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As a service to the international focusing community, The Focusing Institute provides this space for the posting of dates and times of Focusing-related workshops.
Ongoing "Changes" groups are listed on the Changes Support Groups page. ("Changes" groups meet to share Focusing either with or without a facilitator). The Focusing Institute does not monitor, and is not responsible or accountable for the following workshops. However individuals list as Certified Trainers have been certified by the Focusing Institute to be highly competent Focusing teachers. For information on Institute workshops, please refer to our Workshops page. For further information on workshops put on by others, please contact them directly at the address or phone number listed.
Are you holding a focusing-related workshop that you would like listed here? Email our Webmaster Bill Silverman with the workshop particulars.
Please also visit our Changes Support Groups page.
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): An Eight-Month Course Leading to a Proficiency in Focusing Partnership: includes four Levels, two manuals, and email support. $275 for Level One, $795 for Levels 2, 3, and 4 if paid together. Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD, author of The Power of Focusing. www.focusingresources.com 510-225-0690.
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): Focusing Basics for Coaches and Healing Professionals: Includes the equivalent of 2 levels, 100 pg. Manual, and email support. 8 weekly meetings.To facilitate and enhance learning, groups are limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Advanced courses, one-one private tuition, and Focusing Oriented Therapy sessions also available. Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, Certified Trainer and Certifying Coordinator for The Focusing Institute. www.ruthhirsch.com
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): Recovery Focusing 12 week Intensive. Learn Domain Focusing while crossing it with the 12 Steps of Recovery. Enjoy the FEEL of the Best of Recovery. Taught by Suzanne L. Noel, CFT. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.RecoveryFocusing.com
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): Safe Companioning Within and Without: A course in Felt Sensing and Felt Listening.Course in Focusing Partnership based on the Domain Focusing Model. Taught by Suzanne L. Noel, CFT, author of Loving At the Edge: Recovery Emerging. Contact email@example.com Website: www.RecoveryFocusing.com
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): The Intellectual / Emotional / Felt Sensual Adventure of a Lifetime: Exploring A Process Model with Rob Parker, PhD., SFTT. Weekly teleconference. In depth study of Eugene Gendlin's book, A Process Model. Be amazed and transformed, day by day, as this new way of thinking/feeling/living gradually sinks in. Open to those who wish to explore the edges of philosophy and the ground of Focusing. More info
ARLINGTON, MA: Calendar of Special Events. All workshops unless otherwise specified are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Each will be held at the Arlington Center, Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA. More information at New England Focusing website.
NEW YORK CITY, NY: Focusing and Authentic Movement meets Sunday afternoons in midtown Manhattan from 4 - 6. A wonderful opportunity to warm-up your body and invite the focusing process. Barbara Chutroo is a certified focusing trainer, licensed social worker and dance/movement therapist. She has studied Wholebody Focusing with Kevin McEvenue and integrates a range of creative movement ideas and exercises. For information, call 212 721-4284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK CITY, NY: New York Metro Focusing community meetings: Each evening has its own theme. For more information, visit our website at www.nymetrofocusing.org. To receive emails on Focusing evenings, including NY Metro Focusing meetings, in the NYC area, subscribe to our moderated email list at email@example.com Simply put "subscribe" in the subject line.
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ: North Jersey Professional Focusing Association holds events in New Jersey for people who want to learn how to find inner calm through the practice of Focusing. At NJFPA events, which are tailored to different levels of Focusing experience, safety and a welcoming atmosphere are ensured for all attendees. For more information, visit the NJFPA website at http://www.northjerseyfocusers.com/about.html.
ROSENDALE, NY: First Thought: Mindful Focusing & the Creative Process on April 3 – 5, 2015 with David Rome and Barbara Bash at the Sky Lake Meditation and Retreat Center in Rosendale, NY. What is the inner source of creative expression? Why does it sometimes flow almost effortlessly and at other times feels strained or blocked? We will explore these questions through the practice of Mindful Focusing and three creative mediums – poetry, brush calligraphhy and drawing. "First thought" was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's term for the inner creative source. In the practice of Mindful Focusing it is called the "felt sense" — a subtle, pre-conceptual, inwardly-felt sensation that most people aren't even aware of. It is the source of intuitive insight and novel expression, and we can learn how to recognize and cultivate it. For more information and to register go to FIRST THOUGHT. Facebook page: Mindful Focusing
OAK PARK, IL: Six Day Workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to Focusing for beginners: topics are introduced gradually, demonstrations and exercises accompany each topic, and significant time is devoted to practice. These two-weekend workshops run Fridays from 2:00 until 8:00, with pizza, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 until 5:00. Renewal Weekend Workshops, on the other hand, are restricted to experienced focusers. Led by Bebe Simon in her home with assistance from a trainer, both types of workshops are limited to a small group to allow for individual instruction.
LOS ANGELES, CA: John Amodeo and Laury Rappaport will be presenting an all-day pre conference workshop. "Integrating Focusing into Your Clinical Practice" at the Evolution of Addiction Conference Feb. 5th in Los Angeles. Special Discount 20%: use the following code: Rappaport20 More info
DURHAM, NC: Day-long workshops for Focusers who
have had at least Level I or three private sessions with a Focusing Trainer.
$75 per workshop. 3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 504, Durham, NC 27707. To
register call Barbara Culbertson, Certified Focusing Trainer, 919.452.8490
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
website: www.heartsinbalance.com .
SANTA BARBARA, CA: Focusing Training and Focusing in Psychotherapy groups forming quarterly. Ongoing Focusing Group meets monthly for four weekend hours. Contact Deirdre P. Morse, Ph.D., Three West Carrillo, Suite 215, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-965-7730, email@example.com.
SANTA ROSA, CA: Ongoing training and workshops. The Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute offers a variety of workshops and trainings in Focusing, expressive arts, and Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy (FOAT). Certification tracks are available. See www.focusingarts.com for schedule and information and/or contact Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTREAL, QC: Focusing and BioSpiritual Focusing workshops, group meetings, training and private sessions. Focusing videotapes and resources available. Nada Lou Coordinator, 908 Lake St. Louis Road, Lery, Qc. J6N 1A7. Phone/Fax (450) 692-9339, e-mail: email@example.com.
MONTREAL, QC: Focusing and Introduction to TAE with Nada Lou. Certified Coordinator, Nada offers Certification Training for people who wish to become Focusing Trainers. Individual, private sessions are available upon request. Nada Lou, 908 Lake St. Louis Road, Lery, QC. J6N 1A7. Phone/Fax (450) 692-9339, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nadalou.com
COSTA RICA. "Enlivening Recovery" Retreats; Domain Focusing Partnership courses; one-on-one Personalized Training; Monthly Changes Meetings (Focusing Circles); and various five-week Making Sense of Living workshops. Contact: Suzanne L. Noel, CFT at email@example.com Website:www.RecoveryFocusing.com
ISRAEL, Jerusalem: Focusing Basics for Coaches and Healing Professionals. Includes the equivalent of 2 levels, 100 pg. Manual, and email support. 8 weekly meetings.To facilitate and enhance learning, groups are limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Advanced courses, one-one private tuition, and Focusing Oriented Therapy sessions also available. Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, Certified Trainer and Certifying Coordinator for The Focusing Institute. www.ruthhirsch.com
UNITED KINGDOM: Fiona Parr is a certified Coordinator and offers trainings in the Focusing Skills Certificate Course Levels 1-5 in the South West of England. Professional training and individual tuition is also offered. Have a look at my web site www.fionaparr-focusing.co.uk for more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01837 840165.