Entries by Beatrice Blake


Simple self-empathy exercises

Simple exercises to build self-empathy help create a safe space where mothers of at-risk girls can get together and talk. Focusing Trainer Heazel Martínez uses the following prompts to foster self-empathy:


Psychosocial wellness through Focusing

Marilin Cabezas and Rocío Mendoza are the young founders of Leer para Soñar, an NGO that seeks to inspire, support and encourage young girls at risk. They are learning psychosocial wellness through Focusing by studying with Salvadoran Focusing Trainer Heazel Martínez

Focusing partnership practice at Glasswing International in El Salvador

Glasswing International’s mission is to transform communities with healthcare and education. They hired Focusing El Salvador to give them tools that they could use to work with victims of violence in their program that treats victims of violence and helps connect them with services they need: Sanando Heridas (Healing Wounds). Focusing Trainer Heazel Martinez gave […]

A win-win conversation with my mother

Since I have been Focusing, my relationship with my family has changed significantly. I can listen to my mother without feeling that I am responsible for solving her problems or giving her advice. When there is a troubling situation in her life, I listen to her as a Focuser. I invite her to get comfortable […]

Managing domestic disagreements

Ever since I experienced it for the first time, Focusing has be a fundamental part of my life. Every decision I make and every situation in life is accompanied by Focusing. I gained confidence from the moment I decided to have a Focusing partnership. When I have a difference of opinion with my husband, I […]