Helping you listen to the wisdom of your body
Guidance to develop your inner listener
Focusing is a skill that can help us listen more deeply to our bodies so we really get the wisdom and experience that is there under our noses all the time!
Having a listener or guide can really help us develop our inner listener.
1 to 1 Sessions
One to one focusing sessions cost 50 euros an hour via skype or phone. In these sessions we can give attention to an area of your life that you want help with and/or I can teach you focusing skills ie how to listen inside and to listen to another person.
I also run weekend courses in Cork and Dublin. If there are five or six people in your area that are interested in learning focusing I might be able to travel to teach a weekend or you can visit me for a residential weekend. I live with my husband in Cork City, Ireland.
About Siobhan Healy (Jutika)
Some of the richest experiences of my life have come from focusing with others… Read More
Focusing In Detail
Most of us want to make changes in our lives, we want to be more fulfilled, happier.
We may feel like we put a lot of effort into trying to change ourselves only to find that after making some progress our old habits and tendencies come back, sometimes even stronger.
This can be frustrating and dispiriting and as we get older we can become despondent that we are never going to fully live the life we long for.
Focusing is a process of listening to your body in a gentle accepting way.
Being supported by another persons presence makes it easier to give yourself the empathy and space that allows whatever is there to be heard and seen.
In that accepting space often what comes brings fresh perspectives and (what is known in focusing circles as) life forward movement.
To quote Eugene Gendlin who developed focusing ‘What is split off, not felt, remains the same. When it is felt, it changes.
Most people don’t know this. They think that by not permitting the feeling of their negative ways they make themselves good. On the contrary, that keeps these negatives static, the same from year to year. A few moments of feeling it in your body allows it to change.
If there is in you something bad or sick or unsound, let it inwardly be, and breathe. That’s the only way it can evolve and change into the form it needs.’
In focusing we listen to our bodies and often to our surprise we realise our bodies hold all the experience we have been through in our lives as well as a knowing of what our next steps might be.
This knowing comes from the depths and we can follow it to make better choices and decisions in our lives, to improve our communication and relationships, to live more fully and creatively.
Jutika (Siobhan) is creative and facilitates creativity in others, making it easier to believe in one’s own abilities. I appreciate her care and compassion and her close and intuitive listening. She has a way of gleaning the gold from each session.Prof Karen Sage
I really appreciate Jutika’s (Siobhan’s) warm and sensitive approach to focusing. Her finely tuned empathy feels utterly natural and unforced and I’ve learned a huge amount about focusing from her.Sue Akehurst
Jutika (Siobhan) brings a delightful blend of real warmth and compassion together with infectious humour to the whole focusing process. She has a lived experience of the subtleties of focusing practice and offers support from a place of humility and openness.Michelle Thatcher
Jutika (Siobhan) is a delight to work with. She combines gentleness, warmth, sensitivity and care with a good knowledge of focusing. I would highly recommend her as a mentor, focusing companion or teacher.Patti Horrocks