December 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
In this workshop, we address the first 3 steps of the Focusing Process Model, and practice how to safely access our feelings and needs.

Join us for a workshop about the connection between what we feel inside (any kind of bodily sensation, emotion, and even absence of them!) and what we usually think and believe with our habitual mind. It is a way to discover how the body and mind are working together and what gives meaning to our life. It helps us to sense and safely explore where there are incongruities, often felt as a diffuse discomfort in the body. We can then discover new options and find a fresh way of experiencing life, act, and interact with ourselves and others.

In this introductory workshop, we will practice how to safely access our feelings and needs and we will focus particularly on the 3 first Steps of the Focusing Process Model.

We will learn and create the conditions necessary to foster a sense of self-control and self-regulation through guided Focusing practice.

We will explore more particularly the “Clearing a Space” Focusing Step, a visualization technique helping to create a safe and secure environment within us.

As an option at the end of the session, we will have a short expressive arts practice in order to enhance the effect of the session.

Facilitator: Agnes Windram, MA Psychology & Counseling, Expressive Art & Movement Therapist (FOT & FOAT), Traumatologist, & Mindfulness Facilitator (MBSR)

Agnes is a bi-lingual, Spanish-English speaking Psychologist, Counselor and Educator. She is specialized in body-mind psychotherapy, trauma recovery, self-image, and self-worth. She has had the opportunity to facilitate the path toward resiliency of individuals with eating disorders, low self-esteem, and self-harming behavior for more than two decades. She worked in Colorado and California as a counselor at the Denver Advocacy Children Center, Florence Crittenton Services, and the COVIA-Well Connected Organization, is a lecturer in Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Trauma & Recovery Counseling at Naropa University, and is a member of the Virginia Satir and the International Focusing Institutes.