Smartview Conversations

Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions. We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide attend. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.

No Experience Necessary!

Come Create with Us!

Bring all of yourself to this gathering, not just the "shiny parts"!

Let's presume welcome and extend welcome.

Pause a bit here. By creating a space between judgments and reactions, we can listen to others and ourselves more fully.

Skills you can grow during our time together.

* learn to utilize the three Inner Companions from Smartview Stories to make valuable aspects of Gendlin's philosophy and our body/brain neuroscience easy to understand.

*learn to discern when you are living from a partial view and when you are holding space for the whole of your body's wisdom in this situation.

* our mind is 'sticky', it likes to hold on to patterns it knows from the past. We will become more efficient at recognizing these sticky strategies and gain insight into moving beyond them in this playful community environment. 

* the ability to pause and move into your body, into the present moment, or over to your right hemisphere to access a bigger picture and potentially do something new here. Each time we do this rewires our brain toward a sense of working together around future similar situations. 

* via improvisational role play during our time together, practice resilience in rolling with what is here now.

* improve your ability to interact with others with kindness and clarity that everyone and everything is safe and with a sense of we're in this together.

* develop more ways to support yourself and those around you in processing challenging interactions. 

* become aware of embodiment techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life to encourage holding on to new patterns that are emerging for you. 

* receive neuroscience related handouts to support you in practicing these concepts in your daily life. 

Co-Facilitators from Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change

Inge Terrill, March 2023

Rebecca Aydelette, May 2023

Carrie Moy, July 2023

Stacey Walling, September 2023

Niko Toroshelidze, November, 2023