Because of the Corona Virus Pandemic, some of the programs noted below are subject to postponement. Some may be conducted online rather than on-site. Please contact the Network Center offering the program directly for more information.
BioSpiritual Focusing: Book Study and Practicum ( Level II )
Date: Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3. 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Genesis Spiritual Life Center
In this eight-week in-depth study and practicum, we will explore the practice of BioSpiritual Focusing, based on the book written by Fr. Peter A. Campbell, Ph.D. and Fr. Edwin M. McMahon, Ph.D, entitled, Rediscovering the Lost Body-Connection Within Christian Spirituality, available at the Genesis Book Store. Each evening will entail group discussion on the topics of specific chapters, followed by actual focusing sessions led by experienced facilitators. Over the course of this study, you will become more aware of the sacred story you carry in your own body and the movement of grace in your life.
Prerequisite: BioSpiritual Focusing: Day of Presence or Weekend Retreat
To Register click here: Registration
Leaders: Genesis BioSpiritual Focusing Leadership Team
Biospiritual Focusing: Multi-Day Retreat ( Level II)
September 18 – 23, 2021
Location: St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska.
Come to the quiet . . .where noticing and receiving with openness all that is most real within can lead to greater freedom and transformation. Bless yourself with a few days to simply be present and receive insight, healing, sense of connection or whatever is most needed now. Allow yourself to be gifted by God as you open yourself to the Great Love that holds and graces all. This retreat will feature a morning gathering each day with an emphasis on deepening your understanding of biospiritual focusing as well as an opportunity for one-on-one spiritual direction each afternoon. The remainder of our time will be in silence; a spacious, open place of attention and connection with God, self and others.
Cost: $649.10 (Single) – includes program fee, guest room, meals and taxes. More information and reservations at St. Benedict Center website.
Leaders: Debbie Sheehan, Jane King and Margie Walker
Focusing and Felt-Sense for Deeper Insights in Spiritual Accompaniment
Part 1: Saturday, September 18, 2021 ▪ 9 am to 12:30 pm PDT
Part 2: Saturday, October 16, 2021 ▪ 9 am to 12:30 pm PDT
Offered In-Person ( St. Joseph Center ) and via Zoom (Video Conference)
By the Center for Spiritual Development, 434A South Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868
In these sessions, presenters will assist spiritual directors to help serious seekers to recognize that the human body itself gives voice to its own experience. The body has its unique role in the spiritual development of each person.
The purpose of these sessions is to assist the director to reflect to the directee what she/he is sensing within. The director creates an environment of “caring presence” so the directee can engage in his/her internal dialogue. This is not a Companioning Course – only an introduction.
Come and explore how this process of Focusing can give you, and those you accompany, new insights into their spiritual journey. More information
▪ Fee: $50/session
To Register: Call (714) 744-3172, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at: www.thecsd.org
Presenters: Sr. Jeanne Fallon, CSJ and Fr. David Robinson, SJ
Biospiritual Focusing and Spiritual Direction ( Level III )
Date: October 12 – 14, 2021 on site, followed by 5 monthly Zoom sessions
Offered by: St. Benedict’s Center, Schuyler, Nebraska
Perhaps you have been focusing for some time yourself, maybe even using it occasionally in spiritual direction. Maybe you sometimes ponder deeper questions about how BioSpiritual focusing relates to spirituality. Or perhaps you simply want to grow in this practice that you have found so helpful for yourself and others. We invite you to join us for a ‘deeper dive’ into this life-giving practice with other spiritual directors who also seek greater awareness and understanding.
This Level III program is for spiritual directors seeking to deepen their understanding of BioSpiritual focusing as well as how to help those they see for direction become more attentive to their embodied experience of God. We will begin with time together (in person) at St. Benedict Center, October 12- 5:00PM CST – October 14 – 4:00PM CST 2021 followed by five monthly 2-hr zoom sessions as well as individual sessions of partnered focusing with presenters and other participants between Zoom sessions.
For more information or to request an application, email email@example.com.
Cost: $649.14 (Single); 631.78 (Double) – includes program fee, guest room, meals and taxes.