Annie Fenn 

Focusing Professional

I have over 20 years' experience writing humour/comedy for film, TV, radio, print and the web. I currently teach TV comedy writing at Humber College, and work as a writer/freelance story editor and creative consultant in the film & TV industry. I also perform standup comedy at various events and venues to embarrass my WASP mother. An alumnae of the Canadian Film Centre, I have a B.A. from U of T (English Lit.), and an MFA (in 2018, fingers crossed) from King’s’ College/Dalhousie (Creative Nonfiction). 

Since first being introduced to Focusing in 2014, my passion for it has continued to grow. My weekly Focusing partnership and participation in numerous group courses and Focusing retreats have produced life-changing results that have made me almost Evangelical about the practice. (For the record, I’m not someone who gets Evangelical about anything. Except cheese.) 

My body has proven to be a better judge of what’s really going on in my life than me—or most therapists. Although I eventually learned this the hard way, I didn’t know what to do about it. Focusing offers a simple, efficient way to tap into the body’s innate wisdom, which I continue to find nothing less than astonishing. I’ve also been delighted to notice the unexpected benefits of Focusing that extend to almost all aspects of my life. I feel considerably more grounded, compassionate and comfortable in the world, which has allowed me to understand myself, others and community in a way I never could before. 

Focusing is what the doctor should’ve ordered—but they didn’t know about it. I would love to play a role in changing that.