The environment in which we were fed as children can be seen as a hologram for our emotional road map. This is where we learn who we are. We absorb cultural practices and knowledge and gender roles. We can experience love, fear, pleasure and shame […]
Experience the Joy and Vitality of Wholeness of Self EMBODIED in Connection with Another Person: ME HERE with YOU THERE in Harmony of Body/Mind/Heart/Spirit Explore the Whole Body’s Felt Sensing and Sensory-Energetic Signals as Doorways into Conscious Adult Relationship: Navigating Relational Triggers and Challenges Safely […]
Many white people are well-intentioned, yet seek additional awareness, knowledge, and skills to more effectively engage in cross-race relationships and anti-racism efforts. Two workshops have been developed intent to support them in becoming more conscious, competent, and committed to working for racial justice. Participants will […]
Many white people are well-intentioned, yet seek additional awareness, knowledge, and skills to more effectively engage in cross-race relationships and anti-racism efforts. Three workshops have been developed intent to support them in becoming more conscious, competent, and committed to working for racial justice. Participants will […]
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. […]
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 teams, healers, therapists, doctors, nurses and […]
Advanced Certification Program in Relational Wholebody Focusing and Relational Wholebody Focusing-Oriented Therapy Wholebody Focusing is an experiential and inter-relational BodyMind practice which reconnects us to the vitality and intelligence of the conscious living body. The human organism contains an embodied blueprint of how it should […]
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.
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