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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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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. 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.

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): 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:

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): 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:

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): 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:

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (by telephone): 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:

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

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: 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. More information on website

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)

La PÊche (Rupert), QC: Relationship Focusing with Shulamit Ber Levtov. Friday, November 20, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Rendezvous Rupert, 26 Chemin Parent, La Pêche (Rupert), QC. Do you want to access your bodily wisdom? Do you find yourself saying, “Body? What body?” Do you feel like you’re stuck in your head and you want to get out? In this workshop, you will learn and practice gentle ways of staying present and sensing in the body that will enable your bodily wisdom to come forward and unfold into life. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a certificate in Inner Relationship Focusing Level I, which will entitle you to continue with levels II-IV with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher and will give you access to the free worldwide Focusing peer partnership program. (Learn more about Inner Relationship Focusing and the different training levels here.) The workshop will be hosted by Linda. Your trainer, Shulamit Ber Levtov, is a registered social worker providing psychotherapy services, a certified trainer in Focusing and in Nonviolent Communication, and a certified Yoga teacher. She is passionate about accompanying yoga students who want to bridge the gap between spiritual practice and life so that their everyday choices reflect their deepest values. Find out more at Early Bird: $260 for those who register and pay by Friday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. Workshop Fee: $300 after October 30; Registration closes Friday, November 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Workshop fee includes a manual, two meals (light dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday) and snacks. A receipt for social work services can be provided for a portion of the workshop fee for those who have insurance coverage.If you have any questions about the training, please contact Shulamit at or 613-868-9642. If you would like to register, contact Linda by email or at 819-459-3580.

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:



ARGENTINA, Salguero Plaza Eventos, Salguero: 25 AÑOS DE FOCUSING EN ARGENTINA. 14 de Noviembre del 2015 (9.30 a 17 horas). En nuestro proceso de vida están implicados los enormes alcances del universo. Eugene T. Gendlin. El cuerpo sentido do implica la riqueza aparentemente infinita de lo que aún no ha nacido. Elena Frezza - Introductora del Focusing en Argentina. Focusing: un salto cuántico en la escucha. Edgardo Riveros - Introductor del Focusing en Chile. Un Modelo Procesal: conceptos fundamentales. Contacto: Mas informacion

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.

UNITED KINGDOM, Manchester: Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 2 in Manchester, 26/27th September 2015. Deepening your focusing and listening skills with John L Threadgold. The course is suitable for therapists who have completed my Level 1 FOT course, and want to build on their existing knowledge, skills and practice. This course may also be suitable for therapists who have had other Focusing training and who already use Focusing for their own personal development/counselling practice. This course is not suitable for therapists who have no knowledge or experience of Focusing or Focusing-oriented therapy. See Level 1 training by PCCS workshops. More Information and Booking

UNITED KINGDOM, Southsea, Portsmouth: Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Therapy Level 1 in Marple Cross Centre. With John Threadgold on Saturday 7th November, 2015, 10:00am to Sunday 8th November, 2015. For more information and to book this course, including a video Link please see the link below. Course content same as in the London Course.  More information.

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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