December Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the December edition of the Brighton Person-Centred Community news. As the year draws to a close we acknowledge what a difficult year it has been for so many. We hope you can have some sort of relief over the festive period and also are aware that for some it will still be difficult over this next time to come. We are starting to see some rays of hope that things will start to improve and look forward to being able to continue offering Community and return to meeting in person when the time is right. The Friends Meeting House will remain closed on Saturdays for the time being so the Community will just be having an online meeting again this month. This will be on the SECOND Saturday of the month. See information below on this meeting and on some more online Focusing offerings coming in 2021. 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. Online meeting The meeting will take place at the revised time of 9.30-12.30 on Saturday 12th December. As it's online there will be no fee to attend. To join the meeting just copy the link into your browser Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 873 9023 0748 Passcode: 872207 If you find that it isn't allowing you to connect (or says the meeting hasn't started yet), you might wish to try searching in the Zoom app (you'll need it downloaded to do this) using the meeting ID provided. It will then ask you for the password. Make sure you're ready a bit before the meeting starts to check your online set up and have your cup of tea ready! Got some free time? Want to support NHS staff? Frontline19 is a portal to match NHS staff in need with online therapy providers who are willing to provide support pro bono. You sign up, say what your credentials are and how many hours a week you feel able to offer. Online Focusing workshops An introductory course in Embodied Authentic Confidence in your Career - Dr Anna Kane and Suzi Mackenzie 12:30-2:30 Thursdays 21st & 28th Jan, 4th & 11th Feb - Early bird rate £150 (Regular price £200 from 1st January) See Want to feel more confident in your work? Want to be clearer on what’s in the way and what can support your personal growth? Want to grow your business and weather these challenging times? This course will give you a solid introduction to Dr Anna Kane’s research, and how tuning into an embodied sense of key areas such as your competence, authenticity and connectedness can affect your confidence in your career. These are experiential workshops, drawing on the practice of Focusing to guide you to connect with an embodied knowing of what you need. Dr Anna Kane is a Coaching Psychologist and Chartered Occupational Psychologist. Her PhD research was on understanding what confidence really is, so she is literally a doctor of confidence! Focusing on Relating and Relationships – Fri 22nd Jan 12.30-2.30 - £25 Our embodied experience plays a crucial part in our way of being in the world, and our way of being in relationships. Explore your own experience of the relationships in your life and the role your body plays in the way you relate to others. Experience how a Focusing approach may enrich your way of relating and open new possibilities. Focusing with our Inner Critic – Sat 13th Feb 10.30-12.30 - £25 Our critical voices can have a huge impact on us, making us feel bad and preventing us from doing what we want to do. Explore the presence of inner criticism in your life and through a Focusing approach learn how to work with your critic to feel better, move forward and enlist the support of your critic. Introduction to Focusing – 12.30-2 Thursdays 25th Feb, 4th, 11th, 18th Mar £60 What is Focusing? What is the felt sense? You will be introduced to the Focusing process and the particular way of Focusing Listening. This highly experiential workshop will help you learn to listen to your body and trust the wisdom it can share with you. After this series you can go on to do a second part of the Intro and/or the BFA Skills certificate in Focusing. CONTACT ME TO BOOK AND FOR MORE DETAILS 07851 086 396 Your newsletter... Do remember that you can share things via this newsletter. If there's anything you think would be of relevance to your Person Centred peers feel free to send it in to the email address at the bottom and we can include it here. You might have something you'd like to let us know or you might even have a question to ask and perhaps others reading this newsletter can help answer it... Community Meetings Community Meetings are (normally) held on the third Saturday at each month at the Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF. We meet upstairs, usually in room 3, but the room number will be indicated on the whiteboard which is next to the Reception desk. Newcomers are always welcome, come along, say hi and see what it’s all about! The meeting runs from 9:30 to 12:30, but arrive a little earlier to give yourself time to prepare a drink. The cost is £5 to cover hire of room and tea, coffee and biscuits. Social Media We have an ever growing presence on Facebook and Twitter, so join us there, if you haven't already :) it's a great way to share updates on Community stuff and Counselling related articles. If you see anything interesting that you'd like to share with the Community please feel free to post to our Facebook page, tweet us, or send by e-mail to and we'll share it for you. If you're on Facebook why not 'like' our Brighton Person-Centred Community Facebook Page and join the other 160 plus people who enjoy our posts? Or if you prefer to Tweet our twitter following is now over 350 people! Find us @BrightonPCC. Right, that's all from us for now. If we don't see you at the forthcoming meeting you'll hear from us again next month with the latest from the community.

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