9/26/10 Meeting Program
NEW YORK METRO FOCUSING
Sunday, September 26, 2010
5:30 pm Registration and networking with light refreshments
5:50 pm Welcome - Larry Hurst
5:55 pm Group Attunement - Larry Hurst
6:00 pm Introduction of Presenter - Naomi Glicken
6:05 pm MACROSHIFTING: MAKING THE DAUNTING DOABLE
The Theory and Practice of Deep Change
with Robert Lee
Focusing brings shifts, which open new possibilities for action. Little shifts and small action steps are the building blocks for change on the macro level. However, little steps do not seem always to lead to larger change, particularly with intransigent issues. “Macroshifting” needs some of its own special methods which will be shared by Robert Lee, focusing theoretician and innovator. His method and theory for solving the riddle of Deep Change coming out of focusing, the philosophy of the implicit and Domain Focusing, have evolved over a 20 year period. What is tackled is often something you have tried to change without success: a daunting issue, situation, dilemma or project. It is about recognizing the significant resources you need to gather and organize for making deep change realistic. It is the process of arriving at the NEW.
Carol Patterson and Betty Zynkowski, students of Robert and macroshifting, are joining Robert Lee and discussing their experiences of it.
Robert L.Lee, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, focusing teacher and theoretician has developed a new model for teaching focusing (Domain Focusing). He has developed a theory and practice for change on the macro level for stubborn problems (Changing the Unchangeable). He has developed a comprehensive practice for working with difficulties in felt sense formation (Elusive Felt Sensing). In psychotherapy, he has developed special methods for using focusing in couples therapy, in group therapy, and with anxiety. He hosted the 2004 International Focusing Conference in Costa Rica and has led numerous conferences and teachings in many parts of the world.
7:30 pm Break and Networking
(continued on reverse side)
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 – Larry Hurst/Anne Shollar
FUTURE NYMF MEETINGS NEWS
Friday, December 3rd, 2010 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
“Bridging Zen and Focusing”, presented by Janet Abels and Julia McEvoy. Sensei Janet Jiryu Abels is a bio-spiritual Focusing trainer, founder of New York's Still Mind Zendo and its resident co-teacher; and Julia McEvoy LCSW is a Focusing trainer, senior student and Jitsu at Still Mind Zendo and director of a Brooklyn Borough school-based drug prevention program.
Friday, January 28, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Program TBA
Sunday, April 10, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Program TBA
Friday, June 17, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Program TBA
Sunday, September 25, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Program TBA
Friday, December 2, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Program TBA
Visit us on the Web: www.nymetrofocusing.org
Larry Hurst with Cynthia Callsen, Barbara Chutroo, Susan Deisroth, Naomi Glicken, Diana Kirign, 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 Mission Statement
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.