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How Focusing Works, a workshop by Edgardo RIvero (Open to the community, free of charge)

Dear Focusing Community,

given the amount of interest in this workshop, we needed a bigger space! Why Focusing Works by Edgardo Rivero will located at the Institute of Traditional Medicine located at 553 Queen St. W. 2nd Fl. Toronto.

The workshop is separate from our Tuesday evening course (if you're in Tuesday evening there will be no group May 21st!). Participants must RSVP and be given confirmation.

Event Details

When: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 6:30pm 
Where: Institute of Traditional Medicine located at 553 Queen St. W. 2nd Fl
This event is free of charge

We look forward to seeing you!
Focusing on Borden

About the Workshop

A practical and experiential workshop to show how and why Focusing works. In other words, how does Focusing achieve a change in the bodily experience of symbolization? Focusing is a lived journey that takes place in a universal way through three great experiential moments, like the gulfs of the oceans: the handle, the unlock (mutation of content) and the panoramic vision before closure. By knowing this course, you can analyze how to recognize the steps at these crucial moments and what happens with the change, the emergence of novelty and carrying forward. The group will be able to experience Focusing exercises and be able to identify later the different phases of the Focusing Process. The group can have a guide and a list of suggestions to guarantee a real and experiential Focusing process.


Edgardo Riveros Aedo, Experiential Psychotherapist, translated Eugene Gendlin's Theory of Change of Personality (1973) into Spanish at the University of Chile. Published books: The experiencing A new paradigm (2000), Focusing experiential and existential (2005), Focusing a new paradigm for the 21st century (2008), Focusing from the Heart and towards the Heart (2015). He has translated the two central philosophical works of Gendlin: The experience and the creation of meaning (ECM) (2016) and A Process Model (2009 1st edition and 2019 in 2nd edition). He is dedicated to Psychotherapy in his private
practice and teaches focusing as Coordinator of Focusing for Chile (2000), named by Eugene Gendlin. He founded the Continental Focusing School in Spanish based in Santiago de Chile in a blended training system for all Spanish-speaking countries. and

Currently, Edgardo is a member of the teaching team of the Weeklong (2017, 2019, 2020) where he has shown the experiential and philosophical dimension of Focusing as an attitude and a phenomenon of change

Earlier Event: May 16
Focusing Oriented Therapy Group
Later Event: May 23
Focusing Oriented Therapy Group