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The New Focusing of Bodying: Awakening Your Natal Spirit

Part of the Focusing Highlights Series

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Glenn Fleisch



Online Joining Information

All registered participants will be sent an email shortly before the event with information about how to join this Zoom class.

Meeting Format

Friday, June 14, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.
Registration closes 12 noon, June 14, 2019.

(class will be recorded for participants; no special computer skill or equipment required)

What would happen if we shift the term “body” from a noun to a verb? When sensed as a verb, Focusing shifts to what the body is doing, what is showing, and how we can invite our living energy to body itself, to play itself out.

The new Focusing of bodying invites us to recover the fullness of our natal spirit: a sense of unconditioned, alive being. Whatever emerges to awareness can allow our whole body to be that quality and play out from its own energy. In this active model, we bring more to life and to light as it unfolds in real time. Glenn will present the phenomenological basis of bodying forth and playing out, and how it carries further Gendlin’s theoretical model in practice. He will share examples from his personal experience, therapy work and teaching/training.

During this webinar, participants will be guided through two Focusing processes: bodying and letting play out a habitual pattern or practice, while drawing out the latent life energy within it; and exploring a new quality of living that allows us to recover a felt sensing of spirit. There will also be demonstrations and time for group sharing and questions.

This Highlight is open for anyone regardless of level of training and experience. Some familiarity with Focusing may be helpful but is not required.

*Please also check out the online interactive workshop being offered by Glenn this Summer. It is called “The New Focusing of Bodying: Recovering Your Spirit of Play” and will be in a small group meeting format. Registering for both the Highlight and the workshop is encouraged, though each class offers benefit when taken separately. (Class size is limited for the workshop.)

The video link will be to an easy to use website called Zoom. In this webinar format, you will see
the teachers and host, but you will not be seen. You will be able to ask questions during the
webinar by typing them.

You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the course. So if you are unable to attend in person, you will still be able to view the class.


Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., has been involved with the Focusing community for 25 years. He is a Certified Trainer and Coordinator, as well as a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in WB Focusing-oriented therapy for healing trauma and depressive states. In addition to his clinical work, Glenn enjoys teaching as well as facilitating classes, workshops and retreats, which he has done worldwide. He also loves writing, has written many articles, chapters, and is currently working on a book project. His main interest and passion is to transform Focusing into an experiential process of bodying, to waken and restore connection with our embodied spirit (the energy and life-force of natal, child self).

Registration Details

Glenn is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30.

If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can!

Thank you for supporting the Institute.

PLEASE NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation letter which includes the instructions on how to join the event.

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