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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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- Eastern Time
1 Day Summit in Healing Developmental Trauma
This is a 1 day Free Event with Several Speakers. Maureen Gallagher, PhD, SEP will be speaking about Healing Developmental Trauma with Inner Relationship Focusing from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm Eastern Time.
Description of her talk:
Developmental trauma can result in insecure attachment to self and others. Inner Relationship Focusing is an embodied toolkit uniquely suited to addressing attachment wounds that lead to insecure attachment strategies. SIRF, combining Somatic Awareness with Inner Relationship Focusing, supports building a secure relationship with embodied partial self states, shifting internal working models of self and other from insecure to earned secure, while building regulation skills in support of embodied presence.
Ein Bild von mir (Julia Richling)
In diesem zweistündigen kostenlosen Webinar erkunden wir die 'Geheimnisse der Inneren Kritiker' und wie es uns mit Hilfe von Inner Relationship Focusing gelingen kann, sie besser kennenzulernen und ihnen den Raum und die Sicherheit zu geben, nach der sie sich sehnen.
Das Webinar wird aufgezeichnet.
Topic: Introductory, Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced
- Pacific
Ann Weiser Cornell Barbara McGavin
Has Focusing changed your life in a profound way? Do you feel called to help facilitate that kind of powerful change for other people? Join us for a free open house and find out how you can become a Certified Professional in Inner Relationship Focusing. Our next program starts in October.

In this FREE webinar, you'll get to meet and interact with many of the program teachers. Discover the different components of the program and how they integrate. Share your goals and ask your questions. Familiarize yourself with the program prerequisites, requirements, and application process. Understand how you (and your future clients) benefit from our comprehensive training program.

Online via Zoom
Topic: Intermediate/Advanced
- New York time
The International Focusing Institute Event Robert Parker
New registrants are welcome who have previously read Chapters I-VI on their own or with some group.

Chapter VII is approximately 1/3 of the book so is being offered in 6 sections of 11 sessions.

Chapter VII, Culture, Symbol, and Language, was in many ways Gendlin's favorite chapter, not only because language and symbols are central to Focusing, but because they raise so many fascinating questions.
Topic: Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, TAE/Philosophy, The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events
- Eastern Time
Annette Dubreuil Two butterflies, Focusing partnerships
In this four-week beginner Focusing course for advanced listeners (people with previous experience listening to themselves or others), we delve into each of the 6 steps, with each class including a teaching of one or two steps. Each class also includes listening skills, a small experiential exercise, a demonstration and then small group practice (typically in twos or threes).

Dates for the next groups:
-Mondays, 1-3 pm Eastern, July 8-29
-Intensive, 1-3 pm Eastern, Tuesday August 27-Friday August 30th

Topic: Introductory, Beginners-Intermediate
- GMT -3
Alejandro Juroczko Florentina Sassoli
Topic: Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Certification, FOT
- AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Image of windswept woman at beach Image of woman with pendant
Our monthly Sydney Focusing Changes Group provides an opportunity to meet and pair up with other Focusers for Focusing sessions as well as group sharing and discussion time.
Topic: Changes Groups
- Central European Standard Time
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
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En résidentiel en Ardèche (France)
- Hora del Este
Naty Calviño. Coordinadora Certificante, Terapeuta Orientada al Focusing, Counselor
Este Programa está diseñado para terapeutas y profesionales de otras áreas de ayuda que quieren enriquecer y llevar su trabajo con consultantes un paso más allá con Focusing. Aquellos que califican pueden también hacer toda la Formación para obtener su Certificación FOT de TIFI.
Es un curso continuo de 1 1/2 horas cada dos semanas, los miércoles, que puede ser tomado independientemente o como parte de todo el Programa de Certificación.

Topic: FOT
- Eastern Time (New York Time)
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. We have a centering/grounding practice to begin followed by a check in (usually in breakout rooms), followed by time for practice in groups of two or three. You can also chose to join an empathy circle if you'd like to observe or practice in a bigger group.

Our next Changes Groups are:
-Sunday, July 21, 6:30-8 pm Eastern
--Find a Focusing Partner, 5:30-6:30 pm Eastern
-Wednesday, August 7, 12:30-2pm Eastern
-Sunday, August 18th, 6:30-8 pm Eastern

Online via Zoom
Topic: Introductory, Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Changes Groups
- Eastern (New York) Time
The International Focusing Institute Event Member Benefit Mary Jennings
Reading Freshly
This 10th session starts at Part 3, Chapter 11, The Listening Manual
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 - 10th session July 2, 2024
Topic: Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Ongoing, Other, The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events
- Eastern time
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.

Topic: FOT
- France Dordogne Payzac (24270)
Alexandre Jacquelin Sonia Zuccato Ecoute Focusing
On ne se forme pas à Être, on y revient par soi-même. Ce parcours est un processus progressif, psychocorporel, dans la transformation organique et la croissance mutuelle. Le processus de la présence ne s’active pas par les biais habituels du mental, du savoir et du vouloir. Il est permis par la qualité de notre relation à notre organisme dans son ensemble et par le grandissement de la conscience de soi, qui se découvre, s’installe et grandie singulièrement au fur et à mesure. Ainsi les parcours proposent des rendez-vous pratiques hebdomadaires toute l’année. Ceci permet d’accompagner le processus progressif, d’instaurer une routine vertueuse dans votre agenda, d’entretenir et d’approfondir votre pratique.
- New York time
Gendlin Center for Research The International Focusing Institute Events
Gendlin’s approach to words and meaning invites creativity:
a conversation led by the members of the Eugene T. Gendlin Center for Research in Experiential Philosophy and Psychology.

This is a "pay what you can" event. It will be recorded (except small group breakout rooms) for later viewing if you cannot attend live.
Topic: Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, TAE/Philosophy, The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events
- Eastern Time, New York, USA
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. Our skill emphasis for 2024 is the Power of AND, how we hold our own space in relationship to others and how we hold space within us for both our right and left hemisphere's perspectives.

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 meet on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday, normally twice in the same day for different time zones. This month we are limited to meeting at 11:30am - 12:30pm ET New York time..

Online via Zoom
- Eastern (Hora Nueva York)
Cafecitos logo The International Focusing Institute Monika Lindner 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.

Topic: Introductory, Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, TAE/Philosophy, The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events
flyer Jeffrey focusing with his students
A felt sense is a bodily feel of a situation that includes the problem and the way forward. Felt sensing facilitates right and left hemisphere integration, unwinds trauma, and taps into our innate wholeness, meaning, and purpose. Learn to facilitate embodiment, presence, and the felt sensing through guided exercises, video, demos, and discussion.
Topic: FOT
- New York time
highlights logo TIFI events logo Lilach Benjaminy Coorsh
Lilach will present an overview of her 'Focusing on Respectful Parenthood' approach, some references of Gendlin's philosophy that support it, practical exercises for participants, and crystalizing carrying forward steps.

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

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Topic: Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events
- Central European Time CET
Amona & Uta Buechler Retreat Space The Location
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)
Topic: Other
- Eastern (New York) Time
The International Focusing Institute Focusing Roundtables Member Benefit Ruth Hirsch
Ruth Hirsch shares what she has learned about Conscious Aging, and offers members of TIFI an opportunity to sense into and share their own feelings and experiences about this stage of life.

Topic: Beginners-Intermediate, FOT, Intermediate/Advanced, Other, The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events