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Focusing and Cancer

Focusing and Cancer

Hosted by Tine Swyngedouw & Doralee Grindler-Katonah

Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight 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 cancer either personally or with a loved one or who work with clients with cancer and/or their family.

This Roundtable will provide an opportunity for us to share how Focusing can be useful (or not) in being with the multitude of physical, emotional, social and spiritual challenges of living with cancer. We will invite you to share your own instances of how Focusing may or may not have helped you, your loved ones, or your clients with dealing with cancer.

For example: Tine might share some experiences of her work as an oncopsychologist and as a caregiver in her family. As a result of her research on Clearing A Space and cancer, Doralee may share her way of working with people with cancer. How about you? What is alive for you about Focusing and cancer? We would like to hear it.

Our intention is for our conversation to have a breadth of openness for everyone to share, to listen and to learn from what is most true about our experiences of cancer, whether as a patient, a caregiver or a professional. 

After we share and learn about Focusing and cancer, we will open the floor for thinking together of possible next steps.

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


What to expect from Focusing Roundtables: 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:

Tine SwyngedouwTine Swyngedouw is a psychologist and experiential psychotherapist working with adolescents and adults. She is a Focusing trainer and Certifying Coordinator from Belgium. She offers Focusing workshops (Inner Relationship Focusing, Interactive Focusing, Experiential Creative Work, TAE) and training to become a Focusing professional. She has written a blog on“Living with Cancer” in Dutch: “Leven met kanker.” Visit www.EFocusing.be.

David I. RomeDoralee Grindler-Katonah, Psy.D., M.Div. was the founding Director of The Focusing Institute and is currently a Certifying Coordinator and international teacher of FOT. She worked intimately with Gendlin as Clearing a Space was discovered and applied this to her work with people with cancer, resulting in the first research study on Focusing and Cancer. She later applied her findings as staff psychologist at an Integrative Medicine Center in Park Ridge, Illinois. Currently Doralee is especially interested in integrating spirituality into her FOT practice. Visit www.livingforwardwhole.com.

Registration Closes: Thursday, April 26, 2018 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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