FOAT® Trainings and Workshops

FOAT® Events 2021

Due to COVID-19 challenges, all events and trainings will be online until further notice.

Monday, June 14th, 2021    3:00PM - 5:30PM PDT  (Click here for your time zone)

Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts: The Felt Sense as a Doorway to Intermodal Expression

Offered by Expressive Arts Florida Institute, Facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, REAT, ATR-BC

This workshop provides an overview of the history, foundational principles, and main approaches of FOAT® - and teaches how the felt sense is a doorway to all of the expressive arts modalities and intermodal expression. The workshop includes a theoretical overview along with experiential exercises to teach an introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) as an intermodal approach. The meeting will be recorded and posted in the forum after the workshop, for viewing only by those who have registered for the workshop. For more information about the Expressive Arts Florida Institute's 2021 Professional Development Series, click here. To register directly for Laury Rappaport's workshop: click here.

FOAT® Graduate Course

July - August 2021

Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy Course

Offered by Lesley University's Expressive Therapies Program, Taught by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, REAT, ATR-BC

This course introduces the theory and practices of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®). FOAT® is a mindfulness-based, somatic approach to the expressive arts rooted in psychologist and philosopher Eugene Gendlin’s evidence-based research on Focusing. In this course, you will learn: the history of Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts, the main concepts of Focusing, the main approaches of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts, and the application to a variety of clinical issues (e.g. trauma, severe mental illness, medical issues, anxiety, depression, wellness) and populations (e.g. adults, adolescents, children, individuals, and group). Registration link coming soon! If you have inquiries into this course please contact us.

Important Update for FOAT® Training 2021:


Due to COVID-19, we are redesigning our training program to an online format. All program updates will be added below:

Levels 1 - 6 FOAT® Training

Coming September or October 2021

FOAT® Levels 1 - 6 Training Program

We will be launching our NEW Online FOAT® Levels 1 - 6 Training Program. If you would like us to send you updates about this program, including content, registration, and fees, please use fill out the form here.


For information about our existing training program content, please view our training overview.