An 8-week intermediate interactive online course!
(no special computer skill or equipment required)
Starting March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 - May 23, 2017
(no class April 11,
to a maximum of ten participants.
This offering is a comprehensive 8-week Advanced Focusing Training course. You'll learn how to facilitate a Focusing session with grace and compassion for someone new to Focusing. You'll
also learn how to help a Focuser navigate a variety of potential
challenges and special situations that may arise in Focusing. At the
same time, your own Focusing practice will be enhanced by expanding and
deepening your understanding of Focusing thus positively affecting all
aspects of your life.
This course is suitable for those wishing to work with peers, for
psychotherapists, coaches, and other professionals wishing to learn
skills to deepen their work with clients, and for those who simply wish
to deepen their knowledge and skills in Focusing.
What is included?
- The course runs for 8 weeks. Each class meets for 2 1/2 hours, with a short break during this time. Total class time: 20 hours
- 64 page Training Manual (PDF format)
- To optimize learning, classes limited to maximum 10 participants per course
- Email support between meetings
Your Time Commitment
- 20 hours class time
- Focusing practice between class sessions. Suggested minimum of one hour each week to optimize learning
- Minimal reading assignments - estimated under 20 minutes/week
The course is intended for intermediate level Focusers who have taken Level One and Two of Inner Relationship Focusing, Focusing Basics, or the equivalent, with a Certified Focusing Trainer.
The class will meet weekly beginning Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to May 23, 2017 (no class April 11, 2017) for 8 weeks from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time (morning in the Americas; afternoon in Europe/Africa, night in Asia/Australia;
click this link to find out what time this is in your time zone.
The program also includes a small group supervised practice session which will be scheduled at a time convenient for participants during the second half of the course.
Ruth will be using an excellent,
simple-to-use video conferencing service. Details upon registration.
Click here for fuller description and FAQs
Ruth Hirsch, MSW, MPH, CMP (www.ruthhirsch.com)
is a Focusing Oriented Psychotherapist and Certified Focusing Trainer. In
- teaches and supervises psychotherapists and others in the healing
professions in how to use Focusing in their practice;
- has Masters degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health, and is
certified in massage and acupressure therapy, and teaching yoga. She
specializes in teaching Focusing to Healing professionals and all those who
want to make the world a better place;
- has over 20 years experience teaching Focusing and using Focusing in her
- currently has a private practice where she works in person in Jerusalem,
and internationally via phone and Skype. She has been teaching and working
with clients by phone since 2001;
- is on the International Leadership Council of The Focusing Institute.
She specializes in balancing and bringing peace and insight to body, mind,
heart and spirit, and delights in sharing Focusing with others as an individual
life-enhancing practice, and as an adjunct to enhance the work of other healing
I just want you to know that I'm incredibly grateful for
the training sessions,
and for your skills as guide, teacher, and facilitator.
I've gotten so much out of it - and continue to ... thanks again - so much.
I hope many more people find their way to you!
Read More Testimonials
"I was a bit skeptical about doing a class via the internet although I have participated in many interactive webinars. The interaction throughout the class was helpful. The practice sessions during and between classes were really helpful. The opening and closing attunements reinforced the process nicely....The assignments and "handouts" are excellent."
"I liked hearing about the others who practice focusing in different ways. Zoom and Skype worked surprisingly well and boosted my confidence in using each modality. I thought the size of the class was about right, although we didn't interact as a group, each individual experience was rich and lively. I'm looking forward to the advanced practice class. Thank you for your work with us."
"Thank you, Ruth for the wonderful class. Your guidance has been filled with compassion and helped me to be more in touch with my felt senses and feelings."
"I'm so grateful for the work you do and for this class. I feel that it is helping me grow quite a bit, and helping me to do the work I need to do. I'm also grateful for our focusing group as everyone provides an encouraging and warm arena for practice. Thank you for the closing session as well, and to bringing more self compassion and kindness to ourselves."
Tuition: Early Bird $770 until March 7, 2017, $850 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)
Member discount: Members of the Institute receive $25
off. 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
10 participants. Please register promptly -- we anticipate full enrollment. Registration closes
March 21, 2017.
THE SMALL PRINT
Refund policy: A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be given to participants who cancel one week before the
class start date. Cancellations after a week before the class start date 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.
Continuing Education Units
The Focusing Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
The Focusing Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE credits awarded participants: 18.
There will be a $25 fee for processing requests for CEUs.
For more information:
Click here for more course details and FAQs
For questions regarding registration: Elizabeth at
For questions about course content: Ruth at
Product Code: W-170328-AFT