Psychotherapy Networker Symposium Participants: Levels One – Four with Healing Professionals Track

You Can Be Effective and Empower Your Clients

Focusing has been linked in over 80 research studies with positive outcomes in therapy including greater emotional regulation, more satisfying relationships, and increased self acceptance.

In the Focusing Training Program for Healing Professionals, you’ll learn an experiential, body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing that you can immediately bring into your work with clients.


We’ve got something special just for you!

FCP-crop-homeRegister for our Focusing training program starting with either our January, March, or April Path to Lasting Change, Part One and get $100 off our program. Register by January 15th, and you’ll get a free copy of Ann’s Latest Book, Focusing in Clinical Practice.




Listen to our free interactive call from October 16 to learn:

  • Four simple, powerful, non-‘technique’ ways to invite your clients to have felt senses, and experience moving beyond stereotypical stuck patterns
  • How to help your clients access their felt senses: fresh, immediate, creative life energy that moves their lives forward in new ways

Limited time registration discount offered on October 16th call!

What You’ll Learn

  • a practical, step-by-step method for taking any problem or stuck situation and finding relief, insight, and new steps of action, so you feel bigger than your problems and in control of your life – and ways to help your clients do this too
  • a process that lets you help your clients be in touch with the very place in them with the potential to open up into flow, change, and new possibilities
  • a facilitative language that enables you to be supportive of your clients – and yourself – without pushing (and so without bringing up resistance)
  • a sense of greater confidence and ease that you can be available for what your clients are bringing and at the same time able to guide them to be present and available to themselves

Does This Sound Like You?

You want more ways to be helpful to clients who:

  • don’t know what they feel or feel “nothing”
  • struggle with self-criticism and confusion
  • feel stuck in their lives
  • talk about feelings rather than having them
  • get overwhelmed by intense emotion
  • struggle with depression, addictions, and other effects of trauma

By bringing Focusing into your process, your clients will be able to experience real change.

With Focusing:

  • You have a way to give your clients immediate support
  • Your clients will feel more empowered and more able to give themselves support in between sessions
  • Your clients start to open up to a fuller life and will have better connections with others, more peace with old issues, a greater sense of life being on track

You’ll Feel:

  • More comfortable and confident during psychotherapy sessions
  • That you are showing up in sessions as yourself, genuine and real
  • You have a way to process feelings and reactions that come up in your work with clients

For an article about Inner Relationship Focusing by Carol Nickerson that includes a story about how she used IR Focusing to process feelings about a client, click here.

The Program

Our Focusing Training Program consists of four 5-week classes. Each class occurs once per week for about 2.5 hours with an additional hour outside of class. Combined with the Focusing Training Program, our Healing Professionals Track provides additional audio and video content specifically tailored for Healing Professionals (HPs) who want to bring Focusing into their work with clients. In our Program, a blended course with both HPs and non-HPs, you’ll learn the Focusing process for yourself, including partnership exchange (by phone). You’ll build skills in accompanying a Focusing process, from the art of reflecting to the facilitative language of skilled guiding.

With the Healing Professionals Track, you’ll also receive:

  • support in bringing Focusing into your client sessions through exclusive access to a private web platform with audio and video content specifically relevant to healing professionals
  • answers to your questions about bringing the course material into client sessions in a live, interactive Q&A call with the course instructors two weeks after the end of each level – four times over the entire program
  • email support in addressing the special issues of healing professionals throughout the program


All our workshops meet the qualifications for continuing education credits (CEUs) for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. PCE #1015.

The Focusing Training Program is led by:




Ann Weiser Cornell,

author of Focusing in Clinical Practice

Lucinda Hayden

Carol Nickerson

Fees & Schedule

The Fee

The Healing Professional Track, including the private web page with additional audio and video content, the extra Q&A session, and the panel discussion on clinical applications of the course material is $75 in addition to regular course fees ($295-$425 depending on the course).

The Schedule

The full Focusing Training Program is made up of Levels One, Two, Three, and Four. There will always be a Path to Lasting Change, Part One and Three and Four scheduled to follow a Path to Lasting Change, Part One, at the same time of day and day of the week, in succeeding terms. You may not see those later Levels on the course calendar yet, but you can rest assured that they will be taught.

More About the Levels

Path to Lasting Change, Part One

Path to Lasting Change, Part One

Some of what you’ll learn:

  • a way to access your body’s wisdom which allows you to get in touch with rich information about your life and your life’s direction
  • a powerful listening process that lets you be supportive of other people – and yourself – in ways that will improve your relationships
  • a structured plan for taking these lessons beyond the course and into your daily life

> more info

Path to Lasting Change, Part One: The Path of the Companion

Path to Lasting Change, Part One: The Path of the Companion

Some of what you’ll learn:

  • practice in cultivating Self-in-Presence
  • a supported process for coming into body awareness at the start of the session, called “Leading In,”
  • about the “edge,” and how that is the key to transformation
  • advanced listening skills that will improve your relationships

> more info


Path to Lasting Change, Part Two: The Guide’s Journey

Some of what you’ll learn:

  • more ways to start the Focusing process and deepen your inner connection
  • very specific and powerful ways to go beyond just “being with it,” including the remarkable “not-wanting and wanting” process
  • new and useful ways to reap the benefits of the positive, enjoyable feelings in your Focusing process
  • how to be a more graceful Focusing Partner

> more info


Path to Lasting Change, Part Two: The Center of the Maze

Some of what you’ll learn:

  • the most typical block to Focusing and how to help shift this experience
  • ways to manage your inner critic
  • more ways to help yourself (or a partner) when you are feeling overwhelmed by strong emotional states
  • wider understanding of the concept of “body” and what makes our bodies so wise
  • how to let go of “rules” and still do Focusing

> more info

How to Register

To enroll in the Focusing Training Program – Healing Professionals Track:

  • Choose your payment option below.
  • Each program consists of four 5-week courses (Level 1, 2, 3, and 4)
  • You will automatically be enrolled in the subsequent Levels 2, 3, and 4 that occur on the same day of the week and time as your Level 1 class. For example, if you signed up for our Path to Lasting Change, Part One that occurs on 5 Wednesdays, January – February, you will be enrolled in the Level 2 that occurs on 5 Wednesdays, March – April (and so on). You can see our scheduled Levels 2, 3, and 4 here (if you don’t see an upcoming course, it’s just because it isn’t on our calendar quite yet). All class communications will be sent automatically. You can change your class registrations with at least 5 days notice prior to the start of each course by sending us an email.
  • Prior to class, you will be emailed dial-in information for the course, including your conference call dial in number as well as your PIN.

Single Payment

Installment Option

1 payment of $1,415

1 payment of $375, 3 subsequent payments $365



What People Are Saying

More About the Program

Ann Main Headshot for webHi, I’m Ann Weiser Cornell, and I’ve been teaching and developing IR Focusing training programs since 1985. I created these programs because I saw people struggling with procrastination and action blocks, sinking under low self-esteem and severe inner criticism, having a hard time feeling grounded and making confident decisions, and most of all longing to live the fulfilling lives they knew they could live but never quite getting there.

At first my programs were designed for individuals themselves but more and more psychotherapists kept asking me to create trainings for bringing this work into therapy. I agreed – but with one very important proviso. Healing professionals who want to use this work with clients have to learn it for themselves. How can we take other people to a place we don’t know how to go ourselves? Plus, your ability to be in a Focusing kind of contact with yourself is contagious – your very presence, even without words, becomes a healing containing space for your clients.

And since we now teach the Focusing Training Program by phone seminar, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home or office in order to take courses that used to be offered only in a few locations in the world.

Recommended Resources for Therapists

Focusing in Clinical Practice by Ann Weiser Cornell

Ann Weiser Cornell, who has been teaching Focusing to clinicians for over 30 years, shows step by step how to bring Focusing into any kind of clinical practice. Designed to be immediately useful to working clinicians, this book shows how to help clients get felt senses and nurture them when they appear, how to work with clients who have difficulty feeling in the body, how to support clients who experience dysregulating emotional states, and more. Plentiful examples and vignettes show specifically how the process works at the moment-by-moment level.

More >

Focusing in Clinical Practice

Hardcover Book: $29.95

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