Presentation Description 

Friday, April 19th, 2024   12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT  /  3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
For Asia: Saturday, April 20th, 2024

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Expressive Arts Focusing (ExAF) is a body-focused approach rooted in the culture of European Focusing, along with Art and Design, using the creative and the expressive arts for facilitation and engagement. This presentation includes: An overview of Expressive Arts Focusing (ExAF) methods and their therapeutic understanding, along with a museum art-based exercise that provides an example of experiential best practice tools of ExAF. In addition, Eugene Gendlin’s concept of ‘the More’ will be introduced and explored through Expressive Arts Focusing (ExAF). Participants will gain insight in how to find meaning through artmaking from the body sense that is pointing beyond already known concepts of aesthetic impression (perception) and aesthetic expression (action). Stepping into aesthetics beyond social and cultural constructs, participants will find new ground in connecting to the open space of being-and-becoming.

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

Freda Blob, Ed (Grad), CP (Grad), AT, PCT, FOT-FOAT, GDP, is a Certifying Coordinator and Trainer of The International Focusing Institute (TIFI), and a Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Focusing Professional with Specialization in Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT-TIFI). Freda has been teaching Focusing nationally and internationally for more than 20 years. She has 30 years of experience as a Person-centered and Experiential therapist in private practice. Freda is a Registered Art Therapist DFKGT located in Germany. She holds two university degrees in Clinical Psychology and Adult Education, and has a background in design techniques. She is founder and director of FOCUSZART The Focusing Studio. To learn more:

Registration Details

Please register with your preferred contact email  - we will be sending all communication, including the Zoom information, to the email address you provide. If you have taken a course through our FOAT Online School, please register with your existing account!

For scholarship/work study inquiries please contact us at least two weeks before the presentation.

  • $25.00

    $25.00Introduction to Expressive Arts Focusing (ExAF) Hands-on Methods: Finding Ground in Experiential Arts

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  • $65.00

    $65.00Bundle: Freda Blob, Kate Donohue, and René Veugelers

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All presentations in our Roots, Branches, and Wings series are open to those new and experienced in Focusing, Expressive Arts, and FOAT!

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