Closed/ Community Wellness Focusing

Year Long Course

January 6, 2024 6:00 pm

In-person 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. We will work together to strengthen your use of Focusing.

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 may be eligible for certification as a Focusing Professional with TIFI if you wish.

Course Expectations

You will meet once a month in Corvallis Oregon, and bi-weekly in a Focusing partnership with someone in cohort (in person or online), develop your own Community Wellness Focusing project, participate in problem solving and other creative activities, practice ways to address stuck or conflicted situations in community work, and lead at least one session in the Focusing Bits online webinar. 

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

Nina Joy Lawrence and Pat Omidian, Certifying Coordinators, Facilitators

Monthly classes will be held in Corvallis, OR, USA on the first Saturday of each month (January 2024 to December 2024)

This certification course is for you if you want to use Focusing in work within your community. We will explore ways you can teach and use Focusing organically. 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 and encourage you to take what you learn back into your daily life and work. Although this is a therapeutic process, we are not preparing you to deliver counseling services.

Registration fees for course:

The base fee for this year-long course is $1200. 


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). You can learn more about TIFI’s requirements and their  Fee Schedule here.