Focusing Institute Summer School 2017
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Weeklong 2017
International Focusing-Oriented Therapy Conference 2017
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The Philosophy of the Implicit
Workshops and Programs
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Worldwide Focusing Events

What is Focusing?

What if...

~ you already have within yourself the answers to life's dilemmas and frustrations?

~ you had access to deep wisdom at all times, for the rest of your life?

"Focusing" is a process for helping your mind listen to the wisdom of your body.

In any situation, your body is sending you information. Many of us don't know how to open our minds to this information because it doesn't follow the same logic as our cognitive mind.

We have deeper wells of knowledge within us than we consciously know.

Focusing helps to give us access to all of it.

First time visiting? Learn more about Focusing.

Here is a video of a short Focusing Session with Certifying Coordinator Ruth Hirsch and our Executive Director Catherine Torpey.

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Learn about our wide variety of Focusing workshops.

Visit our Youtube channel to see more videos.

Read a description of a Focusing session excerpted from "Don't Go It Alone: The Power of Focusing Partnerships" by Lynn Preston and Dr. Joan Klagsbrun.

The Gendlin Online Library

Central location of all of
Gene Gendlin's work

The Gendlin Online Library

Strategic Planning
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We are in the midst of a strategic planning process. Learn more here.

Gene Gendlin Teaches on the Telephone
Focusing, Psychotherapy, and the Implicit

Coming soon! A new tele-class with Gene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell.
Past classes available on CD.

Tobias von Schulthess

The February conversation is with Tobias von Schulthess. Serge and Tobias talk about improvisation as a way of life. This is part of the "Conversations" series hosted by Serge Prengel.

Marcella Calabi

The March conversation is with Marcella Calabi. In this conversation, we reflect on the Focusing community’s ability to absorb differences while preserving a sense of commonality. This is part of the "Conversations" series hosted by Serge Prengel.

FISS 2017

FISS 2017: 12th Annual Focusing Institute Summer School

August 14 - 19, 2017 at the Garrison Institute, Garrison, N.Y.

Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2017

Belonging and Crossing in Community: Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong 2017

October 15-20, 2017 (now 5 nights) at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, Connecticut - 2 hours north of New York City.

Children Focusing: Tales From the Inside
Part of The Focusing Highlights Series of pay-what-you-can classes. Interactive Online Class facilitated by Laura Bavalics on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, EST.

Registration for this class is now closed.

Focusing Roundtables

Focusing Roundtable: Exploring the Use of Touch in Focusing
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Anastasia Bencick and Jack Blackburn on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Please note: this offering is now full.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Basics: An 8-week interactive online course Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. A course for beginning Focusers starting March 28, 2017. Focusing Training: Intermediate-Advanced Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. An 8-week intermediate-advanced interactive online course starting April 19, 2017.

Focusing Roundtables

Focusing Roundtable: A Walk on the Beach - Focusing and Dreams
Part of the Focusing Roundtable series for TIFI members, this free online conversation is hosted by Bruce Gibbs, with Co-Hosts Leslie Ellis, Rob Foxcroft and Christian Gerike on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

International Focusing Events

International Focusing Events

Visit our list of major International Focusing events.

2017 International Focusing-Oriented Therapy Conference

2017 International Focusing-Oriented Therapy Conference

The fourth gathering of the international community of Focusing-Oriented therapists, from June 22-25, 2017 at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, New York.

Publications and Products:
Focusing Focusing by Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.

500,000 copies in print in 17 languages. This is the original book that made Focusing available to the public. It breaks Focusing into six steps and has many examples. This is a good beginning introduction to the process. A great gift!


The second volume of a two-part series is literally a Potpourri - a mixture of articles covering innumerable topics that integrate various aspects of Focusing into very specific and enlightening subjects and themes. Now available as a free digital eFolio or or as a printed version which can be purchased in the TFI store

In Focus TFI Newsletter: In Focus

Recent editions now available online.

Carl Rogers Carl Rogers

Dr. Carl Rogers was Gene Gendlin's colleague and friend at the University of Chicago. Watch this delightful talk that Rogers gave in 1974.

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