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Introduction to Focusing Level Two

With Charlotte Howorth, LCSW

A 2-Day Interactive Online Course
(no special computer skill or equipment required)

September 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
October 1, 2017 - 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

Times worldwide: Morning in the Americas; afternoon in Europe/Africa, night in Asia/Australia; click this link for your time

Course Objectives:

  • To¬† deepen an understanding and practice of resonant listening and reflection for yourself and for others.
  • To begin to learn how to Clear a Space - the first of Gene's 6 steps. This practice is sensing your inner concerns and learning how to find the right distance from them - making room for yourself in relation to them without pushing them away or feeling overwhelmed by them.
  • An introduction to the concept of "The Inner Critic" where self -judgment that can often bring focusing and therapeutic process to a halt. Students will gain some understanding of where self-critical voices come from and how to navigate them.

Introduction to Focusing Level One or equivalent.

Workshops will be conducted using a live video link where students will be able to see each other and the teacher, Charlotte Howorth. Each group will be no larger than 12 students. Level II will be two three and a half hour sessions over a weekend. The video link will be an easy to use format called Zoom. You will need to have a computer/mobile device with a camera so that we can see you. Calling in without video is possible but not preferred. Charlotte will send Zoom instructions (simple) in advance of the course.

Modes of Learning:
These workshops will be a mixture of didactic and experiential. Charlotte will perform demonstrations and students will also experience the teachings through both group exercises and working in dyads together.

About Charlotte
Ms. Howorth (www.howortherapy.com) is a licensed clinical social worker and Certified Focusing Trainer.


  • Teaches and supervises psychotherapists in how to use Focusing in their practice internationally.
  • Is on the faculty of The Relational Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy program headed by Lynn Preston in New York City, where she teaches and supervises psychotherapists taking the program.
  • Has 22 years experience, teaching, counseling, supervising, and writing.
  • Lecturer in Social Work, Columbia University, NY.
  • Clinical Consultant, CHDFS (Center for Human Development and Family Services).
  • Private Practice for adults, children, couples, and families in NY.

Continuing Education

To receive continuing education for this offering, 100% attendance is required. Make-up classes may be scheduled with the Trainer (for an additional fee.)

The International Focusing Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Focusing Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE Hours/Credits awarded: 4

Social Work

The International Focusing Institute, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0055. Contact Hours awarded: 4


Limited registration: The workshop will be limited to 12 participants. Please register promptly -- we anticipate full enrollment

Tuition: Early Bird $175 until September 7, $200 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.

Registration closes on September 27th, 2017.


Refund policy: A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable. The International Focusing Institute reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule for insufficient enrollment or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases you will be given a choice of applying your tuition to future programs, or having the full enrollment fee returned to you.

Two-Year Online Interactive Certification

Level One and Level Two of this course will serve as a prerequisite for a Two-Year Online Interactive Certification Course with Charlotte Howorth, LCSW. Click here for more details and registration for the Certification course.

For more information:

For questions regarding registration: Elizabeth at elizabeth@focusing.org or (845) 480-5111
For questions about course content: Charlotte at charlottehoworth@gmail.com

Sorry, registration for this workshop is now closed.

Product Code: W-170930-L2



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