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Discovering Our Inner Experience of the 12 Step Pathway





Zoom Webinar Course on Recovery Focusing



Suzanne L. Noël, B.A., CFT, CC




Experiential Focusing can be quite useful for allowing

the spiritual program of the Twelve Step Recovery process

to be experienced and realized in a bodily way.

Actual change in one’s life of recovery goes faster

and is realized at a deeper level than without Focusing.

Steve Crawford


With few exceptions our members find that

they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource

which they presently identify with their own conception

of a Power greater than themselves.


We found the Great Reality

deep down within us.

Alcoholics Anonymous


I invite you to join me on an adventure into exploring each Step of the 12 Step Pathway in a felt sensed way in order to experience it inside, freshly, “now,” as its felt meaning is revealed to you.

Focusing is a practice of waiting for the inner feel of something to emerge from inside us. Vague at first, as this inner feel comes into “Focus” with a symbol, meaning emerges, and things “make sense” to us. This insight and its accompanying felt release open up new possibilities inside us, and we feel good -- full of hope, clarity, and inner lightness of being.




  • Felt Sensing frees us to move forward in our life and to have a compassionate, creative relationship with ourselves and others.
  • It enables us to ground ourselves in Presence to process feelings and situations in a safe, spacious way, gaining access to our body's inner wisdom.
  • We heal old wounds and begin truly loving life and living as our authentic self.
  • We learn how to listen fully and tenderly to another person in a safe, compassionate way.
  • We find our voice and inner truth while being heard by a safe, caring companion.
  • We simply feel better!


  The Twelve Step Pathway is a way of living that enables us to find freedom from the physical, mental, and spiritual chains of an addictive or compulsive process.

It enables us to heal our connection and relationship with ourselves, others, and with our experience of being part of something greater than ourselves.

This course is an introduction to the principles and values of this pathway. 



This 10 session telephone course will:

  • Enable 12 Steppers to feel into the Steps in this new, amazing, bodily-felt way;
  • Help non-12 Steppers understand and experience the Steps;
  •  Teach you H.O.W. to Facilitate Wellness Circles based on this model for group work.
  • Show you how to integrate Felt Sensing into your life to unblock your aliveness and joy.
  • Provide Addiction counselors with a new group process that helps open inner doors to Recovery and leaves everyone feeling refreshed.   

We will resource ourselves with a positive felt experience; dip into the Step; and then welcome the wonderful feel of Recovery as it is implied in each Step.

You will learn a new aspect of Focusing during each workshop; such as the P.A.U.S.E., Felt Listening, Clearing a Space, Self Empathy, Facilitative Language, etc.


RECOVERY FOCUSING is based on my H.O.W. We Heal model for facilitating support groups.

I will be giving out reading material related to both Focusing and the 12 Steps (as a brief introduction).


WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2022 at 9 a.m. Eastern.

Each webinar workshop will be one and a half to two hours long, depending on group size and questions.

We will be using Zoom which allows you to join via your computer or phone.

Each workshop will be recorded in case you have to miss one. You will receive class notes after each workshop.  


PLEASE NOTE: We will be Focusing in a group way, so that we can benefit from the group experience and the group's inner wisdom. It is a bit different from Focusing Partnership exchanges, which tend to be longer and deeper. We gain in breadh what we lose in depth. Meaning, as you listen and resonate with others your own inner experience will be carried forward.



DICOUNT FOR PEOPLE FROM LATIN AMERICA and others having financial difficulties.


You will receive a Recovery Focusing Certificate of Participation document from me and a PDF version of my "Recovery Focusing Manual".

Some of you may be willing to form a Recovery Focusing Partnership to exchange Felt Sensing/Felt Listening turns to help you explore and practice what we are learning. This is recommended but not obligatory.

Those who wish to continue for six more monthly workshops with partnership exchanges and supervision/coaching with me, will receive a Proficiency in Focusing Partnership Document (which can be applied as a first year toward Certification as a Recovery Focusing Facilitator).


I also offer "STEPPING STONES TO HEALING" Courses for non-Twelve Steppers, which explore the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of our addictive patterns in a felt sensed way.


More about me.

I am a Certifying Coordinator with The Focusing Institute in New York and a Focusing Teacher/Trainer/Guide with an undergraduate degree in Sociology/Anthropology (with Highest Honors).

I primarily teach Focusing Partnership in 11 month Teleconference courses; offer Advanced and Certification Focusing Courses; eight-session one-on-one personalized training; five-week Level I workshops and "Opening up the Treasure Box" work or creative "Project" workshops.

I have coached over 40 psychologists in Domain Focusing Partnership towards their Certification in Focusing Oriented Therapy. I coached in Domain Focusing Partnership for Dr. Robert Lee’s students for seven years and for Catherine Johnson’s FOT training in South Africa for her first FORT group (offering tech support and transcription for their Advanced teleconferences).

I developed the practice of Recovery Focusing and  facilitated groups at Costa Rica Recovery Center for six years, in English and in Spanish. I have been teaching H.O.W. To Facilitate Recovery Focusing Groups for many years.

My book, Loving At the Edge: Recovery Emerging and its companion workbook “Recovery Focusing Manual,” offer guidelines as to how to launch Recovery Focusing groups in a treatment center or local community.

Based on this work, I have developed the H.O.W. We Heal model for facilitating support groups.

I was a teacher at The International Focusing Institute's Advanced and Certification Weeklong for four years (2012 - 2015).

I have presented Recovery Focusing at several International Focusing Conferences, in El Salvador, the 2014 Focusing Oriented Relational Therapy Conference, and in New York for the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Advanced and Certification Focusing Weeklong, "Connections and Crossings Across Cultures" (where I have also presented Domain Focusing, Interactive Focusing, and my H.O.W. We Heal model).

 My book, Making Sense of Living, offers a course in Felt Relating based on Domain Focusing, which I like to call "Mind/Body/Heart Focusing."

I have assisted Dr. Robert Lee with several of his Macroshifting: Changing the Unchangeable workshops.

I offer Felt Listening to Advanced Focusers. 


Felt Sensing into Recovery enables us to live it, now, and experience its wonderful feel inside us, with our whole being. It's a natural high!

By enabling us to connect to our deeper knowing, to others, and to a greater sense of "all that is,” Recovery Focusing strengthens, enhances, and moves our Recovery forward dramatically yet gently.


When the bond between

heaven and earth is broken,

even prayer is not enough;

only a story can mend it.

Ba'al Shem Tov



Suzanne L. Noël, B.A., CFT, CC               

Email: inner_wisdoms@yahoo.com

Blog: Recovery Focusing: The Felt Meaning of Recovery

Full price $400

$200 - Pay half now and half after fifth workshop 


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We-ing is our deepest homing
from which me-ing comes,
and to which me-ing returns,
againa and again throughout our lives.
David Young