Presentation Description 

Monday, August 1st, 2022   3:00PM - 5:00PM PDT  /  6:00PM - 8:00PM EDT
For Asia: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

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Ann will tell the story of meeting and learning Focusing from Gene Gendlin 50 years ago, when she was 22— and how Gene encouraged her to develop her own ideas about teaching Focusing, saying “Keep going!” It’s a part of Gene’s philosophy that the only way to be true to an idea or a method is to bring it through your own body and make it your own. After, Ann will share about the development of Inner Relationship Focusing, and how it grew from seeds planted while she was assisting Gene with his first Focusing workshops.

Inner Relationship Focusing (IRF) is an approach to Focusing based on cultivating an inner state of calm, curious acceptance toward all aspects of the self, including stressful and judgmental thoughts and all sorts of emotions and body sensations. An important principle is the “radical acceptance of everything,” the assumption that there are no enemies inside, and everything in us deserves and needs compassion for how it is trying to help us. Ann will present the main highlights of Inner Relationship Focusing along with an experiential exercise.

If you cannot attend the Live Presentation via Zoom, the recording will be available for you to watch at your convenience for up to 2 months.

About the Presenter

Ann Weiser Cornell, Ph.D., is an internationally known author and psychology educator who has been teaching Focusing in twenty countries around the world for over thirty-five years. She is the founder and President of Focusing Resources, providing training and a wealth of written, audio, and video materials. Ann is the co-creator, with Barbara McGavin, of Inner Relationship Focusing and Untangling®, an application of Focusing to tough life issues. Her books include: The Power of Focusing; The Radical Acceptance of Everything; Presence: A Guide to Transforming Your Most Challenging Emotions; and Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change.

Registration Details


  • Ann only: $25
  • Bundle: Ann + Mitchell: $45

Registration Deadline (for Ann only + Bundle):  July 29th, 2022 (Asia: July 30th)

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This offering is open to those new and experienced in Focusing, Expressive Arts, and FOAT®!

Single Registration Option

  • $25.00

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  • $45.00

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