Children Focusing Summer School

A Focusing approach to being with children and towards your inner child.

6 days from 14th july18.00 till 20th july 14.00 2017De Bron Shadows - May 2016

Click here for a short movie, captured spontaneously by Thomas Binns:                             ‘ Being in Contact ‘  at Centrum De Bron, Nijholtepade, the Netherlands during ‘Being Seriouisly Playful ~ a fresh approach to Being with Children’. training in Experiential Listening & Children Focusing led by Rene Veugelers & Harriet Teeuw

The event will take place in the Netherlands. Designed for anyone working in a professional capacity with children or young people, for parents, grandparents ~ and just for yourself too !

Children Focusing provides adults with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that allows them to be with ~ and work with children, using the tools, technique and inherently gentle, playful approach of Focusing. Learning outcomes of training in Focusing with Children and Young People. To build resilience and competence in self care and empathy ~ through developing an understanding of personal somatic/bodily felt life and inner child experience, from both an experiential and theoretical point of view. To learn and develop the practical skills, approaches and techniques required to build that same resilience and competence within the children and young people that you are working with or . . . being with. To learn and discover how to support children and young people to use their natural capacity for imaginative play, drawing, storytelling and other forms of symbolisation ~ to better manage their emotional experience, while also developing your own creativity and playfulness. In particular ~ to learn how to do all of the above for yourself as an adult, in a safe space, with clear boundaries that respect the privacy and vulnerability inherent in much of childhood and adolescent experience. And to learn and experience integrating a Focusing dimension into existing practices and activities you already use with children and young people, or in your work and training with adults.

More information about the program and other details soon on:

Transportation: From Amsterdam ~ Schiphol airport is a two hour train journey to the nearest town of Wolvega, which is a 10 min car ride from the venue. You can arrive at the venue after 2pm on Friday 14th July, there will be a shuttle service provided from the train station to the venue from 2 pm to 5 pm. If you have any questions about traveling: please contact Harriet:

Language: All training sessions are offered in English. As this is not our mother tongue we will take an easy going approach and choose our words carefully!

Scholarships: We offer the possibility of two reduced price scholarship places on the course. Please contact René and fill in the application form if you wish to apply for either of these.

Hopefully we will see, meet and greet each other in Nijeholtpade, if you have any other question call René or 0031(0)636089557