Kathryn Brooks, Ph.D.

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist
Focusing Trainer
Contact Info:
Shippensburg, PA 17257 USA
Phone: 717-477-1481
Fax: 717-447-4041

Second office:
Shippensburg, PA 17257 USA
Phone: 717-658-5626
Fax: 717-530-0223
Email: kathrynbrooks@comcast.net

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist (FOT) Information:
Clinical Training: Counselor Education, EMDR, Imago Relationship Therapy
Licensed By: LPC
FOT Specialty Areas: Trauma, Couples

Focusing Trainer Information:
  • I offer Focusing training in individual sessions.
  • I offer Focusing training in individual phone sessions.
  • I offer Focusing workshops.
  • I am available for public presentations.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Spirituality/Meditation, College students and/or their teachers
Personal Statement about Training Program:
My introduction to focusing was in a workshop applying it to dreams, an area which still fascinates me. The seed planted at that time eventually led me into the focusing training program for therapists, which I completed in 2002. My discovery of focusing is an ongoing process that continues to meet deep needs in my life and my work as a counselor. I think of focusing as a way to tap into the 'underground stream' of life energy which is always there, but which we often don't pay attention to. Focusing is the 'way in' to a deeper more holistic take on anything, and I've come to deeply trust the direction inherent in a felt sense. When I sit with the question of why I care to teach focusing, I'm aware of my gratitude for all that it has given to me, and the expansive nature of focusing itself. It feels natural to want to share it or 'give it away.'

A Sample of my Work:
Along my journey of learning focusing, reading about it, experiencing it from both sides in focusing partnerships, and talking about it with others, I've had many opportunities to notice the intersection of focusing with spirituality. I can recall times when I found myself enjoying a distinctly spiritual quality to my own focusing process, which most often emerged as a pleasant surprise. I've often also had the honor of sharing in another's recognition of something inherently spiritual about focusing for them ... I've come to realize that my focusing partners and I aren't the only ones to notice that focusing can be more than a tool for emotional or psychological growth and problem-solving. Some consider focusing itself to be a spiritual practice ...

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