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Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts

Focusing-oriented expressive arts (FOAT®) is a mindfulness-based approach developed by Dr. Laury Rappaport that integrates renowned psychologist and philosopher Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing with the expressive arts.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Focusing and Expressive Arts (FOAT) Institute is to provide excellent training and education in: Focusing-oriented expressive arts and Focusing-oriented art therapy (FOAT®) and related programs in Focusing, expressive arts, and mindfulness. 

Applications include clinical, community, organizational, educational, self-growth, and wellbeing.

What's New

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Join Laury Rappaport's Professional Development workshop for an overview of the history, foundational principles, and main approaches of FOAT® - and learn how the felt sense is a doorway to all of the expressive arts modalities and intermodal expression. This live Zoom meeting will be on June 14th from 3:00PM - 5:30PM PDT.

For more information and registration, click here!

Please enjoy this free Guided Meditation with FOAT® exercise!

Sitting MeditationDr. Laury Rappaport
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