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Exploring "the space between"

Focusing Roundtable - A benefit for Members

Your Hosts

Your Hosts

Beth Mahler & Serge Prengel



Online Joining Information

This conversation will take place on an online video conference service called Zoom. A confirmation letter with the link to connect will be sent a few days before the event.

Meeting Format

Wednesday August 28, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm EDT

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The TIFI Membership Committee is pleased to offer this series of Focusing Roundtables designed especially for members of the Institute. If you are not a member, please join at, then return to this page to register. This program will afford members a valuable opportunity to engage in casual peer-to-peer conversation with other members who share Focusing-related interests.

For some of us, the exploration of “the space between” may be more focused on the relational, what happens in a dyad or in a group as we interact. For some of us, the focus may be more on our inner exploration, what happens as we are in a place of not-knowing. And, for you...?  

This Roundtable will help us all dig deeper into the many dimensions of this space. In particular, we will explore what will help us bring more of it into our life and practices. We will pay special attention to:

  • What helps bring us to this space, and keeps our attention away from it.
  • How the nature of our interactions, in Focusing or otherwise, might change when we are more conscious of “the space between”.
  • How we might pace ourselves differently, in the course of our life and work, and within each task.

Other questions may emerge from our mutual exploration during the Roundtable.

Who might be particularly interested in attending this Roundtable?  All Focusers who are interested in deepening their understanding of Focusing and the dynamics of Focusing with others.


What to expect from Focusing Roundtables:  Each Focusing Roundtable is designed to promote informal peer-to-peer conversation. Rather than acting as expert presenters, the Hosts will serve as conversation moderators to encourage sharing and exploration of the topics from the participants’ own perspectives.  All participants’ sharings are welcome and valuable, no matter what level of experience or knowledge you have on the topic. To preserve the nature of informal conversation, the program will be offered live only and no recordings will be available. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.

About your hosts:

Beth Mahler, LCSW, FOT is a Certifying Coordinator, Adjunct Professor, and Psychotherapist. She integrates a multitude of contemplative and awareness practices to teach in a variety of settings including academia, a children’s grief camp, adult workshops and retreats, family and individual therapeutic sessions. Her interest in The Space Between collaborative inquiry is deeply rooted in curiosity and phenomenological research as it relates to human potential for healing and the Felt Sense connection made possible in this space.

Serge Prengel, LMHC, has been exploring creative approaches to mindfulness in therapy and in everyday life. He is a graduate of France’s Sorbonne University and HEC School. He is certified in Focusing, Core Energetics and Somatic Experiencing, and also draws from Systems-Centered theory. He is in private practice in New York City. He is the editor of the Focusing Conversations series and of Proactive Mindfulness Resources (

Registration Details

Registration Closes: Tuesday, August 27, or when the class is full, whichever is sooner.

Zoom: This conversation will take place on an online video conference service called Zoom. Please attend by computer so that we can have your video presence as well as your audio. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.

Price: The co-hosts are volunteering their time in order that this program may be brought to members of TIFI at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register, your registration will be processed. If your dues are current, we will process your registration and email instructions to join the event within a few days of the start date. If you know your dues are not current, or if you are not yet a member, please go to the membership page to pay your dues or join and then return to this page to register.  Membership page:

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