Upcoming FOAT® Events
FOAT® Trainings and Workshops 2016
DISTANCE AND IN-PERSON
Date Course Level
Level 1 FOAT® Courses
The following courses + Introduction to Expressive Arts meet partial requirements toward a Level 1 FOAT® Certificate of Completion. Additional reading and practice required.
Clearing a Space with Expressive Arts
One of four courses that must be taken to meet partial requirements tpward a Level 1 FOAT® Certificate of Completion
About the training:
The training introduces an exercise, "Clearing a Space with Expressive Arts".
It provides many benefits including: stress reduction; accessing an inherent place within the self for wellbeing and emotion regulation.
It can be used as a daily wellness practice.
The training will be held as an online video conference.
To register for this course, please click on the "REGISTER" button below. If you have any questions
Sunday, April 10, 1:00 PST Cost: $50
September 17, 2016: In-person
Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts: An Introduction
JFK University Continuing Education in Berkeley, CA
This training workshop includes an overview of the history of FOAT; the basic concepts—Focusing Attitude, felt sense and felt shift; and an introduction to the basic approaches: FOAT® Check-in; Clearing a Space with the Arts; Theme-Directed FOAT; and FOAT Psychotherapy Process. Case examples and experiential exercises are included.
For information: JFKU Continuing Education Calendar
Level 2 FOAT® Courses
The following courses meet partial requirements toward a Level 2 FOAT® Certificate of Completion. Additional reading and practice required.
FOAT® and Compassionate Listening
This training teaches the fundamental skill of pairing compassionate listening with Focusing and the expressive arts processes. Compassionate listening helps to cultivate safety, deeper understanding, and is essential for the moment-to-moment processing of working with Focusing and the expressive arts.
FOAT® Solo and FOAT® Partnership Practice
This training has 2 parts:
FOAT® Solo: This training teaches the importance of being able to use Focusing and the expressive arts for oneself before applying it with others (Solo FOAT®). Audio and journal reflection are included to assist in FOAT® Solo Practice.
FOAT® Partnership Practice: This training teaches the fundamental skills and guidelines for FOAT® Partnership Practice.
Levels 3 + 4 FOAT® Courses
The following combined courses are in-person.
June 24 - 28, 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA (1 hour north of San Francisco in beautfiul wine coutry!)
Level 3: FOAT® Advanced Practice Skills in FOAT®
The content of Level 3 includes the development and competency in presence, Focusing skills, Focusing Attitude, experiential listening, self-guiding, guiding others, the basic methods and three approaches of FOAT®. Blocks to Focusing and the expressive arts are explored, including awareness and working with the “inner critic.” Participants work in partnerships and trios with FOAT® supervision and feedback for gaining competence.
Level 4: Applications of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts
The content of Level 4 includes applications to the trainee’s interests. Specialty needs are considered, such as working with trauma, addictions, severe mental health, chronic pain, health and healing, spiritual dimensions, etc. Training occurs with supervision and feedback as trainees begin applying FOAT® to their areas of interest.
Level 5 FOAT® Training and Certification Courses
Begins September 2016
Advanced training includes hybrid model of teleconference.
Advanced Training and Supervision: Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts for Psychotherapists
This course provides additional content information and supervision for applying FOAT® in psychotherapy.
Advanced Training Supervision: Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts for Community and Educational Facilitators
This course provides additional content information and supervision for applying FOAT® in educational and community settings (for educators, artists, coaches, spiritual directors, etc.)
Practicum in Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts
Note: Additional requirements to become Certified by the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute to as FOAT® Practitioner or Facilitator; or Certified with The Focusing Institute as a Trainer, Professional or Focusing-Oriented Therapist.
General FOAT® Trainings
February 19 - 21, 2016 in Santa Rosa, CA (1 hour north of San Francisco in beautiful wine country!)
Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy
with Cathy Malchiodi, Ph.D. and Laury Rappaport, Ph.D.
For information and to register: click here (Trauma Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and Learning Center)
March 5, 2016
Introduction to Focusing: A Somatic Approach to Psychotherapy
Co-presented with John Amodeo, Ph.D., MFT
John F. Kennedy University Continuing Education
For information and to register: click here
August 21 - 27, 2016
Focusing Institute Summer School at Joshua Tree, CA
Laury Rappaport will be on the faculty with five other world-renowned Focusing Teachers
Please visit: Focusing Institute Summer School for information and registration. Early bird end: February 16, 2016
Laury's presentations include:
Focusing and Expressive Arts: Doorways to Your Inner Knowing, Healing Wisdom and Creative Spirit (5 days)
Integrating Focusing in Psychotherapy
Mindfulness, Focusing, and Expressive Arts
Creative Connections through Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts