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Discussion Lists

1. Focusing Discussion List

This is an email discussion list devoted to Focusing. All are welcome! After you subscribe, you will be able to set your Discussion list settings to get each message individually. This gives you timely contact with others interested in Focusing. Or you may select the Digest version.  The digest is a collection of all the messages sent to the list over a period of a few days, packaged as a single (long) email message.   To join the Focusing Discussion group, please click here.

2. TFI Members: Forum for Exploring Our Future

This forum is open to TFI members, only. Please click here for directions on accessing the forum.

3. Focusing Español

Estimada Comunidad Focusing de habla hispana.

Es un placer para nosotros ofrecer esta lista de discusión, abierto a cualquier persona que quiera conectarse con otros Focusers de habla hispana. Estamos ofreciendo este foro para todas las personas que no dominan el Inglés pueden hablar unos con otros con facilidad, compartir experiencias y desarrollar proyectos conjuntos. Esto incluye a las personas que hablan español como primera lengua, y también cualquier persona que hable español como segunda lengua y también le gustaría estar conectado con el mundo del Focusing en habla hispana.

Si considera útil esta lista y no es todavía un miembro de The Focusing Institute, por favor considere unirse. Nos encantaría tenerlo con nosotros!

4. Focusing Italiano

Vi invitiamo a partecipare a questa lista di discussione di Focusing in Italiano. Questo gruppo di discussione รจ aperto a chiunque sia intessato/a al Focusing e voglia condividere le sue esperienze, scambiare informazioni e pensieri, annunciare eventi di Focusing, o sperimentare nella comunicazione scritta partendo dal proprio sentire esperienziale. Vi chiediamo che la lista sia riservata per comunicazioni che abbiano a che fare con la pratica ed il processo di Focusing. Per iscriverti clicca qui:

Se non sei socio del Focusing Institute, ti invitiamo a diventarlo cliccando qui

5. Community Wellness Discussion Group

To subscribe,  click here or go to:

6. Focusing and Arts Therapies Discussion Group

This online discussion group provides a place for people interested in the synthesis of Focusing with any of the arts therapies (art therapy, dance-movement therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, psychodrama, poetry and writing therapy, intermodal expressive arts, etc.) to share:

  • ideas, resources, felt senses, discoveries, etc.
  • application to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, groups, etc.
  • various applications...therapy, health and wellness, trauma, spirituality, etc.
  • training opportunities, methods for teaching, etc.
  • interests and questions that you are wondering about
  • ideas and interests in collaborative projects
  • research possibilities

It's a place to connect, feel welcomed...and allow the mix of creativity with Focusing to unfold!!!

To subscribe,  click here or go to:

7. TAE Work Group

TFI invites you to join an on-line group of people who have been using TAE to develop their own theories in a safe and welcoming interaction. It is not a discussion list about TAE, it is a work group to support participants in actually doing a TAE Process. To subscribe,  click here or go to

TAE is a method for explicating what you already know but have not been able to say. The process requires that you know Focusing. It begins with constellating a felt sense of a knowing which is bodily sensed but not yet symbolized. In the course of a TAE process people develop terms which let them speak from their “lived experience” in the world, and some people go further and develop theory. TAE can be used as a method in academic and research settings to create new kinds of variables that touch the “more” and carry forward living process, instead of killing the intricacy and trapping people in generalities or in only logical sequences. And perhaps most important it is our hope that TAE will give a voice to those who have been without one. Every person anywhere has something that they passionately care about and would want to articulate.

8. Focusing, Contemplative Practices and Spiritual Paths Online Discussion Group

For more information about the Focusing, Contemplative Practices and Spiritual Paths 
Online Discussion Group, click here.
To subscribe to , send a message to
with the word "subscribe" in the body or the subject of the message.
To look at the archived messages from the discussion list (starting from September 20, 2003), please click this button.

9. Focusing-Children

The Focusing-Children discussion list is open to anyone who cares about using Focusing with children, whether in schools, in psychotherapy, as parents, or in creative endeavors. This is a major and strong application of Focusing with much development over many years. It is a whole world. We want to offer a forum so that people can talk to each other easily, share experience, develop joint projects and outreach.  To subscribe to the list,  click here.

10. BioSpiritual Focusing

The BioSpiritual Focusing Discussion List is for those who share BioSpiritual roots or would like to learn about BioSpiritual approach to Focusing.  To subscribe to the list,  click here.

11. Focusing and Coaching

The Focusing and Coaching list explores what “focusing-oriented coaching” could be and what growth and change it might facilitate.  To subscribe to the list,  click here.

12. International Association of Focusing-Oriented Therapies

This list is for the international association of focusing-oriented therapies, an interest group of The International Focusing Institute. It is for anyone interested in the application of Focusing and The Philosophy of the Implicit to therapy situations, and the education and supervision of Focusing-oriented therapists.  To subscribe to the list,  click here.

13. Bodywork

The Bodywork and Focusing forum is intended for those interested in synthesizing any of a number of bodywork practices with the self-discovery methodology of Focusing. Bodyworkers from a variety of disciplines are invited to participate, as are non-bodyworkers interested in Focusing and the body. We look forward to a growing dialogue together. For more information, click here.

14. Focusing and Jewish Spirituality

This online discussion group is open to all who are interested in using Focusing to deepen their experience of Jewish spirituality, practice, and thought. Questions and comments welcome. To join the list, click here.

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