Courses With Eugene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell

Conversations at the Edge with Gene and Ann

Is there something you’ve always wanted to talk about with Gene Gendlin?

Something remarkable has been happening when Gene and Ann sit with a group of people who invited to bring up any topic, raise any question. Something more begins to be created out of the contributions of each person. One person said, “I am so deeply moved by this conversation, I find it so liberating and rewarding.”

What kind of thing do we talk about? Click here to hear a 40-minute sample, which includes Gene doing an amazing Focusing session with a woman who says, “I find Focusing super difficult” (at minute 11:40) as well as talking about what he does when saying “Hello” to a feeling is hard, and what to do when a Focusing partner isn’t there for us the way we would like.

At the end of the recording you will hear Gene talking about how his Focusing partner helped him deal with his wife’s death (at minute 34:25). Touching and inspiring!

What happens in the next class… is up to you! You might have a question or a topic that you want to raise, or you might just want to listen in as other people raise questions. (And if the time isn’t good for you, you are welcome to join in by listening to the recordings.) Come explore and experience with us, we’d love to have you there.

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.

If you’d like to see the full catalog of courses Gene and Ann co-taught, have a look here. Many of these past courses are available for purchase on CD and/or as Digital Downloads (MP3).

What’s Included

  • Three one-hour-and-thirty-minute meetings for a total of 7.5 hours of class time.
  • A private web page where you can access recordings, and other important class information from any web browser.
  • Access to digital recordings of every class so you’ll be able to download them and listen to anything you want to hear again.
  • Email and/or phone support in case you have questions.

About the Teachers

genegendlin-for-workshopGene Gendlin:

Eugene T. Gendlin received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and taught there from 1963 to 1995. He is internationally recognized as a major American philosopher and psychologist.  He has been honored four times by the American Psychological Association. He co-founded the Psychotherapy Division of the American Psychological Association and received the APA’s first Distinguished Professional Psychologist award in 1970. His book, Focusing, has sold over 500,000 copies and is in seventeen languages. His other books include Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, A Process Model and Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning. He’s also a warm brilliant man who lights up a room with the quality of his listening.

Ann Weiser CornellAnn Weiser Cornell:

Ann Weiser Cornell was getting her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Chicago when she met and studied with Eugene Gendlin, starting in 1972.  In 1980, Gene invited Ann to assist with his Focusing workshops. This started her on a path to become a Focusing teacher, and in 1990, Ann became the first person to support herself full-time as a Focusing teacher.  Today Ann is internationally recognized as one of the leading innovators and theoreticians of Focusing. She is the author of The Power of Focusing, The Radical Acceptance of Everything and a forthcoming book on Focusing-oriented therapy, Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change.

Additional Information

How This Online Course Works

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. Because of Gene’s situation, he will not be on video camera, but Ann will be. This course will work a lot like a phone course but you will not need a PIN code. 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.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education Credit is not available for this course.


There is no prerequisite for this course. However, some familiarity with Focusing would be helpful.

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.

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.

Previous Courses with Ann and Gene, Available on CD



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