Befriending Ourselves:

Peer Focusing Course 2020

April 2, 9, 16, 30

May 7, 14, 21, 28

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

243 King Street, Room #248

Northampton, MA


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.



Sliding Scale:  $195 - $320 for full course.

A non-refundable deposit of $40 is due by March 15th.  The remainder is paid on the first evening of the course or, as needed, in installments. 


Please register by March 15th.

To Register:  email Daphne

We have room for 10 people so register early to ensure your space.


Daphne Bye 2015