Focusing New England

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

Apr. 24, 2016: A Focusing Approach to Writing Stories From Your Life

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Focusing is very much an artistic process–moving us towards what is surprising and revelatory. In this workshop we will explore how memoir (freshly recollected history of one’s life) and Focusing (a way of freshly revealing oneself to oneself) can work synergistically. We will begin with simple prompts and 10-minute writing exercises to find original expressions that capture stories, fragments and felt senses from our lives. Effortlessly, something new or unexpected will appear on the stage of your consciousness!  During this process, we will discover writing as a way to enliven and enrich ourselves. By the end of the workshop we hope you will have surprised yourself by discovering stories that want to be told. In sharing these stories we will no doubt delight, connect to, and inspire each other.  

With Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D. and Julian Miller

Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in private practice,  has been teaching Focusing internationally to psychotherapists, educators, healthcare providers and the public for over three decades on seven continents. Her current passion is crossing Focusing with creative expression and positive psychology.

Julian Miller has been a writer for 40 years and Focuser for 20 years. He celebrates the synergy of these two practices. His current passion is poetry and memoir writing. He is the author of two books, Breaking Through and Symptoms.

Sunday April 24, 2016  2:00-4:00 PM

Cost is $25.  You may pre-register at or pay at the door by cash or check.

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