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Here is a video of a short Focusing Session with Certifying Coordinator Ruth Hirsch and our Executive Director Catherine Torpey.

Learn about our wide variety of Focusing workshops.

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Read a description of a Focusing session excerpted from "Don't Go It Alone: The Power of Focusing Partnerships" by Lynn Preston and Dr. Joan Klagsbrun.


What if...

~ you already have within yourself the answers to life's dilemmas and frustrations?

~ you had access to deep wisdom at all times, for the rest of your life?

"Focusing" is a process for helping your mind listen to the wisdom of your body.

In any situation, your body is sending you information. Many of us don't know how to open our minds to this information because it doesn't follow the same logic as our cognitive mind.

We have deeper wells of knowledge within us than we consciously know.

Focusing helps to give us access to all of it.



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Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2019

Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2019

January 13 through 19, 2019 at La Casa de Ejercicios (Retreat House), in Punta de Tralca, Chile.


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In this "Conversations" series, hosted by Serge Prengel, we've had a lot of conversations with people who share their experiences of Focusing. The March, 2018 Conversation is with the world's foremost expert on how you focus. And that expert of course, is you.

A Person with an umbrella

The May conversation is with Ram Eisenberg. In this conversation, we explore the notion of “focusing outwardly”, i.e. felt-sensing the encounter with the environment, and its significance for environmental design. This is part of the "Conversations" series hosted by Serge Prengel.

Workshops
Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Basics: An 8-week interactive online course Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. A course for beginning Focusers starting May 23, 2018.

Focusing Roundtables

Focusing and Parenting
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Ana Zunic and Laura Bavalics on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Class size is limited.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Training: Intermediate-Advanced Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. An 8-week intermediate-advanced interactive online course starting May 24th, 2018.

Mt. Carmel Retreat Center

Follow Your Flow: A Focusing Retreat alongside Niagara Falls, Canada Enliven your Focusing Flow in the presence of one of the most powerful flowing rivers and waterfalls known to the US and Canada, Niagara Falls. June 15-17, 2018 Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Charlotte Howorth

Introduction to Focusing, One with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Charlotte Howorth

Two-Year Focusing Online Interactive Certification Program with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Tentative start date: October, 2018.

Conferences
Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2019

Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2019

January 13 through 19, 2019 at La Casa de Ejercicios (Retreat House), in Punta de Tralca, Chile.

Publications and Products
Focusing Focusing by Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.

500,000 copies in print in 17 languages. This is the original book that made Focusing available to the public. It breaks Focusing into six steps and has many examples. This is a good beginning introduction to the process. A great gift!

2016 FOLIO POTPOURRI PART 2

The second volume of a two-part series is literally a Potpourri - a mixture of articles covering innumerable topics that integrate various aspects of Focusing into very specific and enlightening subjects and themes. Now available as a free digital eFolio or or as a printed version which can be purchased in the TFI store

In Focus TFI Newsletter: In Focus

Recent editions now available online.

Carl Rogers Carl Rogers

Dr. Carl Rogers was Gene Gendlin's colleague and friend at the University of Chicago. Watch this delightful talk that Rogers gave in 1974.

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