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Ruth Friedman and Lara Peumans

Workshop: An Exploration of Grounded Presence

By Ruth Friedman and Lara Peumans

Brussels: 29 June 2016

What does it mean to be really present; grounded in your self and in your environment; the whole of you, really here?

What happens when two people meet in a grounded way and open up to explore the question “How can I be ‘me here’, in this situation right now, in connection with ‘you there’?”

During this interactive, participatory workshop we will explore how each of us can find a sense of our own grounded presence. Ruth and Lara will invite you to experience this way of being, and to explore what happens in our connection with each other, when the whole of me is here with the whole of you.

Come along to the workshop to find out more.

Grounded Presence is a term that comes from Relational Whole Body Focusing and we will draw on this method during the workshop.

About Ruth Friedman

Ruth Friedman is a cross cultural trainer, consultant and coach. She works in the fields of intercultural awareness, self-compassion, personal development and careers development. She has been working with grounded presence and focusing since 2014 and is currently a certified trainer in training with The Focusing Institute of New York. She is following the Advanced Wholebody Focusing Certification Program with Karen Whalen & Katrijn Van Loock. Ruth is from the UK and has lived in Belgium since 2004.

About Lara Peumens

Lara Peumans, Master in Applied Linguistics/Master in International Politics, is a certified focusing trainer of The Focusing Institute in New York. She was influenced by Ann Weiser Cornell to start teaching Inner relationship Focusing. Since 2013 she has been integrating ‘heartfelt communication’ in her teaching (Karen Whalen). She is following the Advanced Wholebody Focusing Certification Program with Karen Whalen & Katrijn Van Loock. She is also working in a marketing environment of a financial company.


Practical Information

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 from 18h45-21h00

Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels

Public transport: Metro: Montgomery; Tram: Boileau

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How much?
A contribution of €12 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

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  1. Jeffrey Baumgartner
  2. Andy Whittle
  3. Ruth Friedman
  4. Lara Peumans
  5. Lenka Grackova
  6. Richard Bishop
  7. Frans Nijs
  8. Susan Wild
  9. José Gomes
  10. David Franks
  11. Benedicte
  12. Jean-François Degelaen
  13. Adrian Poher
  14. Lawson Stephen
  15. Susanne Bentley
  16. Erik Shun Leung *

  17. Oli Olivier **
  18. Filip Roeckens **
  19. Geraldine Vandeloise **
  20. Lars Sudmann **
  21. Pavol Kukučka **
  22. Patricia Camisão **
  23. Christiane Moeschler **
  24. Caroline Weiler **
  25. Jana Gál **
  26. Tom Koninckx **
  27. Zlatimira Beckham **
  28. Bea Durand **
  29. Sonia Resuli




* Registered on Facebook or Meetup

** Registered as "Interested" on Facebook which, in practice, means they probably won't come. But we appreciate their enthusiasm and support nonetheless.


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