Wonderful Opportunity in Oregon this summer! Heidrun Essler, one of the world’s top trainers in Focusing with Children, will be coming from Germany to visit our area in August. She has agreed to lead a workshop here! If you were ever a child this one […]
Taught from an Indigenous perspective this advanced 21-day, seven module program uses Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy (IFOT) as a safe, compassionate, and effective method of working with clients who have experienced complex trauma. The IFOT Program emphasizes experience, knowledge, application and practice through classroom instruction and […]
With Focusing Initiatives’ facilitated trainings, people quickly connect with their inner source of resilience. With the right kind of attention, healing begins. We practice these skills. In each collaborative workshop or webinar, we introduce Focusing skills and community wellness tools. You will discover stepping stones towards incorporating this practice into your own work.
Events, both local and global, affect us in so many ways. However, there seems to be a general sense of apprehension and uncertainty. News from around the world, often with shocking outcomes, may cause us to question our core beliefs and the way we view our world. […]
(Special Guest Instructors to be announced) We will look at the importance of dreams when unraveling trauma and intergenerational wounds and acknowledge them as being places to open to for healing and resiliencies. This introductory, hands-on, experiential course is intended for counselors, social workers, crisis […]
In this series of workshops, our trainers work with local staff to develop their skills in data collection and analysis, and report writing. In the past, we have worked with either existing data from an organization or have helped staff set up and run surveys […]
Program design for development and or education can easily include wellness approaches that provide psychosocial support. The following trainings help agencies and implementing partners assess, design and evaluate effective programs that encourage and support community healing.
Our mental health and wellness programs are designed for social service, therapists and other care providers. The trainings support the helper as they give specific techniques that bring healing from a community-based and culturally grounded perspective.
Psychosocial Support training is a cornerstone of Focusing Initiatives International’s work. It is grounded in evidence based practices of wellness and resilience at the individual and community levels. The following programs are designed to support existing programs on PSS or to help your agency add […]
Gender awareness is embedded in all our trainings, but the following programs are specifically designed to address gender issues that need particular attention. Each is based on a culturally grounded approach that allows participants to “grow in awareness” in a non-judgmental way. Role playing, games […]
Community-based programming reflects the importance of the shared, human experience. We are social beings, and we thrive when our communities are also thriving. Disasters, war, disease and other events stress the bonds that hold us together.