Upcoming EFA events
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.
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
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 so we can all stay in touch.
All room prices are full board and include three meals per day.
Rooms on the premises are limited and will be booked on a first come, first served basis.
Single room €103
Small twin room €83 per person (140cm bed or two single beds)
Large twin room €89 per person
Mobile home, trailer €79 per person (for up to two)
Your own mobile home €63, second person €56
Camping €56 (your own tent) per person
If the Humboldt-Haus is fully booked, the venue will search a space for you in the village of Achberg. However, 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
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 & OUTDOOR DINING AREA
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)
Please bring €65 in cash for your contribution to the workshop rooms.
LARGE MEETING SPACE
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 closest International Airport is Munich.
The nearest train station is in Lindau-Reutin at Lake Constance (Bodensee) (about 3 hours from Munich airport by train).
There are buses from Lindau-Reutin train station to Achberg.
A taxi from Lindau-Reutin to Achberg takes 15 minutes.
We plan to encourage people to pick each other up.
More information to come.
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.
Please make sure to forward your reservation confirmation to email@example.com so that those organizing know that you are coming.
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
We have a 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. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16BX_ToWalc3IO2nb0nvRrXKzRHiVDiiF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104512992672928226021&rtpof=true&sd=true
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.
Warm greetings from the steering group and from Regina Jürgens