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Contact Info:
Oakland, CA 94618 USA
Phone: 510-900.2044
Website: Focusinginsights

Second office:
Santiago del Estero, Capital 4200 ARGENTINA
Phone: 510-900.2044

Francesca Castaldi, Ph.D.

Certifying Coordinator
Focusing Trainer
Focusing Trainer Information:
  • I offer Focusing training in individual sessions.
  • I offer Focusing training in individual phone sessions.
  • I offer Focusing workshops.
  • I am available for public presentations.
  • I am a TFI Certifying Coordinator. I offer training to become a TFI Certified Focusing Professional.
  • I offer training in Thinking At the Edge.
  • I offer Focusing Workshops by phone.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: College students and/or their teachers, Body Work, Creative process, Dance, Social Change/ Conflict Mediation/ Community Development
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Shock
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I offer VIDEO CONFERENCE Focusing sessions and workshops level 1 through 4 in ENGLISH, ITALIAN and SPANISH. You can call my USA phone number or email me to inquire.

Ofrezco sesiones individuales de Focusing y un programma de 2 años para el aprendizaje de Focusing en castellano (español) EN SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO ARGENTINA.

We live in an historical time of crisis that affects us all from the most intimate to the most global levels. At times like these we need to reinvent our ways of being as family members, neighbors, workers, and citizens.

Focusing can guide us in this process of deep discerning, and I am passionate about offering sessions geared toward personal growth and healing, as well as training workshops.

A Sample of my Work:
“We will make silence--full, supported, bouncy—a silence that opens into a large space, where loud cries and whispers can be equally heard, and where speechless memories can float to the surface. Can you hear yourself? Can you listen to your fears without panicking? Can you listen to your deepest needs without cringing in urgency? Can you hear the world with our human-made crises, and take it all in as a whisper? The whisper welcomes, undoes straining, and invites you to float, unpretentious. Loose but not lost, you can begin to sense new ways of being alive that do indeed keep us alive, in wholeness.” Corpography Notes

My Publications:
Choreographies of African Identities: Negritude, Dance, and the National Ballet of Senegal. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006.

A Repertory of Felt Shifts. The Focusing Connection Newsletter Vol. XXIV, No.1 January 2006.

Focusing, Creativity and Person-Centered Democracy In Group Settings. The Focusing Connection Newsletter Vol. XXIV, No.5 Sept. 2007.

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