FOAT® Tools I: Foundations for Enhancing Resilience Self-Study Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) Self-Study   3 CEs

Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) is a mindfulness-based approach that integrates Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing with the expressive arts. This self-study course provides an introduction to 4 Theme-based FOAT exercises that are designed to enhance resilience, cultivate self-compassion, reduce stress, and enhance wellbeing. Each exercise teaches the basics of the Focusing process (listening inwardly to the body’s wisdom) along with user-friendly methods for arts expression. 

The following FOAT exercises are included in this course: The Focusing Attitude: Being “Friendly” to Your Inner Experience; Peaceful Place; Clearing a Space with Arts; and Source of Strength.

This training course provides an introduction to FOAT, including its history and development, foundational principles, and main theoretical and practice approaches. Based on Eugene Gendlin’s evidence-based Focusing, this self-study course includes learning the foundational concepts of Focusing Attitude, felt sense, symbol/handle, and felt shift; along with the basic step of expressing a felt sense in the arts.

User-friendly arts methods for expressing a felt sense are presented. The following main approaches are defined– FOAT Check-in, Theme-Directed FOAT, Clearing a Space with Arts, and Working on an Issue– with examples of each approach. Didactic video presentations and experiential practice exercises provide a rich, varied format for learning.

Upon completion:
• Certificate of Course Completion

Upon completion:
• Certificate of Course Completion
• Get 
3 CE Hours (purchased separately)
• Eligible for FOAT Level 1 Training

Both courses are open to all levels of experience!

Bundle Price (in USD): $150.  Purchase this discount bundle to save $40!

Course Access: You will have lifetime access to both courses so there are no deadlines to worry about. You can take the courses at your own pace, and revisit them for continued practice!

What is included: Both courses feature videos, downloadable audio exercises, documentations to guide the learning process, and additional helpful resources! To learn more about the individual course content, click the buttons below to view the respective course pages.

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