Focusing Through Interactive Pausing: The teacher and school experience of the Process
with Derek McDonnell and Tadhg O’Lionaird. 1 DVD 28 minutes. The background to Focusing Through Interactive Pausing, as a process of dealing with behaviour management issues, began in direct response to external factors relating to and impacting on students in a DEIS band 1 school in Ireland. The intervention, which led to this research project, was intended as an initial step in the introduction of a school-wide response to behavioural management considerations. The process of using ‘Focusing’ as a modality in the building of resilience and problem solving practice among young people began, as a targeted response to behavioural management challenges and issues of emotional self-regulation, in the pursuit of better educational outcomes for students in a disadvantaged area primary school in Ireland.