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Upcoming Courses, and Ongoing Groups and Services

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, New York, USA
Sandy Jahmi Burg 2019 Ongoing Community Support
Looking for community support as you explore and grow your own unique way of bringing Focusing into the world? This space is open to new people that are already certified or already actively bringing Focusing into the world.

Our goal is for this to be a touchstone community for your journey toward holding space for change whether you are here as part of your certification path with TIFI or crossing these skills with something else you are already doing like coaching, therapy, body or energy work, etc.

We’ll meet 20 times a year, twice a month from September through June. Our schedule is primarily first Sunday mornings 11am - 12:30pm ET and third Monday evenings 7:30-9pm ET New York time of each month. We record all meetings if both times are not convenient

Online via Zoom
Topic: Intermediate/Advanced, Certification
- Eastern Time, New York, USA
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
Topic: Intermediate/Advanced
- Eastern Time
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
Would you like to bring Focusing more fully into your personal and professional life? It is an honour to offer our Life Unfolding Forward - Advanced Course again! This advanced course builds on the Focusing Foundations Training Parts 1 and 2. It's an opportunity to slow down and deepen your learning. There is time and space for practice and bodily-felt integration. Experience its benefits as you incorporate Focusing more into your life.

Topic: Intermediate/Advanced
- Eastern Time
Annette Dubreuil leadership
In this ten-week Focusing course, we learn to use self-regulation and co-regulation to affect the interactions in our relationships. You can explore any relationships, including those that include power (leaders and employees, teacher and students, parent(s) and children).

The goal is to use emotional regulation to create safe and connected relationships that allow for creativity and action to flow.

Next courses:
-Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm Eastern, September 10-November 26, 2024 (break weeks October 15 and 22)
-Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm Eastern, May 1-July 3, 2025

Online via Zoom
Topic: Beginners-Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, FOT
- Eastern Time
Welcome to Our Lives as Therapists
Dates: 9/10/24 to 11/5/24 9 Sessions.
Time: Alternate Tuesdays 2:15 to 3:30 on ZOOM
Fee: $65 /session for newcomers
We strive to offer our patients an ongoing relationship of safety, depth and understanding through the original embodiment process called Experiential Focusing. Why not create this for ourselves too?
- US Eastern Time (New York)
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.
Topic: FOT
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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.
Topic: Intermediate/Advanced
- Pacific
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.

Topic: Intermediate/Advanced
- Eastern Time
Annette Dubreuil Focusing for beginners - image of two butterflies
In this eight-week Focusing course, we learn the practice, including being a listener. We slowly learn each of the 6 steps of Focusing, adding a new one every week or two. We also gradually learn new listening skills. Each class consists of a centering, a small experiential exercise, a demonstration and breakout room practice in groups of twos or threes.

Dates for the next groups:
-Tuesdays, September 17-November 19, 6:30-8:30 pm Eastern (break weeks October 15th and 22nd)
-Tuesdays, February 11-April 8, 6:30-8:30 pm Eastern (break week March 11th).

Topic: Introductory, Beginners-Intermediate
- Eastern Time, New York, USA
Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change, Year 1 Sandy Jahmi Burg, 2019
This series is designed to encourage us to live Gendlin's concept of "crossing" in a supportive community setting. 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.

This Learning Community is a year-long program meeting twenty times every other week for 1.5 hours. This course/community is a lovely supportive space to continue learning with other advanced Focusers or to pursue certification at your own pace as a Focusing Professional or Trainer with TIFI.

Online via Zoom
Topic: Certification
- France Paris
Ecoute Focusing Alexandre Jacquelin Sonia Zuccato
Un parcours en ligne de 3 mois accessible à toutes et tous pour s’imprégner des fondements du Focusing, en étant à la fois écouté et écoutant. C’est un voyage à l’écoute de soi et de l’autre.
- 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, twice in the same day for different time zones. The times are 11:30am - 12:30pm ET New York time and 7:30 - 8:30pm ET New York time.

Online via Zoom
- UK Time
This is an introductory course for coaches and other helping professionals. During the course you’ll experience your very own felt sense. That warm often fuzzy feeling that’s quite hard to describe, yet often holds useful information for you. You will explore the felt sense through focusing and other related practices. These methods help you explore your own aliveness and body's wisdom in a new way. They also bring you more presence and help deepen your work with clients.
Course highlights include
Access your felt sense and learn to follow it with focusing
Learn basic polyvagal toning exercises d for nervous system regulation
Experience Circling and learn to use the relational field to support your clients
Practice with fellow students between
- Pacific Daylight Time
A picture of Dr. Leslie Ellis - smiling, wearing a bright blue shirt.
Are you interested in working with dreams in an embodied, focusing-oriented way? This well-loved program offers an experiential approach to learning how to guide others into deepening dream experiencing in ways that are safe, therapeutic and at times, profound. Ten live class sessions, practice partnerships, plus a wealth of online and written materials support your learning.

Via Zoom. Link sent upon registration
- Eastern Time, New York, USA
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 course can be your first step toward professional certification. We will meet Weds 7 - 9 pm ET New York time.

Online via Zoom
Topic: Beginners-Intermediate
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Curso de 12 horas en vivo en el Monasterio San Benito de Montserrat, España, patrocinado por Escuela de Focusing Montserrat.

Monasterio de San Benito, Montserrat
Topic: Intermediate/Advanced
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Weeklong - The International Focusing Institute Beatrice Blake Cecilia Burgos Rene Veugelers
Weeklong for Advanced Focusers 2024
Weeklong para focalizadores avanzados
October 6 - 11, 2024
6 al 11 de octubre de 2024

Online and with an in-person option in Madison, CT

Hybrid - Online or Online with in-person at Mercy by the Sea in Connecticut, US
Topic: Intermediate/Advanced, The Focusing Institute (TIFI) Events
- Pacific
Jinevra Howard Ann Weiser Cornell
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 Jinevra Howard and Ann Weiser Cornell (author of The Power of Focusing).

Includes videos, demos, readings, discussion, group exercises, and individual sessions.

Topic: Beginners-Intermediate