Focusing Year One – For Therapists & Healing Professionals

Learn to Incorporate Focusing Skills in Your Life and Clinical Practice

If you want to enhance your own life and healing work with the somatic, inner-attunement practice of Focusing, year one of my training program – Focusing for Therapy & Healing – will help you do just that!

Focusing is a process of inward bodily listening that allows for healing the most painful wounds and discovering our unique gifts. Focusing-Oriented Therapy is a body centered and relational process that helps therapists keep clients safe and regulated while unwinding chronically stuck and traumatic experiences. Learn how to help clients shift from distraction and disconnection to being connected and present.

FOT-1: Learning How the Body Speaks and Listening so it Heals

This is the first workshop in the series, and it teaches the basics of Focusing alone, with a partner, and how to begin to introduce experiential listening and Focusing in your professional practice. This first workshop is the foundation of discovering the impact Focusing has on unwinding stress and trauma. It is truly a profound experience and introduction.You will gain access to the rich inner wisdom that unfolds as you find Presence in your own life, and then how to facilitate a Focusing-Oriented approach to healing with others.

After completing the first workshop, there are four more workshops to complete the first year of the program. These workshops will help you expand your skills, deepen your experience, and ground your practice of Focusing.

Year One Workshop dates: 2018-2019

FOT-1: June 22nd and 23rd (Register at
FOT-1: August 25th and 26th or October 6th and 7th, 2018
FOT-2: November 17th and 18th, 2018
FOT-3: February 23rd and 24th, 2019
FOT-4: April 13th and 14th, 2019
FOT-5: June 1st and 2nd, 2019

The goal of these workshops is to help you build a solid foundation of Focusing skills and experience so you can bring this unique skill set into your practice with others. Though you are not required take all five workshops in the series, they are designed to be experienced sequentially.

Pricing structure:

  • FOT-1: $345.00 for early or $395 for standard registration.
  • FOT-2 through 5: $395.00 for registration when paying for individual workshops.
  • Package deal: $1,380.00 ($345.00 ea.) for FOT 2 through 5 when paying for all four together. (That’s $200.00 off the price for individual workshops!)

Workshop Benefits

  • All workshops are approved for 12 continuing education units.
  • Each workshop comes with a manual, supporting materials for your learning and a recommended reading list.
  • You will learn how to incorporate these exciting new Focusing skills in your personal life and your professional practice.
  • I offer assistance with establishing Focusing partners outside of workshops for continued learning.
  • You may complete the series at a pace that meets your needs.
  • I teach each of these Focusing workshops in small, supportive groups at my professional studio in an idyllic setting on Vashon Island, Wa. See photos of my Vashon Island studio.
  • After you have completed the five Focusing workshops, you are eligible to take my Focusing for Complex Trauma Training.
  • After completing Level One, you have the opportunity to join a Focusing-Oriented Therapy Practice Group.

What Makes This Focusing Training Unique?

This Focusing training is not your typical continuing education for healing professionals! Instead of teaching you a technique to do to someone, Focusing training reveals a naturally occurring, innately powerful, self-healing process.


Let Your Learning Sink In

With a little time and experience you will gain clarity about how to integrate Focusing into your life and work. For healing professionals who want to use Focusing in their work, ongoing support and learning is available on an individual basis and in small learning groups. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Interested in Focusing Certification?

You can begin your certification process in Focusing-Oriented Therapy or as a Focusing Professional after you have completed the Level Four workshop with any Inner Relationship (IR) Focusing teacher or with my permission. My Focusing Certification Program is for those who love Focusing, realize its contribution to a healthier world and want to share the work with others.