Marine de Fréminville is a clinical Psychologist in Montreal, a Certifying Coordinator of the International Focusing Institute, presenting and teaching Focusing, around the world, for 30 years. She is known for her work on the exploration of the Background Feeling in Focusing, which allows many Focusers to access more to their true nature. She uses Focusing-Oriented Therapy with Complex Trauma and dreams. As an EMDR practitioner, she combines it with Focusing to deal with trauma and unresolved grief.
Joan Klagsbrun is a Focusing coordinator known for her warmth and clarity. As a psychologist and University teacher, she has practiced Focusing-oriented psychotherapy and taught Focusing internationally for over 30 years. She writes and teaches about the intersection of psychology, health and spirituality. Joan is passionate about teaching Focusing and enjoys teaching people from different professions and cultures. Her current interest is how Focusing crosses with positive psychology, and the ways Focusing can open the doorway to enhanced creativity, resilience, and embodied spirituality.
Patricia Manessy has been a Natural Health Practitioner Montreal for 26 years. Since Focusing found its way into her life in 1988, it has been a grounding life-line, allowing her to experience authentic inner and outer relationships. She is a Certified Focusing Teacher, a Certifying Coordinator of The International Focusing Institute, and has taught or presented in Québec, Ontario, the Maritimes, Switzerland and France. Patricia passionately shares the Focusing way with all who cross her path and with her international clients. Her most recent love is Wholebody Focusing where she especially enjoys engaging in Heartfelt Conversation in groups.
Julian Miller has been teaching Tai Chi and other movement arts for 30 years. Recently, he has developed a new, more accessible system for learning the practice and principles of Tai Chi. Julian is also a Focuser, writer, poet, artist, passionate swimmer, aficionado of ballroom dancing and devoté of dark chocolate. He is the author of two books, Breaking Through, Freeing Yourself from Fear, Helplessness and Depression, and Lifespan Plus, The Definitive Guide to Health and Wellbeing. He has also written I Should Praise, a book of poetry.
Lynn Preston, MA, MS, LP is a focusing-oriented relational psychotherapist, teacher and supervisor. She is the Director of the Experiential Psychotherapy Project in New York City and has written and presented internationally on the integration of focusing and relational psychoanalysis. She has an abiding interest in the exploration of the relationship between philosophy, theory and practice. In addition Lynn is developing a cutting-edge community empowerment program that introduces focusing as a way of relating for community organizers, therapists, religious leaders and everyone else.