Especially for Therapists & Other Healing Professionals
If you’re a psychotherapist, counselor, or other helping professional, you’re surely passionate about what’s best for your clients.
You want your clients to live the best lives they can, finding ways to move on from trauma and depression and move toward their life goals, including making meaningful connections with others.
You prefer to work with people in a way that honors their integrity and potential, and perhaps includes a whole body perspective in some way.
Focusing-oriented therapy methods can help you to work with clients who:
Is This You?
You’re a psychotherapist, counselor, social worker, life coach, spiritual director, art therapist… someone who works with others in an emotional healing, personal growth capacity.
Perhaps you’ve been in your profession for many years, or perhaps you’re just starting out. (Our programs have benefitted therapists of more than 20 years of experience as well as those still in their internships.)
You’re a skilled practitioner—and yet you have a suspicion that with at least some of your clients, something more could happen. Some of your clients seem stuck, despite everything you’ve tried. Perhaps they’re in one of the “dead ends of therapy” described by Focusing pioneer Eugene Gendlin: stuck in their heads, stuck in their emotions, or stuck in their stories. (Focusing-Oriented Therapy provides a new way through for clients like these.)
Perhaps you’d like more tools for working with clients who struggle with anxiety, get overwhelmed by their own emotions, or are cut off from emotional experience.
Perhaps you’d like to work in a body-oriented way, and sometimes it goes well, but you have clients for whom invitations to feel in the body just don’t seem to work. (You’ll discover surprisingly effective ways to help them, too.)
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“Focusing, as taught by Ann Weiser Cornell, has made a transformative impact on me, both personally and professionally. It has brought keener mindfulness to my day-to-day life, I am gentler and clearer with myself, my spouse, and my children. I have never listened to my psychotherapy clients in such a comprehensive, containing, and facilitative way.”
– Carol Sutherland Nickerson, LICSW, Cape Cod, MA
“As a clinical social worker and as a mother, Focusing is a wonderful tool that takes my closest family members and possibly clients to that place of feeling heard and understood, first by self followed closely by important or significant others. I consider my connection to Ann and Focusing one of the most important tools for growth and change in my life. And I would go so far as to say that Inner Relationship Focusing is one of the most important developments of the century. A bold statement I know, but one I've thought about for some time now and still believe.”
– Laura Rodgers