Befriending Ourselves:

Peer Focusing Course 2020

April 16, 23, 30

May 7, 14, 21, 28

June 4

Eight Thursday Evenings (7:00-9:00 pm)

This course is being offered ONLINE at this time.  To join us, see below!


The "Introduction to Focusing" Workshop or a phone interview with Daphne



  • This 8-week course is condensed version of what I formerly offered as two separate courses (levels one and two) and covers both Focusing and Companioning:

  • Fostering the focusing attitude: befriending ourselves

  • Presence language to support the inner relationship to self

  • Accessing and interacting with your felt intelligence

  • Six steps to Focusing

  • Being a Focusing companion

  • Providing structure and reflection as a listener

  • What makes a great listener

  • Understanding the value of not fixing others and applying it

  • Focusing Partnerships - Practice and More Practice



  • Eight two-hour classes.  The evenings include small group and partner formations for experiential learning; teaching and modeling; discussion; and some movement.

  • Between eight and sixteen practice sessions outside of class (over 8 weeks) with partners from your cohort.  Be prepared to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class for practicing with peers.

  • Short reading assignments from  "The Power of Focusing", a book by Ann Weiser Cornell.  Please purchase in advance (approx. $14 on Amazon).

  • Students gain access to local and global Peer Partnership networks.



The sliding scale for the full course has typically been $195 - $320.  If your income has been compromised by the ongoing pandemic, I am offering a pay-what-you-can fee scale.  When you email me to register, you can let me know what you're able to contribute.  

A non-refundable deposit of $40 is due by April 9th.  The remainder is paid on the first evening of the course or, as needed, in installments. 


Please register by April 9th.

To Register:  email Daphne


Daphne Bye 2015