Focusing and Daily Life

Focusing Here and Now

Focusing is a powerful process that can shift emotional stuckness into ease and balance. But it’s not always clear how Focusing can be of direct help when we’re confronted with the struggles of daily life.

That’s why I created the Focusing in Daily Life series of 90-minute seminars. Each one centers on a theme that many people are challenged by in daily life. From anger to anxiety, from loneliness to perfectionism, each one offers tips and insights that can change your daily life.

You can take any one of them, or get a discount for signing up for three. Past seminars are still available here. This is my way of offering you support in bringing the power of Focusing to what you face every day… especially these days.
I look forward to seeing you there!

Warmly,

Ann Weiser Cornell

Ann Weiser Cornell

 At A Glance

Who For anyone who wants to find more peace with challenging life experiences.
What Brief, one-time seminars to help you with your daily life.
Where Your home, office, or anywhere you can connect.
When At your convenience! Join us live, or register and receive a recording of this helpful webinar.
Cost Each seminar is just $39 during early registration ($49 after).

Past Seminars Available by Video

90-Minute Seminars
Available After Purchase By Streaming or Download (MP4)

  • Exhaustion

    What is Your Exhaustion Telling You?

    Are you exhausted? Are you in denial about how tired you really are? Are you worried that if you listen to your exhaustion, it will tell you that your life is impossible? Good News: You can listen to your exhaustion in a way that helps you feel better, not worse. Over the years I’ve learned specific ways of listening to exhaustion, tiredness, weariness, and physical aches and pains.. Join me for this online seminar, where we explore how to listen to your exhaustion so that you feel better, not worse… Yes, you really can start feeling better just from the simple process of allowing and listening to how you feel. Let me show you how. 90-minute pre-recorded seminar Unlimited, lifetime access Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Health Challenges

    Listening to Your Body Through Health Challenges

    We all face health challenges sometimes, whether from an injury, an illness, or in natural life phases like pregnancy or menopause or aging. Your body knows so much about how to guide you through these times… if you learn to listen to it. Listening to your body can greatly improve healing and quality of life:
    • in the first moments after an injury
    • when monitoring daily needs for rest, medication, and movement
    • to process emotional reactions like helplessness and loss
    • and much more
    Join me for this illuminating and practical online seminar where you’ll learn how to tap into your body’s wisdom about the health challenges you’re facing. You’ll gain resources to feel confident about handling the health challenges you’re facing now or in the future. 90-minute pre-recorded seminar Unlimited, lifetime access Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • The busy trap

    The Busy Trap

    “Busy” isn’t just a temporary state any more. For too many of us, it has become a semi-permanent condition… over which we have no control. “Busy” seems to be shorthand for “so overwhelmed I’m unable to give attention to anything except what’s right in front of me… and sometimes not even that.” In this 90-minute webinar, I‘ll show you how to turn toward the feeling of “busy” and explore what it means and what it really needs. As a result, you’ll feel like daily life has more space in it, even without new time management techniques!
    90-minute pre-recorded seminar
    Unlimited, lifetime access
    Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Regret

    Regret

    Regret for what we did or did not do in the past can be a really painful emotion, haunting and heavy, hanging over our present and future decisions and how we feel about ourselves. I’ve learned a few things about regret. Even memories like the one with my mom the night before her surgery sit lighter with me now. Join me for this 90-minute webinar, where I’ll show you what I know about shifting your relationship with regret. We can’t change the past, but we can change what it means to us. And in a way that is forgiving and loving toward ourselves as well.
    90-minute pre-recorded seminar
    Unlimited, lifetime access
    Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Focusing and money

    Healing Your Relationship with Money

    Does any topic evoke more anxiety and shame than money? Anxiety… because it feels like our very survival may be at stake. Shame… because we are supposed to “have it all together” around money. In this 90-minute webinar, I’ll help you process the feelings about money that come up in the midst of daily life. I’ll also show you how to create safe conversations about money with the other people in your life. When our feelings about money can change, everything can change. 90-minute pre-recorded seminar Unlimited, lifetime access Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Obsessive Thoughts

    Get It Out of My Head: Obsessive Thoughts and How to Change Them

    Why do obsessive thoughts take hold of us, and why is it so hard to replace them with more positive messages? Why do we keep going around and around with these intrusive ideas? In this seminar, you’ll discover the surprising reason why trying to replace your negative thoughts with something more positive usually doesn’t work very well. And practice what does work instead. 90-minute pre-recorded seminar
    Unlimited, lifetime access
    Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Being Alone

    All By Yourself: Dealing Positively with Being Alone

    Do you have a vague feeling that you’re less worthy because you’re alone? I’ve been getting societal messages ever since I was a child that there is something odd and unfortunate about people who are alone. Whether being alone is by choice or involuntary, the way we’re perceived by others can have an impact on our own mood and self-perception. In this online seminar, you’ll discover how to deal with those messages and the related feelings in positive ways.
    90-minute pre-recorded seminar
    Unlimited, lifetime access
    Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Proudly Imperfect

    Proudly Imperfect

    Do you beat yourself up for making tiny mistakes? Are you on a constant quest to be perfect? What if we don’t have to actually be perfect? What if we could just embrace the fact that we make mistakes. That sometimes we’re too tired to go to the gym or cook an amazingly healthy meal. Maybe we accidentally reply-all in a work email and embarrass ourselves or we space out and miss a date with a friend. It happens. Life happens. In this online seminar, you’ll discover new ways to shift the part of you that demands perfection.
    90-minute pre-recorded seminar
    Unlimited, lifetime access
    Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • The Urge to Indulge with Ann Weiser Cornell

    The Urge to Indulge Brief Seminar

    “Why did I eat that cookie?” “Why did I take that third glass of wine?” “Why did I stay online so long and get to bed so late?” In this seminar on Focusing in Daily Life, I will show you how to move into a new relationship with the part of you that reaches for the cookie and the part of you that makes you feel bad for doing it. You’ll come away with powerful and practical moves you can use immediately to give yourself genuine care and soothing instead of getting carried away by old habits.
    90-minute pre-recorded seminar
    Unlimited, lifetime access
    Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Reaching Across Differences

    In this seminar, I offer some ideas about how to use Focusing when you want (or need) to have conversations with people who have different values and different assumptions from you. I was be joined by some people who have experience in this area, and I was truly inspired by what they shared. You’ll come away with more hope and more possibilities for life-changing dialogue.
    90-minute pre-recorded seminar
    Unlimited, lifetime access
    Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Finding the Gift in Anger without Losing Your Head

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could channel our anger into effectiveness without dissolving into overwhelm and feelings of powerlessness? In this seminar, I will show you how to use Focusing when your anger flares up and when your despair knocks you down, to shift from powerlessness to empowerment, and from inner suffering to inner strength. 90-minute pre-recorded seminar Unlimited, lifetime access Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Focusing and anxiety

    Working Through Anxiety

    In this first seminar on Focusing in Daily Life, I cover how to use fast, “first-aid” Focusing at the times when you feel overtaken by anxiety in the midst of life. You’ll come away with powerful and practical moves you can use immediately to feel more at ease, more balanced, more clear. 90-minute pre-recorded seminar Unlimited, lifetime access Includes download of presentation slides
    $39.00
  • Anne Gaudet
    "What I love about Focusing is that it's simple, not overwhelming. During the inner experience Ann facilitated on the Regret webinar, I felt a deep opening into my grief which I sensed was protected by the word "regret." As I stayed with it, I realized this particular regret was connected to my niece and nephew and a sense of grief that went back into my own childhood - what I wanted for them, what my little girl/teen wanted for herself. I am grateful I have more trust in myself and am able to create the sense of safety I so needed back then."
  • Nancy E.
    "Focusing has such a different approach - a simple, profound, body-based way of sensing into what's happening. It's a kind process. After participating in the Listening to Your Body Through Health Challenges webinar, I now have some specific ways to explore and deal with pain in the present moment."
  • Nadia Alattar
    "Finding a structure to deal with health challenges was helpful - both the emotions that come and the challenge itself. Now, I feel a sense of relief because I know what to do when health challenges arise."
  • Micheline G.
    "I joined the Exhaustion webinar to get insights into dealing with feeling exhausted almost daily. Right away I knew this was different because I was able to be with my exhaustion just the way it was. Before it was like the word exhaustion always brought me to the same place, I was not allowing it to be how it was in the moment. Now, I pause and feel exactly how I am at the moment. I no longer go where I used to go."
  • Timmy McDonnell
    "BIG thank you for the webinar today, Ann. I really didn't expect we could cover so much ground - emotionally, intellectually, in awareness - in such a short course. It's reverberating in me now. Really beautiful."
  • Nancy W.
    "When I signed up for the Healing Your Relationship with Money webinar, I wanted a bit of ease around the subject of money. The exercises Ann shared helped me see that part of me considers money to be a life and death issue. No amount of reasoning can deal with that! I used to hold my breath, hike up my shoulders, and inwardly scream about money issues, which isn't a conducive approach to sound decision making. Knowing and feeling how high the stakes are, rational or not, allowed me to find some self-compassion, break the cycle of trying to argue with myself, and provided a little breathing room so I can make better decisions going forward."

More Questions? We’ve Got Your Answers…

How do online courses work?

Before the seminar starts you will receive a Zoom link. Zoom is free and easy to use. You can join us via computer, tablet, or smart phone. Don’t want to call that way? You can call in by phone, but if you do, you will not be able to ask questions during the seminar.

Do I need to be there live to attend?

We understand you might want to participate, but the timing doesn’t quite work out. While being there live will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get immediate answers, you can still benefit from the seminar by watching a recording. All registered participants will have access to a recording of the webinar to download and watch whenever you need a refresher.

Can I receive Continuing Education Credits?

These seminars are not eligible for CE Units.