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It Should Not Hurt To Be a Child - Focusing with Children

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The International Focusing Institute - Lucy Bowers

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded) Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 11:00am-1:30pm
New York time

Online Joining Information

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Meeting Format

Tuesday, September 13 from 11:00am to 1:30pm New York time

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A highly experiential, interactive workshop facilitated by Lucy Bowers

  • Registration closes Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00am New York time.
  • The class will be recorded and the recording will be sent approximately two weeks after the class to all registrants. Recording will include Lucy's presentation, demonstration, and group questions and discussion.
  • Attending the workshop live is encouraged to experience the exercises in breakout rooms. Breakout rooms are not recorded.


It is my hope to provide the why, the how, the when, and the where
Focusing and Children needs to be encouraged and nurtured. 

Focusing nurtures the sense of direction needed to make decisions, resolve conflict, overcome emotional obstacles to learning, and avoid outcomes of bullying. Lucy will introduce her influencers over the past 38 years in this work as she transitioned from being a primary teacher in the school system to being a teacher of Focusing for children and adults of all ages. 

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the benefits of Focusing as an effective tool in our interaction with children.
  • Discover how easy Focusing is for children to learn and integrate into their development, enabling their growth emotionally, intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.
  • Be introduced to the value Lucy places on using children’s books (with students of all ages) and some examples of such.

There will be a demonstration and also time for questions and discussion.

Supplies needed: paper, markers, and/or pastels or crayons

All are welcome to attend. No previous experience with Focusing is required. Attending the workshop live is encouraged as there will be exercises in breakout rooms. All registrants will receive a link to view the recording afterwards (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. 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.

About Your Facilitator

Lucy Bowers is an Ontario certified elementary school teacher retired from the Toronto Board of Education who describes Focusing as a powerful and effective way to deal with overwhelming emotions and blocks to living in a fully alive manner. She first learned Focusing in 1984 from Ed McMahon, PhD and Peter Campbell, PhD as a process called Bio-Spirituality. This became a practice in her personal life for growth and healing. Since then, Lucy has become a pioneer in using Focusing to help children learn that the real teacher is within each of them, which has given children of all ages confidence and allowed self-esteem to grow. She adapted Focusing to be used in primary classrooms with an activity that the children fondly named "Elevator Rides". It has been her privilege to present her work throughout Canada and internationally to teachers, parents, grandparents, social workers, etc. Lucy is a Certifying Coordinator and a Certified Focusing trainer with The International Focusing Institute.

Registration Policies

Refunds: 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.

TIFI reserves the right to cancel, change and alter the program if necessary. Participants authorize TIFI to use their name, statements and likeness without charge, for promotional purposes in publications, advertising, video, web, new media, or other formats.

By registering for this course with the Institute, and in consideration of the right and opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Institute’s classes, for the purposes of its control of all video and/or audio recordings thereof pertaining to uses serving our purposes and goals, in enrolling in this session you acknowledge and agree to the Institute’s ownership of all rights in such classes, including all rights under copyright therein.  If you plan to use, post or display any portion or clips of these recordings, including posting these to a website or to a social media platform or portal, you agree that you will seek and obtain the prior approval of the Institute. In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration.

At many of our events, we will end class by taking a screenshot. All those who don't want to be included will have the chance to leave. Taking screenshots for sharing (such as on social media) are not allowed at other times during the class. Thanks for your cooperation.

For more information:

Contact Elizabeth at [email protected] or (845) 480-5111.

Price: $35 Members  $45 Non-members


Registration Details

2022-08-08T16:40:00 - 2022-09-20T21:00:00

$ 35.00

Paid-up Institute Members

$ 45.00


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