Focusing Initiatives International promotes social change by supporting people and communities to develop wellness, inner healing, and creative solutions to local problems.
We base our work on a deep vision of how human beings thrive when they are physically and emotionally safe, and free to secure their needs and shape their communities in ways that hold meaning and significance for them. It is grounded in the philosophy and experience of Focusing.
Focusing Initiatives International provides consultation, collaborative program development, and support for community efforts to apply the methods and wisdom of Focusing practices to the specific needs of their local situation. Beneficiaries of our programs include marginalized populations and / or people who have few resources to cover the costs of services that would make a vital difference in their lives. For example, we work with minority populations and people recovering from disasters or wars.
A significant portion of program fees charged to those participants who are able to pay go to subsidize those who are not.
To foster resilience and community engagement, Focusing Initiatives International:
- Offers workshops on human development, including psychosocial wellness, healing from trauma, and coping with and reducing stress. We promote locally existing positive coping skills and wellness practices to create just and peaceful communities.
- Provides mentoring throughout the world using Focusing processes that aid in self-reflection, communication and greater listening skills, to help “grow” more effective leaders and promote wellness, emotional safety, and human development in their communities.
- Offers technical assistance to individuals and organizations to help them design, establish, fund, and operate local programs and projects to promote human development.