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Experience is a myriad richness. We think more than we can say. We feel more than we can think. We live more than we can feel. And there is much more. [Eugene Gendlin]
Seven, 2-hour LIVE and interactive Zoom sessions
Dates/Time TBD (Eastern)
Choose your own tuition
Led by Mary Elaine Kiener, RN, PhD
About the Course
My goal for you is for you to better understand and nurture Felt-Sensing as a trusted and treasured lifelong resource for you.
Felt-Sensing--as initially described by Eugene Gendlin—is an inherent capacity within each human being. It invites fresh, embodied understanding and clarity into a current situation, while also accessing that deeper level inside where true change occurs.
Given the unique nature of human beings, each individual is likely to access and/or express their Felt-Sensing capacity in their own way—meaning there is no single “right” way.
We’ll begin with an experiential, “instancing” approach within a safe, nurturing, content-and-interaction-rich learning environment. This will encourage you to start from the place of YOUR own experiencing—with that which you already instinctively “know”. From that place, we’ll explore (in bits and pieces) others’ teachings and experiencing in a way that empowers you to bring forth, claim and nurture YOUR own best way.
My vision for us as a learning cohort is to:
What the Course Includes:
As Felt-Sensing becomes more a part of my life, I see its power showing up in unexpected ways. Recently, I had a difficult (and all-too-familiar) bout with self judgment and regret. This time, I was able to simply be with the uncomfortable feelings, rather than catastrophizing and attempting to fix them. I've found an oasis of calm from which I am able to just be with my feelings as they are, without giving them license to overwhelm my life. Sue Venman
Choose Your Own Tuition:
I’m offering a “pay what you can” tuition model for this course. This means you can decide for yourself a tuition amount that feels right, clear and fair for you at this time, given:
Normally, based on the overall cost to create and produce this 7-week course, I would set a tuition amount at $320.
Realistically, I know that some of you—for whatever your reasons—are not in a position to pay full price. On the other hand, I want everyone to have access to this learning, regardless of ability to pay.
If your financial means are a barrier for your full participation, then choose an amount that works for you. If you have the means to “pay it forward”, you’re invited to do so.
I trust your judgment about what represents a commitment on your part and respects your financial situation. Please know that regardless of the amount you select, you will have my full attention and the same privileges and access to content as everyone else.
If you'd like some help in choosing a tuition amount, I've prepared a brief Felt-Sensing exercise to do just that. I'll tell you about it in the video that's just below. Also, here are links to the guided exercise itself--in both video and pdf formats.
Note: If you want to take this course but your circumstances make it challenging for you to pay even a minimum course fee, please contact Mary Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you and find a way that works for you to be able to take it.
Life is flowing well and I'm handling its bumps with greater ease...I'm quite pleased at the clarity that keeps coming. L.B.
What You Can Expect from Me
What I Will Ask for From You
What if the time schedule of the Zoom calls doesn’t work for me? One of the benefits of this course is the opportunity to learn with and from others. This means making a commitment to showing up—not just for yourself, but for the rest of the group. I, therefore, request that you commit to attending at least five of the seven live Zoom calls. If this commitment presents a hardship for you, please contact me (email@example.com) to explore other options that might be available.
Do I need any previous experience or training to participate? There are no prerequisites for this course other than a curiosity and willingness to explore an embodied way of knowing.
How does this course differ from other Focusing trainings? Many existing courses approach Focusing as a new process or technique that needs to be “taught”—as something separate from your own experiencing. In contrast, this course starts from the place of YOUR own experiencing—with what you already instinctively “know”. From that place, we’ll explore (in bits and pieces) others’ teachings and experiencing in a way that empowers you to bring forth, claim and nurture YOUR own best way.
What if I’ve already taken other Focusing courses from other teachers? This course invites all participants to begin with their own current understanding of Felt-Sensing and Experiencing. Some course content may be already familiar to you, while other materials may offer different perspectives and opportunities for deeper understanding.