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Let's Experience the Transformational Power of Gratitude

Oceania Focusing Roundtables

Your Hosts

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Heather Rogers
Matthew Power

Your Hosts

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Heather Rogers
Matthew Power

Heather Rogers & Matthew Power



Online Joining Information

A confirmation with the zoom link will be sent to registered participants the week of the event.


Live attendance required - no recording.

Meeting Format

Monday, 29th March 2021 from 12:00pm-2:00pm Sydney, AEDT

Monday, 29th March from 2:00pm-4:00pm, New Zealand, NZDT

Monday, 29th March  from 9:00am-11:00am Perth, Western Australia, AWST

(US Sunday 28 March from 9:00pm-11:00pm EDT)

Times worldwide: convert to your time zone

The TIFI Membership Committee is pleased to offer this series of Focusing Roundtables designed especially for members of the Institute. Roundtables afford members a valuable opportunity to engage in casual peer-to-peer conversation with other members who share Focusing-related interests.  Please join the Oceania Focusing Community in this Roundtable exploring the transformational power of gratitude.

Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater well-being.  It helps us feel more positive emotions, improve our health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Embracing adversity with kindness and gratitude is not just about being thankful for the good things in your life, but it is about being thankful for everything in our life.

There are things in our lives which might initially seem bad, but upon further reflection actually, give us an opportunity to learn and grow. Part of gratitude is recognizing these blessings in all things.

In this Roundtable we will look at turning toward positive energies in ourselves, such as gratitude, in challenging times in the context of Peter Levine's idea of "renegotiation" of the "trauma vortex" and the "healing vortex". Levine writes:

By moving between these vortices, we release the tightly bound energies at their cores - as if they were being unwound. We move toward their centers and their energies are released; the vortices break up, dissolve, and are integrated back into the mainstream. P. Levine, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (1997), p. 199.

We hope you'll join us!

Connection >Focusing> Community

Who might be particularly interested in attending this Roundtable? Any Focusers who are curious and interested in this topic.

What to expect from Focusing Roundtables:  

We warmly encourage you to register and settle down with us to join other Oceania Focusers passionate to explore topics of interest and get to know each other better. If you have an area of interest, curiosity or passion you would like to see opened up in a future Roundtable, please let us know.

Each Focusing Roundtable is designed to promote informal peer-to-peer sharing. Rather than acting as expert presenters, the hosts will serve as sharing moderators to encourage exploration of the topics from the participants’ own perspectives. All participants’ sharing’s are welcome and valuable, no matter what level of experience or knowledge you have on the topic. The main emphasis is on connecting and listening to each other.

To preserve the nature of informal conversation, the program will be offered live only and no recordings will be available. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.

Focusing Roundtables are presented as a free benefit for members of TIFI. If you are not currently a member, you may attend this Roundtable by becoming a TIFI member at, and then return to this page to register. Registration is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis until the spaces fill. By joining at the $25 Friend Level or higher, you will be eligible for this and all future Focusing Roundtables and other benefits of membership during the year following your membership date.

About your hosts:

Heather Rogers is a Counsellor and Focusing Therapist in Private Practice living in Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand. She is a Focusing Teacher, Certifying Coordinator and member of TIFI’s Membership Committee. She is committed to training and developing the Focusing Community in New Zealand, with passion for incorporating Focusing in her daily life and work.

Matthew Power is a Focusing Oriented trauma counsellor and psychotherapist living in Townsville in North Queensland, Australia. Matthew is also a trainer for the Blue Knot Foundation, Australia’s national centre of excellence for working with complex trauma, and is a mindfulness and meditation teacher.

Registration Details

Registration Closes: 1 day before the event or when it is full, whichever is sooner.

Zoom: We use Zoom for all of our online offerings. Please attend by computer so that we can have your video presence as well as your audio. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.

Price: The co-hosts are volunteering their time in order that this program may be brought to members of TIFI at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register, if your dues are current, your registration is confirmed. If your dues are not current or or if you are not yet a member, please go to the membership page to pay your dues or join and then return to this page to register.  Membership page: Because this is a members only program, your spot in the Roundtable is not held until your dues are paid. Thank you!

During the Meeting: For privacy of TIFI members, we ask that participants do not take screen shots during the session.

2021-01-24T05:00:00 - 2021-03-29T16:00:00

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