About Us

A Brief History of Focusing Resources

Ann Weiser Cornell founded Focusing Resources in 1985 as a way to support people who want to learn Inner Relationship Focusing. Since then, Focusing Resources has been creating quiet miracles by teaching people Inner Relationship Focusing.

Over the years, her business has grown exponentially. Today, Focusing Resources includes a worldwide community of many thousands of people learning and teaching Focusing with seminars, books and manuals, audio and video materials, and one-to-one sessions. Learn this powerful, research-based practice – you can even do it on your own – and get back in touch with the emotional wisdom of your body.


Meet Our Teachers
Meet Our Staff


Hi, I’m Shannon Crossman and I’m the Chief Operations Officer here at Focusing Resources. Building systems is my passion! If there’s a way to do it with more efficiency and ease for our staff and clients, I want to find it. Class schedules, communications and most of what you encounter in the process of enrolling and participating in our courses are my special area. So if you need help or have feedback about your experience, please feel free to be in touch with me. I love using my systems building skills to help make the profound transformation work offered by Inner Relationship Focusing more widely available.

When I’m not cooking up more efficient ways to do things, I lay out and design products like The Focusing Connection newsletter, the Getting Bigger Than What’s Bugging You e-course, and our CD courses. Outside of the office, I can be found in the North Bay enjoying nature, curled up around a good book, writing, painting and enjoying life with friends and family.

Hi, I’m Maggie Hurley. My work centers around marketing and management of our in-person retreats, and assorted technical things (like making this website). Whether I’m planning one of our Treasure Maps to the Soul retreats or helping clarify our unique approach to Focusing, I’m proud to be part of an organization centered around teaching individuals like yourself how to look within to reconnect with the inner compass so central to living a better life.

Feel free to be in touch with me if you need assistance with Treasure Maps. In my free time, I’m busy painting (my other career) or romping around with my exuberant dogs, Zoe, Mochi, and Milo.


Hi, I’m Allison Jones, Customer Happiness Manager at Focusing Resources. My role involves maximizing customer happiness, coordinating classes, managing products and orders, and scheduling one-to-one sessions with Ann. It is an honor to interact with customers who are seeking personal growth through Inner Relationship Focusing, and I am delighted to be here.

Feel free to be in touch with me if you need any assistance navigating our website, have any questions about our courses or products, or would like to schedule a session.

Outside of the office, you can find me exploring in the forest, creating collages, and producing podcasts.

Teachers Worldwide

Directory of Inner Relationship Focusing Teachers

Teacher Directory
Our Mission & Services

Mission Statement

Focusing Resources Mission Statement

At Focusing Resources, we believe that every person deserves greater self acceptance, better emotional balance, and more satisfying relationships. We believe that learning Focusing will bring you skills that will vastly improve your quality of life. We believe that if everyone were to learn this simple skill, the world would be a calmer, clearer, better place, so we’ve made learning Focusing possible for those anywhere, anytime, and in any economic situation.

Our Offerings


From phone classes, to in-person workshops, to week-long retreats.


For those interested in one-to-one work.


Our books, CD sets, and DVD sets are great for those looking to learn on their own.

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you’d like to chat with a real, live person about any aspect of our work we would love to hear from you. Feel free to call with any question you have, and we’ll either pick up the phone or get back to you soon.

Focusing Resources
phone: 510-225-0690
toll-free in the US: 866-266-9680
fax: 510-225-0990


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