Level 1:
Settling Down and
Making Space

Instructor: Jocelyn Jacks Kahn, Focusing Trainer and Guide
Certified by The Focusing Institute and Ann Weiser Cornell, founder of Inner Relationship Focusing


  • You learn the remarkable ability to be with your feelings rather than ping-ponging between reacting from those feelings or suppressing them.
  • You learn how to access the rich personal wisdom held in your body.
  • You learn to combine these two crucial skills into a powerful process that catalyzes inner transformation.
  • You become more trusting of yourself and your inner wisdom.
  • You learn how to provide peer support to someone else as they facilitate their own process.
  • Although this work is done with a companion, you can express your feelings and process without revealing its content to your companion if you wish. Personal boundaries are a crucial part of the Focusing process.


You need to arrange for a session with me prior to the first class meeting, or at the very latest, during the first week. This guided session is included in the class fee.

Although you will have the basics of the full Focusing process by the end of the class, it is helpful for you to have a sense from the beginning of what a fluent session feels like so you can have a clear sense of where you are headed. And it is helpful for me to get a clear sense of you.

Your guided session can take place either in person, via Skype, via Zoom videoconference service, or over the phone. In-person sessions take place in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

Once you have paid your fee (or deposit), we can arrange a day and time for the session.


Location: This is a videoconference - wherever you are, there it is! We will use the Zoom videoconference platform. (I've chosen to use Zoom as our platform because it's very easy to use.)

Dates: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 (2018)

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Format: 6 Weekly 2-1/2 Hour Classes. A combination of lecture, experiential exercises, and in-class Focusing partnerships, and discussion and Q&A. There are weekly peer partnership Focusing sessions between classes - a required and essential part of the course. (This may seem long! But keep in mind that part of the class will consist of breaking out into pairs to take turns practicing what we've just learned.)

Fee:* $275.00

*Includes The Focusing Student's and Companion's Manual, Part One, by Ann Weiser Cornell & Barbara McGavin. This manual is used in both Levels 1 and 2.

How to Register

STEP 1 ~ Registration Form

STEP 2 ~ Payment

Registration is complete and your place will be held once you have paid the class fee ($275) or the 50% deposit ($137.50). I will contact you to arrange a time for your individual guided Focusing session with me.

Checks (Please note that checks can be used for payment in full only). If you would like to pay with a check, please make it payable to me and mail it to this address (with a notation that it is for the IRF Workshop):

     Jocelyn Jacks Kahn
     149 Royal Avenue, Apt 8
     Hawthorne, NJ  07506

PayPal or Credit Card. Alternatively, you may use PayPal or a credit card.  PayPal accepts major credit cards, and you do not have to be a member of PayPal to use your credit card through PayPal.

If you would like to pay in full online via PayPal or credit card:


If you would like to reserve your place with a 50% deposit:

  • $137.50 deposit is due when you register.
  • $137.50 balance will be automatically deducted from your account 30 days from the date of your deposit.

Although I do not offer discounts, please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss an alternative payment plan.

Class size is limited, and we only know for certain that a person is attending once they have paid. Therefore, your registration will be complete only after we receive payment. If it is not received within four days of you signing up, you may lose your place. (I would of course inform you of this.)

We tremendously appreciate your prompt payment – Thank you!

Refund Policy. You can receive a full refund up to five days before class begins. After that, you can receive a refund minus a $50 service charge up to and including the first day of class. As of the first day of class, there are no refunds.

I hope you will be able to join us for Level 1!

"Jocelyn Kahn is a sensitive, wise, and generous teacher of Inner Relationship Focusing. I'm proud to recommend her courses to anyone wishing to become solidly trained in this powerful process for emotional healing and life change."

~Ann Weiser Cornell, CEO,
  Focusing Resources & (Creator of Inner Relationship Focusing)