Small Steps, Big Shifts
Foundation of Inner Relationship Focusing, Part 3
6-Week, Live Online Course via Zoom
Mastering Inner Relationship Focusing's Process & Sequence
You may be saying to yourself, "You mean there's more?" Yes, there's more!
In this course, the entire IRF process and sequence comes together. You'll have the full framework and offering of invitations to help support you when Focusing with a partner and as you move through your day. Plus, you'll be eligible to participate in advanced Inner Relationship Focusing courses and retreats taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin.
Lauren Taub Cohen
In Part 3, we'll be exploring the nuances of Focusing. You'll learn, in greater detail, how to be with feelings that feel vague and fuzzy (distant process) AND how to be with feelings that feel super close and intense (close process). Both processes need a different kind of relational experience.
You'll also learn how to ...
Support your Focusing process even more by learning what to do if you feel stuck or bump up against what feels like a dead end
Experience the relief that comes when you can unmerge from the feeling AND the feeling about the feeling
Meet all aspects of your experience (thoughts, feelings, sensations etc.) with deep empathy and a greater, aha understanding that they're here for some good reason
Be with challenging feelings, especially grief and anger, when they don't feel like they're coming from a part of you
I've also structured this course so that our last class will be devoted to exploring more of what matters to you and how Focusing can help with that. I'll say more about that in our fifth class.
"[When Focusing] you feel better mainly because your body feels better, more free, released. The whole body is alive in a less constricted way. You have localized a problem that had previously made your whole body feel bad. An immediate freeing feeling lets you know there is a body shift. It is the body having moved toward a solution."
- Eugene Gendlin, founder of Focuing
After taking Part 3, you'll be eligible to participate in "Untangling," an advanced Focusing course developed and taught by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin, co-creators of IRF.
You guessed it! The structure for this course will be similar to Part One and Part Two. Each class will meet weekly for two hours over six weeks. Each class will involve a mix of teaching, brief reading assignments, Focusing exercises and Focusing partnerships. The time commitment for meeting outside of class with your partner will be about 30 minutes to an hour each week. You and your partner can determine what works best for you and your schedules.
*This is a LIVE online course*
Prerequisites: Small Steps, Big Shifts Part 1 & Part 2
When: January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 21, 28
Time: 6pm to 8pm ET
Class size is limited to 12 participants
Payment Options: Venmo, Zelle or PayPal
*A sliding scale is available. Please reach out and we can discuss options.
What's included in this course?
A 50-minute, one-to-one Focusing session with me before or during the course
12 hours of class time
Carefully created exercise sheets to support you as you develop this new skill
Access to audio recordings of each class
Informative & supportive articles
Access to me should you have any questions and/or need support between class meetings.
Access to free, monthly IRF Explorers meetings where you can bring questions and receive support
Cancellations & Refunds
Up to 14 days before the first day of class: Just let me know and I'll refund your course fee.
If you've already had your one-to-one session with me your refund would include the course fee minus the cost of that session ($125)
Cancellations received 13 days or fewer before class begins: No refund
Money Back Guarantee
If you feel you didn't receive what you had hoped to receive AND you attended five out of six classes, then please let me know within 30 days after the course ends. My only ask is that you let me know specifically what didn't work for you so I can continue to improve my course offerings. Upon receiving your feedback, I'll gladly refund your course fee.
Still wondering if PART 3 is right for you?