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Focusing is a way of living confidently connected to your own inner knowing in relationship to yourself and others. We learn to live from what we are wanting, our heartfelt joys, our deep passions rather than focusing our attention on what we are worried will happen. This changes everything about how we experience life.

rhonna-collage 3 A community of Focusers from SWVA, USA, Canada and around the world gather here to practice these empowering life skills. We join thousands of Focusers worldwide. We practice in partnerships, mostly over zoom or phone, sometimes in person, around the model of Empowered Focuser, Relaxed Companion. We unlearn cultural assumptions like that we have to fix ourselves or get someone to fix us. Instead, we learn to trust that positive change is inherent in us. Aspects of ourselves that may have seemed forever tangled, unwind. We feel lighter, more spacious, whole, integrated.  This happens because we are literally re-wiring our brain when we practice Focusing. The number of cells, the neurons that make up our brain stays the same. Throughout our life, we have opportunities to expand the neural connections, the wiring among and between various aspects of our mind and body. We can leave this up to random moments in which we feel safe and aware enough to be Present here NOW (very dependent on our current environment).  Or we can educate ourselves on how new neural connections are made. With this knowledge and by practicing these skills, we can intentionally heal that within us which is broken and expand that within us which thrives and enjoys life.

If you are looking for more information about Focusing or me or the programs I offer, this is the website for you. I do not blog as often as I make short posts in this Floyd Focusing facebook group. If you would like to receive these posts, get a feel for how we apply these skills to our daily lives, as well as connect with activities led by the greater Floyd Focusing community and the International Focusing community, consider joining this group. You are also invited to sign up for my newsletter. This comes out just a few times a year with updates on Smartview Stories books and my classes. 

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All Focusing activities here are coordinated by Sandy Jahmi Burg, with wonderful support from our community of Focusers. I envision us forming a safe place, a huddle of courageous souls, understanding ourselves as process, committed to healing, living our edges, trusting in our growth. We venture out into the world carrying this sense of support and safety with us wherever we go.

I am currently the only Certified Focusing Professional in SWVA.  This will change as I am now a Coordinator-in-Training (CiT), which means I teach the teachers. New teachers will be emerging in this area and of course, around the world, as my classes are all on Zoom now. Depending on the situation, one can practice these skills individually, as a family or in small groups. I am quite busy with my classes and also, developing Smartview Stories books, an emotional literacy project aimed at families and which might interest almost anyone. As a result of teaching and writing, I am limiting my time offering 1:1 Guided Focusing Sessions. Not to worry though as I will get you started and if you want more 1:1 time than I can offer, I can refer you to someone in my Learning Community for Mastery in Guiding Change or another Certified Focusing Professional.  My goal is to increase awareness about what the natural skills of Focusing are, as well as make learning it accessible to those in my local Southwest Virginia community as well as my online community connections. Contact me at 540-552-0203 or

Testimonials from my two Focusing mentors:
From Ann Weiser Cornell, Focusing Author, Trainer and Innovator:
“I am so proud of the waAnn Main Headshoty that Sandy Jahmi Burg has deeply absorbed my teaching of Inner Relationship Focusing and made it into something dynamic and empowering to support her whole community. Sandy is warm, creative, and visionary, a person who blends the grounded and practical with the big view of possibility. She is one of the most active Focusing teachers and the Floyd community is extremely lucky to have her!”
From Cathy Pascal, LCSW, Certified Focusing Trainer and Coordinator: Cathy Pascal

“Sandy loves sharing the gift of Focusing and it shows! She sparkles with passion and commitment for the work and embodies a deep confidence and understanding of the process. She also gets things done – with large doses of creativity and courage. It has been a pleasure to mentor and work alongside Sandy as well as cheer her on as she continues to cultivate and support a Focusing community. I recommend her highly as a teacher and a Focusing guide.”


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