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What if...

~ you already have within yourself the answers to life's dilemmas and frustrations?

~ you had access to deep wisdom at all times, for the rest of your life?

"Focusing" is a process for helping your mind listen to the wisdom of your body.

In any situation, your body is sending you information. Many of us don't know how to open our minds to this information because it doesn't follow the same logic as our cognitive mind.

We have deeper wells of knowledge within us than we consciously know.

Focusing helps to give us access to all of it.



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The First Felt Sense Conference: Bridging Philosophy and Practices
Join us for the First Felt Sense Conference, in honor of the work of Eugene T. Gendlin, from May 18 through 20 in New York City. Presenters include Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Donata Schoeller, Gerry Gendlin, Jan Winhall, Kevin Krycka and Maureen Brine.


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In this "Conversations" series, hosted by Serge Prengel, we've had a lot of conversations with people who share their experiences of Focusing. The March, 2018 Conversation is with the world's foremost expert on how you focus. And that expert of course, is you.

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The May conversation is with Ram Eisenberg. In this conversation, we explore the notion of “focusing outwardly”, i.e. felt-sensing the encounter with the environment, and its significance for environmental design. This is part of the "Conversations" series hosted by Serge Prengel.

Workshops
Focusing Roundtables

Focusing and Cancer
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Tine Swyngedouw & Doralee Grindler-Katonah on Monday, April 30th, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Class size is limited.

Focusing Roundtables

How Can Focusing Help Us Embrace Our Creativity?
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Sophie Glikson and Judi Stein on Monday, May 7th, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Class size is limited.

Awakening Eros: Restoring the Body’s Untrammeled Spirit with Wholebody Focusing
Part of The Focusing Highlights Series of pay-what-you-can classes. Interactive Online Class facilitated by Glenn Fleisch taking place Sunday, May 12 from 11 am to 1 pm Eastern Time USA.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Basics: An 8-week interactive online course Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. A course for beginning Focusers starting May 23, 2018.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Training: Intermediate-Advanced Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. An 8-week intermediate-advanced interactive online course starting May 24, 2018.

Mt. Carmel Retreat Center

Follow Your Flow: A Focusing Retreat alongside Niagara Falls, Canada Enliven your Focusing Flow in the presence of one of the most powerful flowing rivers and waterfalls known to the US and Canada, Niagara Falls. June 15-17, 2018 Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.

Charlotte Howorth

Introduction to Focusing, One with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Charlotte Howorth

Two-Year Focusing Online Interactive Certification Program with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Tentative start date: October, 2018.

Conferences

The First Felt Sense Conference: Bridging Philosophy and Practices
Join us for the First Felt Sense Conference, in honor of the work of Eugene T. Gendlin, from May 18 through 20 in New York City. Presenters include Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Donata Schoeller, Gerry Gendlin, Jan Winhall, Kevin Krycka and Maureen Brine.

International Focusing Events

More International Focusing Events

Visit our list of major International Focusing events.

Publications and Products
Focusing Focusing by Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.

500,000 copies in print in 17 languages. This is the original book that made Focusing available to the public. It breaks Focusing into six steps and has many examples. This is a good beginning introduction to the process. A great gift!

2016 FOLIO POTPOURRI PART 2

The second volume of a two-part series is literally a Potpourri - a mixture of articles covering innumerable topics that integrate various aspects of Focusing into very specific and enlightening subjects and themes. Now available as a free digital eFolio or or as a printed version which can be purchased in the TFI store

In Focus TFI Newsletter: In Focus

Recent editions now available online.

Carl Rogers Carl Rogers

Dr. Carl Rogers was Gene Gendlin's colleague and friend at the University of Chicago. Watch this delightful talk that Rogers gave in 1974.

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