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Organising the World Around the Felt Sense

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

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Peter Afford

The International Focusing Institute and Peter Afford

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Friday, July 30, 2021 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Eastern (New York Time)

Online Joining Information

Soon after registering, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link to join the webinar.

Meeting Format
The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events

Friday, July 30, 2021 from 11:00am to 1:00pm Eastern (NY) time

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

What might our human world look like if we were to organise it with the felt sense in mind?

The felt sense is our feeling for the whole of a situation, a whole that links our outer world with our inner body-centred world. It is a background aspect of our experiencing much of the time, whether we have learnt Focusing or not, and we must give it some attention if we are to keep outer and inner worlds aligned.

In this Highlight webinar Peter will present a neuroscience perspective on the felt sense as the expression of one half of the brain – the right hemisphere. This hemisphere forms an ensemble with the body, weaving changes in the outer world together with changes inside us in a flow of felt experiencing. The felt sense is where we can listen not only to our inner world, but also to each other and to the natural world we all inhabit.

As well its personal aspects, we can make the felt sense an organising principle for everyone in responding to the world around us in a reflective manner. We can listen to it in facing our collective challenges, including climate change and other threats to our future.

In this class, Peter will suggest some features of this organising principle. The illustrated presentation will be followed by discussion so that participants have the opportunity to contribute their own thoughts on the subject.

All are welcome to attend. Some familiarity with Focusing will be helpful, but is not required.

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.

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.


Peter Afford has been practicing and teaching Focusing for years. Based in London, he is a Coordinator for TIFI and a founder member of the British Focusing Association. He also works as a counsellor and therapist in private practice, and has been studying neuroscience for over 20 years. He is the author of Therapy in the Age of Neuroscience, and has written articles on Focusing and neuroscience which can be found at

Registration Details

Peter 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.

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PLEASE NOTE: Soon after registering, you will receive a confirmation letter which includes the instructions on how to join the event.

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