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.

Please enjoy this free 

Guided Meditation with FOAT® exercise!

Mindful BreathingDr. Laury Rappaport
00:00 / 09:43

For more guided audio tracks by Dr. Laury Rappaport, click here

New Introductory FOAT® Videos on YouTube!

What is FOAT®? | FOAT® Applications | The Focusing Attitude