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Focusing: Developing an I-Thou Relationship with One’s Self (Ren Barnebey, LMFT, CGT)
October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Focusing is a method of attending to one’s phenomenological experience by using gentle inquiry to respectfully dialogue with one’s self. This particular form of Focusing is based on Eugene Grendlin’s method as adapted by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Focusing fits beautifully with the foundational gestalt concepts of phenomenology, dialogue, and the Paradoxical Theory of Change. In this experiential salon, we will practice Focusing with ourselves as well as explore ways to use focusing with partners and clients.
Ren Barnebey, LMFT, CGT, is a Certified Gestalt Therapist with a practice in Toluca Lake. Ren specializes in working with couples and individuals on developing more satisfying relationships. In addition to working with clients, Ren provides consultation and supervision and has facilitated couples workshops and taught university courses on communication skills, couples therapy, and sexuality.