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Focusing Resources – Inner Relationship Focusing

Quiet Your Mind

Calm Your Emotions

Move Forward Effectively

You might be feeling triggered all the time…

That makes so much sense given the challenges we’re all facing these days. Triggers are hard and can take over your day.

But you don’t have to be hijacked by your emotions. There is another way…

Find out how to come back to calm quickly, even when stuff really hits the fan.

With our programs, you’ll:

  • Stop losing hours being stuck in difficult feelings
  • Know exactly how to slow down and get present
  • Communicate better with the people around you
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You Can Create More Calm in Your Life…

Get Calmer

Learn How to Pause Before You React

Say goodbye to feeling guilty for losing it or pulling away when you experience stressful emotions.

Develop a Skill that will Change Your Life

You’ll have simple steps to use anywhere, any time you need to come back to center.

Become the Calmest Person You Know

Because when you’re calm, you’re clear. You, communicate well, feel better, and you know what to do next… We think that’s priceless.

Imagine being able to listen more empathically, to yourself and others, in a way that creates real conditions for change…


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“We often think that change has to be difficult or challenging, but Focusing has taught me it can be gentle and beautiful. The secret of Focusing is realizing you don’t have to change anything–you can just be with your emotions as they are. I cannot express how much this has enriched my life at a time in which it was greatly needed.”

~ Natalie Bryant

We know life is harder when you get taken over by your emotions. We want more than that for you…

  • People in more than 62 countries use Focusing to live better lives.
  • We’ve taught more than 20 courses annually for over 35 years.
  • We support more than 11,233 Focusers worldwide.

If you experience emotional stress, you can benefit from Focusing.

“One of the strengths of Focusing is that you don’t need a therapist to work at a deep level, you have the process for yourself.”

~ Emma Gran

“Focusing helped me trust my process more and achieve the hoped-for results that always seemed out of reach with other programs.”

~ Darryl Commings

Picture This:

Being able to take a breath when you first feel the impulse to yell so you can respond calmly instead.

Going home at the end of the workday feeling happy about how you communicated with colleagues during a difficult meeting.

Your relationships are thriving because you’ve learned how to listen in a way that fosters genuine connection.

Here’s how you can get started:

Which one are you?

The Beginner

Are you brand new to Focusing?

The Experienced

Have you already taken courses with Focusing partnership?

The Professional

Are you a therapist, counselor, nurse or other helping professional?

Featured Course

The Urge to Indulge

Do you eat or surf the internet when you’re bored or sad or restless?
Do you find yourself becoming an unmoving lump in front of the TV?
Do you distract yourself in mindless ways and feel bad about it later?

Join Ann Weiser Cornell for this on-demand course for anyone who struggles with the urge to indulge in unhealthy habits and wants to shift the pattern without using self-blame.

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I’m here for you!

Hi! I’m Ann Weiser Cornell.

After more than 35 years teaching Focusing around the world, I set out to help even more people discover how to Get Bigger than What’s Bugging Them.

Why? Well, feelings are a part of life… but they often take us over and then we do things we later regret. Acting out your emotional triggers is expensive. It costs you time, sometimes even a job or a relationship. It doesn’t have to be like that.

You? You want to find a new way forward that doesn’t end in blowing up or withdrawing when you get hit by strong emotions. The power to change that pattern – permanently – can be yours.

As the first person to make a living teaching Focusing and the co-founder of the Inner Relationship Focusing process, I’ve collected all the skills I’ve spent a lifetime honing and put them into online programs that fit into your everyday life and I look forward to sharing them with you.

Hope you’ll join us!





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“With Focusing, we learn how to welcome, acknowledge, and accept all our responses to life-whatever they are. We can feel all our variety and subtlety, all our richness and complexity.”
– Ann Weiser Cornell

What Makes Focusing So Different?

The Focusing process takes you out of inner conflict and into inner peace. You’ll stop being taken over by challenging emotions, all by practicing an inner awareness process that you can do on your own.

Focusing is a body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing.

It’s as simple as noticing how you feel and then having a conversation with your feelings in which you do most of the listening.

And when you learn how to listen to those feelings using Focusing, they’re much more likely to relax, release, and let you go on with what you’re doing in a clear and centered way.

You can quiet your mind, calm your emotions, and move on with your day. Thousands of people from all over the world have transformed their lives using Focusing.

How can you learn this remarkable skill?

You can get started today with our online training program.


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3 Things That Set Focusing Apart


It’s research based.

Focusing has been linked in over 50 research studies with positive outcomes in therapy. The early studies were done by Eugene Gendlin.

Typical outcomes from Focusing include greater emotional regulation, more satisfying relationships, and increased self acceptance. 


Listening is the key.

In this noisy world where everything is constantly vying for attention, people learn to tune out to survive. Focusing helps you tune back into the most important thing – You! Not only do you become more attuned to yourself, but you get to work with someone who is right there with you deeply listening to your every word.


You’re the expert.

As the person doing Focusing, YOU are the expert. We believe that you know YOU the best. That’s why, with Focusing, you don’t need an expert. Many other methods require a practitioner to facilitate, but not Focusing! Focusing empowers YOU to make your own choices and get in touch with your own truth.

With Focusing, you understand yourself better, you feel better, and you can create the life you want.

Where Did Focusing Come From?

Focusing was discovered in the late 1950s when Professor Eugene Gendlin of the University of Chicago researched the question: “Why is psychotherapy helpful for some people, but not others?”

Gendlin and his colleagues studied recordings of hundreds of therapy sessions and made a fascinating and important discovery: successful therapy clients were able to do something more than worry about the future or react to the past. They could pause and pay attention to what was happening in the present moment, in their bodies, in response to the problem at hand. Sometimes in ways that words could not easily convey. Gendlin called this a “felt sense,” and developed the method he called “Focusing” so that anyone could learn this profound way of experiencing breakthroughs in whatever has been holding them back.

Focusing allows you to get past what has been making you stuck, using the body-mind’s inherent ability to heal and live forward into new possibilities. Inner Relationship Focusing is a further development of Focusing created over many years of work by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin.

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