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What is Focusing?

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

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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

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Gene Gendlin's work

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

Gene Gendlin Teaches on the Telephone
Gene Gendlin

Gene Gendlin Phone Seminar

Conversations at the Edge with Gene and Ann led by Gene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell. April 21 to May 19, 2016 Click here to register
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Lynette Lancini

The May conversation is with Glenn Fleisch. This is part of the "Conversations" series hosted by Serge Prengel.

FISS at Joshua Tree

FISS 2016: 11th Annual Focusing Institute Summer School

August 21-27, 2016 at the beautiful Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California.

Connections and Crossings: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2016

Connections and Crossings: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2016 October 1-7, 2016 at the Garrison Institute in New York.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Basics: An 8-week interactive online course Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. A course for beginning Focusers starting August 17, 2016. Advanced Focusing Training Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. An 8-week intermediate interactive online course starting August 9, 2016.

Follow Your Flow

Follow Your Flow: A Focusing Retreat alongside Niagara Falls, Canada

June 10-12, 2016 at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.


Part of The Focusing Highlights Series new pay-what-you-can classes. Interactive Online Class facilitated by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin on Wednesday June 15, 2016.

Charlotte Howorth

Two Year Focusing On-line Interactive Certification Program for Mental Health Professionals with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW, and International Guest Teachers. Starting September 2016.

International Focusing Events

International Focusing Events

We have added a new section to the TFI website that has a sortable list of major International Focusing events.

The 27th International Focusing Conference

The 27th International Focusing Conference

The 27th International Focusing Conference will be July 20-24, 2016 in Cambridge, UK. Visit the Conference website

Gene Gendlin

Dr. Eugene Gendlin to be awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards

If you can't make it to Cambridge, UK in late July, 2016, for the International Focusing Conference, you have two other outstanding options. Dr. Eugene Gendlin, founder of Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Therapy, will be awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by two professional organizations in the client-centered and somatic psychology worlds: the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and the New York Person-Centered Resource Center. We are hopeful that Dr. Gendlin's health will allow him to attend one or both of these conferences. We hope you will join us!


9th CHILDREN & FOCUSING CONFERENCE - New Horizons in Children & Focusing

The 9th Children and Focusing Conference will take place in Athens, Greece on 26-30, October, 2016. Visit the Conference website

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 for purchase 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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