Befriending Ourselves:

Peer Focusing Courses

April 9 to June 18, 2019 (every two weeks):

Six Tuesday Evenings (7:00-9:00 pm)

Location:    The Upper Room

                     St. James Episcopal Church

                     8 Church St, Greenfield, MA


The "Introduction to Focusing" Workshop or an individual Focusing session with Daphne



  • Fostering the focusing attitude: befriending ourselves

  • Presence language to support the inner relationship

  • Accessing your felt sense

  • 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 putting that into practice

  • Recognizing and supporting the Focuser's felt sense

  • Focusing Partnerships - Practice and More Practice



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

  • Ten practice sessions outside of class (over 12 weeks) with partners from your cohort.  Be prepared to spend 2 hours per week outside of class to benefit from this experiential learning.

  • Short reading assignments:  "The Power of Focusing", a book by Ann Weiser Cornell, is included in the registration fee.

  • A one-hour private session with Daphne is included, to be scheduled outside of class.

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



Sliding Scale:  $135 - $360

A non-refundable deposit of $40 is requested by April 1st.  The remainder is paid on the first evening of the course or, as needed, in installments. 


Please register by April 1, 2019.

To Register:  email Daphne

Basic Focusing for

Clinicians and Helping Professionals

Online Course - Fall of 2019

Eight Tuesday Evenings 7:00 - 9:00 EST

More details coming....


Daphne Bye 2015