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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

Read the June, 2018 In Focus newsletter

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.

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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
Charlotte Howorth

Introduction to Focusing One with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Focusing Roundtables

VERBINDEN UND IN VERBINDUNG BLEIBEN: Fokussieren zur Zukunft von Focusing
(German Roundtable: CONNECT AND STAYING CONNECTED - Focusing on the Future of Focusing). Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Hanspeter Mühlethaler & Donata Schoeller on Monday, September 17th, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT, 7-9 PM CET. Class size is limited.

Focusing Roundtables

Focusing Research: Exploring the Realities & the Possibilities
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Beatrice Blake, Jim Iberg, and Kevin Krycka on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT. Class size is limited.

Charlotte Howorth

Introduction to Focusing Two with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Training: Intermediate-Advanced Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. An 8-week intermediate-advanced interactive online course starting October 10th, 2018.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Basics: An 8-week interactive online course Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. A course for beginning Focusers starting October 18th, 2018.

Charlotte Howorth

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

Conferences
The Space Between: The Northeast Focusing-Oriented Therapy Creative Retreat

The Space Between: The Northeast Focusing-Oriented Therapy Creative Retreat

The 2018 Northeast Focusing-Oriented Therapy Creative Retreat will bring together the growing community of Focusing-Oriented psychotherapists, counselors and spiritual directors. The conference will take place on Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Mercy Retreat Center by the Sea in Madison, CT. More info

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

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

Pertenencer y Versionar en Comunidad Seminario de Focusing Avanzado y de Certificación de una semana de duración Weeklong 2019.

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

International Focusing Events

More International Focusing Events - Visit our list of major International Focusing events.

28th International Focusing Conference - March 6th - 10th, 2019 in Yucatan, Mexico

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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