Presentation Description 

Thursday, October 17th, 2024   11:00am - 1:00pm PDT  /  2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
For Asia: Friday, October 18th, 2024

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Does it sometimes seem like a challenge to find words to fit your Felt Sense?

Wouldn't it be relaxing to invite your body to express itself in color and/or in movement, instead of words?

Nonverbal communication, bodily expression, creativity, and Focusing seem like four different categories.  In René’s work as a Children Focusing Professional and Art Therapist, he combines and connects these four aspects into one integrated approach: Dynamic Expressive Focusing.  This approach supports ‘the living forward energy’ to glow– to move and grow.

In this presentation, René will invite you to create your wondering space– an open, unconditional acceptance towards the unfolding felt sense and its expression through colors, images, gestures, sounds, and words.  With a sense of surprise, this non-verbal attunement and communication supports your natural process and carries forward a new and unexpected dimension and depth to the Focusing process, accessing your bodily wisdom through interaction.  This will be a Seriously Playful Focusing Journey– using Listening in three directions!

René will share examples of Dynamic Expressive Focusing with children and teenagers.  Come and see with your eyes, feel with your hands, and create your inner wondering space for fresh discoveries!

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

René Veugelers is a Focusing Coordinator from the Netherlands, specializing in Children’s Focusing– with an emphasis on nonverbal world. His knowledge and experience as an Art Therapist and psychiatric nurse with children of any age, embraces an expanded richness of expressive modalities and supports a natural unfolding of creative process.

René has been teaching Children’s Focusing internationally for over 15 years, including Israel, Russia, Germany, England, NY, Seattle, Gaza, Ireland, and France. He teaches parents, therapists, teachers, and others how to be with children in a Focusing way; how to (re)connect to their own inner child experiences; and how to integrate creativity and flexibility into their life and work. His specialties include working with children who experience Attention Deficit Disorders (ADHD, ADD), trauma, and attachment disorders. Additionally, René promotes practical skills to day-care centers and in hospice settings. René is an inspiring teacher who brings considerable experience, subtlety, and joy to every person attending his workshops or training. For more information: 
childrenfocusing.org.




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

    $25.00Dynamic Expressive Focusing: Being Seriously Playful

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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!

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at [email protected].


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