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POF - Prayer Oriented Focusing Workshop

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Dana Ganihar
Baruch Brenner

The International Focusing Institute - Dana Ganihar and Baruch Brenner

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Sunday, March 6, 2022, 12:30pm-2pm
Eastern (NY) time

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Meeting Format
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Sunday, March 6 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Eastern (NY) time

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Registration closes Sunday, March 6 at 12:00pm Eastern (NY) time.

An online, interactive workshop facilitated by Dana Ganihar and Baruch Brenner.

For us prayer is being responsive to the unfolding of the felt sense
as a Carrying Forward of the Larger System

Prayer Oriented Focusing - (POF) opens new pathways into what we call ‘prayer consciousness’ as well as novel insights into the Focusing process; insights that emerged from Gendlin’s philosophy and - to our surprise - from his interest during his final years with the connection between human beings and what he termed The Larger System.

The aim of Prayer Oriented Focusing (POF) is to support the Focuser’s essential life processes, and to reformulate and refresh pathways into the intimate experience of being in the world.

POF practices enable not only the creation of a clearer perception of life situations, but invites humans to become co-creators in the on-going process of being-in-creation. 

In a way, Prayer Oriented Focusing is not a new system. We could say that POF takes Gendlin’s philosophy and the Focusing steps towards a possible living edge. 

POF invites us to open up the ancient and enigmatic word ‘prayer’ and its breathtaking potential in novel terms, as well as to open the Focusing process to new possibilities.

In this workshop we will:

  •     Explore core ideas in the approach 
  •     Practice basic movements of POF
  •     Share details concerning upcoming learning opportunities 
  •     Open space for questions and discussion

This workshop is intended for those already familiar with Focusing though all are welcome to attend.

Attending the workshop live is encouraged as there will be exercises in breakout rooms. All registrants will receive a link to 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 Facilitators

Dana Ganihar M.Sc, is a Coordinator and a Certified Focusing Professional living in Israel and teaching Focusing and the Philosophy of the Implicit for 15 years. She has also been developing and teaching for many years ‘Felt reading’ of A Process Model, the seminal book of philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin. Dana is an Adjacent Lecturer in the Architecture Department of the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, where she teaches TAE and a course on “Focusing in the Design Studio”. She also teaches TAE as an interdisciplinary course, in the Academic and Technology College of Tel-Hai.

Baruch Brenner, Artist, theater director, actor, singer, facilitator of creative processes and rabbi. Baruch is a certified Focusing trainer. Baruch was for three years a research fellow in Italy at the Work Center Jerzy Grotowski. Baruch ran the Center for Research and Creativity for about 20 years, including 4 years at the Vertigo Cultural Laboratory in the Ecological Art Village. Over the years, Brenner has directed and performed in many productions in theater, film and various musical ensembles and won the Margalit Award, the FIFA Award 2009 and the Minister of Education Award.

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

2022-01-20T17:40:00 - 2022-03-06T17:00:00

$ 35.00

Paid-up Institute Members

$ 45.00


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