site last updated April, 2012
Focusing is always inviting further definition. This question of how
to define it, never goes away. As the practice of a new worldview, this
is to be expected. In this section you will find a multi-dimensional
approach to definition including: Focusing as listening, a list, Focusing
sayings, history and research, Focusing partnership, a change in the
way something is being lived, and 7 reasons why you need to learn Focusing.
Calendar for Workshops, Retreats and New Programs
This gives dates and locations for workshops and retreats. It also notes
training programs which are in the process of forming and their location
as well as workshops for ongoing training programs.
Getting Started with Focusing
Whether you are primarily interested in training as a psychotherapist, or as some other professional, or for personal growth or for organizational transformation, there are various routes for getting started —phone or in-person sessions, demonstration sessions for your small group of colleagues or friends; initial workshops in your location for small, medium, or large groups...
After a workshop or two and/or some phone sessions in Focusing, what
can enable you to grow further in this practice? A 10 month program
for certification in Focusing Partnership... a 9 month thesis/dissertation
realization program... workshops from 4-12 hours on: Anxiety, Political
Action, Advanced Listening, Quaker Process, overcoming special difficulty
with felt sense formation or other specialty workshops...
IFI offers a 2-2.5 year Certification program for psychotherapists or
for other professionals as a Focusing Oriented Therapist or Focusing
Trainer. We offer 10 month courses in Focusing Partnership.
Robert L. Lee
A traditional bio and a long and a condensed list of his specialty and
innovation areas in Focusing.
The Interamerican Focusing Institute (IFI) has its mission in bringing Focusing to, in elaborating Focusing in, and in interlinking Focusing development in north, central and south america. IFI offers its training to Psychotherapists, Professionals, Organizations, Students (especially in psychology), and to persons seeking personal growth. IFI is especially interested in supporting the further application of Focusing in various fields (Psychology, Self-Help Personal Growth, Spirituality, Education, Health, Creativity, Philosophy, Social/Political Change, Organizational Development, Cultural Diversity).