NEW! European-friendly times (as well as USA-friendly)
A 16-week mentored Focusing group (via Zoom, an excellent videoconference service) providing you with the time, space and support to allow the struggle with food, weight and body image to finally shift and transform
If you would like to skip ahead to take a peek at what former students are saying about their experiences of the class last year, click here - and then come back to learn more about the course!
It seems that no matter how little or how much we eat, so many of us tend to find ourselves in a never-ending sense of struggle around food, weight and body image.
Maybe you've just read
(and fully agree with!) the latest article explaining why diets don't
work... and immediately find yourself thumbing through the same magazine
searching for that article on the latest miracle diet...
you’re one of the rare women who has actually been at her goal weight
for quite some time now – and yet find yourself just as anxious about
what to eat and what not to eat as you were when you first determined
that this time you were going to keep the weight off.
I know that I
have been in a place where I’ve found myself shoving sweets
into my mouth until I felt tired and ill – and then having some more.
any of these stories feels like yours, please read on to find
out more about “What Are You Hungry For?” – the course that I'm
offering around transforming our relationship with food, weight and body image.
What makes it so difficult for us to simply eat when we’re hungry?
You most likely have a very accurate idea of how your personal struggles with food, weight and body image came to be.
And it’s just as likely that there’s something more here.
We tend to think of our struggles around these issues as our shameful personal problems.
And yet, a recent study reveals that little girls as young as 3 years old have internalized our culture’s pervasive and negative pressures around weight and body image.
This negative atmosphere is what we breathe in every day. Is it any wonder that it’s so difficult for us to find our way out of this tangled-up struggle around food, weight and body image?
We operate within a fundamental cultural misunderstanding of the nature of the Body and of Life itself.
grow up perceiving – and being perceived as – objects in a world of
objects. We grow up believing that if only all of these objects can be
manipulated in the right way, we can be happy.
so the game begins – the endless manipulation of our own bodies to get the
nourishment we hunger for from Life – a game that is doomed to failure
from the start.
But there is a solution to this no-win game.
We need to transform our way of being in the Body – of being in Life.
This course offers resources that are particularly well-suited to these tough challenges.
These resources include:
A key to transforming our difficult issues is bringing them into our present-moment experiencing.
"Just be present" or "Just be here now" is advice that is offered frequently and glibly nowadays.
But there's a huge problem that can keep us from going there.
For many of us, the present moment does not feel like a safe place to be.
We will be using the resources of Grounded Presence and Presence
Language (among others) to help shift into a place of fundamental safety.
From this place of fundamental safety, we will be exploring our capacity to receive the nourishment of the present moment - a necessary starting place before we can truly receive the nourishment we are seeking from life itself - as well as from food!
Receiving the Nourishment that Is Already Here
The What Am I Hungry For? 16-week program includes:
*Note: Just to be clear, these are not "canned" talks from last year, or that I've pre-recorded before the start of WAIHF. Although there is of course a class outline, each "lecture" video is created at the beginning of the week and is influenced by the specific questions, concerns and comments that have come up during the prior week.
Please click on any photo below to read about the student's experience of last year's course...
It is my intention that by the time the course wraps up:
My guess is that your needs will most likely NOT be met by this program if …
My guess is that this program most likely WILL fulfill your hopes and dreams for it if:
Since 1991, I've helped people release stress and reconnect with their inner wholeness.
I began this endeavor through my work as a practitioner and instructor in energy work modalities such as shiatsu and Quantum-Touch.
I came to see that what touched me most deeply about doing this work was seeing the light come on in clients as they experienced a physical feeling of being connected in the midst of their challenges to something that was much deeper and bigger than they had suspected.
As soon as I encountered Inner Relationship Focusing, I realized that this was an entire pathway devoted to helping people get a physically felt sense of this larger connection!
There was no turning back. I was certified as a Focusing trainer in 2010 and have taught numerous Inner Relationship and Wholebody Focusing classes since then.
For more about Jocelyn, click this link.
The regular Registration Fee is $856.
An important part of the course is a pre-class Focusing session with me, and I would prefer not to have to schedule them all at once the week before the course starts!
The deadline for the early registration fee of $756 is Monday, January 25.
As of Tuesday, January 26, the regular Registration Fee of $856 applies.
Guarantees. I can guarantee you that a tremendous amount of ongoing care and attention goes into structuring this class, and that I will give you my very best. What I cannot guarantee is a specific outcome.
If you have more-than-reasonable unease about some aspect of the program, that may be a message from your body/intuition.
Do be sure to discuss any concerns you may have with me. But if that does not put your concerns to rest, then please listen to your own inner sense of rightness
Refunds. Your first individual guided session with me will be held prior to the start of the class. If at that time you (or I) have the sense that this class is not one that you will benefit from, you will receive a full refund, minus an $85 fee for our session.
After the first class (February 18, 2015), there are no refunds except in case of emergencies. Please note that this applies to automatic monthly installment payments as well as payments in full.
Last year, Emanuela Fonticoli, a Focusing Coordinator in Italy, really wanted to take What Am I Hungry For?.
Unfortunately, it took place from 6:30-9:00 pm in the USA - which is 12:30-3:00 am in Italy. I could not offer a separate European-friendly time for the course because I have a job with regular hours during weekdays.
But... Emanuela really wanted to take the course!
So she gathered together three other Italian women who wanted to take WAIHF, and she and I continued trying to figure out how this could work.
Eventually, we developed a workable schedule for WAIHF Italia:
This format worked really well for WAIHF Italia! And so I decided to use this as the only format this year.
Format. This is a videoconference course (using the Zoom service).
Dates/Times. The class runs for 16 consecutive weeks.
Lecture/Demo videos go out Sundays (beginning February 7, 2016).
Live videoconference Check-ins are on Thursdays (February 11 through May 26, 2016).
You need to register either for Session 1 or Session 2:
Time Zone Converter: Please click here for a time zone converter.
Course Intention. Within the context of a small group of Focusers, we will have the opportunity to avail ourselves of the time, space and support to shift and transform our relationship to food, weight and body image.
Prerequisite. I assume that you already have some basic familiarity with Focusing partnership. Please contact me if you're not sure you have sufficient familiarity with the basics of Focusing partnership. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to talk.
Fee. The Early Registration Fee is $756* for:
*As of Tuesday, January 26, the regular Registration Fee of $856 applies.
Please contact me at email@example.com. (I'm always very happy to chat over the phone, Skype or Zoom as well, but email is the surest way to get in touch to make an appointment to talk.)
The first step of registering for this course is to complete this Registration Form:
Step 2 is paying for your course.
You can pay the Early Registration Fee of $756 in full on or before Monday, January 25, via PayPal or your credit card through the PayPal button below.
(And note that you do not need a PayPal account to use your credit card on the PayPal site.)
Please click the PayPal button below if this is how you would prefer to pay.
Note: As of Tuesday, January 26, the regular Registration Fee of $856 applies.
You can pay in four separate monthly payments through the PayPal button below.
Each Early Registration Fee monthly payment is $189). Beginning 30 days after your first payment, each month for three more months a $189 payment will automatically be deducted from your account.
Please click the PayPal button below to make the first of your four payments if this is how you would prefer to pay.
Note: As of Tuesday, January 26, the monthly payment schedule will be based on the regular Registration Fee - four payments of $214.
You can pay in full with a check. (You cannot use a check for installment payments.)
If this is how you would prefer to pay, please make out a check payable to me in the amount of $756 for the Early Registration Fee and put it in the mail to get to me by Monday, January 25, 2015. You should mail your check to the following address:
Jocelyn Jacks Kahn
149 Royal Avenue, Apt 8
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
If I receive your check on Tuesday, January 26 or later, the regular Registration Fee is in effect, which means an additional $100 is due and payable before the start of the course.