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The Third Felt Sense Conference (Online)

"Embodied Liberation: the Felt Sense & Social Justice”

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Yao-Obiora-Dibia
Gabrielle Hoffman

Your Hosts

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darryl_commings
Yao-Obiora-Dibia
Gabrielle Hoffman

The International Focusing Institute

Where & When

Online

December 3 - 5, 2021, Friday 10 am - Sunday 10 pm
Eastern Time (NY)

Online Joining Information

Registrants will be sent information on how to join the conference shortly before the conference start.

Meeting Format
Zoom

 

Felt Sense Conference 2021

 

The Third Felt Sense Conference

Honoring the work of Eugene T. Gendlin

"Embodied Liberation:  the Felt Sense & Social Justice”


December 3 - 5, 2021

Start Friday 10:00 am Eastern Time (NY)  Your time here
End Sunday 10:00 pm Eastern Time (NY)

 

“We cannot be sure that Focusing will always undo imposed forms from society, but having a ‘political analysis’ can help us to see things and question things that we might not otherwise notice.”
~ Eugene Gendlin

 

Let’s come together to explore the social change potency and potential of Focusing. Let’s create steps forward for bringing Focusing, Thinking at the Edge, and the Philosophy of the Implicit to movements for liberation, earth justice, gender/sexuality inclusion and  anti-racism work. This conference is intended for anyone with an interest in felt sensing, developing our political and ethical awareness, and supporting actions for social change.

 

ABOUT THE FELT SENSE CONFERENCE

The Felt Sense Conference began in 2018 to honor the work of Gene Gendlin by exploring the many facets of felt sensing. We want to make sure that felt sensing is not constrained within boundaries.  We are looking to cross the bridge from the individual to the community, from words to action, and from the sofa to the streets.  Focusing, Thinking at the Edge, and the Philosophy of the Implicit are powerful and life changing, and can transform all areas of human experiencing.

 

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Darryl Commings

Darryl Commings

Yao-Obiora Dibia

Yao-Obiora Dibia

Gabrielle Hoffman

Gabrielle Hoffman

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS/PANELISTS

We are seeking panelists and workshop presenters.  Thanks to a generous donor, there are modest funds available for honorariums.

Deadline: Proposals for workshops and/or applications to be a panelist must be received no later than October 15, 2021.  Send your proposal by email to [email protected]  You may also write us at that address with questions.  Please check your spam for responses. You may also phone the office at +1 845-480-5111.

We will let you know whether your application has been selected by November 1, 2021. Please be aware that we have limited spaces for workshops and panelists, so we may not be able to accommodate all  proposals and applications.

 

TO APPLY TO BE A PANELIST
 Honorarium: Free tuition + $50

We are seeking to form 3 discussion panels of 3-4 panelists each.  The panels will be a total of 2 hours each in length, with each panelist presenting for about 10 minutes each, and then having conversation among themselves and with the Zoom audience.  These will be moderated.  It is not necessary for the panelists to know one another in advance of the panel. All proposals should be relevant to the theme and incorporate discussion and/or experiential time.
The panel topics are:
            Gender/sexuality inclusion
            Anti-racism
            Earth/climate justice
You could also propose your own panel (if so, please include other panelists’ names along with yours).

To apply, please send an email to [email protected]  containing the following:
▪ Your name and contact information, including your time zone location
▪ Which panel are you applying for?
▪ A paragraph about what you’d like to present during your 10 minutes
▪ A description of how your background prepares you to be one of the panelists. This can be lived experience, professional experience, and/or educational attainments.
▪ Please indicate whether or not you have received certification from TIFI.  If not, please describe your background in Focusing, Thinking at the Edge, or the Philosophy of the Implicit.
▪ A photo (jpg or png) and bio (100 words or less) for use in advertising if you are accepted as a panelist.

 

TO APPLY TO OFFER A WORKSHOP
Honorarium: Free tuition + $100 (assumes one presenter, please write to us if co-presenting)

Workshops will be in 2-hour time slots. We encourage a variety of structures and topics, from formal presentations to friendly conversations.   All proposals should be relevant to the theme and incorporate discussion and/or experiential time.
 
If you are not sure about something regarding your workshop idea, please apply and we will talk with you if we have any questions.
To submit a proposal please send an email to [email protected] a brief summary of your plan for your workshop (not more than 1 or 2 pages) including the following information:
▪ Your name and contact information, including your time zone location
▪ Title of your workshop.
▪ A description of your topic and how it relates to the theme of “Embodied Liberation: The Felt Sense & Social Justice”
▪ The learning or experiential outcomes that you wish for participants.
▪ An outline of what you plan to do in the two hours, incorporating discussion or experiential time.  Please include here any tech need you will have which our tech team should know (For instance, if you’ll do breakout rooms, share slides, etc.)  As you plan, please note that some participants may know very little about Focusing, and some participants may choose to listen with their video turned off.  Some might not have full proficiency in English.  For these reasons, breakouts into small groups might not be feasible.
▪ A description of how your background prepares you to present on your topic. This can be lived experience, professional experience, and/or educational attainments.
▪ Please indicate whether or not you have received certification from TIFI.  If not, please describe your background in Focusing, Thinking at the Edge, or the Philosophy of the Implicit
▪ So that everyone feels welcome and heard, briefly describe how you plan to create a safe-enough/brave space for all.
▪ A photo and bio (100 words or less) for use in advertising if your proposal is accepted.

 

MORE DETAILS

Panels and Workshops will be recorded and accessible to registrants through May 31, 2022.

The language of the conference is English. We might be able to offer Spanish translation, but this is not yet determined.

 

WORK-STUDY

Work-Study World Living Room Leader (see schedule below) - take $15 off
We are seeking people to lead informal gatherings for people from 4am to 6am Eastern US time, which is early afternoon in Europe/Africa and evening in Asia/Oceania.  This is a chance for you to meet other participants in the conference and have informal time to chat.  Skills needed are: proficiency being a Zoom host, and comfort with leading a group conversation on Zoom, being attentive to the needs of those who show up.  Please apply by writing to [email protected]

 

SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

The conference will be a blend of workshops, opportunities for discussion, and Focusing. A tentative schedule is as follows. These are for Eastern (New York) time of the USA


FRIDAY

10:00am – 10:30am                  Opening and welcome

11:00am – 1:00pm                    Workshop or Panel

1:30pm – 2:30pm                      World Living Room

3:00pm – 5:00pm                      Workshop or Panel

5:00pm – 5:30pm                      Opening and welcome again (to accommodate time zones)

6:00pm – 8:00pm                      Workshop or Panel


SATURDAY

5:00am – 6:00am                      World living room

10:00am – 10:30am                   Announcements and Chat

11:00am – 1:00pm                    Workshop or Panel

1:30pm – 2:30pm                      World Living Room

3:00pm – 5:00pm                      Workshop or Panel

5:00pm – 5:30pm                      Announcements and Chat

6:00pm – 8:00pm                      Workshop or Panel

9:00pm – 10:00pm                    World living room


SUNDAY  - a day for Focusing & Follow-Up Discussions

Come to one or all – the “Felt Sensing Conversations” are chances to process all that has happened and consider next steps

5:00am – 6:00am                      World living room

11:00am – 12:00pm                  Felt sensing conversations and moving forward

3:00pm – 4:00pm                     Felt sensing conversations and moving forward

6:00pm – 7:00pm                     Felt sensing conversations and moving forward

9:00pm – 10:00pm                   Felt sensing conversations and moving forward

Registration Details

Regular Price $150   Modified Price $100   Lowest Price $60*

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! 

*Thanks to a generous donor, we have scholarship money available if $60 is not possible for you. Just email  [email protected], letting us know the amount you’re able to pay, with just one sentence about why you’d like to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

*Thanks to a generous donor, we have scholarship money available if $60 is not possible for you. Just email  [email protected], letting us know the amount you’re able to pay, with just one sentence about why you’d like to attend.

2021-09-23T17:30:00 - 2021-12-03T14:00:00

$ 150.00

Regular price

$ 100.00

Modified price

$ 60.00

Lowest price

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