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.

Sutter Institute for Health & Healing

“Cultivating Inner Calm and Resilience through Life’s Challenges"

A presentation by Dr. Laury Rappaport,

post Sonoma County wildfires