Releasing the Blocks to Being Your Full Expressive Self

Do you long to express yourself – in writing, in art or music, in speaking? Do you have a creation in you that is yearning to emerge? Would you like to bring your true self more fully into the world?

Join Ann Weiser Cornell as she takes you step-by-step through the powerful method she used to release her writer’s block.

> Full Course Description

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.

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

What's Included

  • Five two-hour meetings for a total of 10 hours of class time.
  • A class roster with contact information so you can connect with your assigned partners each week to practice the skills you’re learning during class.
  • Access to digital recordings of every class so you’ll be able to download them and listen to anything you want to hear again.
  • A private web page where you can access homework, recordings, and other important class information from any web browser.
  • Email and/or phone support in case you have questions or need extra help.

Listen to our free, interactive call from January 8, 2014 to learn:

  • How to turn toward what is blocking you, using powerful shifts in language and attitude, and take a giant step toward living your full life potential

*Limited time registration discount offered on January 8th call!

Course Information

About the Course

I know what it’s like to want to express yourself and feel blocked. I had writer’s block for years, knowing I had so much in me to express, and not being able to do it. It was very painful, and had elements of shame and frustration as well as longing.

When I found a way to use Focusing to release my writer’s block, I knew I had found a process that I wanted to share with others. Over the years I have helped many people be more expressive of what in them is longing to be expressed… from writers, to musicians, to poets… This method can work for anyone who feels the longing to be more expressive of something inside you.

What I discovered is that blocks to creative expression can be seen as an inner war involving criticizing or shaming parts of us that are afraid of other people’s reactions, other parts that get scared nothing will happen and start to push – and rebellious parts that don’t want to be pushed. The combination of these warring parts results in a perfect impasse! It might feel impossible… but change is quite possible, and I will show you how.

What We’ll Be Doing

In this course, I’ll teach you a step-by-step process to help you get unblocked and bring your gifts into the world. It’s based on Inner Relationship Focusing, a body-based method for bringing radical acceptance to yourself. When you turn with curiosity toward what has been blocking you, and listen deeply without getting caught up in the struggle, inner critics and rebels begin to relax and your creativity flows again.

In a safe and supportive atmosphere that respects your inner sense of rightness, you start with a blocked creative expression and follow it through a series of exercises to release what’s been holding the block in place. You will take home skills to use over and over whenever life gets stuck.


About the Teacher

Ann Weiser Cornell
Ann Weiser Cornell
Ann Weiser Cornell, author of The Power of Focusing, is perhaps the most well-known Focusing teacher in the world, having taught in 18 countries for more than 30 years. She has devoted her life to helping people learn Focusing easily, and this seminar is the culmination of years of teaching, designed so you can learn and practice this life-changing skill from anywhere in the world.

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.


There is no prerequisite for this course.

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 14 days before the first day of class: Just let us know and we'll refund your course fee. Or you can choose to apply the entire course fee towards a future class with us.

Cancellations received 13 days or fewer before class begins: No refund, sorry.

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.

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

Other Items of Interest



Sign up here and get your first lesson right away.

Thank you! Your first lesson is on its way to your inbox. If you don't see it in the next couple hours, be sure to check your SPAM folder (or Promotions tab in GMail)