Jan Winhall

Director, Focusing on Borden
Focusing Institute Certifying Coordinator
BA, MSW, FOT

I first encountered Focusing twenty five years ago when I was searching for a gentle and embodied way of working with my traumatized clients. I took to it immediately and enrolled in Mary Armstrong’s training program. Focusing touches into the heart of healing and has provided me with a daily practice of my own as well as a profound relational context in which to offer healing experiences for my clients. Over the years I have been part of two Focusing communities and this has been and continues to be a wonderful experience. Creating spaces and relationships built on Focusing practice is amazing.

I am so grateful to have this opportunity. I now enjoy the process of reflecting back on thirty years of experience, engaging in conceptual thinking and developing models that articulate this mysterious thing that we do. I look forward to more time for thinking,writing and living the Focusing Way. I am an Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.