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Focusing Alone

Focusing Alone

Do you wish you could Focus by yourself more easily? Do you find yourself losing concentration, getting stuck, getting nothing? Would you like to have Focusing with you at every moment of your life?

We’ll show you an array of methods that help you Focus alone successfully any time and anywhere you need to feel more calm, spaciousness and ease in your life.

Our Next Class

This workshop is not currently scheduled. Please contact us if you are interested in being informed when this workshop goes on the schedule.

Can’t make this time? You can register and participate by listening to recordings of the course each week at a time that works with your schedule. But you won’t be eligible for CE units.

What People Are Saying

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Focusing Alone class, finding it the perfect complement to focusing with a partner.  The ability to use different processes, including walking, drawing, journaling and more, allows this process to be integrated more easily.  Ann has a very professional and reassuring presence on the phone, giving each of us a confidence in ourselves that we can learn this skill and integrate it into our focusing practice.  I would highly recommend this class.”

– M.Goodman-Bozeman, MT

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 Focusing Alone: At A Glance

Who

For people who have had some success Focusing with a partner but find it hard to do Focusing alone.

Where

Live Online Course – join us from anywhere in the world!

What

You’ll receive a whole array of processes to enhance your Focusing alone and structured support in making solo Focusing a regular part of your life. 

How

We use Zoom, an online video conference platform, to connect you to other students and the teacher. It’s easy and fun to use, great to see your fellow students and the teacher. You can join us via your camera-equipped computer, tablet, or smart phone. Prefer not to be on video? You can call in by phone. Students receive access to a private webpage where materials can be found.

Why

Because it’s so empowering to have Focusing with you any time you need it, whether there is a partner available or not.

Would you like a free taste?

Listen in to Ann’s free one-hour webinar, where you will learn:
  • The three biggest reasons that Focusing alone can be so challenging
  • The one amazing tip that anyone can use to make Focusing alone easier… immediately!
  • How to create a contained space for your Focusing alone – and why it helps
*Click the webinar image to download*

Course Information

About the Course

  • Do you wish you could Focus by yourself more easily?
  • Do you find yourself losing concentration, getting stuck, getting nothing?
  • Would you like to have Focusing with you at every moment of your life?
You’re not the only one! Focusing Alone was hard for me, too….

I couldn’t focus alone very well when I first learned Focusing, and then I didn’t even try for years and years. My partnership sessions were all the Focusing I had. But one day I had to do Focusing and there were no partners around! It was while I was on a whitewater rafting trip… and I managed to do it. And then I wondered: how DO people manage to Focus without the support of a Focusing partner?

Once I got interested in Focusing alone, I started interviewing people who could do “Solo Focusing” successfully. I found out some very interesting processes that many of them had in common. I ended up collecting an array of methods that finally let me Focus alone successfully, and I believe they’ll work for you too. I’ve designed this five-week seminar so I can show you one or more new methods every week.

In this course, I’ll also include Focusing in Daily Life. Wouldn’t you love to have Focusing with you when you’re in a challenging social interaction, when your emotions get triggered, when you are asked to make a choice? I’ll also explore something I like to call “Focusing in Every Moment”… meaning you experiment with living your life in a Focusing way.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Learn what is so hard about Focusing alone – and how to turn that around
  • Practice powerful and practical tips to make Focusing alone easier… immediately
  • Put into practice specific ways to accept yourself while Focusing alone
  • Follow a supportive “script” that keeps you on track
  • Learn how to incorporate art and movement into Focusing… the results may surprise you!
  • Set up and follow a regular Focusing practice integrated into your life

About the Teacher

Ann Weiser Cornell
Ann Weiser Cornell

Ann Weiser Cornell, author of Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change, The Power of Focusing, and The Radical Acceptance of Everything, has devoted her life to helping people learn Focusing easily. Ann learned Focusing from its originator, Eugene Gendlin, in 1972, and worked closely with him for years. Today Ann is internationally recognized as one of the leading innovators and theoreticians of Focusing. She has taught Focusing in twenty countries, and her Focusing books and manuals have been translated into eleven other languages.

Additional Information

How Online Courses Work

We use Zoom, an online video conference platform, to connect you to other students and the teacher. Before the class starts you will receive a Zoom link to use each time the class meets. You can join us via your camera-equipped computer, tablet, or smart phone. Prefer not to be on video? You can turn off your camera. Don’t want to call via computer? You can call in by phone. Zoom is free and easy to use. You will be able to sign on in advance to make sure you can access it, but we’ve had very few problems with it. Students also receive access to a private webpage where course materials can be found.

Prerequisite

In order to join Focusing Alone, you must have had Path to Lasting Change, Part One with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher. This course is on how to do Focusing alone if you already know Focusing and you’ve had experience Focusing with a partner. In the process, you may well learn more about Focusing than you knew before!

Continuing Education Credit & Course Completion Certificate

Course meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Focusing Resources, CAMFT Approved CE Provider #62524.

Focusing Resources is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Focusing Resources maintains responsibility for this course and its content.

There is a $25 administrative fee for CE units. Course completion certificates are awarded at the end of the course upon completion of all requirements and the course evaluation. (If you don’t want CE units but would like a completion certificate, the $25 fee does still apply.)

Eligibility for CE units requires at least 80% live attendance. Missed classes must be made up.

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds

Up to 5 days before the first day of class: We will refund your course fee less a $35 cancellation fee. Avoid the cancellation fee by applying the entire course payment towards a future class. Changing your registration to a later offering of the same course must also occur 5 days prior to the beginning of class.

Cancellations received 4 days or fewer before class begins: No refund. Changing your registration within this window results in a $75 fee.

When Something Doesn't Go As You'd Hoped...

We are always open to discussing experiences with our courses that didn’t work for you or didn’t go the way you expected. Depending on the circumstances, you may want to email your course instructor, the staff member in charge of your course, or Ann Weiser Cornell. Email addresses for all these people will be supplied on registration. We will work with you to find a way to meet your needs.

Upcoming Courses and Registration

Register early to save money and ensure your spot! Tuition goes up three weeks prior to the start of class. To help us provide an excellent experience for everyone, registration closes one week before every class. Have you taken Focusing Alone with Ann before? We offer a discount of $25 for those who would like to take the class again. Contact our office for a coupon code at 510-225-0690.

This workshop is not currently scheduled. Please contact us if you are interested in being informed when this workshop goes on the schedule.

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