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Contact Info:
DK 760 Gudhjem, Bornholm Island, DK-3760 DENMARK
Phone: +45 56 498340
Fax: +45 56 498340
Website: The Scandinavian Focusing Institute (SFI)

Birte Robins

Certifying Coordinator
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist
Focusing Trainer

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist (FOT) Information:
Clinical Training: Body/Gestalt Therapy & Psychology at Pedagogical University of Copenhagen
Licensed By: NSGI
FOT Specialty Areas: Children, Trauma, Adolescents, Eating disorders, Adults, Body Psychotherapy, Substance abuse, Pain management, Couples
Other Specialty Areas: Incest and other Abuse, Inner Child Work

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: Spirituality/Meditation, Body Work, Creative process, Children, Parenting, Dance, Medical Applications, Business, Work Projects, Social Change/ Conflict Mediation/ Community Development
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Focusing
Personal Statement about Training Program:
Focusing Coordinator Information:

I offer Education and Training in 5 different Training-Areas: For Certified Focusing Professionals.
1-year Training for Certifying Focusing Professional Trainers
1-year Training for Certifying FocusingCoaches for Professionals in Business, Schools, Kindergartens, Day Care Homes & Social Care Inst. etc.
3-year Training for Certifying Professional Oriented Therapists (FOT-Training)

A Program for Training and Mentoring Trainers to become Certified Coordinators in conjunction with Gendlin & the Focusing Institute, in N.Y.

A Program for Training & Mentoring Students of Upcoming Psycho-therapists, during their Education at other Scandinavian Psycho-Therapist Schools and Institutes, in learning Students to use & treat Clients in Client-Oriented & Experiential Centered Methods & in the Focusing method (Rogers & Gendlin).

A Sample of my Work:
Personal Statement about my own Training Program:
I was trained/Certified as a Professional Focusing Trainer in 1989 from the Focusing Institute, Chicago-people, and Trainers like Gene Gendlin, Mary McQuire, Ann Weiser Cornell, Mary Armstrong, Bala Jason + many more, at a stay at the Focusing Institute & I was from then onwards, mentored & trained by then Director Mary MacQuire, until May 1993, when I again went to Chicago and Certified as Coordinator working with Melanie, Janet Klein, Gene Gendlin & Mary McQuire.
Already from day one, in late 1989, once back home in Denmark, I started teaching Focusing in Norway, Sweden, Finland & Denmark, to Individuals, in Workshops & in Changes Groups.
For 6 Years, I went twice a year and spend 2 long Weeks each time in Stockholm teaching Swedes. Still Teaches a lot of Swedes, now most of them Training them to be Trainers & as well as 1 Coordinator.

My Publications:
Samples of my Work: The Focusing Book, by E.T.GENDLIN, I have Revised & Reprintet into Danish, Swedish and Finnish:
I have worked on a new revised Edition - a reprinting and updated Version, on both the Danish & the Swedish Focusing book, where Gendlin was so generous, as in 2005 to write for us “Scandinavians” a new Foreword to both these 2 books and now as well, its being used in the Finnish Translation, that I urged my Finnish Students to sort out, & which recently has been Published & can be bought through Bookstores and my Finnish Trainers.
This brand new Finnish Edition has just come out, as well as has 2 new Trainers who recently created a Focusing Institute in Finland.

The Danish and the Swedish Focusing books by Gendlin are sold through the Biggest Danish Book-WebShop(, from a Bookshop in Stockholm & via a Coordinator in Sweden.
Some involvement into Research: I am Researching in the Field of Focusing & Quantum Energy Medicine. I have made connections with a Researcher and Dr. who works at both a University in the UK and in India.

My Publications:
Coming at a much later date....

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