Closed/ Community Wellness Focusing – Online

Online Year Long Course

January 11, 2024 5:00 pm

Online training

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A basic understanding of Focusing and Focusing companioning. We understand that many participants have learned Focusing from books, short courses or through practicing with a Focusing trainer.

Course Goal

In this course you will experience ways to facilitate Focusing activities with groups or individuals, and integrate Focusing into your daily life. By the end of the course you can be eligible for certification as a Focusing Professional with The International Focusing Institute (TIFI).

Course Expectations

You will meet twice a month on Zoom, and bi-weekly in a Focusing partnership with someone in cohort, develop your own Community Wellness Focusing project and share your project with the group. Each month you will attend at least one Focusing Bits webinar.

This is year-long online training in Community Wellness Focusing (CWF) leading to certification as a Focusing Professional through The International Focusing Institute (TIFI).

We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month (January through November) for a total of 55 hours class time, with December reserved for finalizing projects, one on one meetings with us. We will meet at 12PM ET. Click here for the start time in your area. 

This online Focusing Certification course is for you if you want to work in your community with attention given to how you can teach and use Focusing organically in groups and in communities. We know that we have one kind of expertise. For community work we recognize that you will bring your own expertise to share with the rest of us. We welcome anyone who wants to work in community. You are encouraged to take what you learn into your own daily life and work. Although this is a therapeutic process, we are not preparing you to deliver counseling services.

We include attending Beginning Focusing Bits: a Drop-In Focusing Foundations group once a month if possible. This is an online webinar that uses CWF approaches to share Focusing in simple small bits.

We also recommend that you buy the following workbooks:

Registration fees for course:

The fee for this year-long course is $1200 for participants in the USA. We have a sliding scale for fees by country, using the model developed by TIFI. Please contact us to register if you have any questions.

If you are in need to set up a payment schedule or request a scholarship, please contact us.


If you wish to certification through The International Focusing Institute (TIFI) you will be required to do the following: 

  • Notify Nina Joy and Pat of your intention at the beginning of the course
  • Join TIFI as a trainer in training.
  • Develop your own Personal Plan of Learning in consultation with mentors
  • Have three self-assessment Focusing sessions
    • At the beginning of course 
    • Midway through the year (meet with one or both of us)
    • At the end of the course (before certification) 

Certification fees are paid directly to The International Focusing Institute’s (TIFI) . See TIFI’s Fee Schedule here.