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 16th Annual Northwest Focusers Gathering, April 28-30, 2023

The Gathering will be in-person near Portland, OR with a limited online option. 

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The 15th Annual Northwest Focusers Gathering May 13-15, 2022 

Once again the Gathering was held over Zoom in 2022!

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The 14th Annual Northwest Focusers Gathering, May 14-16, 2021

The Gathering was held over ZOOM again in 2021!

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

The Gathering was held over Zoom in 2020 and we had a wonderful time.

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General Information about the Gathering:

The Gathering welcomes Focusers and persons interested in Focusing. There are usually 35 – 45 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.

The last few years we have begun meeting virtually due to the pandemic.


Anyone attending can offer a Focusing-related presentation/workshop at the Gathering!

Examples of topics offered by participants in previous years have been:

Focusing and…

  • 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)
  • Spirituality