Welcome to the Northwest Focusers Gathering website.
Who We Are and Why We Have This Website
We are a loosely organized group of people from the Northwest of the American continent, who are all interested in Focusing, a way of directly being in touch with our bodily knowing. We practice attending to our bodily felt sense in situations. We gather once a year to support each other in living Focusing in our daily lives and training other people. At our Northwest Focusing Gathering we share what we learn and enjoy being together. This website is to facilitate our Gathering.
The 13th Annual Northwest Focusers Gathering
May 15-17, 2020
Registration will be between January and April 10, 2020
Dumas Bay Centre
3200 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023
This Gathering welcomes Focusers and persons interested in Focusing. There are usually 25 – 35 attending. We create the program together in a General Meeting at the beginning of the weekend. There are always new explorations, lots of Focusing time, a class for beginners, and a Changes Group.
Every other year we meet in Washingtion state near Seattle, and the next year we meet in Oregon near Portland. Our location for 2019 was at the lovely retreat center of Still Meadow Conference and Retreat Center . Wonderful meals were provided from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. (dietary options are available).
Having had a full registration in 2018 has encouraged us to have more room in the future. In 2020 we can accommodate a larger group.
The 14th Annual Northwest Focusers Gathering
will take place at Still Meadows for April 23-25, 2021
Your Northwest Gathering Planning Committee
Anyone attending can offer a Focusing-related presentation/workshop at the Gathering!
Examples of topics offered by participants in previous years have been:
- Writing, Poetry, and the Arts
- Nature and the Outdoors
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Problem Solving (Thinking at the Edge – TAE)
- Working with Children
- Philosophy (Gendlin’s A Process Model)