Focusing New England

Promoting focusing, listening, and personal growth in the New England area

Feb. 20, 2016: BioSpiritual Focusing in Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care

Within each of us there is a bodily wisdom that can show us the way to enrich our inner lives, our relationships with each other and our immersion in the “More” of the Cosmos. BioSpiritual Focusing is a spiritual practice that enables us to tap into this inner knowing and can be a powerful tool in helping others who seek healing and spiritual transformation in their lives.

This interactive program will provide a brief overview of the BioSpiritual Focusing process steps and their potential applications in spiritual direction and pastoral care settings.  It will also include the key elements of  Focusing and live demonstrations of the Focusing methodology.

Saturday, February 20, 2016  12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free for Spiritual Life Center community members, all others: $ 30.00

Register at or by calling 860-243-2374

Location: Spiritual Life Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT.


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Joseph Colletti M.Div, S.T. M., M.Ed., CFT

Joe Colletti is a certified focusing trainer and a Board Member of the Institute for BioSpiritual Focusing Research.  He is a spiritual director associated with the Spiritual Life Center of West Hartford, CT.  His writings on spiritual direction have been published in Presence Magazine, a journal of Spiritual Directors International (SDI).  He has made presentations on BioSpiritual Focusing at the SDI International Conference as well as offering the first BioSpiritual Focusing webinar sponsored by SDI.  He is also directly involved with the strategic planning efforts of the Focusing Institute.

Joe has published books on grief and loss as well as leaving a spiritual legacy.  In addition he is the creator and webmaster for an interfaith website developed under the auspices of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Hartford Seminary.  He is currently involved in the development of an advanced education program on BioSpiritual Focusing and its applications for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care.

Roberta Whitney, MA

Roberta Whitney is a Spiritual Director in Andover and Arlington, MA and a part-time Spiritual Care Director at a 120-bed assisted care facility.  Higher education includes a Masters of Arts from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College.  Integrating knowledge gained over more than twelve years through certification as a Focusing Professional, Spiritual Director, Enneagram Professional, Yoga Instructor, RYT 500 hr., and Authentic Movement Facilitator, Roberta offers unique whole body approaches to health and well-being.


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