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About the Institute

Our Mission

Why Focusing”?

Everyone has the potential to access and live from their unique bodily-felt knowing. Focusing, a process grounded in experiential listening, is a powerful way of interacting with this body-felt knowing that leads to mutual respect, authenticity and compassion. In this way, Focusing fosters peace and harmony in the world.

Who We Are

The International Focusing Institute is an international, cross-cultural organization dedicated to supporting individuals and groups world-wide who are practicing, teaching and developing Focusing and its underlying philosophy.

What We Do

The International Focusing Institute is committed to the promotion of Focusing and encourages a wide variety of Focusing-based applications and educational methodologies. It also serves as a catalyst for Focusing research, an information hub and custodian of Focusing-related literature, and provides physical and virtual meeting spaces for education, dialogue and interaction. In these and other ways, the International Focusing Institute is committed to sharing and advancing the work of its founder, Eugene Gendlin, and those who have built on his legacy.

Our Board of Directors

Paula Nowick
President
serving until summer 2019 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Leslie Ellis
Vice President
serving until summer 2021 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Hanspeter Mühlethaler
Treasurer
serving until summer 2020 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Peter Afford
serving until summer 2022 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Nancy Falls
serving until summer 2021 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Nelle Moffett
serving until summer 2022 (eligible for appointment to another 3-year term at that time)

Catherine Torpey
Ex-officio

STEPPING UP CAMPAIGN

Stepping Up

We launched the Stepping Up campaign in May 2018 and your support helped us achieve major projects to increase the visibility of Focusing. Phase II of our campaign is all about Accessibility - breaking barriers of geography, finances, and language. To read more about our Phase II initiatives, click here.