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

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Dana Hercsberg

The International Focusing Institute - Dana Hercbergs

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Saturday, September 9, 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

Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm New York time

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

This webinar introduces a way to support your interior process by working with a flexible visual template for self-guided Focusing.

Dana Hercbergs illustration

This practice is different from “regular” journaling — where composing sentences can sometimes feel fraught or keep you from touching the deeper core that wants movement or relief. Dana will provide a template that allows participants to adjust and re-invent as needed.

We will begin by clearing a space on the page in a benevolent container to hold your process. We will pause to witness what we are holding, select affirming words, and hone the potential to take the process deeper. There will be space for reflection and sharing how this practice works for you.

Please bring blank paper, writing implements, and colors that you like to work with.

All are welcome to attend. Some experience with Focusing will be helpful but 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. 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.


Dana Hercbergs was introduced to Focusing in 2018 while completing an ethnographic ‎monograph on communal narratives in Jerusalem. The restorative potential of ‎attentive presence drew her to train in Inner-relationship Focusing and presently, in ‎clinical social work. Bringing together analytical thinking and creativity with the ‎felt sense, Dana uses illustration and narrative to symbolize daily experience and ‎personal journeys. She draws inspiration from Thinking at the Edge and uses ‎principles from the Art of Convening and Resonant Sensing to promote supportive ‎spaces for people to engage and grow together. Dana is a Focusing-Oriented ‎Professional and holds a PhD in Folklore.‎ 

Dana will also be offering a four-part series for those interested in going further with this process. More information will be shared at the end of the Highlight.

Registration Details

Dana 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: 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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