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  • Children Focusing Gathering

    A One-Day Offering on Saturday September 29th

    Focusing with Children
    from Conception through all of Life’s Stages

    Who might come for this exciting new learning? Are you are a couple expecting your first child, a grandparent enjoying grandchildren of all ages, or parents somewhere in between with a blended family? Are you a teacher, either high school or elementary, a social worker, a pediatrician, midwife, doula or pediatric nurse? Are you in daily contact with babies and toddlers in a daycare setting, with teenagers professionally or with special needs children? Have you ever had experiences of your own inner child being needy for your loving attention on occasion? This is a day that will be of great interest for you.

    Please join us on Saturday September 29th from 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a day full of new insights and experiences about how the work of Dr. Eugene Gendlin has been effectively applied world wide in all fields of work with children.
    (see focusing.org)

    The beautiful location for this learning is at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre just off Mississauga Rd. on the Credit River. (See qofa.com) Come and be renewed in a new way of seeing how you relate with children and the new possibilities to be explored in these relationships.

    The fee is $135.00 and includes lunch and dinner. Please respond and register before September 24th (after September 24th the fee will be $155.00)
    You will be introduced by way of presentations and opportunities to do Focusing with those who have been using this work around the world and locally in their particular fields.

    Dr. Zack Boukydis from Budapest will present his extensive research and continuing work in the morning titled Focusing with Babies, Parents and the Inner Infant see here.

    September 27 to October 2, 2012

    Our 8th International Children Focusing Conference has been cancelled. We are still hosting some people and offering presentations here.

    Toronto Canada

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    If you are interested in joining some people coming from around the world on Thursday evening, and staying until Tuesday morning, it will be at a cost of $675.00 Canadian for your five night stay.

    If you are interested in arriving Friday evening and staying until Tuesday morning, for a four night stay, the cost will be $600.00 Canadian.

    If you are coming Friday evening until Monday evening, for a three night stay, the cost will be $550.00 Canadian.

    We, the organizing committee, are committed to welcoming and hosting all those interested in Focusing with Children. Explore the following pages to see what we are still offering.

    Meet your organizing committee:
    click on the photos for more information

    Lucy Rebecca Joy Hazel Susan

    Get ready to:

    • learn
    • interact
    • have fun
    • nurture ourselves and our inner children

    Thursday September 27th

    7:00 p.m. Check in
    Friday, September 28th:
    8:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. Excursion to Niagara Falls
    Saturday, September 29th:

    A full day of presentations:

    Focusing with Children
    from Conception through all of Life’s Stages
    click on the photos for more information



    Zack Boukydis

    Focusing with Parents, Babies, and ‘the Inner Infant’


    Lucy Bowers
    Being with Children Using the Gift of Focusing
    Hazel Walker

    Sunday, September 30th:

    8:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. Presentation by:
    Lucy Bowers
    2:00 p.m.


    see Saturday

    see Sunday

    4:00 p.m. Focusing time
    conference participant
    5:30 p.m. Dinner
    7:00 p.m.


    see Saturday

    see Sunday

    9:00 p.m. games, music, singing, dancing, sharing, storytelling, etc.

    two girls

    Monday will be a full day excursion to Crawford Lake and the Native Village situated there. For those who are able, there will be an opportunity to hike the UNESCO protected Bruce Trail to Rattlesnake Point.

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    Tuesday 9:00 to 11 a.m., a discussion panel, closing and goodbyes.

    a boy


    Contact Lucy Bowers



    Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
    1617 Blythe Rd
    Mississauga, ON L5H 2C3

    Approximately 20 minute drive from
    Toronto Pearson International airport


    map to conference


    Please email Lucy Bowers for questions, registration and payment procedures at lucybowers@sympatico.ca.