Glenn Fleisch, a Focusing Oriented Therapist with 28 years of practice, has developed the relational aspect of WholeBody Focusing. Glenn has written extensively about the experiential method and interactive responsiveness in therapy, as well as gestural leads and WholeBody Focusing.

Glenn will be presenting at these two pivotal Focusing events in 2017:

2017 International Focusing-Oriented Therapy Conference
June 22 – 25, 2017; At The Garrison Institute – Garrison, N.Y.
Glenn will be facilitating a morning study group on WBF in therapy: transforming patterns and recovering spirit in the shared relational field.

The 12th Annual Focusing Institute Summer School (FISS 2017August 14 – 19, 2017; At The Garrison Institute – Garrison, N.Y.
Glenn will be one of 4 teachers leading a morning workshop group on WBF. The theme will be on: WBF: restoring wholeness through the body’s spirit in the space of Co-Presencing.

WholeBody Focusing Seminar by Zoom teleconference

Workshop Description

Recovering your body’s spirit: becoming fully alive through Wholebody Focusing with Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT Certifying Coordinator with the Focusing Institute

Glenn’s invitation:

“Beneath and within our conditioned patterns lies an intelligence and a vitality capable of restoring our wholeness, and recovering our full aliveness- to Come Home. This program offers a unique perspective to learn Wholebody Focusing within the context of an embodied journey to retrieve and transform lost/ingrained parts of ourselves- as well as to reawaken and restore the fullness of the body’s spirit.”

Each seminar presents specific aspects of WBF: starting with a WB attunement, presenting and demonstrating the main focal points; Glenn then offers a live WBF process with a volunteer, followed by time for everyone to share, breaking into smaller groups to practice, ending with the group gathering to discuss the process. We also have WBF Circles and WBF Reading with Practice, informal meetings outside of the regular seminar sessions.  Tutorial Meetings with Glenn sometimes include his commentary while he illustrates the WBF process in a session for one of the students. Tutorials also provide an opportunity for students to guide a session with Glenn and the others observing and sharing comments afterwards. There are Glenn’s ‘hand-outs’ which describe and expand upon the material presented in each class, and also an on-line  forum for posting questions, discussions and forming WBF partnerships.


Prerequisites, Continuing Education Credits

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS
* CEU’S for MFT and LCSW Therapists in California
* CEC’s to be awarded by the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
* PDH’s to be awarded by the Canadian Professional Counselors Association (CCPA)
* or ask for a letter for your organization.

PREREQUISITES:
Experience with Focusing or Consultation with Glenn or Katarina
Study these two articles by Glenn Fleisch, add to our discussion pages:
The Body’s Recovery of Spirit – Glenn Fleisch
Right in Their Hands – Glenn Fleisch

Workshop host & Continuing  Education Inquiries:
Katarina Halm, M.A.
CFT, Inner Relationship Focusing
GCFP, Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education
604-263-9123 (in Canada) studio@thinkinginmovement.ca
Studio website

Dates, Tuition, Details

or a bird’s eye view of our WBF program please refer to
GLENN’S CALENDAR

WBF BASIC MODULES 1-4  SPRING-SUMMER 2017

Programme & Dates for April-July 2017
Four Modules: Four Week Seminars by Zoom Teleconference
2 hours each meeting
* Group #1 Thursdays 11am -1pm Pacific
* Group #2 Fridays 5:30-7:30pm Pacific
* Included will be follow-up exercises for each seminar and partnership practice across the two groups.
* Participants will also  have an opportunity to participate in weekly circles with Glenn to continue study and practice.Anyone is welcome to retake this series – repeating the series is highly recommended as part of Certification. You can also learn to assist with newer students – develop skills as a Companion and also enhance your WBF experience.
Cost for new people: $175/ Module. Cost for returning students: $150/Module.

Module 1:  Grounded Presence and WB awareness:  awakening the body’s life energy and activating inner-directed movement
Four weeks Apr. 6-7; Apr. 13-14; Apr. 20-21; Apr. 27-28, 2017.

Module 2: Co-Presencing: developing whole body listening and responding within the  inter-relational field.
Four weeks May 4-5; May 11-12; May 18-19; May 25=26, 2017.

Module 3: Embodying inner parts: recovering aspects of self through creative and playful expression
Four weeks June 1-2; June 8-9; June 15-16; (Skip June 22-23): June 29-30, 2017.

Module 4: Wholebody transformation: facilitating the body’s deeper unfolding and restoring of fuller aliveness
Four weeks July 6-7; July 13-14; July 20-21; July 27-28, 2017

PREREQUISITES:
Experience with Focusing or Consultation with Glenn or Katarina
Study these two articles by Glenn Fleisch, add to our discussion pages:
The Body’s Recovery of Spirit – Glenn Fleisch
Right in Their Hands – Glenn Fleisch

Register for these and other WBF classes on our registration page.

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ADVANCED WBF  TRAINING WINTER 2017 :  

Modules 6-7,  Advanced WBF training program
– 
Th/Fr (Fr/Sa in Australia)
Feb. 2-3; Feb. 9-10; Feb. 16-17; Feb. 23-24;
Mar. 2-3; Mar. 9-10; Mar. 16-17; Mar. 23-24, 2017.

Classes will be 2 hours, starting at the same times as previous classes – Thursday, 11 a.m. & Friday, 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time until the time changes – until Pacific Daylight time begins Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00:00 AM local daylight time instead).  

This advanced program will return to and reinforce, in much more depth, some of the aspects of WBF we have already explored. We will place particular emphasis on Modules 3 & 4 – as WB Focusers, and in partnerships, triads and circles (group WBF Focusing in the shared field). In this advanced program, we will reinforce our previous learning, and have much more time to deepen some of the aspects that were mentioned during class, circles, tutorials and in Glenn’s hand-outs. We will be learning through direct embodied experiencing, as well as discussion of the reading and spoken material presented through the four Modules.  This advanced program is open to everyone who has completed the four Modules or the equivalent studies with Glenn, and is highly recommended for those seeking Certification.
Cost: $150/ each month (4 classes) or $425/ 3 months.
Glenn will invoice monthly – please wait for invoice before sending fees.

Please refer to GLENN’S CALENDAR for easy access to dates and times.

WBF CIRCLES FOR THOSE IN MODULES 6 & 7

WBF CIRCLES WITH KATARINA
For those in Glenn’s Advanced  Modules 6 & 7 Feb, Mar 2017
One hour each meeting.
Tuesday 11 a.m. Pacific (Wednesday  6 a.m. Friday, Melbourne)
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017
Saturday 1 p.m. Pacific (Sunday  8 a.m. Friday, Melbourne)
Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18,  25, 2017

Please refer to GLENN’S CALENDAR for easy access to dates and times.


INDIVIDUAL WBF SESSIONS WITH GLENN
It is generally recommended to have one of the two longer session times, especially at the beginning of individual work. This format is a wonderful way to work through your own personal patterns and issues, while also expanding your learning of WBF from direct embodied experience. After each session, there can also be an opportunity to discuss and learn more about the WBF process itself.

These are arranged privately with Glenn, and can be either 30, 45 or 60 minutes long.  Fees are: $100; $125, or $150.

REPEATING MODULES 1-4

Four Modules of WBF: Recovering your body’s spirit:
Th/Fr (Fr/Sa in Australia) four consecutive weeks for each Module
Module 1 Apr. 6-7; Apr. 13-14; Apr. 20-21; Apr. 27-28, 2017.
Module 2 May 4-5; May 11-12; May 18-19; May 25=26, 2017.
Module 3 June 1-2; June 8-9; June 15-16; (Skip June 22-23): June 29-30, 2017.
Module 4 July 6-7; July 13-14; July 20-21; July 27-28, 2017.

Anyone is welcome to retake this series – repeating the series is highly recommended as part of Certification. You can also learn to assist with newer students – develop skills as a Companion and also enhance your WBF experience. Feel free to recommend anyone you sense might be interested in the new series of Modules 1-4 to contact us for more details about this new series and registration.
Cost for new people: $175/ Module. Cost for returning students: $150/Module.

WBF RETREAT at Pacific Grove, CA.: Notes from Glenn: “final details are being worked out. Tentative dates are Oct. 8 – 12, 2017. Some of you have already affirmed attendance, some were not sure, others said likely “no.” When finalized, we will be sending you all the specific information including costs and how to register. It would such a wonderful treat to see many of you there “in-person” for four days of WBF, recovering spirit, and having a great time! It is truly an amazing place!”

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Register for these and other WBF classes on our registration page.
Click for pdf of our Dec 12, 2016 letter: Dec-12-2016-new-letter-to-wbf-class
Please refer to GLENN’S CALENDAR for precise dates and times.

 

REGISTRATION
Overview & Learning Objectives

Glenn’s  Overview

Beneath and within our conditioned patterns lies an intelligence and a vitality capable of restoring our wholeness, and recovering our full aliveness- to Come Home. This program offers a unique perspective to learn Wholebody Focusing within the context of an embodied journey to retrieve and transform lost/ingrained parts of ourselves- as well as to reawaken and restore the fullness of the body’s spirit. Each seminar presents specific aspects of WBF- starting with a WB attunement, presenting and demonstrating the main focal points, doing a live WBF process with a volunteer, having time for sharing, and breaking into smaller groups to practice. In addition, we have WBF Circles, which are informal practice meetings outside of the regular seminar sessions- and hand-outs that describe and expand upon the material presented in each class- as well as a forum to post questions and to form WBF partnerships. 

 
Glenn’s  Learning Objectives for the seminars:

1.      The foundations of WBF- including Grounded Presence and WB awareness; awakening inner-directed movement; inviting something emerging into the living body that wants attention; and Holding Both what is emerging and unfolding with our whole body in Grounded Presence; 

2.      The method of embodiment- a WBF process of learning and experiencing through embodying aspects/parts of ourselves; to recognize and deeply feel the embodied moment when something crystalizes into awareness; 

3.      Co-Presencing and Whole body listening- how to use our whole body as a means for receiving, attuning and resonating with energy and spirit through the living body; developing the capacity for whole body responding and embodied engagement in the shared inter-relational field;

4.      Creating and experiencing whole body dramas- how to animate the body’s inner drama in external and interactive space; learning to feel the energy/wisdom/ spirit of our inner beings; helping integrate into our wholeness; 

5.      Transforming repetitive/ingrained patterns- how to facilitate the deeper unfolding of the body’s process; whole body journeying to retrieve lost aspects of Self and recover the vitality and energy of our innate body of spirit; 

WBF Weekly Circles with Katarina for those enrolled in Glenn Fleisch Module 6 & 7

Feb-March 2017 Register for WBF CIRCLES  Modules 6-7

WBF Circles Weekly with Katarina for those enrolled in Glenn Fleisch Modules 6 & 7

 * Saturdays 1pm Pacific (1 hour) Feb 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 (Sundays 8 a.m. Sunday Melbourne)

* Tuesdays11am Pacific (1 hour) Feb 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 (Wednesdays 6 a.m. Melbourne)

Advanced WBF Modules 5-7 (Jan - Mar 2017)

Advanced WBF Modules 5-7 (Jan-Mar 2017) – Th/Fr (Fr/Sa in Australia)

Jan. 5-6; Jan. 12-13; Jan. 19-20; Jan. 27-28;
Feb. 2-3; Feb. 9-10; Feb. 16-17; Feb. 23-24;
Mar. 2-3; Mar. 9-10; Mar. 16-17; Mar. 23-24, 2017. 

Classes will again be at the same times as current classes – Thursday, 11 a.m. & Friday, 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time until the time changes – until Pacific Daylight time begins Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00 AM clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00 AM local daylight time instead). 

This advanced program will return to and reinforce, in much more depth, some of the aspects of WBF we have already explored. We will place particular emphasis on Modules 3 & 4 – as WB Focusers, and in partnerships, triads and circles (group WBF Focusing in the shared field). In this advanced program, we will reinforce our previous learning, and have much more time to deepen some of the aspects that were mentioned during class, circles, tutorials and in Glenn’s hand-outs. We will be learning through direct embodied experiencing, as well as discussion of the reading and spoken material presented through the four Modules.  This advanced program is open to everyone who has completed the four Modules or the equivalent studies with Glenn, and is highly recommended for those seeking Certification.

Cost: $150/ each month (4 classes) or $425/ 3 months.

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Register for these  and other WBF classes on our registration page.
Click for pdf of our Dec 12, 2016 letter: Dec-12-2016-new-letter-to-wbf-class
Please refer to GLENN’S CALENDAR for precise dates and times.

Tutorials with Glenn

TUTORIALS

Tutorials will more or less follow the same time-pattern as previously – perhaps a bit less frequently, general dates listed below, exact dates may be a little different sometimes as we go along

Prospectus (Pacific time):
Alternate Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Weekly on  Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

* Tutorials are open to anyone who has completed WBF Module 2 or equivalent studies with Glenn
$125 for series of 4 or sign up for single tutorials $35 each
Glenn will invoice monthly – please wait for invoice before sending fees.

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Register for Tutorials  and other WBF classes on our registration page.
Click for pdf of our Dec 12, 2016 letter: Dec-12-2016-new-letter-to-wbf-class
Please refer to GLENN’S CALENDAR for precise dates and times.

Individual WBF sessions with Glenn

 Individual WBF sessions 

These sessions are arranged privately with Glenn, and can be  30, 45 or 60 minutes long.
Fees are: $100, $125, or $150, respectively.

It is generally recommended to have one of the two longer session times, especially at the beginning of individual work. This format is a wonderful way to work through your own personal patterns and issues, while also expanding your learning of WBF from direct embodied experience. After each session, there can also be an opportunity to discuss and learn more about the WBF process itself. 

Express your interest in registering for these and WBF classes on our registration page.

Basic WBF Modules 1-4 (April - July 2017)

WBF Modules 1-4 (April – July 2017)
Recovering your body’s spirit

Th/Fr (Fr/Sa in Australia) four consecutive weeks for each Module

Module 1 Apr. 6-7; Apr. 13-14; Apr. 20-21; Apr. 27-28, 2017.
Module 1 Grounded Presence & Wholebody Awareness:Awakening body’s life-energy and inner directed movement
�Class #1: Establishing Grounded Presence- WB awareness of Me-Here in the environment
�Class #2: Letting go and letting be- entering into the body’s own inner directed process
�Class #3: Letting come and letting unfold- exploring something that wants attention
�Class #4- Letting new life form and take root- embodying and integrating what has come

Module 2 May 4-5; May 11-12; May 18-19; May 25=26, 2017.
Module 2: Co-Presencing: developing whole body listening and responding within the inter-relational field.
�Class #1 Wholebody listening & embodied engagement in the shared relational field
�Class #2: Holding Space with Equanimity: Letting go and letting be- moving/feeling together
�Class #3: Dynamics of Holding Both- relating what comes with our awareness of Grounded Co-Presencing
�Class #4: Holding the Embodied Moment- Letting new life form and take root

Module 3 June 1-2; June 8-9; June 15-16; June 22-23, 2017.
Glenn’s Module 3: Animating our body’s life: moving outward into expression and interaction in the shared field
�Class #1: Stage 1- Co-embodiment: Embodied Presence & WB awareness of inner parts
�Class #2: Stage 2- Inhabiting inner parts & places- inviting to come alive & unfold themselves
�Class #3: Stage 3-Moving into expression: allowing to play out via embodying and personating
�Class #4: Stage 4- Embodying both- making space for WB dramatizations and interactions

Module 4 July 6-7; July 13-14; July 20-21; July 27-28, 2017.
Module 4: Wholebody Transformation: deeper unfolding & restoring wholeness
�Class #1: Phase #1- Returning- the body calls us back to in-form us of the pattern
�Class #2: Phase #2- Re-emerging- the body comes alive to re-form the pattern
�Class #3: Phase #3- Restoring- allowing the body to form a new way of being
�Class #4: Phase #4- Reconciling-the body transforms & integrates into wholeness

Anyone is welcome to retake this series – repeating the series is highly recommended as part of Certification. You can also learn to assist with newer students – develop skills as a Companion and also enhance your WBF experience. Feel free to recommend anyone you sense might be interested in the new series of Modules 1-4 to contact us for more details about this new series and registration.

Cost for new people: $175/ Module. Cost for returning students: $150/Module. 

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Register for Modules 1-4  and other WBF classes on our registration page.
Please refer to GLENN’S CALENDAR for precise dates and times.


WBF retreat at Pacific Grove, CA.

WBF retreat at Pacific Grove, CA. 

 Sunday October. 8 – Thursday 12, 2017. Some of you have already affirmed attendance, some were not sure, others said “likely no.” When finalized, we will be sending you all the specific information including costs and how to register. It would such a wonderful treat to see many of you there “in-person” for four days of WBF, recovering spirit, and having a great time! It is truly an amazing place!

Register for this and other WBF classes on our registration page.

Circles with Glenn

CIRCLES

Circles will more or less follow the same time-pattern as previously – perhaps a bit less frequently, general dates listed below, exact dates may be a little different sometimes as we go along

Prospectus (Pacific time):
Alternate Saturdays at 5:15 p.m.

Weekly on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Circles are open to those enrolled in Modules 5-7 and there is no fee

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Register for Circles and other WBF classes on our registration page.
Click for pdf of our Dec 12, 2016 letter: Dec-12-2016-new-letter-to-wbf-class
Please refer to GLENN’S CALENDAR for precise dates and times.

Please note: 
* Times scheduled for Glenn’s classes are.as listed on the calendar and our doodle polls.
* However, times listed for Glenn’s circles and tutorials will be confirmed by doodle poll and group email.
* Therefore times listed for Glenn’s circles and tutorials into the coming weeks and month are a close approximation following Glenn’s general pattern, (and these are listed for those who wish to plan ahead).

More about Glenn Fleisch

Glenn Fleisch, PhD, MFT, has been practicing psychotherapy for more than 25 years. In addition to private practice, Glenn is a certified Focusing trainer who has been researching and writing about experiential change and relational interaction in FOT. He has been reading and studying Gendlin’s philosophy and theory for many years, and has written extensively about the experiential method and interactive responsiveness in therapy, as well as gestural leads and WholeBody Focusing.

Glenn Fleisch writes: I am a licensed psychotherapist, in private practice for 28 years, and a Focusing trainer. I have been trained by Ann Weiser Cornell and incorporate the Inner Relationship model into my work. In addition, I have had training with Janet Klein and Mary McGuire in Interactive Focusing, and most recently, have been working directly with Kevin McEvenue in experiencing and learning Wholebody Focusing. Over many years, I have worked with a variety of issues and problem areas, specializing in anxiety, stress, addictions, depression and relational issues. I am very interested and excited by whole body processing in Focusing as the whole person includes both inward felt sensing as well as outward expressiveness that activate energy and generate spontaneous, inner-directed movement. I received my Master’s degree in Counseling from Temple University (Philadelphia) and my PhD in Clinical Psychology from The Center for Psychological Studies (Albany, CA). I offer individual sessions and workshops on Wholebody Focusing to therapists and Focusing trainers. I also have done extensive writing on Focusing and change-steps in therapy, recently written an article for publication on gestures in focusing and therapy.

Testimonials for Glenn

Glenn Fleisch is profoundly insightful and innovative in how he sees, approaches, and articulates subtle psychological issues. In addition to his knowledge base, I find him to be a very warm, non-defensive and caring human being. He is always open to feedback and dialogue, and welcomes exchanges that might further his understanding.

John AmodeoJohn Amodeo, author of ’The Authentic Heart’ (2001) and ’Love & Betrayal’ (1994)

Glenn Fleisch is one of our finest interpreters of Gendlin’s writings. Glenn makes Gendlin accessible yet profound. Glenn’s own theoretical work on Relating At The Edge in Focusing-Oriented Therapy is cutting edge and deeply compassionate.

Kathy McGuireGendlin-Trained Focusing-Oriented Therapist since 1975