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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

In this enriching 4-session Zoom series, we will introduce FOAT tools to support those wishing to face life's challenges with greater kindness, strength, and self-compassion! Facilitated by Doreen Meister, Evelyn Ammon, and Frances Ingouville.


Meetings: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 from 3 - 5PM PDT.

All live meetings will be recorded for those that cannot attend.

Visit our course page for more information and registration!

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Please enjoy this free Guided Meditation with FOAT® exercise!

Sitting MeditationDr. Laury Rappaport
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