Fostering a greater sense of self.
Focusing is a process in which you can make contact with a special kind of internal bodily awareness. I call this awareness a felt sense - Gendlin Read More

Our Network

Who are the Irish Focusing Network
The Network was established to bring people together for learning and support in Focusing. It also aims to foster and promote Focusing in Ireland.  Read More

Learn Focusing

Find a Course
Our qualified members offer courses which can help guide you, and learn Focusing either one to one or in a group.
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Online Gatherings

We host Weekly Online Gatherings
Enjoy Focusing from the comfort of your own home. Join us for our weekly gatherings where we support each other and create connections. Read More

New to Focusing?

Everyone can learn Focusing.

Find out
  • What Focusing is
  • How it can benefit you and
  • How you can learn this gentle practice.
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Find a Professional / Teacher

Would you like to

  • Experience or learn Focusing?
  • Deepen your Focusing practice?
  • Find a certified teacher who can support you?
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About Our Network

The Irish Focusing Network can support you, whether you are:

  • New to Focusing
  • An experienced Focuser or a
  • Focusing Professional/Teacher
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Focusing and You

What are the benefits of Focusing?
  • Enables us to listen to ourselves with gentleness, curiosity and compassion.
  • Reduces self-criticism, stress and bodily tension.
  • Provides space for creative solutions to emerge from seemingly stuck situations.
  • Deepens our relationships with ourselves and others.
  • Brings acceptance and insight regarding whatever is going on in our lives.
  • Fosters easier decision-making.
  • Fosters creative expression and fresh thinking.
  • A way to be with difficult emotions that enables a life-forward direction.


"Focusing is a natural process – all it needs is another human being, being with another human being" - Eugene Gendlin

Quote from Gene

“What is split off and not felt, remains the same. When it is felt, it changes. Most people don’t know this. They think that by not permitting the feeling of their negative ways they make themselves good. On the contrary, that keeps these negatives static, the same from year to year. A few moments of feeling it in your body allows it to change. So if there is in you something bad or sick or unsound, let it inwardly be and breathe. That’s the only way it can evolve and change into the form it needs.”  - Gene Gendlin

Upcoming Focusing Courses and Events

The Irish Focusing Network aim to host regular events, including our Weekly Online Gathering, which will be of interest and available to our members. You will also find Focusing courses offered by our members who are fully quailifed Focusing teachers and trainers, and possibly some roundtable discussions. Sign up to our mailing list below to get course announcements directly to your inbox.



  Why Join the Irish Focusing Network?

   If you already know Focusing and have experience with listening we encourage you to join our Network


Connect with other focusers in Ireland and beyond. We welcome anyone with an interest in Focusing to contact us through our website. Contact Us


Are you interested in a specific aspect of focusing? Join or form a roundtable or discussion group within our community to explore your topic.


Would you like to learn more about Focusing? Visit our profile page to find a focusing professional/teacher or a course to suit your needs.


  Why Join the Irish Focusing Network?

   If you already know Focusing and have experience with listening we encourage you to join our Network


Are you a certified Focusing professional? Registering with the IFN enables you to promote your practice and advertise your Focusing services on our website.


Gain access to our expanding collection of online resources. We have videos, audios, articles, newsletters and much more.


Join our weekly online zoom gatherings where we meet as a group before Focusing in breakout rooms. Enjoy Focusing with others from the comfort of your home.

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Poetry Corner

This is a great opportunity to share our favourite poets and poems using Focusing to gently evoke felt senses, felt meanings, symbols, and memories.

In the following poetry offerings, you are invited to click on the image of your poetry choice, and allow yourself to rest into the guidance, the silences, the resonances with the words, or lines from the poem. To further explore the focusing way with poetry click here to access our main poetry page.
by Martha Postlethwaite
Recited by Mary Jennings I have read this poem many times, used in mindfulness sessions, especially for very busy people in the caring professions who tend to care for others , sometimes to the neglect of their own well-being.
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by Rainer Maria Rilke
Recited by Marie McGuigan For our third offering of the Irish Focusing Network's Poetry Corner I have choosen a poem called Breath by Rainer Maria Rilke.

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Ask Me
by William Stafford
Recited by Tom Larkin This poem was chosen by Tom Larkin. Watch the video below to hear Tom recite the poem and offer some guidance along with it. You are in for a treat with Tom's offering

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For Beauty
by John O'Donohue
Recited by Marie McGuigan This poem was chosen by Marie McGuigan. I hope you enjoy this offering and your own focusing time with the poem/blessing.

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