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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Side Focusing Practice Group now meets online (over Zoom) on alternate Sunday evenings 7:00-8:30pm. After checking in and attuning, we break into dyads or triads before re-convening for a brief review. If you would like to participate, please email email@example.com or message 917-595-6884.
Union Square Changes Group is meeting weekly on Fridays 7:30 - 9:30 online during the Covid period. (Its normal in-person format was to meet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey Changes Meetings will be hosted on Zoom during COVID-19 quarantine. We are hosting once a month on a Sunday evening, 7-8:30 pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link. You can live outside NJ to attend our Changes meetings. Come join our focusing community. All are welcome, and we partner up new focusers with our experienced and certified trainers.
Central Jersey Focusers have a Changes meeting in Somervillw on the second Saturday of the month except for August. Time: 10:30 a.m.- 12 noon. NOTE: SUSPENDED DURING COVID-19 Criteria for joining: Any experience or interest in Focusing. Contact: Eleanor Buscher: 973 839 5539, Eleanor.email@example.com
Westchester Changes Group meets one Sunday a month, 10 a.m.-12 noon in White Plains. Note, during the Covid-19 pandemic these meetings are taking place via Zoom. For a schedule and to join, contact Ruth Rosenblum: 914 450-5776 firstname.lastname@example.org or Betty McCorkle: 914 946 9321 email@example.com.
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. -- currently online due to Covid-19.
Suggested donation of $30 per session, or whatever is comfortable for you (not a requirement).
For details contact Lynn Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org