One-to-One Focusing Sessions

Session-plantReceiving a guided Focusing session is the most direct way to experience the benefits of Focusing immediately.

We offer sessions at two price points, from $175 (with Ann Weiser Cornell) to free (with a trainee). Sessions can be done by phone, or in-person.

In a one-to-one session, you are guided through Focusing. You don’t have to know how to do the process — we take you through it, with respectful and compassionate suggestions.

Most people have their guided Focusing sessions by phone. You’ll be able to book your session online, and choose a time and day that works for you.

You can bring to the session any life issue where you would like to experience change, including feeling blocked, feeling unworthy, emotional distress, the longing to move forward with your life, wanting a greater connection with body knowing.

The Focusing practitioner will ask you, at the start of the session, what issue or area of life you want to experience change in. You will not need to give details about your life situation. The Focusing practitioner will not be giving you any advice or analysis about your situation. This is your process.

You can expect to feel deeply understood, with your concerns and your goals at the center of the work.

  • a sense of relief and clarity about your life and your forward steps
  • a greater ability to be compassionate to yourself
  • a shift in perspective about what’s bothering you
  • new possibilities, new options, and fresh energy to move forward
  • to receive respectful, confident, unobtrusive guiding through the process
  • to feel deeply understood and to understand yourself more deeply
  • to experience some movement or fresh perspective on your issue or problem, even in one session
  • to get some ideas for how to continue the process on your own and/or in further sessions

There is a high likelihood that you will feel some kind of difference in the issue you worked on, after just one session, and many people experience a significant shift.

Depending on your situation, it is possible you may be able to continue working with IR Focusing on your own using a book or CD. However, most people who want to continue either have more sessions or sign up for a Level One Focusing course.

You are welcome to have a series of sessions to enable you to experience the benefits of Focusing with support. Focusing guided sessions are not therapy or coaching (read more about the difference) but they can be therapeutic. You will be able to deepen your process and your inner relationship over a series of sessions.

  A Session with Ann Weiser Cornell

Ann Main Headshot Crop - SmallAnn Weiser Cornell, author of The Power of Focusing and The Radical Acceptance of Everything, is offering Focusing sessions on a limited schedule. Ann has been guiding people in Focusing since 1980 and is one of the most well-known Focusing practitioners in the world. Read more about Ann Weiser Cornell.

Most people have their guided Focusing sessions with Ann by phone or Skype. If you are in the US, Ann will call you.

If you are local to or visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, Ann also offers individual guided Focusing sessions in Berkeley, California.


All sessions with Ann are 50 minutes and cost $175. If you pre-pay for a 3-session package, you’ll receive a $50 discount ($475).

Schedule Your Session

You can use Ann’s online scheduler to see what times are available and to book your own session(s). You can also buy a session(s) for a friend, and you’ll receive a digital gift certificate that you can provide to your recipient.

View Ann’s Calendar


Cancellation Policy

After a session is booked, we ask for a 48-hour notice for changing or canceling the appointment, or we will need to charge for the time as if the session were held.

  Free Sessions

There are 2 ways to receive a free Focusing session:

1. You can have from 1-3 private sessions on the phone with an advanced student in training. After each session, you’ll fill out a feedback form in detail, which is your payment for the session. You also agree for the student to discuss your process with his or her supervisor.

2.  You can have your first Focusing session with Ann Weiser Cornell on the phone if you are willing for a small group of advanced students to listen in during the session. There are limited time and date opportunities for this; it is part of our Demonstrations course.

Note: We typically look for people having their first Focusing session. If you’ve already had one, you may not qualify for this opportunity. But you can always recommend a friend! To volunteer for one or more of these opportunities, please fill out our form (click the button below).

We’ll contact you as soon as an opportunity becomes available.

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