Doorway at the Dead End
From time to time, we all find ourselves facing dead ends when it comes to resolving personal issues in life. When repetitive attempts to gain clarity fail, what can you do? Focusing offers us a natural way forward. But the key to progress may seem counterintuitive.0
What We Mean by the “The Body” in Focusing
When I use the word “body,” I mean more than the physical machine. Your physically felt body is in fact part of a gigantic system of here and other places, now and other times, you and other people–in fact, the whole universe. This sense of being bodily alive in a vast system is the body as it is felt from inside.
How are mindfulness and Focusing similar and different?
Mindfulness and Focusing share the characteristics of observing our experiencing in the present moment, having a somatic grounding, and requiring a certain quality of presence that I might call dis-identification.
How is Focusing an evidence based process of change?
Focusing evolved from research that has influenced much of the somatically-oriented, mindfulness-based work being done today. It has been linked to over 50 studies* with positive therapeutic outcomes and continues to develop new applications in psychotherapy and related fields. Continue reading to learn about how Focusing was discovered through research conducted by Carl Rogers, Eugene Gendlin and others at the University of Chicago.
We Move Our Past Experiences Forward in Present Moments
A Tool for Disentangling Clients from Intergenerational and Vicarious Trauma We are now in the second month of a new…