To live with greater ease, clarity and compassion
Your inner compass – or ‘gut feeling’ or ‘inner wisdom’ – there are many ways to describe this feeling. This course is about getting to know that place and using it to guide you to your next right step.
Combining mindfulness practices with the insights of Focusing (Eugene Gendlin’s felt sense), you will learn to allow your inner compass to help you navigate life’s ups and downs through a more authentic relationship with yourself and with others.
The emphasis is on experiential learning, peer-to-peer support and awareness practices.
This course starts on Thursday September 24th – November 19th from 7-9:00pm and is being delivered by Mary Jennings and Margaret Quinn. The course includes a half day of practice tbc
24th September – 19th November 2020 [ONLINE]
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Have you ever had that feeling that there is something you almost know? It can be a sense of having forgotten something…… “the keys!”, a sense of possibility almost grasped….but too vague to act on, a longing without a name. Something in you knows that things are not what they should be, or could be, and alerts you to this, if only you knew how to make sense of it.
Eugene Gendlin called this a “felt sense” an inner way of knowing which seems to go beyond what we can name in any specific moment. We feel that we’re not quite ready to make that decision, but we’re not sure why. We know that there is something we are not quite catching in a situation we are trying to resolve, but it seems vague and unclear. We have a sense of being stuck in some area of our lives, but we’re not quite sure how to get “unstuck” so that we can move on.
Some people attend to this inner knowing quite easily, for others, it is more difficult but, Gendlin maintained that accessing our inner knowing is a skill which can be learned. He called the process “focusing” and demonstrated that learning and developing this skill allows us to act more mindfully in our day-to-day lives, with greater clarity and a stronger sense of purpose.