2020 Gathering

The 13th Annual Northwest Focusers Gathering
will be held May 15-17, 2020

 In-Person Registration is Canceled

The Gathering will be held on ZOOM this year – due to the Covid-19 pandemic. SEE SCHEDULE BELOW.

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.

Dear Northwest Focusing Friends,
Here’s the schedule outline for our 2020 Gathering on Zoom.  We are looking forward to what we can create in this new way.  We are keeping it “lacy,” full of spaces .

If you want to come, we need to know so we can send you more information and the Gathering link which won’t be posted on the website.  Please email our registrar that you want to attend and include your phone number if you want to focus with other participants during spaces in the schedule.

Registrar Katherine Kehoe, katherinem_kehoe@hotmail.com

Items on the Schedule labeled “Open Scheduling” are available for presentation, discussions, activities led by participants. We will have 3 Zoom rooms available each time.  To help us find our sense of the full Gathering, whole group times are shown.


Friday May 15
4 – 5 PM Scheduling Session for those who want to offer a discussion, presentation, activity
Completed schedule will be sent to all participants on Friday evening.

Saturday May 16
7 – 7:30  Open scheduling Greet the Day activities like yoga, meditation, art 
9:00 – 10:30  Welcome! Whole group gathers and then spreads into Focusing triads
11:00 – 12:30  Open scheduling discussions, activities, workshops, presentations 
2:00- 3:30  Open scheduling discussions, activities, workshops, presentations 
7:00 – 8:00  Focusing Fun/Follies, whole group, come dressed up in something fun if you want.  We will play a couple of group games, and use Focusing to write a group poem together.

Sunday May 17
7 – 7:30  Open scheduling Greet the Day activities like yoga, meditation, art 
9 – 10 Changes Group Gathering, whole group gathers spreading into Focusing triads
10:30 – 12:00 Open scheduling discussions, activities, workshops, presentations 
12:00 – 12:30  Whole Group Goodbye, with short process of what we liked & what might be better

Let’s see what Focusing, Love, and Creativity can do!
Your Planning Committee

Focusing Level 1 Class:    Learn transformational Focusing skills and access your body’s innate wisdom and knowing through cultivation of refined inner sensing, spaciousness and presence. The Focusing Class will NOT take place concurrently with other presentations.  SEE DETAILS >>

Teaching/Sharing Opportunities:  All participants are invited to offer workshop sessions if they wish. The Gathering is a place where diverse and innovative Focusing-related practices can be explored.

From our 2019 Gathering