6/20/2010 Meeting Program
NEW YORK METRO FOCUSING
Sunday, June 20, 2010
5:30 pm Registration and networking with light refreshments
6:00 pm Welcome & Attunement - Naomi Glicken
Introduction of Presenter - Elizabeth Lehmann
6:15 pm FACILITATING THE FOCUSING PROCESS BY RE-TUNING OUR PERSONAL ENERGY FIELD With Bruce Patterson
When we are not centered in our personal electromagnetic energy field, we are frequently impaired and not really present. How can we Focus from such a place? Not easily or well. Being centered, on the other hand, is like being on one's personal radio station, loud and clear with no static. Everything goes better with less effort from such a place, including access to our felt sense and our potential for joy. Off center, our energies can be stagnant and stuck. Several culprits can account for this state of being, including dehydration, hormonal fluctuations, allergens and environmental pollutants, but stress may be the worst offender. Fortunately, there are simple, effective and safe "energy correction" exercises for re-centering ourselves that involve, for example, tapping key acupuncture points with our hands. By attending to the health of our energetic infrastructure in this way, we return to our natural center, allowing for direct access to our whole body wisdom and our maximum potential for physical and emotional health.
Bruce Patterson, MSW, LCSW specializes in the energy psychologies, is an approved consultant in EMDR and a certified Focusing Trainer who, with Elizabeth Lehmann has taught a workshop "Focusing As An Underpinning For EMDR". He has served as director of the world's first AIDS hotline for the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), taught at Hunter and City Colleges and is a recipient of the Diego Lopez Award for Outstanding Service to People with AIDS given by the National Association of Social Workers. As a volunteer, Bruce treated his fellow New Yorkers with EMDR in the wake of September 11th, 2001, and first responders in New Orleans following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In addition to his workshops, Bruce maintains a private psychotherapy practice in NYC.
7:30 pm Break and Networking
7:45 pm FOCUSING COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE - Larry Hurst
a time and place to share your Focusing projects, workshops
and trainings and to let us know what other goods and services
you have to offer.
8:00 pm Closing - Naomi Glicken
FUTURE NYMF MEETINGS NEWS:
Sunday, September 26th, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Macroshifting: Making the Daunting Doable (Otherwise known as “Changing The Unchangeable) Presented by Robert Lee
Friday, December 3rd, 6:30 - 9:00pm, Program TBA
Visit Us on the Web: www.nymetrofocusing.org
Larry Hurst with Cynthia Callsen, Barbara Chutroo, Susan Deisroth, Naomi Glicken, Diana Kirigan, Elizabeth Lehmann, Katya Salkinder, Dorothy Spiegel and Anne Shollar.
This is a grass roots, member-run organization. We welcome your involvement. The planning group meetings are open to anyone interested in attending.
New York Metro Focusing
Adopted on 8/15/08
The mission of New York Metro Focusing is to embody and carry forward the practice of Focusing and the philosophy that supports it as developed in the work of Eugene Gendlin and others. By holding regularly scheduled meetings, NY Metro Focusing will offer members of this local geographic community ongoing opportunities to connect, share and grow in their appreciation and practice of Focusing. The group will welcome newcomers by offering them an opportunity to learn about the life-enhancing practice of Focusing. In this way, NY Metro Focusing will help to engender a thriving and visible presence for the practice of Focusing in the New York Metropolitan area.