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January 2021 Newsletter

 
 
January 2021 Issue
Note from our Director
 
Dear friends,
 
We continue a tradition we began a couple of years ago to begin the year with a huge THANK YOU to all our donors and volunteers during the previous year. I am delighted that so many of you do so much to "make Focusing findable" through your support of The International Focusing Institute.
 
Thank you to our donors from 20 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
 
Many of you were motivated to give by one particular donor who offered a matching grant again this past year. We are grateful for those few "angels" who are capable of giving major financial gifts, as well as for the many whose gifts are smaller in amount, but just as large in terms of the generosity which motivates them.
 
Thank you to our amazing volunteers who come from 35 countries: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (mainland, Hong Kong & Taiwan), Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK. and the USA.
 
We have come to expect about 100 volunteers each year, but this year it was a whopping 187. It was through the spirit of giving from all these people that we've been able to offer such amazing programs at reasonable prices.
 
The pandemic has been shocking and challenging on many levels. First and foremost, are hearts are with all of you who have suffered the loss of loved ones or other personal struggles resulting from this scourge. At the same time, we are happy, proud, humbled and moved by the ways in which you have stepped up as a community.
 
During 2021, my hope for all of us, is that we find our way forward together from out of these difficult times, and that we find ourselves stronger, more resilient, and more compassionate.
 
With warmest regards,
Catherine
 
 
Thank You to Our 2020 Donors and Volunteers
 
2020 Donors
 
 
Carlos Aceituno
John Amodeo
David Battistella
Roberto Bazzani
Stefan Beyer
Beatrice Blake
Annie Boch
Susan Bogas
Susan Brooks
Sandy Burg
Kat Burgess
Marcella Calabi
Beberly Calderon
Calliope Callias
Mary Ann Callis
Cynthia Callsen
Sicong Cao
Chee Seung Chan
Lindsay Huei-Mei Chang
Wendell Childs
Barbara Chutroo
Manon Circé
Judith H Cobb
John Connolly
Cathy Cornell
Ann Weiser Cornell
Mary Rose Crowe
Ronan Culhane
Connie Cushman
Joya D'Cruz
Adam de Jong
Aaffein de Vries
Susan Deisroth
Joseph Disque
Robert Elliot
Thomas Franke
Nancy Freehafer
Nahoko Furusawa
Heidi Gaissert
Sigal Golan Ketsev
Zena Goldenberg
Diana Goldwasser
Patricia Graves
Dionis & Gordon Griffin
Silke Grigo
Katarina Halm
Donna Harkavy-Cohen
Gerrit Harnischmacher
Agaath Heijboer
Charles Herr
Naomi Horio
Charlotte Howorth
Larry Hurst
James Iberg
 
 
Judith Jacoby
Joke Janmaat
Mary Jennings
Keith Jensen
Patricia Jeys
Yanneke Jitta
Beth Joselow
Mary Keeney
Simon Kilner
Amelia King
Joan Klagsbrun &
Julian Miller
Steffani Knigge-Plica
Melanie Korpi
Yoshiko Kosaka
Evelien Kroese
Kevin Krycka
Carol LaDue
Mary Jeanne Larrabee
Nina Joy Lawrence
Katharine Lee
Duen Lee
Susan Lennox
Kathe Lewis
Sanya Loborec-Tasic
Kerby Lovallo
Vera Rolfine Fryd Lyngmo
Bernhard Mager
Annie Mahon
Frances Marbury
Philip Marshall
Hugo Martinez Montoya
Bernadette Masterson
Wendi Maurer
Wendy Maurer &
Dorcas McDonald
marie sherry McDonald
Sydney McDowell
Dorothy McKinney
Ruth McMurty-Williams
Terri Micene
Nelle Moffett
Eileen Morris
Jeffrey Morrison
Steve Moscovitch
Hanspeter Muehlethaler
Natalia Munoz
Sharon Murphy
Maggie Neary
Georgeta Niculescu
Ida-Regina Oliver
Maxine Olson
Martina Oshkinis
Mary Owen
Rob Parker
 
Cathy Pascal
Mary Ann Pelzer
Sally Pendreigh
Carole Pentony
Catherine Pichard
Brigitte Pichot
Victoria Prater
Serge Prengel
Kit Racette
Julie Ramsey
Laury Rappaport
Laura Read
Ruth Reinhard
Eugenia Resmini
Lily Revere
Boukje-Barbara Rolsma
Francois Roussel
Susan Rudnick
Viola Rusche
Sylvia Salomon
Ruth Sar-Shalom
Ruth Sar-Shalom
Andrew Schaad
Julia Schaffer
Ellen Schermerhorn
Marie Sheppard
Asako Shinomiya
Barbara Siegl
Ana Simeon
Sandra Sinicropi
Mary Slocum
Janet Smith
Elizabeth Speece
Rose Sposito
William Sterner
James Strohl
Betty Szatkowski
Hiromi Tanno
Abigail Tischler
Julie Townsend
Terry Travers-Davin
Masaru Ujihara
Tobias von Schulthess
Yimfong VOON
Marki Webber
Rosemarie Whitacre
Anna Willman
Jan Winhall
Anthony Winiski
Carolyn Worthing
Zerlina Young
Li Yuk Ching, Christina
Jessica Zormann
Rosalma Zubizarreta
 
2020 Volunteers
 
 
BOARD
Nelle Moffett
Peter Afford
Leslie Ellis
Nancy Falls
Evelyn Fendler-Lee
Hanspeter Muehlethaler
Paula Nowick
 
ILC (International Leadership Council)
Laura Bavalics
Nancy Falls
Evelyn Fendler-Lee
Ruth Hirsch
Sergio Lara
Roberto Larios
Claude Missiaen
Yongwei Xu
 
GENDLIN RESEARCH CENTER
Kevin Krycka
Leslie Ellis
Akira Ikemi
Mary Jeanne Larrabee
Joao Messias
Rob Parker
 
GENDLIN SYMPOSIUM PLANNING
Kevin Krycka
James Risser
Eric Severson
 
COMMITTEES
Membership 
Mariana Písula
Caroline Copestake
Kara Hill 
Mary Jennings 
Roberto Larios 
Christine le Coutre 
Susan Lennox 
Monika Lindner 
Nada Lou 
Wendi Maurer
Georgeta Niculescu 
François Roussel 
Anthony Winiski 
 
Nominating
Paula Nowick
Heinke Deloch
Sergio Lara
Nada Lou
Patricia Manessy
Karen Whalen
 
TAE (Thinking at the Edge) Advisory Group
Evelyn Fendler-Lee
Nada Lou
Hanspeter Muehlethaler
 
Children & Focusing Advisory Group
Laura Bavalics
Joke Van Hoeck
René Veugelers
 
Website
Renee La Roi
François Roussel
 
ONLINE CLASSES
Tech Hosting & Assisting
Henry Chen
Darryl Diptee
Vera R Fryd Lyngmo
Izzy Gifford
Mohammed Irfan
Monika Lindner
François Roussel
Matanel Weissmann
Agnes Windram
 
Online Class Teachers
Peter Afford
Taj Baker
Baruch Brenner
Amona Buechler
Lindsay Chang
Victor Chang
Evelyn Fendler-Lee
Heidi Fischbach
Glenn Fleisch
Dana Ganihar
Akira Ikemi
Sergio Lara
Roberto Larios
Nada Lou
Fiona Parr
Serge Prengel
Harbert Rice
Dan Schachter
Addie van der Kooy
Matanel Weissmann
Karen Whalen
 
ROUNDTABLES / CAFECITOS
Hosts
Susan Lennox (Organizer)
Mariana Písula (Organizer)
Peter Afford
Sue Burrell
Frances Conchie Stanley
Annette Dubreuil
Ana Laura Garcia
Peter Gill
Monica Gomez Galaz
Soti Grafanaki
Rebekah Hart
William Hernandez
Jorge Jordán
Robin Kappy
Ozlem Mavis
Grady McGonagill
Salvador Moreno
Jeffrey Morrison
Steve Moscovitch
Frank O'Neill
Matthew Power
Julie Ramsey
Heather Rogers
Susan Rudnick
Mary Anne Schleinich
David Shapiro Del Sole
Gisela Uhl
Dave Young
 
 
ORGANIZING & PRESENTING
Downunder Roundtables
Sue Burrell
Frances Conchie Stanley
Biliana Dearly
Matthew Power
Jane Quayle
Heather Rogers
David Shapiro Del Sole
 
 
Italian Multi-Part Series
Maria Teresa Belgenio
Patrizia Bonaca
Francesca Castaldi
Nicoletta Corsetti
Agostino Manni
Brigitte Moretti
Olga Pasquini
Lorenzo Salvi
 
Therapists' Circle Roundtable
Patrizia Bonaca
Agostino Manni
Steve Moscovitch
Julia Ramsey
Lorenzo Salvi
Mary Anne Schleinich
 
WEEKLONG
Facilitation Team
Edgardo Riveros
Dan Schachter
Jan Winhall
 
Collaborating Coordinators
Beatrice Blake
Kati Kimchi
Tom Larkin
Suzanne Noel
 
Translation/Buddy Team 
Beatrice Blake
Natalia Calvino
James Doga
Suzanne Noel
Mariana Pisula
Gabriela Riveros
Florentina Sassoli
 
Tech Team
Vera R. Fryd Lyngmo
Anne Grossetete
François Roussel
Agnes Windram
 
FOT CONFERENCE
Planning Committee
Susan Rudnick   
Raquel Giusepponi 
Ann Dowsett Johnston
David Nishio
Serge Prengel
Edgardo Riveros
Gabriela Riveros
Jan Winhall
 
Translation/Buddy Team
Beatrice Blake
Natalia Calviño
James Doga
Suzanne Noel
Mariana Pisula
Gabriela Riveros
Florentina Sassoli
 
Tech Team
Monika Lindner
Vera R. Fryd Lyngmo
Mariana Pisula
Agnes Windram
 
Presenters
Peter Afford 
Pam Bell 
Ann Weiser Cornell
Biliana Dearly 
Aaffien de Vries 
Ifat Eckstein 
Leslie Ellis
Glenn Fleisch 
Rachel Hendron
Akira Ikemi 
Paul Kahn
Joan Klagsbrun
Sergio Lara 
Joan Lavender
Greg Madison
Salvador Moreno 
Sofia Papoutsi
Serge Prengle 
Lynn Preston
Julie Ramsey
Laury Rappaport
Peggy Reubens 
Edgardo Riveros
F. Javier Romeo-Biedm
Susan Rudnick 
Veronica Toescu
Joke van Hoeck
Karen Whalen  
Roberto Larios
Dennis Windego
Jan Winhall
Jude Cobb
 
Editing/Video &
Data Management
Sarah Parula
Derek Maynard
Marissa Mosunich
 
FOCUS-A-THON
Liora Bar Natan
Beatrice Blake
Natalia Calviño
Henry Chen
Kimberly Dasse
Evelyn Fendler-Lee
Vera R. Fryd Lyngmo
Liat Gross
Anat Lapidot
Roberto Larios
 
FOCUS-A-THON Cont'd
Heazel Martínez
Claude Missiaen
Hanspeter Muehlethaler
Suzanne Noel
Olga Pasquini
Monica Perez Iturraspe
Mariana Pisula
Jane Quayle
François Roussel
Taeko Sakurai
Florentina Sassoli
Dan Schachter
Tobias Schulthess
Joseph Sing
Harriet Teeuw
Darek Tkaczyk
Yongwei Xu
 
NEWSLETTER
Writers & Interviewers
Tara Rene Breitenbucher
Barbara Dickinson
Leslie Ellis
Nancy Falls
Evelyn Fendler-Lee
Dawn Flynn
Joao Fonseca
Len Grossman
Ruth Hirsch
Mary Jennings
Irek Kaczmarczyk
Jocelyn Jacks Kahn
Sergio Lara
Susan Lennox
Heazel Martinez
Merilyn Mayhew
Derek Maynard
Claude Missiaen
Nelle Moffett
Susan Rudnick
Taeko Sakura
Mary Slocum
Harriet Teeuw
Rene Veugelers
Ann Weiser Cornell
Amalia Zimarino
Francois-Charles
Monica
 
Translators
Mohamed Altawil
Beatrice Blake
Joao Fonseca
Sergio Lara
Gloria Lau Pui Wah
Claude Missiaen
Mariana Pisula
Taiko Sakura
 
Interviewees
Peter Afford
Helene Brenner
Achim Grube
Ruth Hirsch
Doralee Grindler Katonah
Joao Messias
Claude Missiaen
Nelle Moffett
Ghada Radwan
Jan Winhall
Yong wei Xu
 
TIFI DOCUMENT TRANSLATORS
Joao Fonseca
HIdeki Kamimura
Salvador Moreno
Judith Naba
Emmy Parisi 
Revekka Rodopoulous
Francois Roussel
Yong wei Xu
Massimo Zarghetta
 
CONNECTION IN A TIME OF ISOLATION EVENTS
Organizers
Mary Jennings
Susan Lennox
Mariana Písula
 
Facilitators
Ghazala Ansari
Natalia Calvino
Adamde Jong
Heinke Deloch
Aaffein deVries
Ilhem Gherbi
Nigel Gibbons
Christine Groscarret
Sonika Gupta
Naomi Horio
Iselle Knishkowy
Fanny Ko
Yoshiko Kosaka
Bernadette Lamboy
TomLarkin
Steve Moscovitc
Mariana Pisula
Matthew Power
Margaret Quinn
Julie Ramsey
Ayelet Regev Kochba
Susanne Rieger
Heather Rogers
Manoj SachDeva
Sawako Sakakibara
Rosella Salari
Ginette Sánchez Gutiérrez
Florentina Sassoli
Anne Schleinich
Astrid Shillings
Viviane Silva
Joseph Sing
Roberto Tecchio
Ariane Wahl
 
 
DISCUSSION LISTS
Banu Vaughn
 
ORGANIZING GENE'S PAPERS
Barbara Dickinson
Paul Russell
Lisa Hodorovych
 
 
 
"Saying What We Mean"
Academic Symposium
on the work of Eugene T. Gendlin
 
ONLINE
 
April 8-11, 2021
co-sponsored with Seattle University (Seattle, WA, USA)
 
The Departments of Psychology and Philosophy at Seattle University, in partnership with The Gendlin Center of The International Focusing Institute, will be holding an online symposium advancing the work of Eugene Gendlin. We invite participants to explore the implications of Gendlin’s posthumous collection Saying What We Mean: Implicit Precision and the Responsive Order (2018) . This extraordinary collection, edited by Edward Casey and Donata Schoeller, brings together a series of essays demonstrating Gendlin’s creative and insightful ability to balance conversations across a wide range of voices in philosophy and psychology.  
 
We are delighted to announce the featured speakers will be
Ed Casey, Donata Schoeller, Robert Scharff, James Risser and Eric Severson. 
 
We have also had many excellent paper proposals and are currently selecting from among them. Thank you to all who sent in proposals; we will be in touch shortly.
 
Gendlin had a unique capacity for thinking “at the edge” of conceptual formulations. He was able to discover, in words and concepts, an evasive connection between idea and experience. Gendlin sought to open up phenomena by exploring ideas that can only be thought in the mode of embodied practice. Gendlin’s hope was that he might awaken an appetite in his readers, a yearning to understand how “the experiential side always exceeds the concepts.” In this regard, Gendlin invites expansive efforts to explore embodied thinking and experiencing.
 
Please email Dr. Kevin Krycka at [email protected]edu
 
TIME ZONES
We are arranging the schedule to be friendly to various time zones, so that there will be live events that are doable no matter where you live. In addition, recordings of plenaries will be made available quickly, so that if you miss something due to time zones, you can catch up before the next plenary.
 
REGISTRATION
Registration will be through The International Focusing Institute. Information on registration will be available soon -- watch your e-mail for updates.
 
For more information, see: 
 
All are invited to attend.
The Advanced and Certification Weeklong
 
Online
July 19-24, 2021
 
 
The Weeklong is the flagship event of The International Focusing Institute, begun in 1979. It is intended for all those who are advanced in their practice of Focusing. It is a warm and intimate event, and features a certification ceremony. 
 
This year, we encourage attendees (if it is feasible) to find a place to be away from home while attending the Weeklong online. If possible, arrange to be somewhere with great internet service which will allow you to be away from your everyday life, in order to have a retreat during the week.
 
Registration and pricing are not yet available for the Weeklong, but last year's cost was $500. Those being certified will receive a $300 discount on tuition. Scholarships are available through the Janet Klein scholarship program. Information on that will be sent out in spring 2021.
 
International Focusing Conference
in France
 
June 22-26, 2022
(June 20 - 21, 2022 forCoordinators)
 
The 2022 international Focusing Conference will take place in beautiful Ardeche, France, at Lou Capitelle and Spa: www.loucapitelle.com 
 
IFEF (Institut de Focusing d'Europe Francophone) has been organizing summer schools each year in France for many years. Now they are ready to share their vibrant community with the world.
All workshops will be in French and English. We can't wait to be together. 
Vivement Juin 2022!
Gendlin Research Grant Recipient:
Dr. Mohamed Altawil
TIFI Coordinator
Founder and Director of the Palestine Trauma Centre
 
 
The Eugene T. Gendlin Center for Research in Experiential Philosophy and Psychology of The International Focusing Institute is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2nd Gendlin Grant for Original Research in Psychology:
 
Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Altawil
and the Palestine Trauma Centre!
 
The Eugene T. Gendlin Center for Research in Experiential Philosophy and Psychology is proud to announce that Dr. Mohamed Altawil has been awarded the second Gendlin Grant. Dr. Altawil, a clinical psychologist, is the Founder and Director of Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) and visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, department of Psychology. Dr. Altawil will be studying the efficacy of the Gaza Focusing Intervention for combating Post-Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD) in Gaza, Palestine.
 
The Gendlin Research Center committee was very impressed with the rigor of the study designed by Dr. Altawil and the inclusion of a control group in order to validate findings.
 
Here is an excerpt from his application for the grant:
 
Over the last 70 years, war and conflict have vastly influenced the lives and well-being of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Giacaman et al. (2004) established that the restrictions on the liberty of young Palestinian people under occupation in the West Bank... have dramatically impacted adolescents wellbeing, development and education...
 
Every analysis of interventions on individuals and communities who are experiencing and observing war and conflict on a daily basis should always have those people's needs, dignity, culture, honour and resilience as the focus of attention.
 
With all the above in mind, this study aims to assess the impact of the Gaza Focusing Project among 500 traumatized people in the Gaza Strip by using pre- and post- assessment via PTSD Scale (a validated and published scale)."
 
The Eugene T. Gendlin Center for Research in Experiential Philosophy and Psychology was created in honor of Gene Gendlin to promote high level academic research that builds on the work he did in philosophy and psychology, as well as encouraging interdisciplinary work. Currently, the Center's primary goal is to promote quantitative research in psychology that will demonstrate the efficacy of Focusing.
 
Thank you to all of our generous donors for making the second Gendlin Research Grant possible. 
 
Thank you to the members of the Gendlin Center Committee: Prof. Akira Ikemi (Kansai U.), Prof. Kevin Krycka (Seattle U.), Prof. Mary Jeanne Larrabee (DePaul U.), Dr. Rob Parker, Dr. Joao Messias (Pontifícal Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil) and Dr. Leslie Ellis (board liaison).
 
Board Update
 
REVISING THE DIVERSITY (OF APPROACHES) STATEMENT
 
In 2009, the then-Board of Directors crafted a statement which they named the "Diversity Statement." This was a statement affirming that The International Focusing Institute (TIFI) would not standardize the way in which Focusing is taught. It was intended to express the value of having diversity in the practice, teaching and application of Focusing.
 
In 2020, we find that (at least in the United States) something called a "Diversity Statement" is expected to address issues of ethnic and racial diversity. So the name has become a source of confusion. For that reason, in October 2020, the Board of TIFI voted to change the name of the statement to the "Diversity of Approaches" statement.
 
Furthermore, in December 2020, the "Diversity of Approaches" statement was provisionally revised to:
  • explicitly include the teaching of the Philosophy of the Implicit, Thinking at the Edge and other emerging approaches
  • make more explicit that the value of diversity does not preclude the Institute from defining parameters and competencies which must be met in order to qualify for certification
 
(In addition, the Board assigned one of its members to work with the Executive Director to craft a separate "diversity statement" which will address TIFI's commitment to including all people. That work is just beginning.)
 
This is the revised statement, which has been provisionally approved by the Board, with a request for feedback from members of TIFI:
 
DIVERSITY OF APPROACHES STATEMENT approved December 2020:
 
Thinking with the implicit always honors what arises freshly in the moment. The philosophy of the implicit, Focusing, Thinking at the Edge and how they are taught by our certified teachers will not be standardized. It is a core value of TIFI that diversity of approaches will be protected. This does not preclude The International Focusing Institute from defining parameters and competencies which must be met in order to qualify for certification. Constructive critiques are welcome among our teachers or between TIFI and individuals presenting or applying practices which arise from the philosophy of the implicit. These should be offered by means of open, respectful communication. TIFI itself will seek to honor the value of diversity of approaches in its operations, while recognizing that tension can arise between this and the need for effectiveness and efficiency in meeting its goals.
 
 
For reference, the original version can be found at www.focusing.org/board.
 
 
INVITING MEMBERS FEEDBACK BY EMAIL OR ZOOM (or both)
Members of TIFI are invited to write to us at [email protected]org with comments, questions, ideas.
 
You are also invited to attend a Zoom meeting at one (or both) of the times listed below. Board member Evelyn Fendler-Lee and Executive Director Catherine Torpey will host these meetings. They will be happy to answer questions and receive your comments.
 
Thursday, February 11 at 8am Eastern US time (your local time)
Thursday, February 11 at 7pm Eastern US time (Friday morning in Asia/Oceania) (your local time)
 
Members, please e-mail us at [email protected]org to let us know if you intend to attend one (or both) of the Zoom meetings. We will then send you the Zoom link.
 
Milestones

In this new section of the InFocus newsletter, we will be letting you know about new Coordinators, new Coordinators-in-Training, and other milestones for those in the TIFI community.
 
Our first Milestone is a sad one: just as we were wrapping up this issue, we received this notice:
 
Siegfried and Christel Kraft died peacefully, on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at their residence in Victoria Beach, MB, Siegfried and Christel Kraft passed away together. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk is in care of the arrangements. The Focusing Community is organizing a Zoom memorial service for Christel and Siegfried on Friday February 5 at 11am Eastern US time. For the link, please write to Nina Joy Lawrence at [email protected]
 
Christel Kraft was a Coordinator of TIFI, and a beloved presence at our online offerings, especially our Roundtables. Christel had a long and storied history with Focusing, and we will have a full article about her in an upcoming issue. Meanwhile, her online memorial page can be found here. We offer our sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her and her husband, Siegfried.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
In response to the requests we have received and to expand our group of volunteers at the Institute, we are introducing this new section to our monthly newsletters. Below you will find Volunteer Opportunities at The International Focusing Institute.
 
 
Writing Translators
We are currently looking for individuals of all languages to join our translation team.
These volunteers are a valuable and important part of the Institute. They translate documents for us from time to time, so that Focusers around the world can have access to them in as many languages as possible. Volunteers must be able to read English and translate into their native language in writing. Please contact: [email protected] to volunteer or for more information.
 
Tech Assistants for Online Classes/Events 
Join our group of dedicated volunteers who support the delivery of online offerings by assisting with various Zoom functions. Training is provided, although some experience with Zoom and/or previous participation in TIFI online classes is helpful. Opportunities and timelines vary according to the type of class and availability of volunteers. Please submit an email sharing your interest, previous experience with Zoom online classes, and language(s) you are fluent in to: [email protected]
By Serge Prengel
 
In this conversation, Evelyn Fendler-Lee and Serge Prengel explore creative ways to think about thinking in such a way that it opens up new horizons. 

 
 
 
Browse through upcoming events submitted by the worldwide Focusing community. 
 
 
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Being a member of The International Focusing Institute is one way of staying connected to the International Focusing Community and its latest developments. The Institute is a supportive matrix whose purpose is to help the human community integrate Focusing into its many ways of living and working, and to see to the continued thriving and evolution of Focusing and Focusing teaching.
 
We organize what has already been done so that people have access to it. We support a thriving philosophical community centered around the Philosophy of the Implicit.
 
To introduce Focusing to people requires reaching out on many levels: publicity; archiving resources; bringing focusing into schools, medicine, churches, businesses and other areas. As Focusing is introduced in these areas, we connect people who need to know about each other worldwide. Membership is a way to support our work, and, as we are a non-profit organization, your contributions may be tax deductible.
 
Each member of our International Community is special to us. We deeply appreciate that you care enough about this work we are doing together to put some of your life energy into it, whether in the form of training, personal development, organizing projects, money or in other ways.
 
Air Miles
 
If you have air miles that you are willing to donate, please contact us. Your air miles could be used for a variety of purposes, such as to help the volunteer members of the Board of Trustees and the International Leadership Council to attend their face-to-face meetings, or to help someone being certified to attend the Weeklong. Please help give someone the chance for these meaningful connections!
 
 
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