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Monthly Members Meeting

It’s happening every month on the 1. at 6pm UK time, 7pm CET and 8pm in Finland, Greece and Israel.
If we are a small group, we will meet for an hour, and if it’s a large group with lots to say, we can meet for 1 ½ hours. We usually have a Focusing attunement, and then anyone can suggest a theme to explore, and to share in a Focusing way. You are welcome to join us. Fiona Parr is sending the invitations and access data for a Zoom meeting.

Annual EFA Gathering 2024:
Humboldt-Haus in Achberg, Germany
September 25 to 29, 2024

The primary purpose of Annual EFA Gatherings is for European Focusers to connect and inspire each other, and to create European work relationships. Those from other parts of the world are also welcome to join us.

Please read everything carefully for instructions on how you can book.

THE VENUE
Humboldt-Haus in Achberg is well known amongst German and Swiss Focusers as various Focusing groups have been offered here by Eugene Gendlin. Some say, that’s the place through which Focusing came to Germany.
You can see more information here: https://humboldt-haus.de/
If it interests you to translate the website to your language, go to Google Translate and on the right side of the top ribbon select “websites” and post https://humboldt-haus.de into the field, click translate > Voila. (Words on images remain German).

THE POOL WILL BE OPEN FOR THOSE WHO DARE TO SWIM IN SEPTEMBER

Location
Humboldt-Haus – Panoramastraße 30, 88147 Achberg (near Lindau am Bodensee) It is in the south of Germany near the Swiss and Austrian borders.

STAYING CONNECTED & ENVISIONING OUR TIME TOGETHER
Once you have registered, we encourage you to enter your name and contact info and ideas on our communication platform here so we can all stay in touch.

ACCOMMODATION

If you would like a single or double room, please contact Humboldt-Haus to rent a space for you nearby the venue (walking distance). All rooms in Humboldt-Haus are fully booked.
On the premises, these forms of lodging are still possible:
1 Mobile home, trailer €79 for one person
Your own mobile home €63, second person €56
Camping €56 (your own tent) per person
All room prices are full board and include three meals per day.

The rooms in Humboldt-Haus are fully booked. The venue will search a space for you in the village of Achberg. External seminar guests pay €15 per day for the use of the premises, the outdoor swimming pool, the house, and its infrastructure. This fee is waived when booking meals for at least €20 per day.

SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL NATURE

MEALS
All meals are vegetarian or vegan and served buffet style. Great quality and comfortable spaces. (-:
The above room rates include three meals per day.
If you want to skip one meal, please specify in the field “Wünsche/Additional requests” in the online booking form. The skipped meal will then be subtracted as follows: breakfast €11, lunch €18, and dinner €15.
No restaurants are nearby without a car.

BUFFET, THREE TIMES DAILY – DINING SPACES INSIDE & OUTDOORS

Diets, gluten-free, or lactose-free meals
Upon request. Please specify in the field “Wünsche/Additional requests” in the online booking form. Surcharge: €7 per day (breakfast €2, lunch €3, dinner €2). All prices include current VAT (tax).

ADDITIONAL COST
Please bring €65 in cash for your contribution to the workshop rooms.

LARGE MEETING SPACE

ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES
Our gathering will begin with a shared dinner on the premises at 18.30 hrs on Wednesday, September 25.
Our gathering will end after lunch at 13.00 hrs on Sunday, September 29, 2024.
For anyone who wants to arrive earlier and/or stay longer, you can arrange it yourself at the time of booking.

Check-in is from 16 hrs.
Check-out is 10 hrs.

GETTING TO HUMBOLDT HAUS

The nearest airports to Lake Constance (Bodensee):

Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen (FDH)
Zürich Airport (ZRH)
Memmingen Airport (FMM)
Innsbruck (INN)
Munich Airport (MUC)
Stuttgart Airport (STR)
Basel (BSL)

The nearest train station is Lindau-Reutin
Traineline
Deutsche Bahn

Options from Lindau-Reutin train station to Achberg.
We encourage participants to share our travel plans with one another here, to organize shared rides.

Option 1: A taxi from the train station
A taxi from Lindau Reutin to Humboldt House is approx. 30 € and takes ~15 minutes.

Option 2: Buses from Lindau-Reutin train station
When you come out of the train station, turn left (West), cross the street and find the bus stop.

1. Take a bus direction: Anheggerstraße/ZUP
Get off at: Lindau ZUP Anheggerstr

2. Change to bus no. 2 to: Oberreitnau Nord
Get off at: Oberreitnau Nord

3. Change to bus no. 19 in the direction of Wangen Bf
Get off at: Achberg Esseratsweiler
– this bus runs every hour. First connection at 05:56 (Lindau-Insel) or 06.03 (Lindau-Reutin), last connection 17.56 (Lindau-Insel) or 18.03 (Lindau Reutin) to get all the way to Humboldhaus.

4. From Esseratsweiler approx. 10 minutes on foot to the Humboldt House

– Time required is about 30-40 minutes
– Bus fare: adults 5.00 EUR
– There are no buses on Sundays.


Further information to help you to organize your trip:
https://www.lindau.de/en/lindau-information/journey-arrival/
https://www.bodensee.eu/en/info-and-service/plan-your-trip/getting-here

MAKING YOUR RESERVATION
Please use the booking form: https://humboldt-haus.de/anfrage-individual/, scroll down to the English/German form.
You will pay upon arrival, both cash and debit/credit cards are possible.

IMPORTANT:
Please make sure to forward your reservation confirmation to efa@efa-focusing.eu so that those organizing know that you are coming.

CANCELATION FEES
Each participant is responsible for their cancelation.
There is no cancelation fee up to 4 weeks before the gathering (so register early to reserve your preferred room-size)
4 weeks to 14 days before: you pay 75% of the room price
14 days to 1 day before: you pay 75% of the room price and 50% of the meals
On the arrival day and the following seminar days, in case of non-arrival or failure to cancel on time: you pay 75% of the room price and 100% of the meals.

EFA GATHERING COMMUNICATION PLATFORM
Click here to access our communication platform, where you can see who is coming and let people know that you will join. You can post your envisioned workshop, wishes and discussion ideas, see what ideas already exist, and connect for travel plans, etc.

You will need to have basic Focusing skills to participate in and enjoy the various workshops that participants will be offering during the gathering. If you are unsure about your situation, please contact us.

Take a look at our 2023 Gathering in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, and what participants have said about their experience here

We are looking forward to meeting with as many of you as can come!

EFA

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