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Transforming Triggers

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Lauren Taub Cohen

The International Focusing Institute - Lauren Taub Cohen

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Thursday, December 14, 1pm-3pm
Eastern (New York) Time

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Meeting Format
The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events

Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm New York time

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Live and Recorded

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

Have you noticed how the holiday season has a way of intensifying the way we feel? For some, this time of the year feels uplifting, full of celebration and connection. And, for others this time of the year is hard, fraught with family tension, tenderness and loneliness. Perhaps, it’s more of a marbled mix. No wonder this time of year can be so triggering!

Join Lauren for an experiential exploration of how what’s triggering you can grow you. In the first half of this webinar, Lauren will offer a guided exercise to help you resource yourself. She’ll share with you the science behind resourcing and how it can support your ability and capacity to be with what’s challenging without getting overwhelmed. Then, in the second half of the webinar, Lauren will offer another guided exercise to help you turn towards and be with what’s triggering you in a safe and skillful way.

You may be wondering, Why would I want to do that? Great question! Feeling triggered is your body’s way of signaling that something in your present experience is activating an unhealed hurt from your past. There’s some good reason why you’re feeling explosive, panicky, helpless and/or pleasing and appeasing. As you’re with the body feel of being triggered in a Focusing way, you create the conditions for tension to ease, insights to emerge and healing to happen.

Some familiarity with Focusing may be helpful but no prior experience with Focusing is required. All are welcome to attend and participate.


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 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.


Lauren Taub Cohen, M.S. Ed., SEP

Lauren Taub Cohen is the founder of MetaMinds® and creator of Mindfulness Aloud®. She is a Certified Inner Relationship Focusing Professional & Trainer as well as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Prior to the formation of MetaMinds®, Lauren worked at 60 Minutes and was an elementary school teacher in NYC. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Boston University and an M.S. Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.

Transforming Triggers is part of Lauren’s six-week course, Coming Back to You: Combining Somatic Experiencing® & Inner Relationship Focusing to Help HeaI Developmental Trauma. That course will be offered in January 2024. For more information, visit

Registration Details

Lauren 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.

2023-10-09T12:00:00 - 2023-12-14T18:15:00

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