Find Calm When You Feel Stressed

Get SHIFT, a six-week interactive video course to help you:

  • Shift strong emotional states like anger, overwhelm, and shame
  • Make big (and small) decisions with more ease
  • Transform self-blame and inner criticism
  • Release blocks to action so you can move forward with your life

Life is full of uncertainty

It’s easy to feel frozen or reactive when the way forward seems painfully unclear. SHIFT teaches you a revolutionary and research-based process called Inner Relationship Focusing. IRF is a process of bringing nonjudgmental awareness to how you’re feeling and thinking in the present moment.

Inner Relationship Focusing helps you embrace calm even in the most challenging situations. Because when you’re calm, you’re clear. You communicate well, feel better, and you know what to do next… We think that’s priceless.

When you learn how to SHIFT, you’ll…

Stop losing hours to thinking in circles or being stuck in difficult feelings

Know exactly what to do to help yourself slow down and get present

Develop confidence in your ability to choose calm when life gets tough

Be able to communicate better with the people around you

You’ll also learn the entire Focusing process for yourself.

A Personal Message From Ann…

I remember when I first learned the Focusing process. I was 22 years old, confused, full of longing and anxiety, and very out of touch with myself. I came from a family background where I was supposed to put the needs and feelings of other people above my own. Learning Focusing from Eugene Gendlin saved my life… and I’m grateful every day.

Maybe you’re on a path like mine. Maybe you want to reclaim your right to know what you feel, get past your blocks, make decisions from your whole self, and stop feeling ashamed and bad about yourself. Maybe you want to live a much larger life than the one you’re currently living!

I created the SHIFT course for people just like you. In SHIFT, you step into my video classroom and I take you through learning Focusing in simple steps. I’ll help you learn how to pause and get a larger sense of what’s happening in the moment (in Focusing we call that a felt sense), bring acceptance to the things you experience throughout your day (feelings, thoughts, etc) , and apply the process of Focusing to decisions, releasing blocks, inner critics, and more.

The videos are pre-recorded… but I will be there live as you take the course, reading and responding to you every day!

Could you use more calm and more joy in your life? Join me for SHIFT.

Ann Weiser Cornell

There are six weekly modules.

Each module introduces one or two new skills, as well as a clear practical way that you can use that skill in your life.

Moving from Stress and Overwhelm to Calm Presence

Anger, Anxiety, Shame and Sadness – How to Shift (and Learn From) Your Strong Emotions

Making Decisions with the Wisdom of Your Whole Self

Moving from Beating Yourself Up to Loving and Appreciating Yourself

Releasing Your Blocks to Moving Forward with Your Life

Calm, Clear, Alert, Effective: Bringing It All Together

How this course works:

Be Supported In Your Process!

You won’t be going it alone! You’ll have access to a forum to chat with other students, plus access to Ann for parts where you might feel stuck.

Learn Wherever You Like

This course is accessible by computer, tablet, or smart phone. If you can connect to the internet, you can connect to this course!

Available at Your Convenience!

You can move through this course as quickly or slowly as you like. You’ll also have lifetime access to the material, so you can revisit it anytime.

Interactive Materials

This course includes a beautiful PDF workbook to help you integrate your learning. There will also be checkpoints during the course to check-in on your progress.

Hear From a Satisfied Student…

I’ve taken many courses over the years, including multiple online courses, and nothing has come close to the clear and inspiring guidance and consistent support that I’ve received from SHIFT. 

– Julie Masters

Change Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

You Can Get Started in 3 Simple Steps

1. Learn How to Pause & Be Compassionate to Yourself

2. Engage in Practices that Help Transform Old, Stuck Patterns

3. Become a Calmer Version of You & See Your Life Change for the Better

Are You Ready to SHIFT?

The SHIFT Interactive Video Course

Course Includes:

Unlimited, lifetime access to the SHIFT online course
Downloadable workbook
Access to our online forum

Your course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you let us know within one year after you purchase the course that we didn’t deliver what we said we would, just ask and we’ll cheerfully refund the full course fee.


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About Your Guide

Ann Weiser CornellAnn created Inner Relationship Focusing with her long-time colleague, Barbara McGavin, to help alleviate the thinking and feeling cycles that kept her stuck in hard places. It changed her life, and it became her mission to help others create quiet miracles in their lives too.

For over 35 years now, Ann’s been teaching this practical, revolutionary process to people all over the world. She is the author of Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change, Presence: A Guide to Transforming Your Most Challenging Emotions, and The Radical Acceptance of Everything. 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.

Is SHIFT a Focusing course?

Yes, it is. With SHIFT, you’ll learn how to do Focusing for yourself. It’s a great place to get started, refresh your skills if you’ve been away for a while, or learn how to apply Focusing to specific areas of your life.

How do I know this will work for me?

Focusing works. Time and again, I’ve watched people transform their lives with this simple process that you can access whenever and wherever you need it. You’ll find the steps are really clear and straightforward. We’ll give you everything you need to get started. If you do the practice part, then you’ll watch your relationship to life SHIFT towards more ease, joy, and contentment.

How am I going to fit this into my life right now?

The great news is that you can take this course whenever it works for you. You get content when you want it, plus lifetime access. No stressing out about being somewhere on time. Way less pressure to move through the material at a pace that might not fit for you. The lessons are compact and set up so that you can do them in small bites or big chunks depending on your learning style and your availability.

Really, how much time is it going to take me to get through each lesson?

There are six lessons. Each lesson has an intro, some teaching content, and exercises you can work through to practice, practice, practice. You can expect to spend about 1 to 1½ hours a week working through the content and making time to use the skills in your day-to-day life.

Do I get access to the course all at once?

No. You’ll have access to the first Module of the course as soon as you sign up. Every 7 days, you’ll get a new module released to you. We provide the content in ‘small bites’ like this because we really want you to get the SHIFT that’s possible each week. Taking time to practice the material and move forward in small, consistent steps supports you in making the kinds of SHIFTs you really want to make.

But what if I want it all at once?

Of course, “get it all now” or “get it done” are kind of natural human impulses and as an experienced teacher, I also know that learning on the fast track rarely works out the way we think it will (especially with trainings where we’re trying to learn a new way of being). You could wait out the six weeks of paced content and zip through it all at once. Though, I’d encourage you not to because I want you to get all that you can from SHIFT.

Tell me more about the classroom environment and how course content is provided?

Sure. The classroom is virtual and taught in a learning platform called Ruzuku. Each week you’ll receive an email letting you know a new module is available. Materials are provided via a combination of video, audio slideshows, and written content to cover a variety of learning styles. There is a forum so you can connect with other program participants and be part of a dynamic learning community. And you get lifetime access to all of it. Go through it once and come back anytime you need some extra support to handle life!

Can my friend and I share the course?

Thanks for asking. Each course is licensed to a single user – you! While we can’t authorize you to share the materials, we’d love to have your friend participate too. And we’ll make it super sweet for you. Sign up for our affiliate program, and you can earn commission every time a friend signs up. Get enough friends on board and you could earn enough back to get the course for free!

What if I've already completed Path to Lasting Change, Part One (or higher)? Is this still for me?

Yes! Although we designed this course to start from knowing nothing about Focusing, many experienced Focusers have told us they found it valuable.  One of them called it “…an excellent beginning for the newbie, and an excellent refresher for the more experienced.” We think you will enjoy the weekly structure, the guided exercises, and the applications of Focusing to: releasing blocks to action, working with inner critics, and facilitating decision-making.



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