Workshop facilitated by Mia Leijssen


In this workshop Mia won’t present big theories, nor will she explain specific knowledge. Each session will start with an introduction to frame the theme and a little bit of sharing from the richness she discovered through various resources. From lived experience she developed some ‘exercises’ or ‘invitations’ everyone can use to explore their own path, trust their own wisdom, discover their own truth and connect to their own mysteries. During the workshop some exercises will be in Focusing pairs (30 minutes in breakout rooms). Each session will close with reflections on the experiential knowledge developed during practicing with living forward principles.


Presented by The International Focusing Institute


December 9, 11, and 13, 2022


Living forward is an experience of vital energy that is present in the human body, in nature, in the universe.


Noticing subtle movements in the body, paying attention to what nature mirrors about life processes, looking at painful or even rejected and dark parts of life as possible resources for new discoveries …  all these experiences can contribute to our connecting with living forward energy.


While the unfolding of a felt sense and awareness of living forward energy are sometimes intrinsically interwoven, it is particularly important to see them as different processes, each with its own dynamic. Making contact with living forward can be used as a helping process, distinguished from a felt sense process.


Trusting the flow that can develop from opening up to living forward often leads to a new perspective, a profound switch in our ability to cope with difficult situations, sometimes in an unexpected transformation, or our receiving some inspiration from unknown resources.


In this workshop Mia won’t present big theories, nor will she explain specific knowledge. Each session will start with an introduction to frame the theme and a little bit of sharing from the richness she discovered through various resources. From lived experience she developed some ‘exercises’ or ‘invitations’ everyone can use to explore their own path, trust their own wisdom, discover their own truth and connect to their own mysteries. During the workshop some exercises will be in Focusing pairs (30 minutes in breakout rooms). Each session will close with reflections on the experiential knowledge developed during practicing with living forward principles.


Some Focusing experience is needed as a condition of participation.


Mia Leijssen (e-mail: mia.leijssen@kuleuven.be )

PhD, Professor Emeritus Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Leuven, Belgium.


Person-centered, Experiential, Existential Psychotherapist since 1976.


Focusing Teacher and Coordinator since 1984.


Widely published since 1984, especially on Focusing Microprocesses (topic of PhD research), Spirituality, Professional Ethics, Existential Well-being. Links to some of the publications: https://existentialwellbeing.com/  (English page) https://www.existentieelwelzijn.be/publicaties/ (Dutch page)


Private practice Existential Well-being Counseling: www.existentieelwelzijn.be


Academic director of the Massive Open Online Course: Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach. For more information see: https://www.edx.org/course/existential-well-being-counseling-person-kuleuvenx-ewbcx


Born 1951, married 1973, mother of a son (1975) and a daughter (1977), grandmother of 5 grandchildren (2003, 2006, 2008, 2008, 2010).


December 9, 11, and 13, 2022 - Three 2-hour sessions Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday

7:30 am - 9:30 am PT


Location: Online via Zoom


Cost: Regular price $150  Modified price $90  Lowest price $60 (Three tier pricing)


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

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https://focusing.org/event/new-perspectives-emerging-living-forward

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