Psychosocial Support (PSS), Community Wellness and Focusing – Self-Paced

There is no “one size fits all” in PSS work, because each community has its own needs, traditions, and its own hidden strengths.  This course is designed to work with you as you explore working at a deeper level within your own community.

Psychological First Aid (PFA): A Webinar Series

What do you do when you don’t know what to do Your friend just lost a beloved pet. What do you do? A close family member lost their house in a flood, or maybe they were robbed or something very painfully personal happened to them. […]

Psychological First Aid (PFA) – Self-Paced

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the current international standard for care and support for individuals in the midst of or the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event. This evidence-based technique replaces the debriefing process that was used in the past.

Free Introduction to PSS and PFA – Self-Paced

Are you curious about the field of psychosocial support and community wellness, or psychological first aid? Our introductory course is the perfect way to get a taste of what these courses have to offer. In this short self-paced course, you’ll experience the unique approach and […]

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Deep Listening Allows Healing

As she spoke, all I did was to listen to her, reflecting where required. As soon as she completed the narration of the complete ordeal, she stood up and said: “My brain has started working and I need to go to my unit to support my team.”

12 Years Later, PSS Training Continues to Support Change

The walled city of Multan, Pakistan,  is a warren of narrow streets where the rays of sun seldom reach. Yes, before 1947, when the city was inhabited by the Sikh and Hindu business community, it was thriving with merchants, shops and more spacious family homes. […]

Lessons from a Group Facilitator

An Interview with Anna Willman, in conversation with Dana Hercbergs I met Anna in 2021 through the Focusing community and occasionally attended her weekly Saturday Listening Space, an online peer support group.  Her facilitation style melds her own grounded attention with her wonderful sense of […]

Creating Space for Community

Each of us lives in community. Our family is our first one. In Focusing, we learn to create a space of radical acceptance for our inner community. FII is now offering a series of bi-monthly gatherings “Creating Space for Community”, to explore concepts around inner/outer community […]

My Fear is My Friend

We have learned a lot about fear these past few years.  It’s a very powerful reaction that comes from many different directions and in many forms. The pandemic, storms, droughts, climate change, political unrest, wars… Of course we are justified in being afraid. Fear is […]