Prerequisite

This course is open to people who have completed at least one of the following:

  • 1 FOAT® workshop or training

  • Level 1 Focusing training

FOAT® Tools II:

Working with Challenges and Accessing our Body's Creative Wisdom

Continuation of our 2021 FOAT® Tools Series

Now approved for 7 CE hours

Dates and Times

For USA, Monday meetings on April 19, 26 and May 3, 10.

For Asia, Tuesday meetings on April 20, 27 and May 4, 11.

 

Meetings will be 3:00PM - 5:00PM PDT - Click here for your time zone

FOAT® Faculty

This course includes 4 sessions hosted by facilitators that are Certified Focusing Trainers: Specialization in FOAT®:

* Note: Laury will attend and co-facilitate the first session. The remaining sessions will be co-facilitated by the FOAT® faculty - Doreen, Grace, Lynn, and Marise.

Cost

Includes all 4 workshop sessions. Individual sessions not available for purchase.

Regular Rate:  $125.

Registration

Due by April 15th

To register for this course, click the button below to go to our FOAT Online School.

  • If you have taken FOAT® Tools I, use your existing account to register.

  • If you are new to the site, you will be asked to create a new account to register for this course. 

Note: There are a limited amount of partial scholarships and work study positions available. 

Please contact us to request an application.

»    Course Update    «

This course has been approved for 7 Continuing Education (CE) hours!
For detailed CE information,
click here.

Course Overview

FOAT® Tools II builds on the resilience-enhancing FOAT® exercises taught in our foundational courses and teaches new FOAT® exercises that help to befriend the more challenging or stressful felt senses that are part of our everyday lives. 

 

During this series, we will introduce you to the following exercises: FOAT® Check-in and What it NeedsInner Advisor, and Self-Care. Together we will co-create a supportive community to learn and practice these tools for deepening into our authenticity, presence, and creative wisdom - and identify steps toward growth, healing, and change. There will be opportunities to support our connection and deepen our skills of compassionate presence and listening through small and large group sharing. 

 

Note: FOAT® Check-in and What it Needs will be offered 2 times in this series because, when it is used as a repeated practice, it:

  1. Deepens the ability to ground ourselves

  2. Brings a compassionate presence to whatever felt sense is there

  3. Enhances our authenticity

  4. Strengthens our inner knowing for how to care for ourselves and challenging felt senses.

Detailed Session Information

April 19th: FOAT® Check-in and What it Needs

Facilitators:  Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, REAT, ATR-BC and Lynn Pollock, MA, LMHC, REAT with FOAT® faculty

The “FOAT® Check-in” teaches us to bring a curious and “friendly” attitude toward our inner experience - whatever is there in the present moment - whether stressful, uncomfortable, blank, or peaceful. We then “keep it company” inwardly and see if there’s a symbol - an image, word, phrase, gesture, or sound that matches the inner felt sense. The symbol may then be expressed through art, movement, gesture, sound, or writing.

 

After, an additional step is added—asking the felt sense and/or arts expression if it needs anything. This step helps to access our inner wisdom.  Focusers discover how amazing it is that the body knows what it needs. 

 

April 26th: Inner Advisor

Facilitators:  Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP with FOAT® faculty

This exercise integrates guided imagery with FOAT® to find an inner advisor - a part of ourselves that embodies our innate wisdom. During this exercise, we will also listen for a question that is wanting to be asked - inviting a spaciousness for the inner advisor to offer a felt sense response.  After, the arts and/or writing are used to express what is most meaningful.  This exercise teaches us how this inner wisdom lives within and can be called on to offer guidance for a variety of life’s issues, questions, or challenges. 

May 3rd: FOAT® Check-in and What it Needs

Facilitators: Doreen Meister, MA, LMFT and FOAT® faculty

See April 19th workshop session for description of this exercise.

 

May 10th: Self-Care

Facilitators: Marise Lariviere, MA, LMFT, ATR with FOAT® faculty

This FOAT® exercise invites us to find what we are needing for self-care. Through an inner FOAT® process, we will also explore if there is anything in the way of caring for ourselves, what’s needed, and then finding a small step to carry us in the right direction. After, the guided FOAT® process may be expressed through any of the arts or writing. This exercise is useful as a daily practice - as well as carrying forward after this series.

For additional information or if you have any questions about this course, feel free to contact us here.