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Upcoming FOAT® Trainings, Workshops, and Events

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

January 20, 2023

 

FOAT Community, Intentions, and Action Steps 2023

Facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT, and FOAT Faculty

March 6, 2023

 

Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®)

Facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT, and FOAT Faculty

March 23, 2023

 

Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) as a Trauma-Informed Approach

Presented by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT

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Friday, January 20th, 2023  1:00pm - 3:00pm PST / 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST / Click here for your time zone

FOAT Community, Intentions, and Action Steps 2023

Facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT, and FOAT Faculty

During this gathering, we will take some time to become aware of a wish or intention for ourselves and for the world in this new year. Through the healing power of community, heartfelt vision, externalization, and an action step, our intentions are supported to take root and manifest.

We will begin with a Focusing Attunement to ground ourselves, arrive into the present moment and connect with each other through the beauty of stillness and mindful breathing. After, we will take some time to Focus on what we are each wanting to bring into our lives this year… and also something for our world.  Through a user-friendly approach, we will express these intentions through colors, lines, shapes, images, words, gestures, or sounds.  We will then listen within to see if there is a small action step that feels right to water the seeds of our intentions.  There will be time for sharing in small groups and in the larger group.

For more information and registration,

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Monday, March 6th, 2023  3:00pm - 6:00pm PST / 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST / Click here for your time zone

Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®)

Facilitated by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT, and FOAT Faculty

This course provides an introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) including its history and development, foundational principles, and main theoretical and practice approaches. Based on Eugene Gendlin’s evidence-based Focusing, this training workshop includes learning the main concepts of Focusing Attitude, felt sense, symbol/handle, and felt shift. 

The course demonstrates user-friendly expressive arts methods for expressing a felt sense and defines the following main approaches– FOAT Check-in, Theme-Directed FOAT, Clearing a Space with Arts, and Working on an Issue. Didactic presentations, experiential practice exercises and examples provide a rich, varied format for learning. Approved for 3 CE (Continuing Education) hours - full CE information here. Live attendance or viewing the recording with completed assignments will count as a prerequisite for our FOAT® Training Program's Level 1 (begins September 18, 2023).

For more information and registration,

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2023  10:00am - 1:00pm PST / 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST / Click here for your time zone

Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) as a Trauma-Informed Approach

Presented by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, REAT

Offered as part of the Expressive Therapies Summit Los Angeles Conference

Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) is a mindfulness and body-based approach to the expressive arts that cultivates resilience enhances self-compassion and provides tools to help clients access their innate wisdom toward growth and healing. This 3-hour virtual workshop will present an overview of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) including its foundational principles, main approaches, and applications to individuals and groups within treatment. Participants will be introduced to a 3-phase FOAT® model that illustrates how it can be applied as a trauma-informed approach.  FOAT® can be applied to all clinical contexts, as well as applications in nonclinical contexts (e.g education, coaching, art centers, etc). Didactic material, experiential exercises, and case examples will be used to teach introductory FOAT® concepts and methods. This workshop is beneficial for all counselors and therapists, arts facilitators, educators, and coaches. Live attendance or viewing the recording with completed assignments will count as a prerequisite for our FOAT® Training Program's Level 1 (begins September 18, 2023).

 

Registration coming soon!

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Important Update for FOAT® Training:

Starting with our Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) on March 6, 2023!

FOAT® Training Program

We are excited to launch our newly updated FOAT® Online Training Program! The training includes all of the previous content but it is now formatted into 5 levels instead of 6. There is additional supervision and FOAT Coaching to strengthen the online learning format. In addition, awards and Certifications can be earned after Levels 2, 4, and 5.

 

For more information, including course descriptions, costs, and dates, visit our FOAT® Training Program page

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