Authentic Process Healing Institute - Programs

The Authentic Process Healing Institute presents
Map for Living:
A Lost and Found Journey
February 4th, 5th and 6th

This weekend workshop experience is focalized by Dr. Michael Picucci along with Barry Lipscomb and the Institute community

Change and uncertainty surrounds us and we need new solutions! Let us support and assist you in making the changes you desire in 2011.

In the midst of this uncertainty, you may be experiencing feelings of being stuck in your current situation, or have a desire for something not yet realized. You may be searching for more purpose in your life, yearning to know who you are in a real and spiritual sense, or you may long to connect with others in a more meaningful way. We have found these yearnings to be universal and have developed a model of holism framed in empowerment, creativity and respect for life.

Setting our sites on these desires, we embark on the journey towards holism – where we begin to realize these desires in our lives. Our approach is direct, clearing any limiting connection with our past often without revisiting the story or re-experiencing the associated pain. We create a grounded connection that guides us more gracefully through the challenges in our lives and along the journey to the future we desire. From this place we are able to access our own inner wisdom that helps remove the blocks and eliminate the barriers along this journey. We find ourselves on a newly anchored foundation with principles for stepping out into the unknown.

“This work opens up new vistas for all of us who seek inspiration for implementing our potential; to heal from life’s traumas and to be rewarded with the benefits of fully engaging with our desires and senses in the world around us.”
– Dr. Barbara E. Warren, Psy.D., Director at Hunter College, Public Health & Non-Profit Consultant

This is our first in a series of workshops introducing you to the fruits of our model of holism–the rewards from this work that will begin to manifest in your life starting with a deeper relationship with your self. Our model illuminates the destination, these fruits, and maps the journey. Focalizing provides the means to organically travel there and brings ease to this transformative process.

This first workshop is a lost and found experience where we will explore our losses and along the way realize the wisdom there is to be gained. By suspending our everyday thinking, we can clear the past to create space for the future we desire. We will celebrate the diversity of our journeys and discover how we can meet future challenges with grace and wisdom.

“Dr. Picucci’s research is a generous offering to all who are on a healing journey in life. He presents a powerful map for navigating this terrain. His work is honest, insightful, rich and provocative in its integration of mind, body, and spirit. More than a map, it is a powerful invitation to healing.”
– Thomas Herington, MD, Psy.D, Clinical Faculty Univ. of Calif. San Francisco

Please join us on this Lost and Found journey and see what you discover!
You can register and pay with check or Credit Card by completing and mailing this form. Additionally, credit card registrations can be faxed to 646-530-8703 or by calling 646-397-3137.

Map for Living: Weekend Workshop Experience
Lost and Found Journey

Friday, February 4th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th 10:00am – 5:00pm
(with one hour break for lunch)
META Center NY
214 West 29th St, 16th Floor
$100 for the entire weekend! Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday!

Program Content:

  • Establish community and create intentions
  • Ground to our Five Wisdoms
  • Orient to the principles of Focalizing
  • Explore our Model of Holism, illuminating the destination and mapping the journey to get there
  • Explore our losses and discover wisdom, clearing the past for the future to come

Through this shared experience the sense of community that is created can remain. We want to continue to support your exploration by inviting you to drop in on our weekly meetings, open to anyone who has completed one of our workshops.

Journey of Healing: Sustaining Weekly Experience

Every Tuesday evening beginning February 8th
Every Thursday evening beginning February 10th
(for Young Adults 21-31ish)
Location to be announced

We have found the awakening experience of a workshop can be further integrated and sustained within an ongoing community setting. The Institute offers a weekly group where we continue to explore the tangible experiences of holism. This setting provides a means of accessing and expressing our inherent personal collective healing powers. There is a group especially for Young Adults.

“Through Focalizing and other visualization techniques, I find myself able to finally let go of the mental debris that prevented me from building a more solid foundation. I am now able to make positive, transformative changes to become more of my authentic self.”
– workshop participant


Focalizing is a dynamic and effective process, introduced by Dr. Michael Picucci, that allows us to respectfully set aside familiar thoughts and feelings and instead access our innate intelligence. It can benefit anyone who is in a crisis of consciousness, in a state of feeling stuck, or who feels trapped by circumstances that life presents. By reconnecting us with a natural resource that conveys new perspectives, it often illuminates previously unseen possibilities for moving forward with grace. In learning how to transform overwhelming life situations we can suspend our everyday thinking mind to a timeless source of change. Focalizing allows us to develop a newly enlightened intelligence that becomes integrated into the very fabric of our being.

Authentic Process Healing Institute

Authentic Process Healing (APH) is a growth and healing curriculum – a paradigm that integrates body, mind, and spirit in the journey toward wholeness. It is deeply connected with the felt senses of the body, embracing inner wisdom to guide and heal our self-realization process. Our work is based in peer-led community where healing is grounded in authentic process which is simply the practice of being real.

Our Staged Model of Holism provides a roadmap for living by illuminating the destination and mapping the journey to get there. We connect more genuinely with ourselves through Focalizing, a technique for setting aside ordinary thinking to access our own inner wisdom. This healing method fosters a graceful release of outdated thinking, addictions and all.

We view growth, healing, creation, dissolution and renewal as ongoing, living processes. Thus, APH uses the symbol of the tree as a living map to illustrate both the journey and its ecosystem. Holism – the fruit of the tree – is a condition that extends far beyond the curative concept of having recovered from something. Instead, it is the recovery of personal wholeness and transpersonal connection. It is a feeling of being whole and complete in oneself, with the cosmos, nature, and all humanity.

“Beyond facilitating healing, Focalizing points to the real reason behind the human journey – continual expansion, maturing consciousness, and permeability to a multi-dimensional life that transcends the limits of personal history.”
– Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.,
Co-author Somatic Experiencing® Training Manual

Dr. Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP is a practicing psychologist, psychotherapist, and consultant in NYC and the architect of Focalizing. His professional expertise and health advocacy spans a wide-range of psychology, counseling, somatic, and neuroscience disciplines. He has 30 years experience researching addictions, trauma healing, sexuality, and interpersonal and group dynamics. He has authored Organic Solutions to Real-Time Challenges: An Introduction to Focalizing, Ritual as Resource: Energy for Vibrant Living, and The Journey Toward Complete Recovery: Reclaiming Your Emotional, Spiritual & Sexual Wholeness.

Barry Lipscomb is a writer, healer and mentor with a mission to empower people to reach their potential. He works with clients to heal what prevents them from realizing their potential, mentor them along their journey to a more meaningful life and explore the possibilities for a successful, prosperous and abundant future, creating a more sustainable life for his clients and our world. Barry is a member of the Institute leadership team, serving as conceptual focalizer. For more information visit

The Institute’s mission is to share our vision for living authentically and create conditions to connect more genuinely with ourselves and our world.

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The Authentic Process Healing Institute is a healing, research and educational non-profit organization located in New York City with a worldwide virtual presence. Our work is based in peer-led community where healing is grounded in authentic process which is simply the practice of being real.

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