Soon after registering, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom meeting link to join the course.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE BEGAN AUGUST 4TH BUT YOU MAY STILL REGISTER AND JOIN THIS COURSE IN PROGRESS. YOU WILL RECEIVE RECORDINGS TO THE PREVIOUS CLASSES AFTER YOUR FIRST CLASS.
An online, interactive 4-session course facilitated by Dr. Evelyn Fendler-Lee.
Four 2-hour sessions on Tuesdays: August 4, August 11, August 25, and September 1, 2020 at 11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern time.
The class size will not be limited, and you do not need to attend live. Recordings of the individual sessions will be distributed to all registrants prior to the next session (except in the case of technical difficulties).
Recordings will include: Evelyn's presentations, Q&A, and group exercises/discussions. Exercises carried out via breakout rooms are not recorded.
If we understand Focusing as the movement between felt-sensing and symbolization, it can be the motor of our creative thinking processes.
In “Thinking Beyond Patterns: Body, Language and Situations”, Gendlin demonstrates thought-ways of how to think in a way that exceeds existing concepts, forms or rules.
Following the thought-ways experientially will provide us a practice of how to think with and from our implicit intricacy. It will enrich our Focusing and TAE (Thinking at the Edge) practice as well as our understanding of Gendlin’s philosophy of the implicit.
If you are interested in using Focusing for thinking, this 4-session course is right for you.
Each session will be 90 minutes including a breakout for partnerships. An optional 30 min Q&A sequence will follow. The sessions will build on each other as you nurture your own small project.
- Session #1 - Where to start from? The answer is: from a slot. We will be encouraged to find and go to such places of not-knowing, contradictions and conflict.
- Session #2 - Strings of words. By having experienced how to create a fan of fans of fresh words from a slot we will understand how it is possible from a philosophical point of view.
- Session #3 - About instances and instancing: How past events can already be instances of what we are about to create. How our created sayings can be instanced in further sayings.
- Session #4 - On the way to logical concepts. We will experience how different kinds of crossings will transform our fresh sayings into concepts.
About Your Facilitator
Dr. Evelyn Fendler-Lee is an organizational psychologist, person-centered counselor, and Focusing-trainer. She has a doctorate in science, and brings 20 years of experience in teamwork, leadership and project management while working as a material scientist in well-respected research institutes and in the automotive and chemical industry. Since 2009, Evelyn has been a self-employed coach for professional and personal growth. She accompanies creative processes and she applies Thinking at the Edge (TAE) to innovation, teamwork and leadership. She teaches TAE internationally and she is in charge of TAE training at the German Focusing Institute (DFI). She developed Thetaland™, a playful inquiry tool based on TAE.
The class size will not be limited, and you do not need to attend live. Recordings of the individual sessions will be distributed to all registrants prior to the next session (except in the case of technical difficulties). Recordings will include Evelyn's presentations, Q&A, and group exercises/discussions. Exercises carried out via breakout rooms are not recorded.
We use Zoom videoconferencing for our online classes. The class will be held in MEETING FORMAT so that all participants can see the presenter and each other. (There is an option to turn off your video if you prefer and technical instructions will be given at the class start). You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred as participation in breakout rooms will be limited.
THE SMALL PRINT
Refund policy: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable. The International Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your tuition to future programs, or having the full enrollment fee returned to you.
For more information:
Contact Elizabeth at [email protected] or (845) 480-5111.
Regular Price $175 Modified Price $125 Lowest Price $75
Three tier pricing. We welcome you to select the level right for you, while reminding you that if you have a reliable means of support and live in a country with a strong economy, we ask that you pay the regular price. By choosing the highest amount you are capable of paying you help make the sliding scale possible. Thank you!