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Board of Directors


Nelle Moffett

Darryl Commings

Darryl Commings

Peter Afford

Peter Afford


Evelyn Fendler-Lee 

Paula Nowick

Paula Nowick


Florentina Sassoli

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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 - October 2020 (PDF)

Nominating Process:


Conflict of Interest Policy
Board Policy on Sponsorship of Events
Selection of Officers

Board Minutes

For minutes prior to June 2020, please write the office at [email protected]

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December 2020
October 2020
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July 2020

TIFI Board Articles

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)