Our Courses

 

Our Focusing Levels ProgramWhether you’re new to Focusing, a Healing Professional interested in using Focusing in your work, or someone who has some experience with Focusing, we have a number of courses that will help you. If you’re just getting started with Focusing, the best place to start is with our Focusing Training Program. Read more by clicking the image to the right.

Find out more about each of our courses by clicking the images or class titles below.

 A list of our upcoming trainings by date.

Most of our courses are available as phone/computer seminars. Wondering how that works?

We use Zoom, an online video conference platform, to connect you to other students and the teacher. It’s easy and fun to use, great to see your fellow students and the teacher. You can join us via your camera-equipped computer, tablet, or smart phone. Prefer not to be on video? You can call in by phone. There will be lectures, demonstrations, question periods, group exercises, and paired exercises.

We’ve been doing online and phone based seminars since 2003. We’re old hands at it and they work amazingly well.

For Beginners
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Get Bigger Than What’s Bugging You

A Free, Self-Paced, 5-Day E-Course

This e-course consists of 5 lessons, and in each one, we will give you a practice that will make an immediate difference in how you approach your life right now, today, this moment. Each practice adds to your resources and fits with the others. By the end of the e-course, you’ll have 5 integrated ways to shift your energy and Get Bigger Than What’s Bugging You!

  • Focusing and Daily Life

    Focusing and Daily Life

    Live Online Webinar

    Join Ann for brief, one-time seminars to help you with your daily life. Topics include anxiety, anger, and reaching across differences.

  • Level One: The Door Opens

    Level One: The Door Opens

    Live Online Course or In-Person

    Learn a practical, step-by-step method for finding relief and insight to help you become bigger than your problems and in control of your life.

  • Demonstrations of Facilitating Focusing

    Demonstrations of Facilitating Focusing

    Live Online 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.

  • The Rock and the Hard Place: Exploring the Gifts of Pain

    The Rock and the Hard Place: Exploring the Gifts of Pain

    Live Online Course

    A 3-week course to help you shift your relationship with pain so you can access resources of resilience, life energy, and wisdom

  • Untangling: An Introduction to Treasure Maps to the Soul

    Untangling: An Introduction to Treasure Maps to the Soul

    Live Online Course

    Can what feels impossible become possible? Can you begin untangling blocks, stuck feelings, unworthiness, inadequacy and more so you can live more fully?

For People With More Experience
  • Level Two: The Path of the Companion

    Level Two: The Path of the Companion

    Live Online Course or In-Person

    Develop the ability to be compassionately larger than difficult emotions and discover what’s in the way of your growth and the life you know is…

  • Level Three: The Guide’s Journey

    Level Three: The Guide’s Journey

    Live Online Course or In-Person

    Discover the deep structure of Focusing offering powerful ways to go beyond just “being with it” and find more ease, spaciousness and aliveness in life.

  • Level Four: The Center of the Maze

    Level Four: The Center of the Maze

    Live Online Course or In-Person

    Get help with the tough places – inner critics, doubts, feeling too much or too little, sleepiness, distractions, being fully with yourself and others.

  • Courses With Eugene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell

    Courses With Eugene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell

    Phone Seminar

    Eugene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell co-teach phone courses on Focusing in a variety of personal, professional and global areas of application.

  • Focusing Alone

    Focusing Alone

    Live Online Course

    Discover an array of methods that help you Focus successfully any time and anywhere you need to feel more calm, spaciousness and ease in life.

  • Focusing and Mindfulness

    Focusing and Mindfulness

    Live Online Course

    Explore how mindfulness and Focusing can enhance and support each other, in a new fusion of the two that David Rome calls “Mindful Focusing.”

  • Focusing: The Second Year

    Focusing: The Second Year

    Live Online Course

    Discover more about working with partial selves as a way to go deeper with Focusing. The second year of training includes action blocks, decisions and more.

  • Navigating the Edge: A Treasure Maps Master Class

    Navigating the Edge: A Treasure Maps Master Class

    Live Online Course

    Support your deep Treasure Maps Focusing work in daily life and get Ann and Barbara’s latest information on working through life’s tangled issues.

  • The Power of Wanting: Honoring Your Desires, Expanding Your Life

    The Power of Wanting: Honoring Your Desires, Expanding Your Life

    Live Online Course

    Learn to hold the tension between desire and fear. Explore how to bring your whole self forward & why this matters as you move towards your life…

    Treasure Maps to the Soul

    In-Person Retreats

    Could what feels impossible become possible? Learn powerful methods to awaken possibility in the places where life feels most stuck, in our in-person retreats.

For Healing Professionals
Certification Program
Class Calendar
DATESCOURSE INFORMATION
June 10 to June 11, 2017
Sat/Sun 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Focusing Training
Belonging as Myself: The Paradox of Living with Other People
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Europe, Hamburg, Germany In-Person Class
Prerequisite: Some Focusing experience. Having one guided Focusing session with an Inner Relationship Focusing teacher is enough to meet this requirement.
June 17 to June 18, 2017

Focusing Training
Nearer to the Heart's Desire through Your Body's Wisdom
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
United Kingdom & Ireland, Dublin, Ireland In-Person Class
Prerequisite: Experience of Focusing is not necessary for this workshop. People who already know Focusing will benefit from Ann’s creative approach to this topic.
August 14 to August 19, 2017

Focusing Training
Focusing Level One FISS and Releasing Blocks to Action
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Eastern USA, Garrison Institute, NY In-Person Class
Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this course. All are welcome.
August 26 to September 1, 2017

Focusing Retreat
Treasure Maps to the Soul Retreat
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin.
Eastern USA, Stoneville, North Carolina In-person residential workshop
Prerequisite: Level Two with any teacher (or equivalent Focusing training)
September 6 to October 11, 2017 (skip Oct 4)
5 Wednesdays; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time (L4-523)
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Focusing Training Program
Level Four: The Center of the Maze
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Level Three with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher.
September 14 to September 28, 2017
3 Thursdays: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific
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Advanced Focusing Training Program
Demonstrations of Facilitating Focusing
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
September 18 to December 4, 2017 (skip Oct 9 & 16)
10 Mondays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Advanced Focusing Training Program
Navigating the Edge: A Treasure Maps Master Class
Taught by Barbara McGavin and Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Participants must have attended a 6-day Treasure Maps to the Soul Retreat.
September 19 to October 17, 2017
5 Tuesdays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time (L1-526)
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Focusing Training Program
Level One: The Door Opens
Taught by Lucinda Hayden.
Online, Live Online Course
September 19 to October 17, 2017
5 Tuesdays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time (L3-524)
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Focusing Training Program
Level Three: The Guide's Journey
Taught by Carol Nickerson.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Level Two with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher
September 19 to October 3, 2017
3 Tuesdays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time
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Focusing Training
The Rock and The Hard Place: Exploring the Gifts of Pain
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this course. All are welcome.
September 20 to October 18, 2017
5 Wednesdays; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time (L2-525)
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Focusing Training Program
Level Two: The Path of the Companion
Taught by Lucinda Hayden.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Level One with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher
September 21, 2017 to April 5, 2018 (skip: Oct 5, 12; Nov 23; Dec 21, 28; Jan 4, 11; Feb 22; Mar 22)
20 Thursdays; 10:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time
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Advanced Focusing Training Program
Focusing: The Second Year
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Level Four with any Inner Relationship Focusing Teacher
September 26 to November 7, 2017 (skip Oct 10 & 17)
5 Tuesdays; 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific
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Focusing Training
Untangling: An Introduction to Treasure Maps to the Soul
Taught by Barbara McGavin and Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Some Focusing experience, at a minimum an individual session with an Inner Relationship Focusing Teacher. Any Inner Relationship Focusing course also meets this requirement.
September 28 to October 26, 2017
5 Thursdays; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
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Focusing Training
Focusing and Mindfulness
Taught by David Rome.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Participants must have competed Level One with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher. Familiarity with mindfulness helpful, but not required.
September 30 to October 1, 2017
Saturday/Sunday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Focusing Training Program
In-Person Level One Training with Ann Weiser Cornell
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Western USA, Berkeley, CA In-Person Class
October 3 to October 31, 2017
5 Tuesdays; 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time
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Focusing-Oriented Therapy Seminar
The Dance of the FOT Therapist: Attuning to the Experiential Process
Taught by Helene Brenner.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Participants must be healing professionals and have completed Level One with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher.
October 4 to October 10, 2017

Focusing Retreat
Treasure Maps to the Soul Retreat
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin.
Canada, British Columbia, Canada In-person residential workshop
Prerequisite: Level Two with any teacher (or equivalent Focusing training)
October 4 to October 18, 2017

Focusing Retreat
Treasure Maps to the Soul Retreat - Beginning & Advanced
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin.
Canada, Abbostford, British Columbia, Canada In-person residential workshop
Prerequisite: Level Two with any teacher (or equivalent Focusing training)
October 12 to October 18, 2017

Focusing Retreat
Treasure Maps to the Soul Retreat - Advanced
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin.
Canada, Abbostford, British Columbia, Canada In-person residential workshop
Prerequisite: Attendance at a Treasure Maps to the Soul Retreat
October 21, 2017 to April 1, 2018
Saturday/Sunday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Focusing-Oriented Therapy Seminar
Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change Training Program
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Lauren Mari-Navarro.
Western USA, Berkeley, CA In-Person Class
Prerequisite: Participant must be a Healing Professional.
October 25, 2017 to June 12, 2019
Wednesdays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Teaching Focusing
Certification for Focusing Professional Program
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Completion of Level Four Inner Relationship Focusing (IRF) Training.  Application approved by the Training Coordinator.
November 2 to December 7, 2017 (skip Nov 23)
5 Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time
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Focusing Training
Focusing Alone
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: In order to join Focusing Alone, you must have had Focusing Level One with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher. This phone course is on how to do Focusing alone if you already know Focusing and youve had experience Focusing with a partner. In the process, you may well learn more about Focusing than you knew before!
November 4 to November 5, 2017
Saturday/Sunday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Focusing Training Program
In-Person Level Two Training with Ann Weiser Cornell
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Western USA, Berkeley, CA In-Person Class
Prerequisite: Level One with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher
November 7 to December 12, 2017 (skip Nov 21)
5 Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific time (L2-526)
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Focusing Training Program
Level Two: The Path of the Companion
Taught by Lucinda Hayden.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Level One with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher
November 7 to December 12, 2017 (skip Nov 21)
5 Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time (L4-524)
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Focusing Training Program
Level Four: The Center of the Maze
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Level Three with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher.
November 8 to December 13, 2017 (skip Nov 22)
5 Wednesdays: 11:00AM - 1:00 PM (L1-527)
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Focusing Training Program
Level One: The Door Opens
Taught by Lucinda Hayden.
Online, Live Online Course
November 8 to December 13, 2017 (skip Nov 22)
5 Wednesdays: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific time (L3-525)
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Focusing Training Program
Level Three: The Guide's Journey
Taught by Carol Nickerson.
Online, Live Online Course
Prerequisite: Level Two with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher
November 15 to December 6, 2017 (skip Nov 22)
3 Wednesdays: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
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Advanced Focusing Training Program
Demonstrations of Facilitating Focusing
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Online, Live Online Course
January 20 to January 21, 2018
Saturday/Sunday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Focusing Training Program
In-Person Level Three Training with Ann Weiser Cornell
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Western USA, Berkeley, CA In-Person Class
Prerequisite: Focusing Level Two with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher
March 3 to March 4, 2018
Saturday/Sunday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Focusing Training Program
In-Person Level Four Training with Ann Weiser Cornell
Taught by Ann Weiser Cornell.
Western USA, Berkeley, CA In-Person Class
Prerequisite: Focusing Level Three with any Inner Relationship Focusing teacher
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Our Newest Offering: Focusing in Daily Life

Join Ann Weiser Cornell for her brief, budget-friendly seminars for ways to help when you feel overtaken by anxiety, anger, or frustration when communicating with someone whose feelings run counter to your own.

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