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highlights logo TIFI events logo Laury Rappaport
This presentation will provide a brief overview of Focusing-oriented expressive arts (FOAT®), including its main approaches— Theme-Directed FOAT; Clearing a Space with Arts; FOAT Check-in and Working on an Issue.

We will do a Theme-Directed FOAT® exercise on Gene Gendlin’s central concept, the Focusing Attitude— being curious and “friendly” to all of one’s inner experiences, whether uplifting or painful and difficult. This experiential exercise includes user-friendly methods for expressing the felt sense through creative expression.

Note: No experience needed in Focusing and/or arts.
Online (Class will also be recorded)
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Annette Dubreuil Changes Group - circle of chairs
A Changes Group is a free-of-charge, peer-led group that meets so people can exchange Focusing and listening turns in an atmosphere of safety and mutual respect. It's a group for continuing your Focusing practice; no teaching will be done. We meet on zoom twice per month. Breakout rooms are used after a brief group centering/grounding practice and check in.

This Changes Group is open to people who have not done Focusing before. Beginners can observe in a triad and then have a turn, or participate in our empathy circle.

Our next Changes Groups are:
-Thursday, August 18th, 7-8:30 pm Eastern
-Wednesday, September 7th, 12:30-2 pm Eastern
-Thursday, September 15th, 7-8:30 pm Eastern
Online via Zoom
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A picture of Yehudit First
Social Oriented Focusing (SOF) opens a space where delicate issues of human relationships can be met when interacting with each other. By being fully present, we can explore the movement in us and between us while simultaneously connecting to ourselves and the other through the felt .sense conscious body.

SOF is a modality that only exists in relationship with others - birthed in relational space, helping us to stay "home" in ourselves while in the presence of others. Over time, SOF generates the courage to be in relationship while remaining stably anchored inside.  I warmly invite you to explore the movement in us and between us, experiencing SOF in an intimate, enabling and safe space.
Online
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Wendi Maurer  Focusing Oriented Psychologist  drwendimaurer.com  atasteoftae@gmail.com     3252 Holiday Court, #225 La Jolla, CA 92037  +1 (619) 701-7999  Physicist, Focusing Trainer TIFI  hmuehlethaler@gmx.ch  Falkenweg 10  4600 Olten, Switzerland  +41 79 619 9519
We invite you to an experiential workshop, where you will explore the creative and stimulating power of Thinking At the Edge, TAE. Through playful and meaningful exercises in which you connect in a TAE way, to music, art, and literature, you will experience how new meanings will emerge for your understanding of your being in the world. We will teach you what we mean by connecting in a TAE way, including how our bodily feeling is affected by what we see, hear and read.

Five classes
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Annette Dubreuil
Learn the 6 steps of Focusing in this interactive 2-hour workshop. There will be a Focusing demo. And you will have the opportunity to experience Focusing for a 20-minute turn, as well as a listening turn in breakout groups.

Next sessions (pick one 2-hour session to attend):
-Wednesday, August 31 (2:30-4:30 pm Eastern/New York Time)
Online via Zoom
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Oppression support group with Focusing
The group provides an introduction to Focusing, a mindful way to direct your attention internally in a gentle way suitable for people who are dealing with trauma. Participants explore this in Focusing partnerships that may be continued after the group ends.
Zoom link will be sent to registrants
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Sue Burrell Merilyn Mayhew
Our usual practice is to open with an attunement that helps us set aside our busy lives and deliberately come into this protected space, where we can be with whatever is there in our inner world that needs our warm curious attention. Then we separate into pairs or triads to Focus, and come back together at the end for a time of closing.

Focusers of all levels of experience are welcome.
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Marta Fabregat - Focusing Practitione & Trainer ( CIT) - MA Mediation - NVC Trainer - Nature Guide and Herbal Community Practice.
Marta Fabregat - Focusing Practitioner & Trainer ( CIT)
A Comprehensive Introduction to Focusing Skills
Year-long group learning and process

This course is year 1 of the two-year training programme offered by Marta Fabregat at her Focusing School Embodied Origin Focusing.
You can take this first year as a personal journey, deepening your confidence and practicing Focusing. This course is designed to generate ease and depth at your own rhythm as you deepen your understanding through group and individual practice.
After year 1 you can then decide if you want to continue your year 2 Embodied Origin Focusing Professional Training.


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Marta Fabregat - Focusing Practitione & Trainer ( CIT) - MA Mediation - NVC Trainer - Nature Guide and Herbal Community Practice.
DEJA QUE LA SABIDURÍA DE TU CUERPO GUIE TUS PASOS

Formación Habilidades de Focusing 2022 – 2023 Comienza en Septiembre

Lunes 5 de septiembre de 2022 a las 17 - 19 hora España.


Marta Fabregat - Focusing Practitioner & Trainer (CIT)
Una introducción completa a las habilidades de Focusing.
Proceso y aprendizaje grupal de un año.

Este curso es el año 1 del programa de formación de dos años que ofrece Marta Fabregat en su Escuela de Focusing Embodied Origin.
Puedes tomar este primer año como un viaje personal, profundizando tu confianza y practicando Focusing. Este curso está diseñado para generar facilidad y profundidad a tu propio ritmo a medida que maduras tu comprensión a través de la práctica grupal e individual.
Después del año 1, puedes decidir si deseas continuar con la formación profesional de Focusing.
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Ruth Moon garden Garden
The Focusing Basics Program designed and taught by Ruth Hirsch, an internationally recognized trainer with over 25 years experience teaching Focusing, this program is equivalent to Levels 1 and 2. The training includes 8 weekly class sessions, an introductory 1-1 Guided Focusing Session with the Trainer, a 136 page Manual, homework partnerships and email support between classes.

During these times when the world and our place in it might feel uncertain, Focusing offers you a straight-forward way to find inner peace and meaning through connecting more deeply with yourself and each other.

With ample personal attention in a small group setting (maximum 8 participants), you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of Focusing. You'll also acquire the skills and ability to use this remarkable process in your life, both by yourself and with a partner.

During this time when the world and our place in it might feel uncertain, the process of learning Focusing offers you the ability to connect with your self and each other in a deeper more meaningful way.

Learning Focusing will allow you to make decisions that you feel good about, have more vitality in your life, connect more fully with yourself and your spirituality, improve your relationship with yourself and others, learn how to work with the inner critic- in general, learning Focusing will positively affect all aspects of your life!

This program is also suitable as a first step for professionals in learning Focusing for use with clients.
Online
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Joya DCruz Jan Winhall
Sometimes, trauma makes us feel unsafe to bring our awareness into our bodies. Felt sensing and our sense of connection with our resources offers us the capacity to safely connect with ourselves and our life issues without re-experiencing trauma.

In this experiential workshop we will understand in a simple way how trauma works in our human systems. We will learn ways to connect with our bodies, without focusing on the internal bodily experiences. We will also learn how to always stay in charge of our own process, while we befriend ourselves in a safe way at a pace that feels just right.
Online via Zoom
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019
What does it mean to GUIDE someone else in ways that bring life forward movement? This one-year course is for those wanting to dive deep into the intricacies of one-to-one relationships. This community is for those who often find themselves in situations of facilitating change for others, individuals and groups. It’s a great option for those who are looking for a community-based path toward certification, for those who do not need certification, and also works well if you are already certified or possibly alongside another certification program.

This Learning Community begins as a year-long program meeting twenty times every other week for 1.5 hours. We can choose to continue with regular gatherings providing ongoing support for your path of bringing Focusing into the world. This course/community can be used as a pathway to certification as a Focusing Professional with TIFI.

Fall 2022 will meet on Sundays, 11am – 12:30pm ET, New York time, beginning Sept 11.
Online via Zoom
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019
Our goal here is to return to the essence of Focusing and ourselves as living process. I ask that participants are Focusing weekly with a partner at least one month before class begins and throughout our time together. There is a lot of reading, often more than you might choose to do. We touch on a variety of approaches to learn and practice Focusing. My Part 4 is a great place to return to whenever you would like to go deeper with your process from wherever it is. Requires Part 3 or equivalent experience.
Meets eight times on Mondays, 7 – 9 pm New York time.
Online via Zoom
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Inner Relationship Focusing Parts 1 and 2 Starts September 15th and meets by Zoom with Maureen Gallagher, PhD, SEP, Licensed Psychologist.  See my website for  more information: http://maureengallagherphd.com/trainings IRF Part I and 2 http://maureengallagherphd.com/trainings
Inner Relationship Focusing Parts 1 and 2 (1 through 4)
Online
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Jeffrey Morrison, LMHC Seattle Focusing Institute
For therapists, healers and spiritual seekers with *advanced Focusing experience.
A live online program.

Zoom
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Ann Weiser Cornell
You've discovered you love Focusing...and you also know there's so much more to learn about applying it to your life. Living a Focusing Life is an 18-meeting (every other week), live, online advanced Focusing course to help you gain more confidence as a Focusing partner and work with key issues like action blocks, decisions, and more.

Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell (author of The Power of Focusing) with featured guest teacher, Barbara McGavin.

Includes videos, readings, discussion, group exercises, and partnership practices.
Online via Zoom
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TIFI Events logo Baruch Brenner and Dana Ganihar
"For us prayer is being responsive to the unfolding of the felt-sense as a Carrying Forward of the Larger System."

The Art of Prayer (AoP) is a regenerative learning approach exploring a core component of our shared human existence - our natural capacity for prayer. It is a framework of practices, in which people from all walks of life and traditions, religious and secular, prayers and non-prayers - are invited to reconnect and rediscover gateways into the field of prayer.

The practice of AoP forms a complementary aspect of POF - Prayer Oriented Focusing - in which Focusing practices are integrated into an embodied, living model for existence.

In this workshop we will: Introduce the approach as developed in Shakio Institute; Practice movements of AoP; Open space for questions and discussion; Share details concerning upcoming learning opportunities.

Attending the workshop live is encouraged as there will be exercises in breakout rooms, though all registrants will receive a link to view the recording afterwards.
Online (Class will also be recorded)
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Jinevra Howard Carol Nickerson
Take the second half of the Inner Relationship Focusing Training Program developed by Ann Weiser Cornell. Go deeper into Focusing and Focusing partnership. Learn the skill of guiding with sensitivity and awareness. Interactive advanced Focusing training by Zoom for 9 weeks, includes partnership practice.

Includes videos, demos, readings, discussion, group exercises, and individual sessions. Partnership Proficiency Recognition awarded on completion.
Online via Zoom
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Dr. Leslie Ellis
Participants of this year-long experiential program will leave with much greater confidence and creativity in working with personal dreams or the dreams of others, and will understand how to run a dream group and tend to nightmares. The class is a mix of live zoom workshops, rich self-paced online materials and practice partnerships.
Via Zoom. Link sent upon registration
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019
This online entry level Focusing class prepares you to begin a Focusing partnership. It's a great opportunity to ground yourself in the basics of Self-in-Presence as a way of being that creates space for lasting change. You are encouraged to practice both in partnerships and with brief pauses during your day.

For coaches, bodyworkers, therapists, teachers and anyone interested in improving their inner and outer relational skills. Part 1 meets six times for two hours, usually every other week. This class can be your first step toward professional certification by completing Parts 1-4, then entering the ongoing Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change.
Online via Zoom
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Welcome Home
Ten workshop Zoom course on Recovery Focusing.
Zoom Webinar
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MWF logo MWF Gathering participants Map of Lindenwood Labyrinth
The 2022 Midwest Focusers Gathering, will be held IN-PERSON, Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, 2022.
Plymouth, IN, USA
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Maureen Gallagher, PhD, Licensed Psychologist (NY, NJ), Inner Relationship Focusing Trainer and Coordinator in Training, Somatic Experiencing Faculty Member
6 Session Online Group Case Consultation
Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej4p6n74b5b5e21e&oseq=&c=&ch=
Zoom/Online
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Golden tinted photo of a woman smiling with long hair. Wearing a stripped v-neck shirt. In front of a plain background. Focusing with Laura vector logo with hand drawn circles
We create intimate group environments which emphasize active, experiential learning! We will systematically develop and safely apply our new skill of Focusing. There will be lectures, live and recorded demonstrations, opportunities for questions and reflections, group exercises, games and paired exercises within and outside class time.
We promise that you will not stare at the computer screen and never speak in class!
Online
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019
This online entry level Focusing class prepares you to begin a Focusing partnership. It's a great opportunity to ground yourself in the basics of Self-in-Presence as a way of being that creates space for lasting change. You are encouraged to practice both in partnerships and with brief pauses during your day.

For coaches, bodyworkers, therapists, teachers and anyone interested in improving their inner and outer relational skills. Part 1 meets six times for two hours, usually every other week. This class can be your first step toward professional certification by completing Parts 1-4, then entering the ongoing Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change.
Online via Zoom
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Golden tinted photo of a woman smiling with long hair. Wearing a stripped v-neck shirt. In front of a plain background. Focusing with Laura vector logo with hand drawn circles
We create intimate group environments which emphasize active, experiential learning! We will systematically develop and safely apply our new skill of Focusing. There will be lectures, live and recorded demonstrations, opportunities for questions and reflections, group exercises, games and paired exercises within and outside class time.
We promise that you will not stare at the computer screen and never speak in class!
Online
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Monika Catarina Lindner mirabilis
There is something you would love to realize and make it part of your life or contribute it to the world? Develop your ideas with the movements of TAE.
Bernried am Starnberger See
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Woman and Life Force
You will leave with

• The ability to guide your own Focusing process

• The ability to support another person’s Focusing process

• An experience of listening to yourself and others that brings a closer connection

• A simple process for being with deep and complex feelings

• The ability to hold big and difficult life situations with spacious awareness

• The resource of Awake Awareness: how to access it, how to be in it, and how to return to it so that what wants to emerge can do so in an environment of safety

• The ability to maintain connection with yourself while in connection with another

• A process that can help you let go of habitual unwanted behaviors and move you forward from repetitive life situations
Online
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Annette Dubreuil Transformation of self
This 8 week group explores the 8Cs of Self-Leadership to work through an issue and grow ourselves. The 8Cs are calmness, connectedness, curiosity, clarity, compassion, confidence, courage and creativity. By crossing these qualities with our issue, we move through it by pausing, understanding the issue, transforming it, and then preparing for action, and finally taking action.
Online via Zoom
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Ann Weiser Cornell Jinevra Howard Carol Nickerson
Discover powerful skills for life change based on self-acceptance and being present in the moment. Start to experience the process of Focusing and Focusing partnership. Learn how to cultivate an inner environment of calm, open, curious awareness which is the foundation from which lasting change emerges. Interactive beginning Focusing training by Zoom for 9 weeks, includes partnership practice.

Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell (author of The Power of Focusing) and Jinevra Howard.

Includes videos, demos, readings, discussion, group exercises, and individual sessions.
Online via Zoom
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The world in a tea cup Vera Rolfine Fryd Lyngmo
(Good for Australasia)
Deepen and explore your listening to a Focusing partner, to clients, or in your life, as a way of deepening your listening to yourself and to your surroundings.
Increase your presence and your “mindfulness” in your life through deepening your listening in a Felt Sensing kind of way.
Online on Zoom - a link will be provided before the course starts
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The International Focusing Institute Event Logo Beatrice Blake Tom Larkin Dan Schachter
The Weeklong is the flagship event of The International Focusing Institute (TIFI), begun in 1979. It is intended for all those certified by TIFI. It is a warm and intimate event, and features a certification ceremony.

This year the Weeklong will be offered in a wonderful new way! It will again be online but will have an in person option in two places in Dublin, Ireland and in the US in Madison CT (approximately 2 hours outside of New York City).

October 16 - 21, 2022

El Weeklong es el evento insignia del Instituto Internacional de Focusing (TIFI), iniciado en 1979. Está destinado a todos aquellos certificados por TIFI. Es un evento cálido e íntimo, y cuenta con una ceremonia de certificación.

¡Este año, Weeklong se ofrecerá de una manera nueva y maravillosa! Volverá a estar en línea pero tendrá una opción en persona en dos lugares en Dublín, Irlanda y en los EE. UU. en Madison CT (aproximadamente 2 horas fuera de la ciudad de Nueva York).

16 al 21 de octubre de 2022
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The world in a tea cup Vera Rolfine Fryd Lyngmo
(good for the Americas)
“The essence of working with another person is to be present as a living being. And that is lucky, because if we had to be smart, or good, or mature, or wise, then we would probably be in trouble. But, what matters is not that. What matters is to be a human being with another human being, to recognize the other person as another being in there.”

(Gendlin 1990, p. 205)
Online on Zoom - a link will be provided before the course starts
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Ann Weiser Cornell
Want to watch as Ann Weiser Cornell guides someone through their very first Focusing session?

Focusing can be puzzling to talk about. It can be hard to learn from a book or a video. But when someone is actually taken through the process, you get it! Be present to observe as Ann guides three first-time Focusers (one each week) - and then comment afterward. The guest Focusers are volunteers who understand that their session will be witnessed by a safe and respectful group of people.
Online via Zoom
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019
Our goal here is to return to the essence of Focusing and ourselves as living process. I ask that participants are Focusing weekly with a partner at least one month before class begins and throughout our time together. There is a lot of reading, often more than you might choose to do. We touch on a variety of approaches to learn and practice Focusing. My Part 4 is a great place to return to whenever you would like to go deeper with your process from wherever it is. Requires Part 3 or equivalent experience.
Meets eight times on Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm New York time.
Online via Zoom
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Ruth in Jerusalem
The Intermediate-Advanced comprehensive Online Program has been offered by the International Focusing Institute since 2014, and privately since 1995. Equivalent to Levels 3 and 4, the program features training in a small group (maximum 8 participants), a 102 page Training Manual, demos, group and individual exercises, and support in deepening and expanding your understanding and skills in Focusing as well as in sharing Focusing with others.
Online
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Would you like to find ways of saying more of what you mean with greater clarity and creativity? Using felt-sensing, we can find accessible ways into what Gendlin calls the ‘implicit intricacy’ to help us do just that. In this 6-week course, through exercises, discussion, small group work and examples from different sources we will explore together how we can say more of what we mean.
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Jan Winhall Polyvagal Institute
When we harness the power of our body’s natural healing process through accessing the autonomic nervous system and our felt sense, transformation occurs right before our eyes.
Zoom
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Golden tinted photo of a woman smiling with long hair. Wearing a stripped v-neck shirt. In front of a plain background. Focusing with Laura vector logo with hand drawn circles
We create intimate group environments which emphasize active, experiential learning! We will systematically develop and safely apply our new skill of Focusing. There will be lectures, live and recorded demonstrations, opportunities for questions and reflections, group exercises, games and paired exercises within and outside class time.
We promise that you will not stare at the computer screen and never speak in class!
Online
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Harriet & René: Being Seriously Playful! Children Focusing Listening space!
Topics Covered. Working with creative expression and non-verbal communication. we will learn the basic listening skills of Children’s Focusing.
The central goal is to achieve authentic contact and open connection through simple, structured exercises designed to support the process of re-connection with yourself and to articulate ways to transfer this authenticity into your everyday life with children and your roles as a parent, grandparent, therapist, or teacher.
from The Netherlands
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Peter Afford
A new weekend workshop for people who already know Focusing to explore our feelings about climate change and other environmental threats.
London UK
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Vera Rolfine Fryd Felt Sensing path
Are you new to Focusing or want to refresh the process, or learn with a new teacher?
This course gives you the first few steps into sensing the "more" of what you know, to get in touch with your inner voice, to get a feel for all that is there that does not yet have words or descriptions, but that is the source of next new steps forward in your life.
Felt Sensing (Focusing) will be introduced, and you get to try the process out in reciprocal partnership.
Online on Zoom - a link will be provided before the course starts
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019
What does it mean to GUIDE someone else in ways that bring life forward movement? This one-year course is for those wanting to dive deep into the intricacies of one-to-one relationships. This community is for those who often find themselves in situations of facilitating change for others, individuals and groups. It’s a great option for those who are looking for a community-based path toward certification, for those who do not need certification, and also works well if you are already certified or possibly alongside another certification program.

This Learning Community begins as a year-long program meeting twenty times every other week for 1.5 hours. We can choose to continue with regular gatherings providing ongoing support for your path of bringing Focusing into the world. This course/community can be used as a pathway to certification as a Focusing Professional with TIFI.

A new cohort will begin on Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9pm ET, New York time, beginning January 12, 2023.

Online via Zoom
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In the first-year students learn the core essentials of focusing guiding and how to help their client’s ‘go inside’ to find, open, and move forward a felt sense, leading to transformation and lasting change.
In the second-year students learn how to weave the guiding they learnt in the first year seamlessly into the more fluid and improvisational style of a therapeutic conversation. In addition, we learn how to work with the ‘one interaction’ that we are together by using the felt sense of the relationship (the felt sense of the ‘I’, of the ‘You’, & of the ‘Us’) to move the interaction and the client forward. We further learn how to be ‘the interaction that makes it better’ which is the concept and practice that Eugene Gendlin talked about being the center of his work with clients.
Two-Year Online Focusing Certification
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