Introduction to Expressive Arts Focusing Hands-on Methods: Finding Ground in Experiential Arts. Roots, Branches, and Wings Series with Pioneers and Master Teachers

April 19, 2024. Sponsored by the Focusing And Expressive Arts FOAT Institute

Presentation Handout

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Reference Art

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Focusing Oriented Therapy Conference TIFI 2023, November 2-5, 2023

The Fresh Urgency of Nowand the Transformational Power of Focusing-Oriented Therapy

Workshop Creative Compassion: Building Relational Empathy through Expressive Arts Focusing Activities

Freda Blob

More Conferences

  • 5. Impulse Online Focusing Conference DFI 2024, Febr. 09-10, 2024, Workshop 'Creative Compassion: Empathy In the Space of Arts And Focusing' 


  • 15. International Conference IEATA 2023, July 14-16, 2023 Workshop 'Creative Compassion: Building Relational Empathy through Expressive Arts Focusing Activities'


  • 14. International Conference IEATA 2022, 01-16-2021 Workshop 'Into the More: Exploring the Transformative Potential of Expressive Avenues'


  • The International TIFI Focusing Conference 2016, July 20-24, 2016 Poster Session 'Care and Share: Focusing Oriented Ubuntu Repair. The Tübingen Community Wellness Focusing FOUR Project'


Videos on the Help For Helpers Youtube Channel

Help for Helpers is a free Focusing Support Group for to empower, hearten and encourage therapists, counselors, teachers and helpers of all kind

  • Video Creative Compassion, November 6, 2023 @CommEmpowerHelpForHelpers
  • Video Embodied Aesthetics for Wellbeing, February 7, 2022 @FocusingOrientedTherapies
  • Video Giving Sighs and Body Release: Attunement, December 2022 (adapted from Cathy Malchiodi) @CommEmpowerHelpForHelpers
  • Video New Beginnings: Attunement, April 26, 2021

Help for Helper's is run by Lynn Preston/Focusing-Oriented Relational Psychotherapy and team

Download the Embodied Aesthetics reader to video Februar 7, 2022 - with practice prompts

Embodied_ Aesthetics_for_Wellbeing_reader_and_prompts © FOCUSZART Freda Blob
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Get informed how clients can take up space and speak for themelves with Expressive Arts Focusing

Read our chapter 'Saying no in presence: Setting limits through body sense’, published in Senses of Focusing vol. II (Kypriotakis and Moore, 2021, pp. 469-483)

With a Focusing and FOAT® based directive for healthy boundaries

Shortened version: Blob, Freda, Exploring Space In Presence with Creative Arts. In: The Art of Insight. Journal for the Association of Person-Centred Creative Arts, Volume 1, Issue 1, Jan. 2024, pp 34-39.

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