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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 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


Join us for our new upcoming FOAT® Tools I : Foundations for Enhancing Resilience series facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Doreen Meister, Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Lynn Pollock, and Marise Lariviere.


Sessions meet weekly between February 22nd through March 15th (Asia: February 23rd through March 16th). Visit our course page for more information.

Please enjoy this free Guided Meditation with FOAT® exercise!

Sitting MeditationDr. Laury Rappaport
00:00 / 09:43
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