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Board of Directors


Nelle Moffett

Darryl Commings

Darryl Commings

Veronica S. Urioste



Evelyn Fendler-Lee 


Florentina Sassoli

Eveline Moor

Eveline Moor Züllig


Patrick Duffy (Advisory)



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Statement on Diversity of Approaches

In February 2009 this statement was approved by the Board of Directors:

Focusing is a practice that honors what arises freshly in the moment. Frozen structures of any kind are antithetical to the ethic of Focusing. Therefore, The International Focusing Institute takes as a core value the principle that the practice of Focusing, how it is taught by certified Focusing teachers, and its application in different fields will not be standardized. Diversity of approaches will be protected. Constructive critiques among Focusing Trainers or between TFI and individuals presenting or applying Focusing are welcome and should be offered by means of open, respectful communication. TFI itself will seek to honor the values of non-standardization in its operations while recognizing that tension can arise between maximum diversity and the need for effectiveness and efficiency in meeting its goals.


The By-Laws of The International Focusing Institute - December 2022 (PDF)

Nominating Process:


Conflict of Interest Policy
Board Policy on Sponsorship of Events
Selection of Officers
Nominating Committee Policy
Policy on the Gendlin Center
Policy on Whistleblower
Policy on Paying Teachers
Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Board Advisory Member

Board Minutes

For minutes prior to January 2022, please see the board minutes archive

January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022

TIFI Board Articles

News from the Board (February 2023)
Board Advisory Members & Experiential Focusing(December 2022)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (October 2022)
Members, click here to watch videos of the board meeting with members (October 2022)
Board Update on Coordinators, the Nominating Committee and SWOT (June 2022)
An Interview with Board Member Florentina Sassoli by Beatrice Blake (May 2022)
Adopting and Listening on the Board (April 2022)
Board Update (March 2022)
Getting to Know Board Member Daryl Commings (March 2022)
Building a Framework for 2022 (December 2021)
Comments From the Board on the Special Board Meetings with TIFI Members (November 2021)
Board Welcomes Two New Members (June 2021)
Letter from the Board President, Nelle Moffet (March 2021)
Board Update (January 2021)
Note from the Board (December 2020)
Note from the Board (November 2020)
Board/ILC Switch (October 2020)

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