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Scholarships for Complex Trauma Program to Heal Communities

Organized by: Patricia Omidian

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Imagine if we could heal the world one community at a time.

You can help Focusing International in its mission to do that by contributing to our Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma training (AFOTCT). The project aims to raise money to offer scholarships to caregivers, counselors, and therapists to attend this vitally important, 21-day, 7-module program that begins this September.

What your donation helps to support...

$25  ...refreshments

$50 ...printing costs

$100 ...goes toward tuition

$200 ... one day of training for one person

$300 ... meeting room rental for one day

$600 module (3 days of training for one person)

$4200 .. one full scholarship

The program introduces Focusing, a body-centered and person-centered approach to wellness, to front-line care givers and case workers for under-served and under-resourced communities. For example, one of our past recipients provides services to Creole-speaking Haitian clients.

Focusing was developed 50 years ago at the University of Chicago by Eugene Gendlin, who discovered that people who checked into their inner Felt Sense benefitted the most from therapy. Through Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy (AFOT), a non-Western approach, clients and communities can begin their healing journey from complex trauma caused by family violence, addictions, loss and grieving, suicide, sexual or physical and emotional abuse, multigenerational/intergenerational trauma and cultural/racial oppression.

Success:  One graduate found that AFOTCT helps her in her acupuncture practice as she works with clients who suffer from silent, long-term trauma.

When you donate to the AFOTCT Scholarship Fund, you support a vision of Focusing in Action to heal the world one community at a time. Focusing International promotes social change by supporting people and communities to develop wellness, inner healing, and creative solutions to local problems.

An example of a deserving and eligible participant is a woman who will use what she learns as she works daily to find affirming homes for all children, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender children in the New York City foster care system.

We anticipate that all donations made in 2014 will be tax deductible. Our non-profit status is pending. 



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