In Memoriam

Eugene T. Gendlin

December 25th, 1926 - May 1, 2017


Watch the Memorial Service for Gene
(beginning at 16 minutes),
and afternoon symposia (3:57)

Focusing Institute Summer School 2017
and Crossing
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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.

The Gendlin Online Library

Central location of all of
Gene Gendlin's work

The Gendlin Online Library

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.

Strategic Planning
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We are in the midst of a strategic planning process. Learn more here.

Gene Gendlin Telephone Classes
Focusing, Psychotherapy, and the Implicit

Past classes with Gene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell available on CD.

Donna Varnau

The June conversation is with Kathy McGuire. Serge and Kathy demonstrate a way to introduce Focusing to non-Focusers. This is part of the "Conversations" series hosted by Serge Prengel.

FISS 2017

FISS 2017: 12th Annual Focusing Institute Summer School

August 14 - 19, 2017 at the Garrison Institute, Garrison, N.Y.

Online registration is now closed. Please call 845-480-5111 to see if late registration is possible.

Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2017

Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2017

October 15-20, 2017 (now 5 nights) at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, Connecticut - 2 hours north of New York City.

Why Focusing and Nonviolent Communication Belong Together
Part of The Focusing Highlights Series of pay-what-you-can classes. Interactive Online Class facilitated by Beatrice Blake on August 26th, 2017.


El Comité de Membresía tienen el placer de anunciar una serie de entrevistas en linea, gratis para miembros hispano-hablantes del International Focusing Institute. Cafecito-7: “…La Educación y la filosofía de lo implícito. Sentipensares cotidianos, antes y más allá de la escuela…” Dialogando con: Salvador Moreno. Cuando: miércoles de 30 de agosto 2017. 4 pm-5:30pm (Hora Nueva York)

Focusing Roundtables

Focusing Roundtable: Shared Fields in Focusing--A Community Conversation
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Bruce Gibbs, Nina Joy Lawrence, Bruce Nayowith and Karen Whalen on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017.

Charlotte Howorth

Introduction to Focusing, Level One with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Focusing Roundtables

Focusing Roundtable: Children Focusing – What’s Alive Where You Are?
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Mary Jennings, Nina Joy Lawrence, and Tine Swyngedouw on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (US) Eastern time.

Charlotte Howorth

Introduction to Focusing, Level Two with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Basics: An 8-week interactive online course Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. A course for beginning Focusers starting October 18, 2017.

Charlotte Howorth

Two-Year Focusing Online Interactive Certification Program with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Starts Friday, February 9, 2018.

International Focusing Events

International Focusing Events

Visit our list of major International Focusing events.

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!


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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