Sunset on the Pacific coast - the Focusing Weeklong in middle Chile
Often we feel so much is wrong that we come to accept those bad feelings as the basic state of things ... The bad feeling is the body knowing and pushing toward what good would be.
... a way to companion the felt meaning (felt sense) constantly emerging within the feeling body, directing the 'whole you' to carry forward in your living, usually around some selected issue and often assisted by a listener-companion. It is a particular and mediated kind of mindfulness.
The landscape of the body holds treasures, including a wonderful internal compass for moving forward
in life! Come walk with me as we explore and deepen a relationship to this inner 'knowingness'.
I have found Focusing and its community to be a reliable companion on my path toward more meaning and connection. It enriches and informs my practice of bodyfulness (mindfulness) and helps me to move forward when I get stuck or am troubled.
Here you will find videos, articles, and advanced information for therapists on this and other pages. If you want to quickly grok the main features and possible benefits for you, I'd recommend me guiding you through a direct experience of Focusing over the telephone or internet.
[T]here is a kind of bodily awareness that profoundly influences our lives and that can help us reach personal goals. So little attention has been paid to this mode of awareness that there are no readymade words to describe it, and I have had to coin my own term: Felt Sense… A felt sense will shift if you approach it in the right way. It will change even as you are making contact with it. When your felt sense of a situation changes, you change — and therefore, so does your life.
from "Focusing" by Eugene Gendlin
HOLDING ON and LETTING GO
FINDING A SAFE PLACE
DEAD-END FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS
"What is the Blank Space of Focusing?"
Working with Children
Mindfulness and Embodiment