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Sample Preview: Introduction to Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts

Sample Preview

This course is a sample of the introduction to Focusing-oriented expressive arts (FOAT®) including: the history and development of FOAT®; a brief overview and evidence-based research of Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing; overview of expressive arts; introduction to core Focusing and FOAT® concepts: Foundational FOAT® principles; Focusing attitude; felt sense; symbol; felt shift; and the basic FOAT® step—accessing a felt sense and expressing it through the expressive arts.

If you are interested in obtaining the full course or a Certificate of Completion, please contact us: [email protected]

The full course includes a live teleconference or access to the recording if you are enrolled in another FOAT® course.


Your Instructor


Laury Rappaport
Laury Rappaport

Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, REAT, ATR-BC is the pioneer of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT®) and Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy (FOAT®).

She has taught expressive arts and art therapy for over 35 years at Lesley University, Notre Dame de Namur University, Sonoma State and others, and trains people nationally and internationally.

Dr. Rappaport is the Founder/Director of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute and is a Certifying Coordinator and Trainer with The Focusing Institute in NY. She is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence, author/editor of Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies: Theory and Practice, and author of numerous chapters and published articles.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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