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Focusing Oriented Therapy Training and Certification

Become Certified as a Focusing Oriented Therapist (FOT)

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Donna Steadman

Donna Steadman, MA, RCC, FOT, Certifying Coordinator

Where & When

The next Art of Focusing takes place on a Saturday in September or October, 2023
Pacific Time

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Online Joining Information

Contact me at [email protected] or 604-655-1118

I will ask you to complete a one-time registration form, and discuss your goals for certification or occasional attendance.  I hold a spot for you in the workshops you choose, and once you have committed, I will send you the zoom link.


Meeting Format

The Focusing Oriented Therapy Program

This program takes place on one Saturday per month, online. The specific dates are determined by the group, up to 6 months in advance.  Each 1-day training runs from 9 am to 3 pm (Pacific Time), at a cost of $200 plus GST (total $210 Cdn) per workshop.   Counselling professionals are welcome to attend single modules or the whole  2-year series, and may become certified as a "Focusing Oriented Therapist" (FOT), upon completion of certain criteria

This is a highly experiential training program.  Participants will practice on each other, which allows us, in the client role, to experience the process of Focusing first-hand.  The sequencing of modules will be determined by the needs and schedules of the participants... you will direct me as to which topics, in what order, on what schedule works for you, thus providing a custom-fitted design.  

This training uses a continuous intake format, with multiple passes of each module.​  Because Focusing is not technique-driven, I have found the repetition to be incredibly helpful; it's all about developing a 'feel' for the work, learning how to match the client's process, and learning how to speak the language of the body. 

​The very nature of Focusing is organic, not mechanical, and my hope is that this format is well suited to the essence of Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing approach.  I hope you will join me on this journey of learning and growth, and I’m excited to meet you and include you into our warm and welcoming group of developing Focusers! 

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Donna Steadman, MA, RCC, FOT

[email protected]


Registration Information

Contact me directly at [email protected] or 604-655-1118

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