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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.

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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.

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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.

Rosa Zubizarreta

October 2015 Conversation with Rosa Zubizarreta. This is part of the "Conversations" series hosted by Serge Prengel.

FISS at Joshua Tree

FISS 2016: 11th Annual Focusing Institute Summer School

August 21-27, 2016 at the beautiful Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California.

Ruth Hirsch

Focusing Basics: An 8-week interactive online course
Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. A course for beginning Focusers starting January 13, 2016. Advanced Focusing Training Taught by Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP. An 8-week intermediate interactive online course starting March 16, 2016.

Sally Tadmor

Building a Successful Business using Focusing

A live, interactive online course with Sally Tadmor. Two sections - starting Feb 1, or starting Feb 4, 2016.

Charlotte Howorth

Introduction to Focusing Level One. A 2-Day Interactive Online Course with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW on January 9, 2016 & January 10, 2016.
Introduction to Focusing Level Two. A 2-Day Interactive Online Course with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW on February 6, 2016 & February 7, 2016 .
Two Year Focusing On-line Interactive Certification Program for Mental Health Professionals with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW, and International Guest Teachers. Starting March 2016.

International Focusing Events

International Focusing Events

We have added a new section to the TFI website that has a sortable list of major International Focusing events.

The 27th International Focusing Conference

The 27th International Focusing Conference

The 27th International Focusing Conference will be July 20-24, 2016 in Cambridge, UK. Visit the Conference website

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!


This first 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 for purchase in the TFI store

Focusing, Psychotherapy, and the Implicit Focusing, Psychotherapy, and the Implicit

Past phone course with Gendlin, available on CD.

In Focus TFI Newsletter: In Focus

December 2014, April 2015 and July 2015 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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