Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapies (FOATs) is a creative synthesis of Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing with art/expressive arts therapy. It is based on over thirty years of clinical work and was developed by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D, ATR-BC, REAT.
The mission of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute (FEAI) is to expand awareness, education, and training in Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy (FOAT) and Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy (FOET)–including art therapy, dance-movement, music, drama therapy, etc. . The FEAI works in collaboration with The Focusing Institute, New York. Related programs in both Focusing and art/expressive arts therapies are also offered.
The FEAI seeks to bring Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapies into the world in order to increase mindful awareness, compassion, kindness, and listening; access innate wisdom and creative intelligence; promote peaceful conflict resolution, enhance relationships, and build community.
New Book Out:
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