Demonstrations of Facilitating Focusing

Want to listen in as Ann Weiser Cornell guides someone through their very first Focusing session?

If you want to learn about Focusing and how to facilitate it, there’s nothing like being there when a Focusing session happens. Be present in the virtual room as Ann, one of the leading innovators and theoreticians of Focusing, facilitates Focusing, and then discusses afterward what happened.

What People Are Saying…

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“In a world where so many bad things are happening and it seems like I have no power to influence any of it, there is a course that introduces people to the transformative process of Inner Relationship Focusing. In the Demonstrations of Facilitating Focusing course, Ann Weiser Cornell is the master facilitator who gives people their first experience of their own reset capability for a problem in their lives. And she willingly shares everything she knows and how she does what she does in the before and after talks surrounding the session. There IS something worthwhile that can be done to ease people’s suffering. Something that transforms the very fabric where people are stuck in their lives. I use these classes for inspiration and learning. They give me practical hope for a better world.”

– Taj

At A Glance


For anyone, from beginner to advanced, who wants to learn more about Focusing by observing an expert.


Hear a guided Focusing session happening live and then have a chance to comment and ask questions about what you heard…. three times. Full Course Description


Live Online Course – join us from anywhere in the world!


Online courses: We use an online video conferencing system to connect you to other students and the teacher. You can use a computer, tablet, or phone to call in. Students receive access to a private webpage where materials can be found.


For beginners, because sometimes observation is the best way to grasp a new process. For advanced Focusers and healing professionals, because you will hear Ann meeting the challenges of working with first-time Focusers in ways you can immediately bring into your own practice.

Course Information

About the Course

No descriptions about the process of facilitating a Focuser can match actually being there when an experienced guide is working with someone new to Focusing. This is a class for those who want to watch Ann Weiser Cornell facilitate Focusing.

You will listen in as Ann guides a guest Focuser through a session. The guest Focusers are volunteers who understand that their session will be witnessed by a safe and respectful group of people. This will be the first Focusing session for the guest.

What We’ll Be Doing

Each Demonstrations class is 90 minutes. At the start Ann gives a short talk on some aspect of offering first-time Focusing sessions. Then our guest Focuser will join us, and have a guided Focusing session of about 45 minutes, and then leave the line.

This will allow about 30 minutes at the end of the class meeting for a discussion of the issues raised by the process, including: the specific language used, this person’s type of Focusing process, and responses to special circumstances (e.g. working with a meditator).

Participants can also raise questions about people you are working with using Focusing. Every class meeting can be downloaded (by registered participants only) for 30 days after class ends.

All registered participants need to be on the conference line within 5 minutes of the start of the class, in order to create a safe atmosphere for the guest.

About the Teacher

Ann Weiser Cornell:

Ann Weiser Cornell

Ann Weiser Cornell, author of Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change, The Power of Focusing, and The Radical Acceptance of Everything, has devoted her life to helping people learn Focusing easily. 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.

Would you or someone you know like to be a guest Focuser?

If you or someone you know might like to volunteer to be the guest Focuser for one of our Demo classes, we’d love to have you join us. (We typically need someone who hasn’t had a guided Focusing session before.) Just click here to submit your information.

Upcoming Courses and Registration

What People Are Saying

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 participation in this group. All students are welcome.

Continuing Education Credit & Course Completion Certificate

Course meets the qualifications for 4.5 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.



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