Fully Embodied Focusing
Level 1:
Grounded and Open

Focusing Level 1 establishes the foundation for everything else we do  as we cultivate our ability to be with our own experience long enough to allow it to open the way forward for us.

Instructor: Jocelyn Jacks Kahn, Focusing Trainer and Guide
Certified by The Focusing Institute and trained in the traditions of Inner Relationship Focusing and Wholebody Focusing

In Level 1, you begin establishing the sense of groudedness and spaciousness that make it possible for you to fully open to your own experience. This in turn makes it possible for you to learn:

  • A major key to allowing change - namely, the ability to be with your feelings rather than ping-ponging between reacting from those feelings or suppressing them.
  • How to access the rich personal wisdom of your body.
  • How to combine these two crucial skills into a powerful process that catalyzes inner transformation.
  • Connecting deeply with your own body and accessing its  instrinsic safety, wisdom and spaciousness.
  • 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, 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 this platform because it's very easy to use.)

Dates: Oct 4, 11, 18, Nov 1, 8 (2018 - Thursdays))

Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm Eastern Time (Note - this may sound like a very long class, but it always includes a demo and practice session - it never feels long!)
(Click here for time zone converter)

Format: 5 Weekly 2-1/2 Hour Classes. A combination of lecture, experiential exercises, in-class Focusing partnerships practicing what we've just learned, discussion and Q&A. There are weekly peer partnership Focusing sessions between classes - a required and essential part of the course. (If you do not have an hour each week available for Focusing partnerships, please do not sign up for the class - won't work for you.)

Fee:* $275.00

*Includes Guided Focusing session with Jocelyn prior to the start of the class, and 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 ($137.5). 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 I only know for certain that a person is attending once they have paid. Therefore, your registration will be complete only after I receive your payment. If it is not received within four days of your signing up, you may lose your place if the class is near capacity. (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)