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CHANGES AND CONVERSATION GROUPS
See the Calendar Page for current meeting dates.
Focusing Changes Groups
provide a forum for enjoying peer Focusing-Listening exchanges in person, in supportive company. All levels of experience are welcome.
The following groups meet in the NY Metro Focusing catchment area.
Any Changes Group that wishes to update their listing should send an email with details to email@example.com
West Side Focusing ‘Changes’ Group generally meets once a month on a Sunday evening, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at West 86th Street, Manhattan. There is no charge and no pre-set agenda. Some Focusing experience is preferred (e.g. an introductory workshop or 1:1). The meeting opens with a group attunement. Each participant is then given full support to Focus in his or her own way. We close by sitting together with some freshly revealed aspect of the process. Call 917 595 6884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Union Square Changes Group meets one Friday each month, 6:15 - 8:30 pm near Union Square in Manhattan. The group is free of charge and is open to anyone interested in focusing. We have been meeting regularly for over 20 years and welcome new members. For details, contact Marsha Lipshitz: Call 212-734-9004 or email email@example.com.
New Jersey Changes Group will meet on the second Sunday of every month 5:30-7 pm. This group will alternate monthly meetings to be in person in Wayne, NJ then on Zoom platform to meet the varying travel distances and needs of Focusers maintaining regular Focusing practice. For more info contact Beth Mahler 201-214-7898, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jocelyn Kahn, email@example.com, 201-790-5604.
North Jersey Focusers have a Changes meeting in Pompton Plains on the second Saturday of the month except for August. Time: 10:30 a.m.- 12 noon. Criteria for joining: Any experience or interest in Focusing. Contact: Eleanor Buscher: 973 839 5539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.njfocusers.com/index.html
Westchester Changes Group meets one Sunday a month, 10 a.m.-12 noon in White Plains. For a schedule, contact Ruth Rosenblum: 914 450-5776 email@example.com or Betty McCorkle: 914 946 9321 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focusing Conversation Practice Group
with Lynn Preston
Focusing has been known primarily as a way of helping people to “go inside” and connect with their larger body knowing. Recently there has been a growing interest in how Focusing can generate genuine heartfelt connections and authentic dialogue. In this group we will practicing the art of Focusing group conversation, making the often implicit Focusing movements more explicit and developing the skills derived from Focusing and TAE (“Thinking at the Edge”) for facilitating group process.
This group is open to all those who know some Focusing and want to learn more about genuine conversation.
It meets every other Monday from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. on W. Houston St.
Suggested donation of $60 per session, or whatever is comfortable for you (not a requirement).