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The Third Age: Gathering Our Wisdom for the Journey Ahead

April 15, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
An Online Class Facilitated by Joan Klagsbrun and Ruth Rosenblum

Part of The Focusing Highlights Series

(no special computer skill or equipment required)

Aging has, as one of its benefits, the possibility of wisdom. This workshop, for those who consider themselves to be in mid-life or beyond, will explore the intrinsic wisdom we carry within us. We will explore what aging means to us and will focus on how we have gained wisdom from our lived experience. We will then turn our attention to the future, and how, through Focusing, we can find personal wisdom for the journey ahead.

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.

Registration closes Wednesday April 11, 2018.

The video link will be an easy to use format called Zoom. You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the course. So if you are unable to attend in person, you will still be able to hear the class.


Joan Klagsbrun, PhD, a practicing psychologist and longtime Certifying Coordinator, teaches at Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts, and has taught Focusing internationally to therapists, health care providers, and the public for over three decades.  She has written articles in professional journals, several chapters in books, and has a CD and a DVD. She was awarded the Alice Ladas research award for her study on Focusing with women with breast cancer.

Ruth Rosenblum, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, Certifying Coordinator, and co-founder of the Westchester Changes group.  Trained in Focusing-Oriented Relational Psychotherapy, she has had a private practice in New York State for many years.  A Certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher as well, she leads weekly meditation groups for seniors as well as Wise Aging groups, a program which includes both Focusing and meditation practices. Participants of wise aging groups report how experientially exploring aging has dramatically improved their wellbeing.  They have a greater sense of life purpose, possibility, and community connectedness. It is Ruth’s belief that this “aging work” is an important contribution towards positive social change and the development of gerotransendence, which describes the expanded consciousness that aging can bring.


Joan and Ruth are offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30. If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can! Thank you for supporting the Institute.

PLEASE NOTE: After you register here, watch for an email with instructions to join the class.

Registration for this class is now closed.

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