Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT) integrates Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing with the expressive arts. It was developed over a period of 30 years by Dr. Laury Rappaport, Ph.D, ATR-BC, REAT.

FOAT accesses the body’s wisdom and creative intelligence— cultivating self-compassion, compassion toward others, and accessing your inherent wholeness. Through FOAT, you learn to access your innate knowing and identify concrete steps toward positive change, healing and transformation.

FOAT can be applied to various fields—psychotherapy, expressive arts, education, organizational and community, mindfulness, meditation, spirituality, and daily life for wellness.    

 New Book:
Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies with 2 FOAT chapters and many gems by world renowned authors/clinicians!


“Mindfulness and the Art Therapies is a wonderful and comprehensive book. This is an important contribution to the growing field of mindfulness. How wonderful that Laury Rappaport has masterly brought to the forefront the importance of mindfulness and art therapies.”
—Bob Stahl, Ph.D., Co-Author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living with Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety

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