Contact Info:
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9 CANADA
Phone: 780-492-8760
Fax: 780-492-1768

Don Kuiken, Ph.D.

Focusing Trainer
Focusing Trainer Information:
  • I offer Focusing training in individual sessions.
  • I offer Focusing workshops.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Dream Work; Reading Poetry
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I have been involved with focusing for over 25 years, with particular interest in how dreams and poetry become more deeply and intricately understood through this form of reflection. I am also, perhaps especially, a researcher, and my studies of dreaming and literary reading have in many respects been guided by my experience with focusing.

My Publications:
Kuiken, D. (2008). A theory of expressive reading. In S. Zyngier, M. Bortolussi, A. Chesnokova. & J. Auracher (eds.), Directions in Empirical Literary Studies, XX-XX. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kuiken, D., Dunn, S., & LoVerso, T. (2008). Expressive writing about dreams that follow trauma and loss. Dreaming, in press.

Kuiken, D. & Miall, D.S. (2001). Numerically aided phenomenology: Procedures for investigating categories of experience. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 2(1). Available at:

Kuiken, D., Busink, R. Dukewich, T.L., & Gendlin, E.T. (1996). Individual differences in orienting activity mediate feeling realization in dreams: II. Evidence from concurrent reports of movement inhibition, Dreaming, 6, 251-264.

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