Upcoming Courses

We are pleased to offer courses over the fall, winter, and spring semester. Classes are often taken for both personal interest and professional development. The professional development track includes two streams (www.focusingonborden.com/training). 

As Focusing is a level of human process rather than simply a technique, all courses are taught experientially and in groups (www.focusing.org/trainer). Groups are facilitated by our Director Jan Winhall and by both our Focusing Trainers and Focusing Oriented Therapists.  If you would like more information or are interested in registering for a course, please click here to contact us directly. 

Fall 2019 Courses - registration is open*

To register for courses, please email focusingonborden@gmail.com


A Taste of Focusing

(Introduction - one evening event)

Date & Time:
September 19 6:30 to 8:30 pm
This event is free of charge

Come and experience the rich and wonderful world of the Felt Sense. More and more people are exploring the wisdom of the body. Join us in learning how to access the Felt Sense and move your life problems forward. This evening is an Introduction to Focusing and to our warm and welcoming community at Focusing on Borden.

To register, email focusingonborden@gmail.com


Focusing & Dreams

(Tuesday evening course)

Date & Time:
September 24, 2019 - November 12, 2019
Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: 720.00, or arranged with FOB (8 sessions)

Dreams are a rich source of inner bodily knowing. In this course we will be guided by Gendlin's Let Your Body Interpret your Dreams and Leslie Ellis's A Clinicians Guide to Dream Therapy as a framework for exploring. We will use experiential steps to delve into the dream, and share in group felt sense experiences as we further understand and engage with our dreams. In preparation for this course, you could begin by keeping a dream journal beside your bed. Invite your dreams to make themselves known to you…and write them down. More and more will come as you welcome them!

This course is 8 weeks, and is co-facilitated by Jan Winhall, Ann Dowsett Johnston and Focusing on Borden trainers

To register, email focusingonborden@gmail.com


Focusing Oriented Therapy Group

(Thursday morning course)

Date & Time:
September 26, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: 900.00, or arranged with FOB (8 sessions)

Our Women's-only Focusing-Oriented Therapy Group is an on-going therapy group that runs for 8 week sessions. In the safety of our community, group members have an opportunity to learn about themselves and each other in a dynamic interactive environment. We explore issues that arise as people deepen their focusing practice and form connections with other group members. We are integrating the work of Dr. Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory (http://www.debdanalcsw.com/). We learn about and pay attention to the Autonomic Nervous System and how this informs bodily felt knowing and our capacity to emotionally regulate. This work helps us to further understand Jan Winhall’s Felt Sense/Polyvagal Model of Emotional Regulation. Co- Lead by Jan Winhall and Ann Dowsett Johnston

To register, email focusingonborden@gmail.com


Exploring the 6 Steps (*new)

(Thursday evening course)

Date & Time:
September 26, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: 720.00, or arranged with FOB (8 sessions)


In this 8-week course group members have an opportunity to deepen their Focusing practice through the 6 steps. With each step we work to welcome what comes, maintaining a friendly attitude of curiosity and compassion. Evenings will be spent developing the practice of Clearing space, finding a Felt Sense, getting a Handle, Resonating, Asking, and Receiving.

This course is suitable for both beginner and experienced Focusers, and will be co-facilitated by Jan Winhall, Ann Dowsett Johnston, and Focusing On Borden Trainers

To register, email focusingonborden@gmail.com