Transform Your Life, Learn Focusing with Sandy Jahmi Burg
Creating Space for Community
Creating Space for Community is a bi-monthly gathering to explore concepts around inner/outer community building, belonging and thriving.
These webinars are FREE to attend. They are like a taster of the longer Smartview Conversations Course which will dive deeper into a particular book from the Smartview Stories series and have a similar class format.
We are hosted by Focusing Initiatives International (FII). We are donating our time for FII. We encourage you to consider giving them a donation, if that feels right and ripe timing, when you attend our webinars.
Focusing Initiatives International's Mission
Focusing Initiatives International promotes social change by supporting people and communities to develop wellness, inner healing, and creative solutions to local problems.
We base our work on a deep vision of how human beings thrive when they are physically and emotionally safe, and free to secure their needs and shape their communities in ways that hold meaning and significance for them. It is grounded in the philosophy and experience of Focusing.
Focusing Initiatives International provides consultation, collaborative program development, and support for community efforts to apply the methods and wisdom of Focusing practices to the specific needs of their local situation. Beneficiaries of our programs include marginalized populations and / or people who have few resources to cover the costs of services that would make a vital difference in their lives.
Creating Space for Community Dates
March 23, 2023 7:30pm - 9pm EDT
Our March theme is procrastination. We all procrastinate about something and often as a reaction to 'this' in our environment. Inge Terrill, a Trainer-in-Training with TIFI and a member of the Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change ,will co-facilitate this webinar.
Register online HERE
May 18, 2023 7:30pm - 9pm EDT
Our May theme will be announced. Rebecca Aydelette, a member of the Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change, will co-facilitate this webinar. We are excited that Rebecca will be completing her journey as a Certified Focusing Professional in April.
Register online HERE
July 20, 2023 7:30pm - 9pm EDT
Our July theme and co-facilitator will be announced.
September 28, 2023 7:30pm - 9pm EDT
Our September theme and co-facilitator will be announced.
November 12, 2023 11am - 12:30pm EST
Our November theme will be announced. Niko Toroshelidze, a Trainer-in-Training with TIFI and a member of the Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change ,will co-facilitate this webinar.
Each of us lives in community. Our family is our first one. In Focusing, we learn to create a space of radical acceptance for our inner community. Using examples from Smartview Stories, we will create a safe, playful environment to explore how we show up for the communities outside of us.
Smartview Stories is a series of family books that explore living a Focusing way of life in community. The stories illustrate both what is going on outside of us as well as inside of us via three Inner Companions based on neuroscience concepts. We’ll become familiar here with how these Inner Companions function within our own lives.
Our time together will be heavily experiential. We’ll utilize universal themes and prompts from adventures in Smartview Stories. There will be whole group invitations and discussions. Sometimes we’ll invite writing, art and movement. We’ll have pair and small group breakout spaces. You will be invited into role-play scenarios and groups can volunteer to share their skit. Expect to laugh here, humor seems to be an essential quality of being when we invite our fears around holding our own sense of self in the world.
Besides becoming familiar with how community is practice within Smartview Stories, you will also get a feel for how we practice community in the Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change. This is a community for advanced Focusers and certification trainees that I facilitate. I have been involved in a variety of community start-ups for more than 30 yrs. All of this experience is now interwoven with the life experience each Learning Community member brings with them.
An aspect we practice in this community is both presuming welcome (I belong) and extending welcome (you belong). From here, a We Space between naturally forms. I encourage self-empowerment and enjoy working alongside members of the Learning Community. I have invited them to join in co-teaching these webinars. Together, we create a magical carpet ride we extend toward you.
We welcome any threads you’d like to add during your time with us here!
Co-Facilitators from Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change
Inge Terrill, March 2023
Rebecca Aydelette, May, 2023
Coming once we get going!