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A Focusing Approach to Writing

A Focusing Approach to Writing


The TIFI Membership Committee is pleased to offer this series of Focusing Roundtables designed especially for members of the Institute.  We hope that this program and those to come will afford members a valuable opportunity to engage in casual peer-to-peer conversation with other members who share Focusing-related interests.

What to expect: Each Focusing Roundtable is designed to promote informal peer-to-peer conversation.  Rather than acting as expert presenters, the Hosts will serve as conversation moderators to encourage sharing and exploration of the topics from the participants’ own perspectives.  All participants’ sharings are welcome and valuable, no matter what level of experience or knowledge you have on the topic. To preserve the nature of informal conversation, the program will be offered live only and no recordings will be available.  Registration is limited to 20 members on a first-come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.

A Focusing Approach to Writing

Pamela Carr, Julian Miller & David Smith         

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Eastern Time (US)   
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This Roundtable will be of particular interest to members who want  to explore ways to combine Focusing with writing. It will provide a nurturing, supportive space which invites participants to share their prior experiences and to experiment further with combining Focusing and writing. Some possible questions we might explore together are...

  • How are you already bringing Focusing into your own writing?
  • How can Focusing inspire, deepen, inform, and facilitate the writing process?
  • How can Focusing be used to enhance and enrich your writing process going forward?

If these questions intrigue you, we hope you will join us for this Roundtable. Bring your own experiences, questions and curiosity—and a pen and paper!


Pamela Carr is a Focusing Teacher and Practitioner and is co-editor of the British Focusing Association’s Newsletter. She is a journaler and a creative writer who enjoys combining Focusing and Writing in her daily life and in her communications with others.

Julian Miller has been a writer for 40 years and a Focuser for most of that time. He celebrates the synergy of these two practices. His current passion is poetry and memoir writing. He is the author of three books: two non fiction-- Breaking Through and Symptoms, and one book of poetry, I Should Praise.

David Smith is a Focusing instructor, writing teacher and creativity coach. He uses Focusing in his own writing practice to move through writing blocks and to imagine more deeply. David is a published, award-winning playwright, and is currently working on his first novel.

Registration Closes: Sunday, July 16, 2017 or when the 20-person participant capacity has been reached, whichever is sooner.

Zoom: This conversation will take place on an online video conference service called Zoom. Please attend by computer so that we can have your video presence as well as your audio. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.

Price: The host and co-hosts are volunteering their time in order that this program may be brought to members of TIFI at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE:  When you register here, you will be asked to confirm that you are a member. If you are not a member, you may click on the option to receive information about how to become a member. After membership is confirmed and you have registered here, watch for an email containing a link to take you to the conference room at the start time. You will simply click on the link or paste it into your browser to enter the conference.

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