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Focusing on Life, Death & Loss

Focusing on Life, Death & Loss

Hosted by Wendi Maurer, Jan Hodgman & Mariana Pisula        

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (US)  
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The TIFI Membership Committee is pleased to offer this Focusing Roundtable designed especially for members of the Institute.  This is an invitation to all of you who have experienced loss, or are curious about how Gendlin’s work can help with loss.  Rather than a process group, this Roundtable will provide an opportunity for us to share how being in touch with two natural human processes - Focusing and Grieving - can carry us forward in positive ways.  As we share and learn about Focusing and Loss, some possible questions we might explore together are:

  • How have you used Focusing to help yourself and others with loss?
  • How can loss carry us forward?
  • How can we apply Gendlin’s work, including Thinking At the Edge and The Process Model, to losses in our lives?

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


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 and on a first-come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.

About your hosts:

Dr. Wendi Maurer is a Certified Focusing Oriented Psychologist in California and Indiana. In private practice for over 25 years, some of her specialties include Grief and Loss, Disaster Response and Healthy Coping and Meaning in Life. She has published Medi-log - a helpful organizing companion to traumatic illness. Dr. Maurer has taught many Focusing classes, including  “A Taste of TAE,” which she is currently co-teaching with Hanspeter Muehlethaler.

Find her at drwendimaurer.com

Jan Hodgman, M.A. is a Focusing trainer and Zen priest with 8 years of monastic experience. In 1983, she helped establish one of the first memorial hospice programs in the U.S. After her monastic training she returned to the field of hospice teaching Focusing to staff and volunteers and serving as an on-call chaplain. Jan offers courses such as “The Great Matter: Finding Our Way with Death, Dying and Grief”, “The Wordless Space”, an exploration of the crossings of Focusing and meditation, and Focusing and creativity. She works with individuals as a nondual coach and Focusing trainer. Find her at www.zenjan.com.

Mariana Písula is a Certified Focusing Professional. She has worked with individuals and groups as a Counselor in Grief since 2011 in Argentina and presents workshops on “Focusing and Grief” and “Grief and Children”. Mariana has studied Psychological First Aid and Crisis Intervention. She also is trained in Non-Violent Communication and gives workshops on feelings and needs in both school and hospital settings. Find her at Counselor Mariana Pisula on Facebook.

Registration Closes: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 or when the class is full, 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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