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Meditation For Focusers

Focusing Highlights is a series of interactive, online pay-what-you-can classes.

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Elizabeth English

The International Focusing Institute - Elizabeth English

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Wednesday, December 7th 11am-1pm
New York time

Online Joining Information

After registering, an email will be sent with the confirmation. If you don't see the email please check your Junk/Spam/Promotions folders.

Meeting Format

New Date: December 7, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm New York time

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Postponed: Monday, November 14, 2022 from 11:00am to 1:00pm New York time

Class will be recorded for all registrants and available for viewing for one month.

Have you ever wondered where Focusing ends and meditation begins (or vice versa)? Do you struggle to meditate consistently? Is your meditation difficult to enjoy – or not quite as delicious as you wish? As a long-term meditator and Focuser (and teacher of both), Elizabeth is fascinated by the processes which take us on our inner journeys. Her approach is flexible and inclusive, in a nutshell, uncovering ways to “meditate as you can, not as you can’t”.

Elizabeth also weaves creativity into her meditation. She draws on poetry and colour to help you plunge happily into your inner world. Her recent book “Journeys to the Deep: A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation” illustrates this approach. Taking time to reflect and muse after a meditation, she suggests ways in which mini-solo-focusing just after meditating can enrich our meditation and our Focusing, and help us to process and absorb the shifts, transitions, and transformations that we experience – but sometimes miss.

The webinar will include guided meditation experiences, presentation, and time for questions and group sharing. These are designed for any level. It is relevant whether you are just setting out, as a Focuser or meditator, or if you are in need of a meditation refresher or wishing to go deeper with an existing practice.

We use Zoom videoconferencing for our online classes. In this webinar format, you will see the presenter and host, but you will not be seen. You will be able to ask questions during the webinar by typing them. Highlights presenters may at times invite a small number of participants to unmute or to join them onscreen during the webinar (optional).

You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the class. So if you are unable to attend the live webinar, you will still be able to view it for one month.


Elizabeth English draws on over four decades of daily meditation practice, and two decades of Focusing – and is a teacher of both. She also weaves in other approaches, including Nonviolent Communication and Somatic Experiencing (trauma therapy). Her understanding is enriched by her doctoral research in Sanskrit meditation texts, her ordination within a western Buddhist tradition and her current post teaching secular mindfulness meditation at Cambridge University. She spends much of her time singing and writing. Her first ‘gentle guide’ to meditation was published this year: Journeys to the Deep: A Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation. She lives in Cambridge (UK) with her cocker spaniel, Cherub.

Registration Details

Elizabeth is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30.

If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can! Thank you for supporting the Institute.

Refunds: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee (regardless of the registration fee paid) for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable.

Registration Policies: 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. Please note that the class will be recorded and may be distributed to a wider audience. 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.  In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration.  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.

2022-08-29T12:00:00 - 2022-12-07T16:15:00

PLEASE NOTE: After registering, an email will be sent with the confirmation. If you don't see the email please check your Junk/Spam/Promotions folders.

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