Sorry! This Class has been postponed until September 2013.
Please note: A similar Inner Relationship Focusing Level 1 Weekend Workshop will be held February 16-17, 2013, at Zen Garland Sanctuary in Airmont, New York.
So Why Does Your Toughest "Stuff"
Remain Untouched by Your
Deep Spiritual Experiences?
You come to spiritual practice looking for a deeper, richer, truer relationship to Life, to Lifeforce, to Spirit. Or maybe you stumble headfirst into this more profound experience of Life when you first experiment with a practice like meditation.
And you want more!
That’s when it frequently starts to go wrong.
The change may be subtle.
Maybe you simply begin to notice that your life has begun feeling a little thinner, rather than richer.
Maybe you begin experiencing a widening disconnect between your spiritual practice and the rest of your life.
Maybe your spiritual ideals begin to morph from signposts into whipping posts.
Maybe noticing your thoughts and feelings passing like clouds through the sky during meditation subtly turns into patiently waiting for them to go away.
So what the heck happened?
You aren't the only one who may have lost that initial opening up to Life in all of its profound and mysterious vastness that you experienced at the beginning of your spiritual journey.
So how did that transformational spaciousness shrivel up into shrinkwrap?
This is what it boils down to:
In your longing to live a more spiritual life, you begin to chop yourself up into the “good” bits and the “bad” bits.
You identify with the “good” bits of your experience and begin reflexively pushing the “bad” bits away. Or on the opposite side of the same coin, maybe you identify with the “bad” bits and see the “good” bits as being far away and out of reach.
You may engage in an ongoing tug of war, switching sides back and forth within this self-created divide in an effort to escape the quagmire.
And then you wonder why your life feels so stuck, fragmented, or even downright broken.
That dance you do...
That crazy dance you do with certain places in your life is a tangled-up, complicated avoidance of the simple truths of your experience.
It takes you directly away from your spiritual core – from the Life – that you long to connect with more deeply and fully.
There is a way forward...
And it is an exceptionally clear pathway to transforming this fragmentation into a fresh new wholeness. It is Inner Relationship Focusing.
Inner Relationship Focusing shows you the way back to the unadorned simplicity of being Present to What’s Happening Now, in this very moment.
And this simplicity drops you straight down into the profound, mysterious depths that lie at the heart of your “ordinary” life.
But how does Inner Relationship Focusing accomplish that?
When you can turn a friendly gaze to those parts of your life you see as your stuck and boring old "stuff," a softening occurs - an opening, widening, deepening.
friendly Presence sets in motion an inner alchemy, and all by itself,
the "stuff" that is touched by this gaze begins to soften, open, widen,
deepen - and transform.
But what is the key to actually being Present when you're all tangled up in that dance you do?
(1) IRF begins by teaching you to reconnect with the part of you
that has no choice but to be here, now - and that can
therefore never lie about your experience - your Body. (And you will
learn that the Body is not what you think it is!)
(2) With diamond-like clarity, through the lens of your Body, Inner Relationship Focusing allows you to pinpoint where and when you start experiencing isolated bits of yourself as the entirety of who you are; and
(3) Even more importantly, with gentle precision, it shows you how to return to experiencing yourself as the wholeness - the compassionate awareness - that you actually are (believe it or not!).
And from that alert, all-accepting space that you are, you can begin keeping company with that something in you doing that crazy little dance.
"And remind me - WHY would I want to keep company with THAT?"
By keeping company with this crazed little dancer in you with a friendly gaze, you give it the room it needs to simply be what it is.
And once you discover how to give it permission to BE what it IS...
That place in you doing its frantic little dance finally feels seen - and accepted - just as it is.
The magic happens when your tired, angry, worried or just plain crazed little inner dancer comes to that resting place - and begins feeling its way out from that resting place toward a new sort of wholeness, a new sort of dance.
And as it transforms, you begin to sense the Life at the core of it. You begin to sense it as the very same Life that IS your Spiritual Core. And your Spiritual Core infuses your ordinary life.
You wake up to an experience of your ordinary life as new, mysterious and profound.
"Ordinary" life indeed!
Ordinary? As you begin to drop down into the actual Reality of your everyday life, into the actual Reality of all those "tired old issues," you drop down into the mysterious depth and richness of the Life that you are.
HOW THIS 7-MONTH TRAINING WORKS
7-Month Inner Relationship Focusing training consists of four
consecutive modules, each based around mastering one of the four levels
This is the basic structure of each of the 4 modules:
These Are the Skills You Develop in Each Level:
39 West 14th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY
(Each day runs from 9:00am-5:00am)
Level 1 Weekend: November 17 & 18, 2012
Level 2 Weekend: January 5 & 6, 2013
Level 3 Weekend: March 2 & 3, 2013
Level 4 Weekend: April 27 & 28, 2013
Wrap-up Teleclass: Saturday, June 8, 9:30am-12:00 noon
Jocelyn Jacks Kahn will be the course instructor.
I was certified by The Focusing Institute as a Focusing Trainer and Guide through Ann Weiser Cornell, founder of Inner Relationship Focusing.
Prior to discovering IRF, I spent 20 years learning, practicing and teaching energy healing.
I made two interesting observations:
(1) that clients who had the best results seemed to connect with the deeper meaning in their pain or illness as their energies began to move; and
(2) that seeing them connect with this deeper meaning of their lives is what moved me most deeply.
This led to my growing desire to learn more about the role the psyche plays in healing – which in turn led me to Inner Relationship Focusing in 2008.
I realized I had been looking for this all of my life without realizing it! Over the course of more than two years I pursued in-depth study of this wonderful work with Ann Weiser Cornell, who developed it.
I have had the pleasure and privilege of teaching Inner Relationship Focusing since 2010, both via telephone classes and in the form of in-person classes at the Zen Garland community in Airmont, New York.
Hope Martin will be assisting in teaching this course.
I have taught the Alexander Technique for 25 years in the United States and abroad. I maintain a lively private practice, train Alexander teachers at the American Center for the Alexander Technique, and operate Hope Martin Studio in New York City. I am a meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and a Focusing Trainer.
Although this is a single, 7-month training, each of the four modules is paid for separately prior to the beginning of that Level.
Each Module is $295. For Level 1, there is an additional fee of $75 for a 1st IRF guided session with me. (See more about this below in the "Further Information on Fees" section.)
SUMMARY OF WHAT THIS FEE INCLUDES:
You should not register for this class if:
HOW TO REGISTER
There are two steps to registration.
Please fill out the form below to begin your registration process.
To complete registration, please pay the fee for the Level you are registering for.See the information below on the schedule of class fees.
When you are ready to pay, please go to the Payment Page if you would like to pay via PayPal or a credit card. If you would like to pay with a check, please mail your check to:
Jocelyn Jacks Kahn
149 Royal Avenue, Apt. 8
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Your payment should be sent within a week of submitting your registration form. Your place will be held for up to a week; if payment is not received by then, you will lose your place and must re-register if you would still like to attend.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON FEES
Although the series of four Inner Relationship Focusing Levels are intended as one complete training, payments are made prior to each Level for that Level. If you decide not to pursue the subsequent Levels, there is no penalty.
One week prior to the first weekend of each module, the fee for that module will go up $50. So if you feel the training is right for you, please do not procrastinate!
The fees for the IRF Levels are:
Level 1: $370 ($295 + $75 IRF Guided Session Fee)
Level 2: $295
Level 3: $295
Level 4: $295
You can register for each module with a deposit (the balance to be paid 30 days later) or with payment in full.
To complete your registration, you can pay via PayPal or with a credit card.
Jocelyn Jacks Kahn
149 Royal Avenue, Apt. 8
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
A deposit or full payment must be paid within a week of submitting your registration form in order to hold your place.
"Jocelyn Kahn is a sensitive, wise, and generous teacher of Inner Relationship Focusing. I'm proud to recommend her courses to anyone wishing to become solidly trained in this powerful process for emotional healing and life change."
~Ann Weiser Cornell,
CEO, Focusing Resources