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Contact Info:
Barva de Heredia 334-3011 COSTA RICA
Phone: 50622660123
Website: Recovery Focusing

Suzanne Louise Noel, CFC, B.A. Hons

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 Focusing Workshops by phone.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: 12 Step Program, Creative process, Work Projects, Social Change/ Conflict Mediation/ Community Development
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Community Wellness Focusing: H.O.W. We Heal model
Personal Statement about Training Program:
I am the first Focusing Coordinator to integrate Focusing into a 12 Step Program of Recovery. I have been a Recovery Focusing Facilitator since August 2008 at Costa Rica Recovery Center.

I was a teacher for the Connections and Crossings Across Cultures Advanced and Certification Weeklong in New York for 2012, 2013,2014, and 2015, presenting H.O.W. To Facilitate Wellness Circles, Recovery Focusing, Cross-Lingual Focusing, Domain Focusing, and Interactive Focusing.

I am pleased and honored to offer the following courses, in Costa Rica and through teleconference:

Making Sense of Living. Teleconference Course in Domain Focusing Partnership.

Passing It On: Teaching, Guiding, and Facilitation Meaning Making/b>. Advanced Domain Focusing Certification Courses.

Wellness Circles: Healing Through We-ing for support groups.

Opening The Treasure Box for projects.

A Sample of my Work:
Here is a quote from my book, Loving at the Edge: Recovery Emerging.

'Loving at the Edge means we are taking each person into our heart and holding them there as they share. They can feel this. They know we are listening, taking their experience inside, offering it back to them so they hear their own truth. There is no space for judgment in the space of loving – and it is by trusting this loving that wounded people allow themselves to open up and expose their tender underbellies. Each sharing is a precious gift that we honor with our full presence and the warm spaciousness of our heart.'

To hear a conversation with me to get a sense of me and of my work, click here:

For more on my work, please visit my blog on Word Press,
Recovery Focusing: The Felt Meaning of Recovery.

You can also find me on Facebook.

My Publications:
I have published two articles in The Focusing Folio, ‘A Gentle Path to Radical Change,’ and ‘Enhancing Recovery and Expanding Felt Relating’; and five articles in The Focusing Connection: 'What is Focusing?'; 'Domain Focusing'; 'Recovery Focusing'; ‘H.O.W. We Heal’, and 'The Group Shift'. I also have two articles on the TFI webpage under Focusing and Addictions.

My book 'Loving At the Edge: Recovery Emerging',it's companion workbook Recovery Focusing Manual, and my 'Making Sense of Living' manual on Domain Focusing Partnership are available at The Focusing Institute's book store.

For other books please see

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