Online Certification Program

Online Certification Program for Focusing Practitioner  

Harriet Teeuw & René Veugelers are very happy and proud that we can and will offer our international Online Certification Program to become a Focusing trainer over a period of two years . Divided in two parts: the first part is Focusing Practitioner(one to one) for working with adults and/or children; recording sessions and developing your own Focusing skills and style

The second part is to develop your introduction Focusing training for a group or adults or children

  • Do you want to develop your own style of Focusing and integrate this into your own practice or life?
  • Do you want to deepen your Focusing process and skills?
  • Do you want to support your clients/ children to find/learn Focusing

Requirements: Focusing level 1 till level 4 or similar experience (in consultation with the trainers)

How: Each year can be followed separately ;

  • It starts end of this year mostly at Tuesday around  14 pm  (Amsterdam time) , dates needs to be planned
  • Total of 10 online 2.30 hour group zoom-sessions (10 min break in between)
  • 2 individual focusing supervision sessions with one of the trainers.
  • The course will comprise of teaching session, demonstrations, paired and solo practice and optional session in between the session with other participants.
  • We will explore and study your 8 recorded Focusing sessions with clients (children and adults).
  • And we will study and discuss articles about Focusing.
  • The second part of the training is our international 5 Day training Being Seriously Playful in July 2020 or in your own country; like Italy/ Hong Kong/ Israel)

Themes we will explore:

  • How to introduce Focusing (to a unknown to focusing client)
  • Safety and boundaries
  • Making contact and contract
  • Resources of presence
  • How to create an safe environment
  • Creating and holding deep empathy
  • Listening in three directions
  • Exploring Critical parts and Inner child parts
  • The Living Forward Energy
  • How to deepen contact with the Felt Sense
  • Facilitative language
  • Ending a session.
  • Using other ways of supporting the expression of the Focusing process, using art material, movement music, poems
  • How the body ‘speaks’
  • Gendlin’s key concepts in Focusing
  • Comparing Focusing with other attitudes

In between online sessions:

  • The student records a focusing session with a child or an adult
  • The student writes down the recorded focusing session with reflection
  • Read articles
  • Studentes meet in pairs or triads to focus and reflect on articles and learning.

Learning outcomes:

After this training you will have the following skills and knowing:

  • You can explain (one to one) what Focusing is
  • You are able to create e safe environment for the focuser and the felt sense.
  • You explain the focuser about self-supporting esteem and leadership
  • You are with the client in a facilitating and non-judging way
  • You are present as a human, with respect, attention, and open mind for whatever comes.
  • You are helping the focuser to develop a focusing attitude towards everything what comes from within
  • You are helping the focuser to build a relationship to their felt sense, so the felt sense will be invited to unfold.
  • Offers structure and follows the process of the focuser at the same time.
  • You can offer suggestions for supporting the process and also can let it go when it doesn’t fit.
  • Offers suggestions to bring the process in flow again, when it stocks.
  • Recognize your own reactions or emotions and can parc this so it doesn’t influence the process of the focuser.
  • Respect the focusers boundaries.
  • Respect and take care of your own boundaries
  • You can be with the process of the focuser without trying to “rescue” the focuser.
  • You can recognize when you are “wrong”

Registration: Focusing Professional (online course + Being Seriously Playful 5 days Children Focusing Professional (online course + Being Seriously Playful 10 days*) 10 days Being Seriously Playful covers the 60-hour Children Focusing Program      

When:  Harriet & Rene’s class starts Tuesday 2nd June 2020 19.00 Amsterdam time. Other dates: : 7 July, 8 September, 6 October, 3 November, 1 Dezember, 19 Januari, 23 Februari, 23 March, 20 April 2021

Where: Harriet & René offer Zoom online video conferencing (link will be provided).

Cost:  €790 for each year; Includes 10 Frequent Zoom meetings once a month + 2 individual supervision sessions;  our 5 days training Being Seriously Playful training  is not included.

How to register: Harriet & René website-  or email to:

Payment: Via PayPal at: or by TransferWise ( free of charge)

Limited number of participants: maximum of 6 people

Recordings: All classes are recorded, with recordings being sent to each participant in three formats.

More information: Do you want to have more practical information, send an email to René: or call: 0031636089557, and we will find a moment to explore your wishes and questions