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A Taste of Interactive Focusing

Monday, April 8, 2019 8:00 am - 10:00 am Eastern Time

An Online Class Facilitated by Masumi Maeda and Tine Swyngedouw

Part of The Focusing Highlights Series

(Class will be recorded for participants. No special computer skill or equipment required.)

This Focusing Highlight will show the power of adding interaction to Focusing. It enhances deeper self-understanding, empathically understanding others, and the feeling of connection between partners.

In this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the framework and view a demonstration of all the steps of Interactive Focusing. You will learn how it differs from Focusing, particularly the step called "The Double Empathic Moment", which is a feature characteristic of Interactive Focusing. There will also be experiential exercises.

Since Interactive Focusing has earned a good reputation as a very effective method for empathic listening skill training, we invite not only professionals such as therapists, career counselors, teachers, and care givers, but also everybody with a basic knowledge of Focusing to participate in this webinar. All are welcome.

Both presenters will speak English slowly and use easy to understand terms.

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.

Registration closes Friday, April 5, 2019.

The video link will be to an easy to use website called Zoom. In this webinar format, you will see the teachers and host, but you will not be seen. You will be able to ask questions during the webinar by typing them. During this live class, the teachers also plan to ask for volunteers for a live demonstration.

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 view the class.


Masumi Maeda is a certified Clinical Psychologist, a Certified Focusing Trainer and a Master Teacher of Interactive Focusing certified by Janet Klein. She has given Interactive Focusing workshops since 2006 in various parts of Japan as well as in China (5 times), Belgium and USA. She has acted as one of the presenters of Morning classes at 2017 FOT International Conference. She has translated Janet Klein’s “Interactive Focusing Therapy” into Japanese in 2005 and wrote a handbook about Interactive Focusing with Mieko Ito in Japanese in 2016.

Tine Swyngedouw is a psychologist and experiential psychotherapist. She is a Focusing Trainer and FOT since 1995 and Certifying Coordinator from Belgium.  She is a Teacher of Interactive Focusing certified by Masumi Maeda and Mary McGuire. She offers focusing workshops and training to become a Focusing Trainer and/or Focusing-Oriented Therapist. She has a special interest in Inner Relationship Focusing, Interactive Focusing, Experiential Creative Work and TAE. 


Masumi and Tine 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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