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Please note: Listings on this page are either events organized by The International Focusing Institute (TIFI), or are offered independently by Certified Focusing Professionals.  Those organized by TIFI will have one of TIFI’s logos.

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Monika Catarina Lindner Annette Francesca Dubreuil
The course is an opportunity to spend time with your wanting or project to integrate Focusing into your life—whether personally or professionally—in both an embodied and more than logical way. Like being in contact with a yet undiscovered treasure box. With FOCUSING, a practice laid out by philosopher and psychotherapist Eugene T. Gendlin, you will get in touch with your Felt Sense and be able to develop surprisingly fresh understandings that make a difference, especially in how you are with your special project or issue. By adding certain moves of THINKING AT THE EDGE (TAE), another practice Gendlin created, with Mary Hendricks and Kye Nelson, we will show you how you can speak more and more precisely from your Felt Sense. In doing so, you will discover important details by redefining key terms, becoming aware of paradoxes or clarifying the richness of your lived experience.
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Zoom
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Would you benefit from a dedicated space to renew and reflect?

As we enter the time of loving others, may we have dedicated space to connect to deep self-connection and love for ourselves. We invite you to join us in tuning inward, away from distractions, and re-engaging with your inner self more profoundly. We will explore clearing a space, background feelings, and how we might bring this awareness in this upcoming season.

Open to all healing professionals and anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding and application of Clearing a Space.
Zoom
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Charlotte Howorth, LCSW
One hour Q & A meeting with Charlotte Howorth. Charlotte will take you through the contents and format of her one-year course leaving time for your questions.
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Creating Space for Lasting Change, Part 2, Expand your relational skills
PART 2 is about deepening into the Focusing and Listening process by looking more at the role of the Companion. A companion to ourselves as well as others. I introduce neuroscience here. We develop further our personal concept of creating an inner space that welcomes it all and adapting that space as we follow our process. Requires some previous partnership experience.

Class meets six times on Sundays 2 - 4 pm EST beginning February 25.
Online via Zoom
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Katarzyna Fiorita Gosia Bochinska
W wielkiej rodzinie focusingowej szukamy spotkania słowiańskich dusz …nie przejmując się geografią ani kilometrami, które nas dzielą … Tak jak zawsze to spotkanie  oczu i serc…w poszukiwaniu tego co chce się wyłonić, urodzić czy rozplątać…z chęcią znalezienia słów i sposobów wyrażenia „tego wszystkiego” co jeszcze niewypowiedziane, a tak żywo obecne .
online
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Cafecitos logo The International Focusing Institute Marta Fabregat Florentina Sassoli
Esta serie brinda un espacio para conectar miembros hispanohablantes del Instituto Internacional de Focusing (TIFI). Es un espacio para aprender y expandir el conocimiento sobre Focusing y temas relacionados. El concepto de "Cafecitos" viene de la idea de estar en la casa de un amigo/a y conversar tomándose un café.
Online
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Naty Calviño. Certifying  Coordinator. Focusing Oriented Therapist.  Yogatherapist
This Program is designed specifically for therapists and counselors who want to enrich and take their work with clients a step further with Focusing and get their FOT Certification from TIFI. Other people who work with clients in different ways and want to enhance their work are also welcome to attend. (Even though they would not apply for the Certification)
It is an ongoing course of 1 1/2 hours every other week, on Tuesdays, that  can be taken independently or as part of the whole Certification Program.
Online
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Children & Focusing logo The International Focusing Institute Joke Van Hoeck Laura Bavalics
In this Roundtable, Joke Van Hoeck and Laura Bavalics will explore the many ways to support children to connect with their inner self-experience.

Free for Members. Registration closes the Friday before (Feb 23) at 9:00am.
Online
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Navigate the World Within, Creating Space for Lasting Change Part 1
This online entry level Focusing skills class prepares you to begin a Focusing partnership. Utilizing Inner Relationship Focusing, Spatial Awareness and Neuroscience based exercises spread out over a few months, this is 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. This class meets Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm ET New York time or your equivalent.
Online via Zoom
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International Highlights logo TIFI events logo Cristiana Martins João Paulo Souza
Felt Narratives of Racial Trauma: A Deep Dive into Roots of the Past, Impact on the Present, Toward an Experientially Free Future

This exploration aims to delve into the impacts and consequences that resonate within each individual, highlighting how patterns are unwittingly replicated. Eugene Gendlin's Focusing technique becomes a valuable tool, enabling a deeper connection with internal experiences, fostering a conscious and transformative understanding.

NARRATIVAS SENTIDAS DO TRAUMA RACIAL: UM MERGULHO PROFUNDO NAS RAÍZES DO PASSADO, O IMPACTO NO PRESENTE, RUMO A UM FUTURO DE LIBERDADE EXPERIENCIAL

Essa exploração busca mergulhar nos impactos e consequências que ressoam em cada indivíduo, destacando como padrões são reproduzidos sem perceber. A focalização de Eugene Gendlin torna-se uma ferramenta valiosa, permitindo uma conexão mais profunda com as experiências internas, promovendo uma compreensão consciente e transformadora.
Online (Class will also be recorded) / Online (a aula também será gravada)
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Do you dread speaking in public? Not just giving talks, but even speaking up in meetings, or at networking events?

Or maybe you enjoy it, but still get very nervous?

Perhaps a part of you wants to speak up more.

But another part is terrified, and yet another is annoyed that you feel like this.

There are almost too many parts to keep track of, and each speaking occasion brings the same old smorgasbord of misery.

Wouldn't it be nice to work with your parts in a way that brings change? And wouldn't it be nice to learn some speaking skills to help you become more articulate and focused?

This course can help you with both.
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Annette Dubreuil
Learn Gendlin's classic 6 steps of Focusing in this interactive 2-hour workshop. There will be a Focusing demonstration. 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):
-Monday, March 4th, 9-11 am Eastern
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Online via Zoom
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Develop a new relationship with yourself using Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin’s IRF approach in this 10 week course.
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tinted gold Headshot of a woman with brown hair wearing a business jacket logo of hand drawn circles and the text focusing with laura in blue beside it
You are invited to become a part of our group as we learn the Inner Relationship Focusing process. In this live virtual nine-week course, you will acquire the skills necessary for cultivating radical lasting life change.

At our core, we are dedicated to cultivating close-knit classroom settings that prioritize immersive, experiential education. Say goodbye to silently staring at screens! We'll methodically practice the art of Focusing together. Our curriculum includes informative lectures, illustrative demonstrations, interactive Q&As, thought-provoking activities, and collaborative partner exercises.
Online
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Reading Freshly The International Focusing Institute Events
Reading Freshly
This 6th session starts at Chapter 5, The Six Focusing Movements and What They Mean
Newcomers welcome each month!
An opportunity to read Gendlin’s seminal book Focusing with others
A Free Event for Members
Live (no recording)
Once a month on Tuesday - 6th session March 5, 2024
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Annette Dubreuil circle of chairs picture
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 include Find a Focusing Partner events beforehand:

-Wednesday, March 6th, 12:30-2 pm Eastern

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Online via Zoom
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This is a series of workshops, running once a month, with virtually open intake. Only the Introduction, "The Art of Focusing" (or equivalent) must be taken as a pre-req, the remaining modules are totally flexible. Students who complete 16 specific modules, along with additional practice and supervision criteria, may become certified as a Focusing Oriented Therapist. Program completion takes about 17 -20 months.
TIFI Events logo Yehudit First
Social Oriented Focusing (SOF) teaches us to untie the KNOTS and NOTS that interfere with relating to others, enabling us to overcome blocks, fears, and automatic behaviors.
 
In this workshop, Yehudit will teach one of the basic tools of SOF: From shades of aloneness to shades of togetherness. We will sense how situations affect us and our openness, creating knots and nots in our relationships. Together, we will experience and explore the different internal positions and shifts that can take us from feeling alone to really feeling together, while sensing the freedom to be our authentic selves. 
 
There will be a presentation, guided experiences, and time for sharing and questions. All are welcome to attend. Some familiarity with Focusing will be helpful but is not required.

Live attendance is recommended. All registrants (whether or not you attend live) will receive an email to view the recording after the workshop. The recording will be available for one month after the workshop concludes. Breakout rooms are not recorded.
Online (Class will also be recorded)
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Mesa Redondas Serge Prengel Salvador Moreno Lopez Florentina Sassoli
Esta conversación en línea gratuita es parte de la serie Focusing Roundtable especialmente para miembros de TIFI.
Online
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Joan Lavender Psy.D. Welcome to our Lives as Therapists
This is a learning community based on the ideas of Eugene Gendlin. Focusing will be the process that builds our community and deepens member's awareness of where they might be "stuck" in the process of working with their clients. Focusing is an embodied approach; it can also serve as a bridge to related ways of working such as relational psychotherapy.
Online
Full of lightness open up! Dynamic Expressive Focusing
Guiding the group and your experience is built from ou experiences in working with groups. 4 key elements are important;
1. Concrete experience (doing/ having an experience)
2. Reflective observation, (reviewing/ reflecting on the experience)
3. Active experimentation (planning, trying out what you have learned)
4. Abstract conceptualization (concluding, learning from the experience)

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Introduction to Focusing 4-week course
Focusing is a transformative process that stems from the philosophy of Eugene Gendlin. Gendlin believed that everything in life is constantly evolving and in motion, including ourselves. This understanding forms the foundation of focusing, which serves as a means of healing and personal growth. Focusing is a skill that anyone can acquire, allowing them to change their relationship with their inner experiences. By engaging in focusing, individuals learn to be present with themselves in a new and profound way. They come to realize that their experiences, no matter how challenging, do not define them. Rather, these experiences are merely sensations and emotions that can be acknowledged and embraced. Through focusing, individuals gain access to a deep sense of self-love and trust, cultivating a quiet confidence that permeates their lives.

Join Marie as she takes you on a journey towards discovering what your body knows.
Online- Zoom
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Harriet & René: Being Seriously Playful! Children Focusing working with symbols
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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highlights logo TIFI events logo Bill Gayner
In this webinar, we will explore how to integrate Focusing and deeply related transformative emotion-focused processes into meditation and into sharing meditation experience together. The webinar will include a talk with slides, silent meditation and journaling, the opportunity for a couple of people to share their meditation experience, and questions and answers.

Some familiarity with Focusing may be helpful but no prior experience with Focusing is required. All are welcome to attend and participate.
Online (Class will also be recorded)
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Barbara Dickinson Sandy Jahmi Burg
In the style of Gene Gendlin's FREE Changes Meetings in the earliest days of Focusing (continuing to this day!), LearnFocusing.org is delighted to offer a Monthly Exploring Interaction Changes Meeting -- Improving Relationships with Self and Others.

Beginning on March 17, 2024, these monthly meetings will be held on third Sundays at both 11am ET and 7pm ET New York time, entirely online, using Zoom technology, for 90 minutes each meeting.

Facilitated by Barbara Dickinson, Certified teacher of Interactive Focusing and Certified Focusing Professional (TIFI), participants will have the opportunity to experience Demonstrations of Interactive Focusing (for beginners), as well as partner with more experienced Interactive Focusers (intermediate to advanced).
Online with Zoom
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Ombre et lumiere Alexandre Jacquelin - CFP & Focusing trainer
Venez puiser dans les ressources d’une médecine de l’âme ancestrale qu’est le chamanisme, associée à l’écoute en pleine conscience du ressenti corporel offerte par le Focusing, et cheminez de l’ombre à la Lumière.
France Payzac (24270)
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If you want to learn and experience an embodied, experiential focusing approach to working with dreams and nightmares, this course is for you. Although it is aimed at clinicians and focusing professionals, it is open to all with an interest in guiding deep dives into dreams.
Via Zoom. Link sent upon registration
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Beatrice Blake, TAE mentor TAE Proficiency Award Eligible
Thinking at the Edge grounds your ideas in your lived experience.
Is there something that you’d like to do or write about but you lack the confidence to begin? TAE helps you sense into the “more” behind your ideas so that you can write and act from what you know.

Do you long to contribute to the world from the richness of the insights life has given you? With TAE, you delve into your own experience so that your new direction follows from of all you have lived.

Maybe you need clarity and next steps about a persistent problem or a complex issue. Thinking at the Edge helps you find the unique gifts within the challenges you face.
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Smartview Stories, Learning the language of Focusing based on Neuroscience Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a free monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.

Online via Zoom
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Facilitated by Haik Petrossian
Introductory weekend seminar as prerequisite to join a two- year training in 2024 with certification afterwards as Focusing Trainer, Focusing Professional or Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy due to the professional background and regulations.
Hamburg-Blankenese, Germany
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Headshot of a woman with a business jacket and it's tinted gold Image with blue circles as a logo and the words Focusing With Laura
You are invited to continue learning and unpacking the depths of the Inner Relationship Focusing process. This live virtual nine-week course, gives you the necessary time and space to integrate and apply your skills and knowledge gained in Foundations Training Part 1 (Levels 1 & 2).
Save 10% if you successfully completed our Part 1 Course.
Online
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TIFI Events logo Rob Parker
22 weekly meetings on Mondays
Audio recordings available after each live meeting

Rob Parker will lead the group in weekly meetings reading the book together and pausing for questions and discussion. This offering covers approximately one third of the book, and the next segment will continue in October 2024. We estimate completing the book in three segments finishing up in Fall 2025.

Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning takes us on a profound exploration to the edge of awareness where our symboled world (attention, meaning, and language) arises from experiencing, where we discover ourselves and the world as a single creative experiencing, without the mind-body, subject-object dualisms that have characterized Western thinking. This changes how we experience ourselves and the world, and has important practical implications, not only for philosophy and the social sciences but for science and technology generally.

Rob Parker studied philosophy with Gene Gendlin for several hours a week from 2003 until Gene's passing in 2017. Rob has been leading Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning (ECM) reading groups for many years and we are delighted that Rob has now teamed up with the Institute to offer this.

Focusing experience is recommended but not required.
Philosophy experience is not required.
Online (Class will also be audio recorded)
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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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tinted gold Headshot of a woman with brown hair wearing a business jacket logo of hand drawn circles and the text focusing with laura in blue beside it
You are invited to become a part of our group as we learn the Inner Relationship Focusing process. In this live virtual four Saturday course, you will acquire the skills necessary for cultivating radical lasting life change.

At our core, we are dedicated to cultivating close-knit classroom settings that prioritize immersive, experiential education. Say goodbye to silently staring at screens! We'll methodically practice the art of Focusing together. Our curriculum includes informative lectures, illustrative demonstrations, interactive Q&As, thought-provoking activities, and collaborative partner exercises.
Online
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reves Alexandre
Les rêves fascinent depuis la nuit des temps, ils sont mystérieux, messagers, et parfois nous laissent une sensation étrange au réveil. Dans une vidéo en ligne intitulée Dream open doors to focusing (les rêves ouvrent les portes du focusing), Gendlin dit qu’une manière d’apprendre le focusing consiste de partir des rêves, car chaque rêve vous donne un ou plusieurs sentiment bizarres”.
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Smartview Conversations, Living a Focusing Way of Life Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.
Online via Zoom
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Annette Dubreuil leadership
An embodied leader is self-aware, informed by their body’s wisdom, and able to show up in ways that reflect their values and commitments, even under pressure. They also create team spaces that foster safety and creativtiy.

During this 10 week course, you'll use Focusing to unpack where you get in the way of the psychological safety for your team and/or relationships. And where you can build it up.

Whether you're a team leader or a team member, you can learn to lead in an embodied way in your relationships. And this will unleash creativity in your interactions.
Online via Zoom
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TAE Academy The International Focusing Institute Events
The 2024 TAE Academy took place in January. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE RECORDINGS which remain available through April 30, 2024.

This online Academy will allow you to both take a deep dive into TAE, and also to get a broad experience of outstanding teachers from all over the world.

TAE is a practice developed by Gene Gendlin and Mary Hendricks-Gendlin. It is related to Focusing but has a different emphasis. Both are grounded in the “felt sense,” that murky sense of something you know which is not yet in words. With TAE, we intentionally and systematically build upon that not-yet-articulated place to allow for something new to be brought into the world.

The Main Classes are intended as live experiences, so please block out the time for those in your schedule.
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Listen to your body Marie Connors
Focusing is a powerful method of self-discovery that places great significance on our own personal experiences. By tuning into our bodily sensations, we can gain valuable insights and guidance. Marie, will guide us through the process of Focusing and help us uncover the wisdom that our bodies already possess. Through this practice, we can better understand and navigate through situations that may leave us feeling confused or uncertain. By tapping into our inner resources, we can unlock a wealth of knowledge and clarity that resides within us.

Focusing is a process of allowing our bodies to show us the way to deeper self-knowledge and healing. It is a doorway to your true self. Our bodies have their own consciousness, aliveness, and intelligence. They carry wisdom and knowledge about what is happening in our lives, about where we are stuck or holding ourselves back, about what we need to heal from our past hurts and what are the right next steps to bring us more vitality and fulfillment in our lives. Focusing shows you how to form a trusting relationship with your body, to begin to turn towards your body as a place of goodness and intelligence and slow down enough to notice how you are on the inside. You learn to have a conversation with your body and listen to what it wants you to know. When you let your body speak to you, you are allowing yourself to open to the depth and truth of your whole self. It can feel like something held tight has come unstuck, providing more space and aliveness and sometimes a new sense of direction and fresh energy can emerge.

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as a first step for health and healing professionals in bringing Focusing to their clinical practice.
Online- Zoom
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Annette Dubreuil Woman sitting on a bench looking at the sunrise
In this 8-week group, you will use Focusing to transform a significant issue in your life, in part by deepening your access to Self through the 8Cs of Self-Leadership. 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.

Your issue can be working towards a personal or professional goal. However, the course is designed in such a way that you can also bring a different topic each week to your Focusing, and concentrate on building your 8Cs which help you live as your Self more often.
Online via Zoom
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Jinevra Howard
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.
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Annette Dubreuil A pupa, a chrysalis stage in the butterfly and the metaphor used for the safe space for transformation that Focusing creates
A pupa is the safe place for transformation... in nature this is the cocoon or chrysalis. In Focusing, this is the safety of our Focusing attitude and listening partnerships. The use of felt sense body cards catalyze the process by capturing details and helping us notice our patterns and further explicate our process.

The base of the PUPA Focusing Certification Program consists of five courses that cover a journey using the PUPA process. They are designed to not only learn and teach Focusing, but also to get to know and transform yourself, while creating change in the world— by bringing more Focusing into the world.

The five core courses make a PUPA journey: learning Focusing (Pause), learning about who you are (Understanding), learning who you want to be and what you want to bring into the world using Thinking At the Edge (TAE, Gendlin’s second practice) (Permutation), transforming a large block using the 8Cs of self-leadership (Preparation), and finally a course on taking action with embodied leadership (Action).

The additional training requirements provide the skills to teach Focusing and/or guide someone professionally.
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Zoom
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Cercle de parole Alexandre Jacquelin - CFP & Focusing trainer
Qu'il s'agisse de vous écouter ou d'écouter les autres, dans un cadre privé ou professionnel, ce stage vous offre la possibilité de nourrir votre qualité de présence et d'interaction par la "Focusing attitude". Il se propose à toute personne qui aspire à nourrir une qualité de relation à soi-même et aux autres, qui soit source d’écoute, de compréhension empathique et respectivement d’émergence de soi. 
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Headshot of a woman with a business jacket and it's tinted gold Image with blue circles as a logo and the words Focusing With Laura
You are invited to continue learning and unpacking the depths of the Inner Relationship Focusing process. This live virtual nine-week course, gives you the necessary time and space to integrate and apply your skills and knowledge gained in Foundations Training Part 1 (Levels 1 & 2).
Online
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Creating Space for Lasting Change, Part 2, Expand your relational skills
PART 2 is about deepening into the Focusing and Listening process by looking more at the role of the Companion. A companion to ourselves as well as others. I introduce neuroscience here. We develop further our personal concept of creating an inner space that welcomes it all and adapting that space as we follow our process. Requires some previous partnership experience.

Class meets six times on Tuesdays 7-9pm EST beginning May 14.
Online via Zoom
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Bassano del Grappa
4 day workshop using Lee's theory/method on how to change something you have tried to change . . . without success. 3 focusing exchanges daily each with a lead in preparation. Dynamic Journaling. The Workshop is a strong beginning to a project to change your unchangeable. This workshop starts the journey and outlines major stages of the journey to come.
Villa Angaran San Giuseppe in Bassano del Grappa, Italy a charming center for Social Good at the foot of the southern Alps
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An in-person, co-created weekend of exploring Focusing as we nurture community
located at Dumas Bay Center on Dash Point, Federal Way Washington. Surrounded by 12 acres of natural beauty, the center is situated on a bluff that overlooks the Puget Sound.
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Guiding Skills to Go Deeper, Creating Space for Lasting Change Part 3
Join us for an online advanced Focusing class that helps you understand where you are within a process and then, to sense what is needed from you for this situation now. Utilizing Inner Relationship Focusing, Spatial Awareness and Neuroscience concepts, we learn to guide ourselves and others in ways that invite relational trust, lasting change and life forward flow. Valuable practices for healing professionals, teachers, etc. Discount for those repeating.
Meets for six times Sunday afternoons from 2 - 4 pm EDT.
Prerequisite: Level or Part 2 Focusing training
Online via Zoom
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Smartview Conversations, Living a Focusing Way of Life Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.
Online via Zoom
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Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin
Treasure Maps is a 6-day residential retreat, an intensive workshop for people with Focusing experience who want to apply our Untangling® method to life’s most hard-to-change issues.

We’ve been teaching Treasure Maps in 15 countries over the past 25 years, helping thousands of people learn our method, getting responses like this one from Paul Fitzgerald: "The Treasure Maps experience was like a dissolving of an old way of seeing life and having new eyes to engage life with more freedom. I'd highly encourage anyone interested in deepening their Focusing to take this course."

We believe that transformation occurs most readily in an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, openness, warmth, playfulness, and support. Our mission is to enable you to live from your vibrant, strong, authentic self so you can bring your gifts and your passion into the world. We teach in English and people attend from many countries.
Plön, Germany
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Alex Maunder Jennie St Clair Umbrian Landscape Mt Subasio
A one week residential workshop in Assisi, the spiritual heart of Italy. (You can count the hours as part of your training with me, to be a Focusing Trainer with the TFI). This course is for couples, or singles.
In many relationships there may be a lot of compatibility and attraction but there are certain topics that just become taboo. They are simply too difficult to talk about because of the accumulated emotions and memories. Couples become emotionally reactive and cannot discuss reasonably, because they are fixing blame and inwardly nurturing resentment.
And yet, it is precisely by exploring these issues, using Focusing skills and having the courage to be authentic and vulnerable that fertile areas for love and intimacy are opened up. If couples can develop the courage to communicate with “Radical Authenticity” - exploring with curiosity, openness and compassion, something magical can start to happen. By being authentic and using Focusing tools to stay in an energetic connection something unexpected and perfect happens. A new insight comes that allows the Focuser to pause, to stop blaming self or others and then to take self-responsibility for the little bit that he/she is responsible for. This is the doorway into real growth and change that will transform the relationship.

Residential in the Catholic retreat centre of Porziano, Assisi, Italy.
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Amona & Uta Buechler
Zu diesem Retreat laden wir dich ein, wenn du nach sanften, aber tiefgreifend transformierenden Wegen suchst, in dir selbst anzukommen… wenn du dich danach sehnst, entspannter und lebendiger im gegenwärtigen Moment zu leben…
wenn du neugierig darauf bist, dich dem Abenteuer des Nichtwissens zu öffnen und dein Vertrauen ins Leben zu vertiefen.

5-Tages-Retreat, 18. bis 23. Juni 2024

Deutschland, Siebengebirge (nahe Bonn)
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Smartview Conversations, Living a Focusing Way of Life Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.
Online via Zoom
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Christine Groscarret & Bernadette Lamboy ; coordinatrices FRANCE Les Jardins Intérieurs
Un lieu pour se ressourcer et pratiquer le focusing en profitant chaque jour de nouveaux ateliers animés par des thérapeutes certifiés.
Danse, groupes de paroles, conférences, intégration de pratiques avec le focusing...
Le séminaire d'été de focusing est ouvert à tous, débutants ou confirmés.

un parcours d'initiation structuré sur l'équivalent de 5 jours entiers, qui permet de découvrir les bases du focusing et de l'approche centrée sur la personne
des ateliers thématiques en résonance avec le sujet du séminaire pour les nouveaux comme pour les personnes ayant déjà eu une initiation, les étudiants de l'IFEF et les praticiens en exercice
des moments de rencontre et d'échanges, de partages de pratiques
Avec la présence des formateurs de l'IFEF et de nombreux praticiens Focusing !

Et bien sûr sans oublier les folies....
En résidentiel en Ardèche (France)
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Smartview Conversations, Living a Focusing Way of Life Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.
Online via Zoom
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happy to meet you our space expressive inner child work
Invite yourself to come to an intensive 5 day Focusing training in July 2024 about “A unique possibility to experience ‘Dynamic Focusing”! It will be from wednesday 17th (18 pm) till the Monday the 22nd (13 pm) in Friesland. Several topics are essential and will be covered: Listening in three directions; The Emerging Body language Unconditional authentic empathy, Creating space, Safety and boundaries, Contact/ Contract; Selfcare; Working with symbolisations/ expression and of course (pre-verbal) inner child work. More information: look at https://www.childrenfocusing.org/being-seriously-playful-symposium/
The venue is “De Bron” a retreat and conference centre ;There are plenty of opportunities in the local area for canoeing, walking, biking and sight seeing.
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Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin
Treasure Maps is a 6-day residential retreat, an intensive workshop for people with Focusing experience who want to apply our Untangling® method to life’s most hard-to-change issues.

We’ve been teaching Treasure Maps in 15 countries over the past 25 years, helping thousands of people learn our method, getting responses like this one from Paul Fitzgerald: "The Treasure Maps experience was like a dissolving of an old way of seeing life and having new eyes to engage life with more freedom. I'd highly encourage anyone interested in deepening their Focusing to take this course."

We believe that transformation occurs most readily in an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, openness, warmth, playfulness, and support. Our mission is to enable you to live from your vibrant, strong, authentic self so you can bring your gifts and your passion into the world. We teach in English and people attend from many countries.
Loveland, Colorado
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Marie Connors Focusing Foundations Training Level 3 &4
Focusing offers a rich potential for change. It opens a doorway to a space where it is possible to transform your life in a way that feels right for you. Focusing is a practice everyone can learn without undertaking years of professional development or going to see a therapist. With a little training, you can learn to access the space beyond your thoughts to find the "more" that is happening in any situation. When we are in contact with our direct experience of the “more”, small steps of change begin to emerge, and this can lead us on to fresh life-giving directions. The wonderful thing is that when you learn focusing you can use it whenever you need it for the rest of your life.

Foundations in Focusing Level 1 & 2 is a prerequisite to this course.
Online- Zoom
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Focusing Netzwerk Humnboldthaus auf dem Achberg
Die Focusing Wochen auf dem Achberg sind seit über drei Jahrzehnten ein alljährlicher Treffpunkt für Focusing-Interessierte aus Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich. Die Wochen beginnen mit einem Auftaktseminar, das in diesem Jahr von Teresa Dawson zu "Umweltzentriertes Erleben" gestaltet wird. Es schließen sich Tage mit mehreren parallel laufenden Focusing-Kursen und Themenseminaren an.
Humboldthaus auf dem Achberg
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Beatrice Blake, TAE Mentor TAE Prociency Award eligible
Is there something that you’d like to do or write about but you lack the confidence to begin? TAE helps you sense into the “more” behind your ideas so that you can write and act from what you know.

Do you long to contribute to the world from the richness of the insights life has given you? With TAE, you delve into your own experience so that your new direction follows from of all you have lived.

Maybe you need clarity and next steps about a persistent problem or a complex issue. Thinking at the Edge helps you find the unique gifts within the challenges you face.
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Empowered to Trust, Creating Space for Lasting Change, Part 4
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. We begin and end remembering that always that which has learned Focusing is Partiality, not Presence. 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 Sundays, 2 – 4 pm New York time.
Online via Zoom
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DNA of change Serge Prengel
This course trains you to deepen and integrate your conceptual and experiential understanding of the process of change at several levels. One level is to integrate what happens clinically with clients and what it brings up for you personally. Our exploration straddles personal process and supervision, based on the idea that what we encounter with our clients is a rich source of personal and professional growth. Another level is integrating this deeply personal process with conceptual learning about Focusing as the DNA of Change.
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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, live, online advanced Focusing course to help you gain more confidence as a Focusing partner and work with key issues like action blocks, decisions, longing, and more.

Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell, author of The Power of Focusing

Includes live meetings on Zoom, readings, discussions, group exercises, and partnership practices.
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Guiding Skills to Go Deeper, Creating Space for Lasting Change Part 3
Join us for an online advanced Focusing class that helps you understand where you are within a process and then, to sense what is needed from you for this situation now. Utilizing Inner Relationship Focusing, Spatial Awareness and Neuroscience concepts, we learn to guide ourselves and others in ways that invite relational trust, lasting change and life forward flow. Valuable practices for healing professionals, teachers, etc. Discount for those repeating.
Meets for six times Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9 pm EDT.
Prerequisite: Level or Part 2 Focusing training
Online via Zoom
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Smartview Conversations, Living a Focusing Way of Life Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.
Online via Zoom
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Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Navigate the World Within, Creating Space for Lasting Change Part 1
This online entry level Focusing skills class prepares you to begin a Focusing partnership. Utilizing Inner Relationship Focusing, Spatial Awareness and Neuroscience based exercises spread out over a few months, this is 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. This class meets Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm ET New York time or your equivalent.
Online via Zoom
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Weeklong - The International Focusing Institute
SAVE THE DATE - Weeklong for Advanced Focusers 2024
Hybrid - Online or Online with in-person at Mercy by the Sea in Connecticut, US
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FOT
*********Online real-time classes + 4 days face-to-face workshops, conducted in English. Limited to 12 participants (for maximum personal attention)*********

Training is over a two year period and will include instructional time, supervision, required reading and videos, Focusing partnerships, experiential exercises and practice sessions


Taught by Professor Akira Ikemi (conducted entirely in English).

Training location : 40 sessions (2.5 hours each) via Zoom; 4 days In-person meetings to meet Prof. Akira in Hong Kong on

2025 January 11th and 12th (Saturday & Sunday): Two Full-day workshops
2026 January 10th and 11th (Saturday & Sunday): Two Full-day workshops
Hybrid (Zoom, Twice a month and In-person, Yearly in Hong Kong)
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Smartview Conversations, Living a Focusing Way of Life Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.
Online via Zoom
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The International Focusing Institute
SAVE THE DATE - "Less is More" - Children & Focusing Online Conference 2024
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Smartview Conversations, Living a Focusing Way of Life Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
Smartview Conversations is a monthly online gathering to explore application of our Focusing skills to daily life and interactions.

We will model how to create a safe, playful environment that facilitates neural plasticity. These webinars are FREE to attend. Both experienced Focusers and people new to Focusing are welcome. We hope educators using our Smartview Stories Facilitator Guide join us here. These webinars emphasize Gendlin's action step; how is it we bring Focusing concepts into our daily living.
Online via Zoom
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Evelyn Fendler-Lee TAE Proficiency Award eligible
Thinking at the Edge (TAE) is a method for getting in touch with our felt meanings and articulating them with fresh and precise language.
You will learn TAE steps 1-12 while working on a project of your choice. The 3-person format accommodates different learning styles by placing participants in various roles and allows for adapting the teaching content and pace to individual needs during the exploration process.
Courses are starting in February.
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