When you feel stuck, how do you know what to do?
At times we’ve all wished for a magic formula that could make this or that feeling go away. But being stuck is a signal. A bad feeling doesn’t need to be ignored. It needs your attention. That’s what Focusing is all about: paying attention to yourself in a special, subtle way that illuminates wisdom –
Welcome to the Seattle Focusing Institute
We are a community of therapists, healing professionals, and wellness-oriented practitioners dedicated to exploring, understanding, and nurturing the human experience. We love working with stuck stuff – our own and our clients’. Focusing is our common practice.
Focusing tunes you in … to yourself and what you need
People often find Focusing when traditional therapy methods have failed. Those methods seldom teach us how to sense inside our bodies for our own truth. Focusing, however, (originally discovered through clinical research by Dr. Eugene Gendlin at University of Chicago) provides a safe, gentle, and well-established process in how to find yourself. And, not just when you’re stuck. Focusing is actually a natural human process you can attune to any time.
Focusing is a mode of experiencing that allows direct access to all the different ways your body-brain receives and digests information. It is a process-oriented, body-centered, and relational way of being with self or another that can be incorporated into any mode of therapeutic work. Focusing adds depth to all methods of facilitating change.
Try it, learn it, or train to become certified
We offer an in-depth continuing education training program that leads to Certification through the International Focusing Institute. We also offer consultation, introductory workshops, and courses that combine Focusing and other creative experiential processes.
Find yourself in a supportive community
As humans, therapists, coaches, yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, and spiritual seekers, Focusing has changed our lives and practices in ways we couldn’t imagine possible. We’re here to share information about Focusing, practice together, and teach each other. We invite you to join us.
Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma Training Program
An embodied and relational approach to unwinding stress and trauma for therapists and healing professionals
TRAINING & EVENTS - 2021
Focusing-Oriented Therapy One: May 14 – Jun 11 | Online
New to Focusing? Start here! In this introductory workshop you’ll begin to learn the basic steps of Focusing so that you can incorporate Focusing in your healing practice.