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image for Workshop/Course item typeFocusing Workshop: 'Here I Am' at The Bleddfa Centre

Workshop/Course, Sat 15 Sep 2018, £30-£40

Here I Am

Here I Am


The practice of Focusing is about deepening inner awareness and acceptance of all parts of our self, enabling us better to flourish and live creatively.

Following the successful Focusing workshop at Bleddfa last year, Elizabeth Halls is returning with four workshops in 2018.

The third workshop of 2018 is “Here I Am': the Presence Within.
This workshop/retreat introduces Focusing as a doorway into prayerful or meditative practice, a way of deepening our sense of the spiritual life within us.

These one-day experiential workshops offer time aside from the busy-ness of life to explore different aspects of Focusing in a gentle, relaxed way within a beautiful and inspiring setting. The final two workshops are more specifically oriented around Focusing within spiritual practice

These are for you if:

• you are interested in mindfulness practices and would like to discover a further way of engaging with your inner life
• you are a counsellor or psychotherapist interested in exploring how this gentle and healing practice can help your clients
• you would like to deepen your sense of your own spiritual life, grounded in physical awareness
• you would like a relaxed and self-nurturing day of gentle self-discovery

Focusing was originally developed by Eugene Gendlin, a colleague of Carl Rogers, who wanted to help his counselling clients to access the often unformed ‘felt senses’ of their inner awareness. He realised that when we can do this, freeing, healing and affirming things can happen.

Elizabeth’s love of Focusing has grown out of her counselling work, and also as it connects for her with a sense of the spiritual in life. ‘Focusing is not so much a technique as a way of being’, she says, ‘A way of reaching and understanding inward thoughts and feelings that go beyond words.’

Continuing Professional Development certificates of attendance (6 hours) will be available.

These workshops will be accessible for those new to Focusing and those more experienced, as each will be able to go at their own pace. Most of the work will be individual, with times for sharing and exchanging during breaks and lunch. All are welcome, from all faiths and none.

You do not need any special preparation or materials.

Elizabeth Halls is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has taught on the University of Worcester Foundation Degree (Science) in Counselling and the BTEC Diploma in Counselling at Herefordshire Technical College.

Other Workshops taking place at Bleddfa in 2018:
“Being Within Me": Developing Inner Awareness Focusing - Sunday 13th May
"All Of Me": Focusing for creative and life blocks - Sunday 8th July
"Inward Journey" - Saturday 13th October

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 Sep 2018 09:30 to 16:00
9:30am registration, coffee/tea and meet everyone. Workshop finishes at 4:00pm


£40 including lunch, Early Birds (if booked by 6th April) £35. Book all 4 workshops for £120 (25% discount).


Sarah Pearson

01547 550377


Nr Knighton,



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Map reference: SO 204682  Lat: 52.30748 Long: -3.16521

The Bleddfa Centre is in the middle of Bleddfa village (OS2068), opposite the Hundred House Inn and next to the Church of St Mary Magdalene. The village is on the A488 between Knighton and Llandrindod Wells. The nearest station is in Knighton, on the Heart of Wales line.

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality