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“So what’s alive in you, Gene?" - Thinking at the Edge of Life

An online, interactive 4-session series facilitated by Dana Ganihar, Baruch Brenner, and Dan Schachter.

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Dana Ganihar
Baruch Brenner
Dan Schachter

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Dana Ganihar
Baruch Brenner
Dan Schachter

Dana Ganihar, Baruch Brenner, and Dan Schachter

Where

Online (Class will also be recorded)

Online Joining Information

A few days before the course begins, you will receive an email with the zoom link to join.

Meeting Format
Zoom

An online, interactive 4-session series facilitated by Dana Ganihar, Baruch Brenner, and Dan Schachter.

Four 90-minute sessions on Mondays: November 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2020 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern time.
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The class size will not be limited, and you do not need to attend live. Recordings of the individual sessions will be distributed to all registrants prior to the next session (except in the case of technical difficulties).

During the last 4 years of Gendlin's life, Dave Young had weekly conversations with him that started with this question: “So what’s alive in you?” The talks took place at the initiative of TIFI who asked David Young to conduct and transcribe conversations with Gendlin with the intent that they would be published.

From the conversations (11/1/14):

"Dave: How are you feeling today?
Gene: Mixed, but I’m functioning at least. So I’m eager to talk awhile.
D: So what’s in your eagerness to talk?
G: It’s that I have all these good points, and I’m not able to get to where I want to get to. And I don’t have the one point I want.
D: And that is?
G: I figured out in the last few minutes how to tell you.”

These intimate conversations have in them a deep sincerity. In this course the Focusing community will have access to them for the first time. We are extending an invitation to all those interested in Gendlin and his project to immerse yourself in this unfolding dialogue as if it is taking place before your eyes. 

We will meet each time for 90 minutes to read closely some of these "conversations", and to look into the new ideas embedded in them. More importantly, we will identify the subtle steps a great philosopher takes whilst slowly developing his thinking, and explore how these steps can help us develop the delicate fabric of our own further thinking.

All are welcome. This series will be of particular interest to those who have a willingness and ability to engage in a slow process of reading, with high concentration and sensitivity towards this almost “naked” text. We plan to offer another 4-session series following the conclusion of this series.

About Your Facilitators

Dana Ganihar and Baruch Brenner are the creators of Shakio (An Aramaic word meaning 'the flow of life'). Shakio creates a new syntax from three languages that seek the "more": Jewish mysticism, the philosophy of Eugene Gendlin and art. Within the space of Shakio, Dana (who is a Focusing coordinator and lifelong student of Gendlin’s Philosophy) and Baruch (who is a theater director, singer, and ordained orthodox rabbi) teach IBF- Instancing Based Focusing, Skills of prayer and the Art of Appearance.

Dan Schachter, Focusing coordinator, Focusing Oriented Therapist, and clinical psychologist in private practice. Dan teaches Focusing, TAE (Thinking at the Edge) and the philosophy of the implicit, and he is a member of the TIFI Focusing Weeklong Core Team. 

FORMAT

The class size will not be limited, and you do not need to attend live. Recordings of the individual sessions will be distributed to all registrants prior to the next session (except in the case of technical difficulties).

We use Zoom videoconferencing for our online classes. You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.

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.  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.

For more information:

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

Registration Details

Regular Price $175   Modified Price $125   Lowest Price $75

Three tier pricing. We welcome you to select the level right for you, while reminding you that if you have a reliable means of support and live in a country with a strong economy, we ask that you pay the regular price. By choosing the highest amount you are capable of paying you help make the sliding scale possible. Thank you!

2020-10-01T12:00:00 - 2020-11-23T15:00:00

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