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Find a Focusing Professional - Freda Blob


I am Senior Teacher of the German-Swiss Focusing Network FN, having served the network for more than two decades as member of the FN leading team (2001 - 2023). In 2019 I started volonteering for the German Focusing Association DFG as DFG certifiying Focusing teacher. Since 2014 I am engaged in the European Focusing Association EFA

I was introduced to Focusing in 1994 by the Swiss Institute GFK (Person-centered, Experiential and Body oriented Psychotherapy). From 1995 on I took FN Focusing Plus certifying training programs, and from the early 2000s on I took advanced trainings with international Focusing pioneers. In 2010 I finished my second master thesis on: Focusing as Method for Generating Experiential Learning, in 2013 I was certified as TIFI Coordinator

My specialization in Existential Well-being Counseling (Mia Leijssen, KU Leuven/BEL), Focusing with the Whole Body (Astrid Schillings/GER) and Focusing Oriented Expressive Arts FOAT® (Laury Rappaport, US) took my teachings to a new level. The FOAT® training with Laury Rappaport, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC, REAT, forwarded my interest in Focusing with the Arts profoundly. I enrolled in the Scientific Art Therapy program of the Catholic University of Applied Sciences KU Freiburg with Diploma of Advaned Studies in 2022 (thesis on: The Experiential Third: Focusing Concepts for Art Therapy). I am holding a guest lectureship on Focusing and the Expressive Arts at KU Freiburg since then

I am a professional member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Associtation IEATA (2020) and a practitioner member of the Association for Person-centred Creative Arts APCCA (2023). I set up my Focusing focus on trauma-informed Expressive Arts Focusing ExAF, a method I created in 2019 (intergrating FOAT®, Sensorimotor Art Therapy®, Museum arts-based Therapy, Person-centred Creative Arts and Focusing Plus ). In 2023 I designed an ExAF based practice for community-oriented Creative Compassion, presenting at the Focusing Help for Helpers Community (Lynn Preston) and various  international conferences

I love teaching Focusing and Expressive Arts Focusing ExAF nationally and internationally, online and in person, and have an endless curiosity and enthusiam for experimenting creatively with the multitude of Focusing approaches, methods and tools. Clients benefit from my committment to collaborative and co-creative settings both in the field of clinical and non-clinical work

Given Name
Business Name
FOCUSZART The Focusing Studio
49 7071 8597035
Certified Focusing Professional, Coordinator, Focusing Trainer, Focusing-Oriented Therapy
Coordinator (Can certify through the Institute)?
Can Certify in Focusing
Coordinator-in-Training (CiT)
Focusing-Oriented Therapy (FOT)?
Practices Focusing-Oriented Therapy
Services Offered
Coaching, Group Sessions, Individual Sessions, Online Sessions, Presentations, Trainer Training
Language(s) Spoken
English, German
Areas of Interest
Adults, Community Wellness Focusing, Creative Process, Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy (FOAT) - R, Spirituality/Meditation, Trauma, Wholebody Focusing