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Get Bigger Than What’s Bugging You

Keep Calm & Carry On? Doesn’t Work, Does It?

I know this: it absolutely doesn’t work to try to stuff our feelings and impose calm. “Get over it.” “Think lovely thoughts.” All those positive thinking methods share the same problem: they ignore what is so. Wouldn’t you like to be able to be calm and cool…no matter what’s going on? The secret is to get bigger.

Ann Weiser Cornell has created a free e-course to help you Get Bigger Than What’s Bugging You. You can sign up below and start the course right away. What is an e-course? It’s a course that comes by email, and you read and practice each lesson at your own pace. One day later, the next lesson arrives. It’s also easy and free to pass this along to your friends and family.


Get Bigger Than What’s Bugging You


Getting Started with Healthy Boundaries

Getting Started with Healthy Boundaries

Your needs matter just as much as the needs of others.

And if you have a hard time believing this, Ann’s free mini-course can help!

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Turning Obstacles into Doorways

For Healing Professionals

Do your clients get stuck in difficult emotional states?

Discover how you can start Turning Obstacles Into Doorways with a powerful body-based process for life change called Focusing.

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Transform Your Relationship to Your Inner Critic

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Watch some of our free videos below.

Support for Stressful Times

2023 was a difficult year. Ann hosted a series of webinars to share some processes you can use to feel calmer when the stress and anxiety gets a bit too much

Watch all of the videos here.

Inner Peace for Challenging Times

In each of these short videos, Ann tells the story of someone in a tough situation who used Inner Relationship Focusing to feel calmer, clearer, and more peaceful… so that hopefully you can, too.

Watch all of the videos here.

Cultivating Happiness

The Lonely Outsider


Feel Stuck Right Now?

The Urge to Indulge

The Rock and the Hard Place

Get Clear and Move Forward with Focusing Audio

“Get Clear and Move Forward with Focusing” Audio Recording Remarkably, it’s in the very places where we feel uneasy and unclear that we can find the energy and wisdom to move forward. This introductory seminar includes a guided Focusing exercise that has been described as “transformational.”

Next step: How about trying Focusing for yourself? Our One-to-One Sessions give you a way to experience a Focusing process applied to exactly what you are wanting to change or learn more about in yourself.

Blogs + Articles

Browse an extensive collection of Ann’s Weekly Focusing Tips here.

Read some of Ann and Barbara’s Untangling® Musings here.

The Focusing Connection

May 2013 was our last issue of The Focusing Connection newsletter. Subscriptions are no longer available, however, all of our back issues are available as digital PDFs.

For a list of past issues with article titles, click here.

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These resources here are available online for those interested in learning more about Focusing. Our Library section is frequently updated with new material, so you may want to bookmark this page so you can easily return. The sections below link to articles in English. We also have articles in the following languages:

Chinese (中文) German (Deutsch) Spanish (Español)

French (Français) Italian (Italiano) Dutch (Nederlands)

Norwegian (Norsk) Portuguese (Português)

Completed Certification Projects

Using Focusing In Emotion-Focused Thearpy: A Therapist Interview Study by Agathi Lakioti (PDF)

Distant Process Focusers by Anne-Marie Lafortune (PDF). The main objective of the project is to explore the characteristics of distancing process and find the language and the gateways that can allow Distant Process focusers to be with felt senses and taste the gifts of life forward movements.

Being a Focusing Schoolteacher – The Role of the Implicit at School by Arno Katz (PDF). A high school teacher who is now a Focusing practitioner as well writes about how he brings a Focusing way of being into his classroom, and the implications of that for dealing with student complaints, evaluating and grading, solving conflicts, etc. He also tells about teaching Focusing to the other teachers at the school. And finally, how Focusing supports his self-care in a stressful environment. Written in a way that is personal, readable, and grounded in the body.

Focusing Transitions: Leading In and Coming Out by Chava Levy, LCSW

Inner Relationship Focusing and Embodied Awakening by Cielle Backstrom (PDF). A look at how Focusing integrates with a number of spiritual growth processes including: Trillium Awakening; John Welwood’s Love and Awakening; shamanic energy healing; and the work of the Heart Math Institute.

Distinguishing Between Form and Function in the Focusing Process by Jill Drummond (PDF). A look at the essential functions of the Focusing process and the various forms of instruction used to teach them.

An Exploration of Focusing in combination with Massage Therapy by Kate Tremblay

Tools for Teaching Disidentification: Some Exercises, Games, Metaphors, Humor by Marcella Calabi. This paper offers a collection of exercises and tools to help take a step back from the experience at hand and tap into a larger sense of self and the curiosity and empathy that self inhabits so that responses to emotional challenges can come from more grounded, present states.

Bringing Focusing to a Counselling Supervision Group by Paula Newman (PDF). Follow the experiences of a counselling supervision group as they integrate Focusing and bodily felt senses into the clinical aspects of group supervision over the course of an academic year.


A collection of great articles about Focusing from the British Focusing Teachers’ Association

An Introduction to Focusing by Susan Jordan
Touching the Source by Rob Foxcroft
Solo Focusing by Kay Hoffmann
Focusing as a Doorway for Spiritual Growth by Lesley Wilson and Addie van der Kooy
Focusing in Gaza by Jerry Conway
Reflections on Being (Some Sort of) a ‘Focusing-Oriented’ Therapist by Peter Afford
Transforming our Inner Critics: the Power of Presence by Barbara McGavin


Even the most practiced Focusers can use a helpful, and beautiful, reminder of the basics. Download one of our free desktop wallpaper images here.

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