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Focusing keeps getting “carried forward” in rich and vibrant ways, to new endeavors, new fields, new areas. One of the goals of this website is to convey the many ways this is happening… as an invitation to be open to new uses of Focusing for further personal or professional development.

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Gateways Brief written statements from many of the Conversation Series participants in which they share something about their approach.

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The “Conversations” section does this, not through written documents, but with the immediacy of the spoken word. It could also be called the “Focusing Talk Radio”. Every other month, a new “conversation” is added, as an audio recording that you can listen to on the website, or download to play on your computer or MP3 player.

While each conversation is meant to stand on its own, this project is also meant to be an ongoing exploration of how to talk about focusing. Little by little, as conversations occur, we will be paying attention to how we describe what happens in the process of focusing. We will especially do so when talking with people who use focusing in ways that reach into different areas than the ones focusing has traditionally been associated with. By virtue of these activities being different from traditional focusing, this helps us be able to talk in a variety of ways about what happens in the Focusing process.

Please share with us your ideas and experience on this topic through the Focusing Institute Facebook page, or the contact form.

The host for these conversations is Serge Prengel, a focusing-oriented therapist/lifecoach in New York City.

Index of Conversations:


May 2021: Suzanne Noel

April 2021: Bruce Gibbs

March 2021: Susan Ruddick

February 2021: Serge Prengel

January 2021: Evelyn Fendler-Lee

December 2020: Rosanna Camerlingo

November 2020: Francesca Maxime

October 2020: Jan Winhall

August 2020: Harbert Rice

July 2020: Bruce Nayowith

June, 2020: Rob Foxcroft (part 2)

May, 2020: Rob Foxcroft

March, 2020: Marcella Calabi

January, 2020: Leslie Ellis

November, 2019: Edgardo Riveros Aedo

September, 2019: Salvador Moreno

April, 2019: Lynn Preston

February, 2019: Gordon Adam

December, 2018: Jeffrey Morrison

September, 2018: Rob Foxcroft

July, 2018: Evelyn Fendler-Lee

May, 2018: Ram Eisenberg

March, 2018: You

October, 2017: Sarah Peyton

August, 2017: Beatrice Blake

Mid-July, 2017: Suzanne Noel

Early July, 2017: Caterina Carta

June, 2017: Kathy McGuire

Mid-May, 2017: Russell Delman

Early May, 2017: Karen Liebenguth

Mid-April, 2017: Donna Varnau

Early April, 2017: Jan Winhall

March 16th, 2017: Manju (Peter Gill)

March 2017: Marcella Calabi

February 2017: Tobias von Schulthess

January 2017: Peter Afford

November 2016: Javier Romeo-Biedma

September 2016: Cynthia Callsen

July 2016: Sophie Glikson Cahen and Marina Strauss

May 2016: Glenn Fleisch

February 2016: Lynette Lancini

December 2015: Peter Campbell

October 2015: Rosa Zubizarreta

August 2015: Conversations: The Revolutionary Pause

June 2015: Bruce Gibbs, Andrew MacDonald, Bruce Nayowith and Serge Prengel

April 2015: Helene Brenner

February 2015: Ann Weiser Cornell

December 2014: Annmarie Early and David Glanzer

November 2014: Bruce Nayowith

October 2014: Alexis and Shaun Phillips

September 2014: Serge Prengel about Active Pause

August 2014: Katarina Halm

June 2014: Lara Rosenthal

May 2014: Catherine Torpey

April 2014: Galia Porat

February 2014: Jan Bronson

November 2013: Beatrice Blake

September 2013: Glenn Fleisch and Serge Prengel talk about resonance

June 2013: Anna Christensen

April 2013: William Hernandez

February 2013: Serge Prengel

October 2012: Jim Strohl

August 2012: Leslie Ellis

June 2012: Astrid Schillings

April 2012: Mary Armstrong

February 2012: René Veugelers

January 2012: Soti Grafanaki

December 2011: Ruth Hirsch

November 2011: Susan Rudnick

October 2011: Russell Delman

September 2011: Atsmaout Perlstein

August 2011: Akira Ikemi

July 2011: David Smith

June 2011: Liora Bar-Natan

May 2011: Nicoletta Corsetti

April 2011: Shulamit Berlevtov

March 2011: Analia Zaccai 

February 2011: Kathy McGuire 

January 2011: Suzanne Noel 

December 2010: Ruth Rosenblum

November 2010: Glenn Fleisch (Wholebody Focusing)

October 2010: Robin Kappy (Creativity)

September 2010: Greg Madison (Being not at home)

August 2010: Shirley Turcotte (Entering the North quadrant of the Medicine Wheel)

July 2010: John Amodeo (Couples Therapy)

June 2010: Rob Parker (The Process Model)

May 2010: David Rome (Deep Listening)

April 2010: Karen Whalen (Wholebody Focusing)

March 2010: Suzanne Noel (Recovery Focusing)

February 2010: Joan Klagsbrun (Focusing and healing)

January 2010: Anna Christensen (Focusing and Zen meditation)

December 2009: Bala Jaison (Focusing and Solution Oriented Focusing Therapy)

November 2009: Jim Iberg (Focusing and Empathy)

October 2009: Jonathan Foust (Focusing and Mindfulness)

September 2009: Kevin Krycka (Focusing and Peace Building)

August 2009: Nada Lou  ("Thinking At the Edge" - TAE)

July 2009: Robert Lee ("Changing the Unchangeable")

June 2009: Kevin McEvenue (Wholebody Focusing)

May 2009: Doralee Grindler Katonah (How Spirit Interacts with Felt Sense)

April 2009: Lynn Preston (Focusing Oriented Relational Psychotherapy)

March 2009: Barbara Chutroo (Focusing and Dance Therapy)

February 2009: Laury Rappaport (Focusing and Art Therapy)

January 2009: Claudia Conza (Focusing and Bodywork)

December 2008: Nina Joy Lawrence (Nina's Experiences in Afghanistan)

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