Helping clients with the immediate shift of their overwhelm and high level of stress.

Many clients present to therapy in a state of overwhelm, highly stressed, or being distant from their experience. In both ways, they are stuck in a reactive state and unable to process what they are experiencing and make adaptive choices in their life situations.

This workshop provides experiential learning of the process called Clearing a Space that has been developed in the context of Focusing-Oriented Therapy. It can be utilised as a stand-alone process with many applications. Various research studies have confirmed the effectiveness of Clearing a Space process in:

  • Immediate reduction of a high level of stress
  • Efficient dealing with a state of overwhelm, overstimulation and numbing
  • Facilitating a sense of self that is separate from the problems, which enables an instantaneous shift of the whole experience of problems
  • Providing incremental release of the bodily tension
  • Dealing with sleeping problems
  • Promoting a sense of wellbeing in people recovering from cancer and other challenging, chronic health issues
  • Supporting students’ learning in all educational settings
  • As a tool for a mental hygiene for all health professionals

Upon completion of the workshop, participants would be able to apply the Clearing a Space process in their personal life and professional settings.

Our Trainers

Ms Biliana Dearly is a psychotherapist, supervisor and educator who has experience in working with people of all walks of life presenting with a wide range of problems, including working with individuals, couples, and health professionals. She has a particular interest in experiential, process-oriented therapy and working with the ‘whole person’. Biliana is a senior lecturer at the Cairnmillar Institute and a Certifying Coordinator for The International Focusing Institute, USA.

Course Schedule

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm 

Upcoming Course Dates: 2022 course dates will be released soon. To be notified for when enrolments are open, please submit your interest here

Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments and conditional to Government restrictions implemented at the time of the course. In the case we are unable to deliver the course face-to-face, a free course transfer will be available to an alternative course date, or a full refund of the course minus any platform ticketing fees. 


Standard Enrolment: $180
External Students or Cairnmillar Alumni: $90
Cairnmillar Student: $40

Our programs attract a 10% concession for health care card holders, pensioners, and people receiving benefits. Those applying for concessions must provide a copy (photo evidence is accepted) of their student card, social security card, or health care card together with their application, via email to [email protected].


To enrol, please click here. Alternatively, please visit our Events page

Further Information

Cairnmillar can offer this or other tailored courses for your organisation’s needs. If you have a group of 10 or more participants, we can come to you. For further information, email the Professional Development Team at [email protected]