Focusing Course – Level 1-5

Learn ‘Focusing’ by Gene Gendlin

Basic Focusing Skills Course Level 1 to 5

Relate to yourself and others with Emotional Intelligence

Being in contact with your body and with yourself the Focusing-way enables you to develop emotional intelligence and thereby to be in loving contact with yourself and others.
Listening to the wisdom of your body is a precious tool through which you become able to neither suppress nor get lost in your emotions.
Focusing is a gentle and meditative process in which the person who feels inside ‘Focuser’   verbally shares his or her inner experience occasionally. The companion is deeply present and empathically listens to and reflects the Focuser.

During this safe and gentle process:

We all have moments in our lives when we feel stuck, confused, or undecided. We might then hide from others, or we might feel irritated, reactive, and disconnected while being with others.
Immerse yourself in this respectful, transformative atmosphere, in which you could possibly feel more deeply listened to than ever before – by others, but even by yourself.
Learn to have a friendly relationship with yourself and others and discover a deep sense of inner and outer connectedness.

In this course, you will learn all fundamentals of Focusing and you will have the ability to use this remarkable process in your life, both for yourself and with a partner. If you plan to continue further certification, for your personal well-being or in order to use Focusing (elements) professionally, this Level 1-5 course is the required foundation.

Course Content:

There are lectures, demonstrations, group practice, and question periods, and are be paired to practice a Focusing exercise with another participant. You are asked to practice with other students between our meetings, which might be done in person, over the phone, or videoconference.

Level 1 & 2

Level 3 & 4

Level 5

ATTENTION: Content may vary a bit and in exceptions might be exchanged amonst the 5 levels.

One-on-one session schedules (part of this course):

Ongoing Courses

Beginner Course – Online
August – November 202o, Tuesdays: Aug 4, 11, 25, Sept 1, 29, Oct 6, 27 Nov 10, 17  – 7pm-10pm (Taiwan time)

Intermediate 2-Day Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan
November 28-29 2020

Final completion 66-hour program, Proficiency in Partnership Award (PFPA)
Advanced 3-Day Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan
December 11, 12, 13 2020

Upcoming Courses

Beginner 3-Day Workshop in Taipei, Taiwan
Dec 4, 5, 6 2020


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Focusing Level 1-5 – Proficiency in Partnership Award (PFPA)

Requirements to receive the Proficiency in Partnership Award (PFPA) (Officially called Focusing Level 1-5):

Benefits of membership International Focusing Association

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