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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.


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Online Classes

Online: 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.

Online: 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

Online:;Knock, knock. A five week course in Level One Focusing. Suitable for those brand new to focusing and those with beginner's mind. Runs April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 14 at 2:00 - 4:30 Mountain Time. Sliding scale fee $75 - $150 (you decide) includes one individual session prior to start, written materials, recordings and email support. Taught by Mary Anne Schleinich, certified Focusing Oriented Therapist. Registration and inquiries at mschleinich@gmail.com or 403 288 5712.  Note that zoom online platform accommodates landlines, but long distance charges to the U.S. will apply.

Online: Making Sense of Living: A Course in Felt Relating. Course in Focusing Partnership based on the Domain Focusing Model (or Recovery Focusing model). Ten month course. Taught by Suzanne L. Noel, CFC, author of Loving At the Edge: Recovery Emerging. Contact recoveryfocusing@gmail.com Website: www.RecoveryFocusing.com

Online: Opening the Treasure Box.Five-week course using the H.O.W. We Heal process to explore a creative, work, personal change, or Focusing project. Taught by Suzanne L. Noel, CFC. Contact recoveryfocusing@gmail.com Website: www.RecoveryFocusing.com

Online: Passing It On: Teaching, Guiding, and Facilitating Meaning Making. Advanced course for certification as a Focusing Professional or trainer. Taught by Suzanne L. Noel, CFC. Contact recoveryfocusing@gmail.com  Website: www.RecoveryFocusing.com

Online: Stepping Stones to Healing.  A felt sensed exploration of the principles of the 12 Steps of Recovery while learning H.O.W. to Facilitate Recovery Focusing Groups. Group process based on the H.O.W. We Heal model. Ten session weekly course. Taught by Suzanne L. Noel, CFC. Contact recoveryfocusing@gmail.com Website: www.RecoveryFocusing.com

Online: 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

Online: Recovering your body's spirit: becoming fully alive through Wholebody Focusing. Online seminars with Glenn Fleisch from June to November 2016. We just completed our initial offering via Zoom. It was a wonderful experience and great success! So we are offering Module 1 again- with some modifications that reflect both the simplicity and depth of Wholebody Focusing. This is an opportunity for people new to WBF to gain an experiential introduction without having to travel or pay the expense of in-person workshops. It can also be a very nice refresher to those familiar with WBF- with a new perspective of the body's recovery of spirit. More information and brochure


In Person Gatherings

CANADA, 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: nadalou@nadalou.com.

CANADA, 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: nadalou@nadalou.com  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 recoveryfocusing@gmail.com Website:www.RecoveryFocusing.com

GREECE, Kissos/Pelion. Der Stimme deiner inneren Weisheit folgen. An introduction to focusing accredited by DAF for its certified training programme as a Focusing Begleiter/in. It combines a holiday with a focusing workshop as we will only be working in the mornings. The dates are: 10.-17. september 2016. More Info.

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

IRELAND, Dublin. Introducing Community Wellness Focusing. One-Day Workshop, Saturday, 9 July, 2016, 10am-5pm Wisdom Centre Dublin 8, Ireland with Nina Joy Lawrence and Mary Jennings €75. Contact Mary at maryj@eircom.net to book.

UNITED KINGDOM, Scotland: Introduction to Wholebody Focusing. Findhorn Foundation Scotland on July 30th - August 5th 2016. A 7 day residential workshop hosted by the legendary Findhorn community - this will be a magical workshop. You will learn Alexander Technique, basic Focusing Skills, Wholebody Focusing, Inner-directed Movement, and Intuitive Listening skills. Further information on: www.wholebodyfocusing.org Booking form on the Findhorn website

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 fiona@fionaparr-focusing.co.uk, or call 01837 840165.

UNITED STATES, CA, LOS ANGELES: 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

UNITED STATES, CA, SAN FRANCISCO area and elsewhere: The Focusing Resources offers many workshops and retreats.  Click here for current information.

UNITED STATES, CA, SANTA BARBARA: 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, rickpsyc@cox.net.

UNITED STATES, CA, SANTA ROSA:  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: laury@focusingarts.com

UNITED STATES, MA, ARLINGTON: 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.

UNITED STATES, NC, DURHAM:  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: barb0714@gmail.com  website: www.heartsinbalance.com .

UNITED STATES, NJ, POMPTON PLAINS: 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.

UNITED STATES, NY, NEW YORK CITY: 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 bchutroo@earthlink.net

UNITED STATES, NY, NEW YORK CITY: 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 nymfannouncement-nymflists.com-subscribe@nymflists.com Simply put "subscribe" in the subject line.

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