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Focusing Oriented Therapy Training and Certification

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until April 4, 2026

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FOT is a remarkably effective somatic approach, particularly valuable for working with trauma and clients who are ‘stuck’, and for preventing therapist burn-out.

Focusing was developed by Dr. Eugene Gendlin, a colleague and key contributor to the work of Carl Rogers.  Gendlin’s research sought to answer the question –

Why are some clients successful in counselling, while others are not?

What he found was that the counsellor’s modality wasn’t the definitive difference; rather it was something the successful clients themselves were doing.  They had a way of checking inside, of listening to an internal voice that was distinctly different from the more familiar conscious ‘thinking brain.’  His research led him to develop a series of steps to teach therapists how to guide clients to tune in to this individual inner voice.  That personal, unconscious voice is what takes a client past their thinking brain and down into the core of their issues.  The method allows them to consistently go to the edge of the unknown and tap into what needs to happen next so that the healing process can start its forward movement.

Participants are welcome to attend single modules or the complete 16-month series, and may become certified as a “Focusing Oriented Therapist” (FOT).


April 20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Donna Steadman and Associates
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