Inner Relationship Focusing

Inner Relationship Focusing is a gentle technique of accessing and developing relationships with our inner states.  First learned in our own bodies, this technique can be integrated into psychotherapy practices to develop greater awareness and compassion for our own and our clients states.
This method was developed by Ann Weiser Cornell as a result of her work with Eugene Gendlin.

Training

Inner Relationship Focusing is taught in several forms:
  1.  By zoom; 2 nine week modules with 2 hour classes
  2.  2 modules of 4 full days
  3.  4 two day weekends
Part 1 of Inner Relationship Focusing (IRF) is aimed at developing and deepening an embodied relationship with the felt sense, originally described by Gendlin. IRF is based on Gendlin’s work, and adds the dimensions of working with feelings, sensations and experiences we merge with, supporting us to disidentify from those states, developing a relationship with an observer that can support these states. IRF posits that what is missing is Inner Relationship, a being with all states without judgement or the demand of change. Part 1 will meet on Tuesdays from 12 to 2 on April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19.
In Part 2, we deepen into working with Presence, Partial Self States, and Blocks to Process, including working with Inner Critics, Retroflected Aggression and Exiles. Parti 2 will be held on Tuesdays from 12 to 2 on May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
Please write to me via the form below if you would like a payment plan of 4 payments of $300 for Path 1 and 2 or 2 Payments of $300 for Path 1 or 2.

In Part 3, we will begin to talk about integrating IRF with Somatic Experiencing with in your clinical practice. Part 3 will be held on Tuesdays from 12 to 2 starting in either July or September, depending on interest. Dates will be announced.

Inner Relationship Focusing Part 1

Tuesdays, 12 pm EST-2pm EST
April 14, 21, 28, 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19
Fee: $600

Inner Relationship Focusing Part 2

Tuesdays, 12 pm EST-2pm EST
5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 and 6/30
Fee: $600

Inner Relationship Focusing Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays, 12 pm EST-2pm EST
April 14, 21, 28, 5/5, 5/12 and 5/19
and
5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 and 6/30
Fee: $1100

Inner Relationship Focusing Inquiry