Peter Gill is one of the UK’s foremost Focusing trainers. He has been teaching for more than fifteen years; leading retreats, workshops and classes. He is qualified with the British Focusing Association and The International Focusing Institute in New York. He is a Focusing Coordinator and runs Professional Focusing trainings. He is also qualified in Somatic Experiencing (SE), a body-based approach to healing trauma. More recently he has been training in facilitating nature connection and grief work. He lives in England with his wife, son and dog, and loves being in the nature.
Weekend workshop | 28 & 29 October 2023
Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
FREE online seminar | 19 October 2023
Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
A Focusing Workshop with Peter Gill
It’s so easy to think that by pushing away the feelings we don’t like we make ourselves feel better. Or that if we dismiss or ignore aspects of ourselves, they will go away. But it doesn’t work! How would it be if you didn't fight yourself the whole time? Or judge or shame or criticise boss yourself around? How would it be to radically accept every part of you with compassion and kindness and curiosity?
This weekend workshop, open to all, will explore on the transformative truth of radical acceptance. This truth being that it's only when we radically accept all aspects of ourselves with curiosity, that change can really happen, the truth that every part of can be welcomed and even has treasure - even what we usually label ugly or egotistical. Through guided explorations , paired practice, discussion and reflection we will explore:
- Why everything inside needs acceptance
- How to approach parts we don’t like
- Meeting our inner judges and protectors
- The paradox of how change happens
- Practical tools to foster radical acceptance
- Developing deep self-compassion
No prior experience is required.
The workshop will be taught in English.