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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. 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.

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 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 Website:

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 Website:

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  Website:

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 Website:

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. April 21/22 to May 19/20, 2016. Five Week Seminars by Zoom Teleconference.
* Group #1 Thursdays 11am -1pm Pacific time first meeting /11am -12:30pm subsequent 4 meetings
* Group #2 Fridays 5:30pm Pacific first meeting / 6-7:30pm subsequent 4 meetings
More details at
* Tuition: $150 US Glenn’s fee for a series of 5 seminars
* Included will be follow up exercises for each seminar and partnership practice across the two groups. Following the five seminars Glenn plans to offer monthly meetings to continue our study and practice. Glenn is also planning to offer follow-up in-person workshops in Vancouver BC during the Summer, 2016, and possibly in Seattle. Washington during Fall, 2016 hosted by Kevin Krycka.
* Registration: Please contact Glenn directly to register for one of the two groups. Glenn can be reached via email at: Glenn Feisch:
* CEC Inquiries: Katarina Halm Email: Telephone: 604 263 9123 (in Canada)
Workshop description and more at: Click for brochure

USA - East Coast

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

NEW YORK CITY, NY: New York Metro Focusing community meetings: Each evening has its own theme. For more information, visit our website at To receive emails on Focusing evenings, including NY Metro Focusing meetings, in the NYC area, subscribe to our moderated email list at 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


USA - Midwest

OAK PARK, IL: Six Day Workshops provide a comprehensive introduction to Focusing for beginners and experienced focusers. 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. Led by Bebe Simon in her home with assistance from another teacher, workshops are limited to a small group to allow for individual instruction. The next workshop will be held on the weekends of March 25-27, 2016, and April 22-24, 2016. Please call Bebe Simon at 708-524-1114 to register or ask questions. For those with access to Facebook, Bebe Simon's Focusing for Life has a Facebook Page.

USA - West Coast and Southern States

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:  website: .

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

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,

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 for schedule and information and/or contact Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT at:


(Also see the listings in the Midwest)

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:

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:



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

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.

ISRAEL, Caesarea Sea Center: From Trauma to Thriving. With with Shaun and Alexis Phillips
this coming May 29, 2016 to June 1, 2016. More information

UNITED KINGDOM, Manchester. PCCS Training. Focusing-oriented therapy Level 1. 12 CPD Hours. Counts towards BFA Skills Certificate. Date 11-12th June 2016. For more information and to book click here.

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 for more information, email me at, or call 01837 840165.


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