Basic Focusing Skills Course Level 1 to 5

(developed by Eugene Gendlin)

Learn the art of listening to yourself and another

Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Award – PFPA

Focusing - Develop Emotional IntelligenceFebruary 21 until August 29, 2022, Mondays

Relate to yourself and others with Emotional Intelligence

When you are in contact with your body, with yourself, the Focusing-way, it enables you to develop emotional intelligence, so as not to suppress or lose yourself in your emotions or your mental activities.
You come into loving contact with yourself and others, accessing insights that are much deeper and more vast than the emotional or mental dimensions alone can offer.  With this foundation, the way in which your life unfolds is experienced as deeply meaningful; sometimes easy, sometimes difficult, but ‘always’ with a background atmosphere of gratitude.

Focusing is a gentle and meditative process in which the person going through the process, the Focuser, occasionally verbally shares their inner experience. The Companion is deeply present and listens and reflects back from an inner space of a welcoming-friendliness and empathy.

During this safe and gentle process

We all have moments in our lives when we feel stuck, confused, or indecisive. We might then hide from others, feel irritated, reactive, and disconnected when with others.
Immerse yourself in this respectful, transformative atmosphere, where you may feel more heard 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 connection.

My Focusing style is referred to as Inner Relationship Focusing.

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Free 1.5/2.0-hour Tasters

You don’t know Focusing or simply want to know more about the workshop?
Join for a Taster.
Monday, Dec 13, 2021 & January 24, 2022
10am Eastern Time (ET), 4pm European Standard Time (EST)
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Level 1-5 Course Content 2022

There are lectures, demonstrations, Q & A, partner practices, and group practices.
You will receive written material, and you will be able to listen to the audio recording online until 30 days after Level 1-5 has been completed.
You are asked to practice with other students, in person, over the phone, or via videoconference between course meetings.

Level 1 & 2

Level 3 & 4

Level 5

The content may vary a bit, and topics might occasionally be exchanged within the 5 levels.

Three One-on-one sessions are part of this course

These three sessions that are part of the courses are my unique style. I have found that repeated one-on-one meetings are of great value. Each student can more easily find their unique Focusing style.
The teacher can better understand the interests and needs of each group of students.


Certification by the International Focusing Institute
Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Award – PFPA

In this course, you will learn all fundamentals of Focusing and you will be able to apply this remarkable process in your life both for yourself and with a Focusing partner. This Level 1-5 course for Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Award PFPA is for your personal well-being, it is a self-help tool. However, it is also the first step towards further certification if you envision becoming a Focusing Professional.
Visit the International Focusing Institute for more information.

Requirements for receiving the Proficiency in  Focusing Partnership Award – PFPA

Benefits of membership with the International Focusing Institute


Level 1-5 Course Schedule 2022

February 21 until August 29, 2022, Mondays

United States-PDT West Coast: 8:00 am to 11:00 am
United States-EST East Coast: 11:00 am to 14:00 pm
England–GMT: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Germany-CET Central European Time 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
In Europe  on March 14 & 21 one hour later (Daylight Saving Time change: US 03/14/2022, Europe 03/27/2022)

Level 1 & 2:
02/21, 02/28, 03/07, 03/14
03/21, 03/28, 04/04, 04/11

Level 3 & 4:
05/16, 05/23, 06/06, 06/13
07/04, 07/11, 07/18, 07/25

Level 5:
08/08, 08/15, 08/22, 08/29


1.5-hour Tasters

Monday, Dec, 2021 13 & January 24, 2022,
10am Eastern Time (ET), 4pm European Standard Time (EST)
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Three one-on-one sessions are part of the level 1-5 course and are included in the price. This is usually not offered.

Level 1 & 2
Regular: $750
Bring a friend: $690 (save $40)
(includes a one-hour one-on-one Focusing session) 

Level 3 & 4
Regular: $750
Bring a friend: $690 (save $40)
(includes a one-hour one-on-one Supervision session)

Level 5
Regular: $310
Bring a friend: $280 (save $30)
(includes a one-hour one-on-one session, in which you are the Companion)

SAVE by signing up for the full Level 1 to 5 Course
Regular: $1,540 (SAVE $270)
Bring a friend: $1,390 (SAVE $110+$270= $380 total saving)
(includes three one-hour one-on-one meetings)

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Not sure? Book a one-hour Focusing session, which will be deducted from the course fee if you decide to sign up.

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