Jan Winhall: Creating intentional communities

In this conversation, we explore both the underlying reasons for needing to gather in community; and how that harkens back to our family of origin and the many issues that challenge our capacity to sustain connection.  We specifically refer to Focusing-oriented communities, but the conversation is meant to be of interest to all people interested in intentional communities, whether or not they know anything about Focusing.

This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript.

See also illustrated quote about safety and connection.

Audio only:


Jan Winhall, M.S.W. R.S.W. is a psychotherapist in Private Practice and Director of Focusing On Borden, a centre for teaching Focusing and Focusing Oriented Therapy. Jan is the author of “Understanding and Treating Addiction with the Felt Sense Experience Model” In Emerging Practice in FOT”. Jan teaches internationally and is a lecturer in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. See website.