August Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the August edition of the Brighton Person-Centred Community news. We hope you're finding a way to enjoy your summer whatever your circumstances... This month we will be having another 'hybrid' meeting - where those who cannot attend in person can join those of us in the room at Friends Meeting House via the zoom link. Let us know if you have any thoughts about this on brightonpcc01@gmail.com, or join us to try it out... Read on for info about the meeting, about Focusing courses - this time the Intro, Skills Certificate and Focusing in Client Work course - and about a Weekend Personal Development Group Therapy experience. If you have anything you'd like to share that you think would be supportive for Community members or want to reach out for something yourself, do consider using this newsletter as a way to do so. Hybrid meeting The meeting will take place at 9.30-12.30 on Saturday 21st August. The normal suggested donation whether attending online or in person meeting is £5 for this meeting. Our bank details are: PERSON CENTRED COMMUNITY; 08-92-99, 65079432.


If you can't afford £5, then we won't insist on payment. By the same token, if you can afford more than £5, then you will help to support the meeting into the future. To join the meeting remotely just copy the link into your browser (please arrive on time or a little early) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86817916567?pwd=SzRCYXdXSXQ1WFBJeW5OWjUrY0I3dz09 Meeting ID: 868 1791 6567 Passcode: 943275 For those attending in person the following guidelines apply: * You will need to give your name and contact details in case they are required in the event of contact tracing * There will be hand sanitiser provided on entry to Friends Meeting House * Facemasks are to be worn in the communal parts of the building but do not need to be worn in the meeting room itself * We will not have access to the kitchen so bring your own drink and take away any rubbish with you * If you want to let us know you are coming or have any questions, please contact us on brightonpcc01@gmail.com * To pay online the fee of £5, our bank details are: PERSON CENTRED COMMUNITY; 08-92-99, 65079432. Online Focusing workshops Introduction to Focusing - days one and two - 11th & 25th Sep 2021 What is Focusing? What is the felt sense? You will be introduced to the Focusing process and the particular way of Focusing Listening. We will explore the Focusing attitude and ‘clearing a space’. After the two days you should have the skills to enter a Focusing-Listening partnership. £120 both days (booking single days may be possible) http://www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-training.html Focusing Skills Certificate running online again this year over ten Saturdays (hopefully back in person in Brighton for next year) Focusing in Client Work - Saturday 6th November 10am – 4pm - on Zoom - £65 The practice of Focusing enables both counsellors and clients to become more connected with the wider realm of our embodied experience and gives us access to rich layers of inner knowing about what we feel and what we need. Learn how being present in your embodied experience may bring out your potential as a therapist http://www.suzimackenzie.com/focusing-in-client-work-online-workshop.html Weekend Personal Development Group Therapy (In person)

  • Sat 14th Aug & Sun 15th Aug, 10am-5.30pm both days

  • Based in Hove (BN3 2BB)

  • The group is open to everyone and anyone - with or without experience of therapy or groups, trainee and qualified therapists, anyone over the age of 18.

  • The group is limited to a maximum of 8 participants.

  • £120 per weekend

  • CPD certificate is available for therapists/trainee counsellors upon request

Please see kemptowncounselling.co.uk for more information or contact Jo at kemptowncounselling@gmail.com

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