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Membership Benefits and Public Resources

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We warmly invite you to explore and avail yourself of the many resources available to the world Focusing community, as well as the additional benefits that membership brings. We encourage you to become an active part of our friendly global community.

Membership Categories & Certification

To join or renew, choose the relevant membership category below.

Professional members

Trainee - someone currently training with a TIFI Coordinator.

Details A Trainee is someone who is currently training with one of our Coordinators. TIFI maintains a global network of Coordinators who provide intensive training of leading to professional certification. You may search for a Coordinator in our online database. For information on how to become a Certified Focusing Professional, see the Trainer page.

Pay my Trainee dues
 

Certification Fee - one-time fee for certification.

Details This one-ime Certification Fee allows a one-time reduced fee to attend the annual Advanced and Certification Weeklong, upon recommendation from their Coordinator to receive their Certificate from The International Focusing Institute. They are able to teach Focusing to individuals or groups. If someone is looking for a teacher, they can find a Certified Focusing Professional from the on-line searchable database. For information on how to become a Certified Focusing Professional, see the Trainer page.

Pay my Certification Fee
 

Certified Focusing Professional (CFP) - also known as Trainer or Focusing-Oriented Therapist (FOT).

Details These are individuals who have completed their Focusing training and are recommended by their Coordinator. In addition, they pay the one time Certification Fee, which allows a one-time reduced fee to attend the annual Advanced and Certification Weeklong. Upon recommendation from their Coordinator they receive their Certificate from The International Focusing Institute. They are able to teach Focusing to individuals or groups. If someone is looking for a teacher, they can find a Certified Focusing Professional from the on-line searchable database. For information on how to become a Certified Focusing Professional, see the Trainer page.

Pay my CFP dues
 

Coordinator-in-Training (CNT or CiT) - already certified members who are being mentored by a Coordinator to become a Coordinator.

Details CNTs (or CiTs) are individuals being mentored by a Coordinator to become a Coordinator. We recognize the substantial commitment Coordinators in Training are making by listing them as such in our Member Directory. Once they have trained a minimum of two people from the beginning all the way through certification, have a written curriculum and sent it to The International Focusing Institute and their mentor is satisfied that they are ready, the CNT/CiT is officially welcomed as a Coordinator.

Pay my Coordinator in Training dues

Coordinator - most experienced level of teacher.

Details Coordinators are our most experienced teachers who have spent many years learning and teaching Focusing. They are able to train individuals from the beginning of someone's learning all of the way through Certification. They are a special group of dedicated teachers - currently 193 Coordinators from 33 countries. If someone is looking for a teacher, they can find a Coordinator from the on-line searchable database.

Pay my Coordinator dues
 


Affiliate Members

Members - Focusing enthusiasts who value membership but are not in a professional training track.
 

Friend - basic affiliate membership level.

Details Friends receive member discounts when offered. Friends are not listed in the membership directory.

$25 annually
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Supporter - middle affiliate membership level.

Details The benefits for Associate and Supporting Member categories are the same, except you will be listed differently in the Member Directory; within country, Associate Members are listed before Supporting Members. Associate and Supporting Member benefits include a printed (if requested) and e-copy of the current Member Directory. The extra $25 we receive from Associate Members is deeply appreciated and makes a difference in sustaining our work.

$50 annually
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Associate - highest affiliate membership level.

Details The benefits for Associate and Supporting Member categories are the same, except you will be listed differently in the Member Directory; within country, Associate Members are listed before Supporting Members. Associate and Supporting Member benefits include a printed (if requested) and e-copy of the current Member Directory. The extra $25 we receive from Associate Members is deeply appreciated and makes a difference in sustaining our work.

$75 annually
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By becoming a member, you join a world-wide network of people who value Focusing as a way to enhance their lives, their work and their communities. Your membership matters and helps us to carry out our mission of bringing Focusing to as many people as possible in the world.

For Professional members, the Institute is committed to supporting you in your Focusing practice and appreciates your commitment to making Focusing alive in the world. We hope that you also will find enriching ways to contribute your time and support to the Institute and our vibrant and growing Focusing community.

Maintaining membership

There are many benefits to being a member in good standing. Membership is year by year. Members are invoiced for their annual dues during the calendar quarter in which they initially joined. You can pay your dues easily online at the appropriate link above. If you have questions about fees, or any other issues, please contact our Administrator Elizabeth Cantor at Elizabeth@focusing.org. Please inform us if your email or other contact details change so that we can update our records.