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Focusing for Generative Thinking

Tapping your untapped genius

Taught by Nada Lou

THREE weekends in New York City

FOUR months of partnershipping with other participants

A lifetime of ideas

Starting August 7 ,2015

Ask yourself:

Am I full of information, but often feel that I lack clarity?

Do I find that often I have things I want to say, but I'm not always able to express myself fully?

Do I find that writing is too often a struggle?

Do I sometimes feel stuck and don't know how to find the next right step?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions,
then Focusing for Generative Thinking may be for you

This newly designed course uses Focusing and Thinking at the Edge (TAE) as tools to help you:

Identify what your heart is calling you to do

Think and speak more authentically, expressing the truth of who you are and what you know

Write more effectively for yourself and for the public

Bring these new skills to your work as well as your personal life

Find what inspires you and gives life to your projects

Design and launch a new project which is born from your deep passion

Get started and keep going


Thinking in a Focusing way opens a whole new awareness of hidden gifts you've been holding inside for years. During the Focusing process something in you changes and that shift becomes a new doorway into your inner world. Focusing for Generative Thinking takes the shift to its exciting next step. In a step-by-step process you will learn how to say more about what you know inside but cannot yet fully articulate. You will learn how to then take your ideas into action.

With Generative Thinking (Thinking at the Edge) your ideas will become clearer, your writing more inspiring, your communication more stimulating, and your life will move.


In this course, you will work in a partnership that supports YOUR project while you also support your partner in theirs.


The skills from this workshop can be used in many different areas of life: personal development, business meetings, professional proposals, creative writing, family interaction, public speaking, education, negotiation skills, mediation, and endless other ways.



MODULE ONE August 7-10, 2015
Growing Edge, Felt Sense, Languaging

Practicum: from August to October work in Partnership
(by phone, Skype or in person, depending on preferences of the partners)

MODULE TWO October 23-25, 2015
Discovering expansions - Patterns and Crossing - ability to open out into untapped personal productivity

Practicum: from October to December work in Partnership (*)
(by phone, Skype or in person, depending on preferences of the partners)

MODULE THREE December 11-14, 2015
Focusing for Generative Thinking group process and Achievement Award from The Focusing Institute


Friday evening: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 12 PM, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 12 PM; 2:00 – 4:00 PM

It is recommended to have weekly meetings with your Partner, but not less than bi-weekly. It is also recommended that at the mid-point of your PRACTICUM, you work with a new Partner on a new topic for additional experience. There is no fee for this part of the program.

During your PRACTICUM time you and your first Partner will schedule at least 3 joint phone/skype sessions with Nada. You and your second Partner will also schedule at least 3 joint phone/skype sessions with Nada. Fees directly to Nada Lou for Practicum work is US $ 90 per hour or discount US $ 500 each for all 6 sessions. These are separate from Modules fees to TFI.


All three weekends take place in New York City at the Alma Matthews House, 275 West 11th St., NY, NY 10014 (Between West 4th and Bleecker)

On-site Accommodations if needed: The Alma Mathews House has guest rooms on the premises. Please click here to check rates and make reservations and payments directly with The Alma Mathews House.


Nada is a Certifying Coordinator of The Focusing Institute and is well known throughout the Focusing world for her double specialty in teaching Focusing and Thinking at the Edge (TAE). The author of Grassroots Introduction Manual to TAE and creator of many DVDs about Focusing and TAE, Nada has immersed herself in Gendlin's thinking. Nada is one of the world's experts in TAE, having co-presented several TAE workshops with Dr. Gene Gendlin. She is in the forefront of spreading this new practice around the world.


Tuition: $400 per Module, total $1200 until June 15, 2015; $450 (total $1350) thereafter. Register online (below), or by calling (845) 480-5111, or by mailing a check (USD only) to The Focusing Institute, 15 N. Mill St., Nyack, NY 10960, USA. To inquire about payment plans, call Elizabeth Cantor at (845) 480-5111.

Member discount: Members of the Institute receive $25 off each module. If you aren't a member, become one here now, and then choose the member price at registration.

Limited registration: The workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Please register promptly.

Registration closes at midnight on July 26, 2015.


Refund policy: A full refund minus a $150 administrative fee will be given to participants who cancel by July 26, 2015. Cancellations after July 26, 2015 are non-refundable. The Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment (to be determined upon the close of registration) or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your tuition to future programs, or the full enrollment fee will be returned.

For questions regarding registration: Elizabeth at elizabeth@focusing.org or (845) 480-5111

For questions about course content: Nada at nadalou@nadalou.com or visit Nada's web page www.nadalou.com

Product Code: W-150410-FGT



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