Focusing is a practice developed from the Philosophy of the Implicit. The International Focusing Institute – Building on the work of Eugene T. Gendlin since . Focusing has ratings and 72 reviews. Steve said: For those of us who have to tend to the effects of complex ptsd the most difficult challenge is to c. Focusing may refer to: Adjusting an optical system to minimize defocus aberration · Focusing (psychotherapy), a psychotherapeutic technique.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. In Focus Recent editions now available online. One is that differences in therapy methods mean surprisingly little. Excruciating though it may be we must go through again all that set up in us so much pain for the light to become evident to us in our lives.

The classic guide to a powerful technique for personal transformation Based on groundbreaking research conducted at the University of Chicago, the focusing technique has gained widespread popularity and scholarly acclaim. In short, focusing works for any form of “stuckness”. Gendlin lived in New York state until his death. To do it, you have to have the felt sense there again, as well as the word. Too vague, but a few of the studies are nominally about this.

After screening for all the factors one might suspect made the difference – therapeutic training Although it was ten years or so between the time I bought Eugene Gendlin’s ‘Focusing’ and when I actually began to use this technique in my personal life and my therapy practice, in many ways it is now at the heart of both.

If we accept ourselves and each other as form-makers, we no longer need to force forms on ourselves and each other. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Gendlin regarded himself first and foremost as a philosopher and he brought a rigorous philosophical perspective to psychology, presented in his early book Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning and later developed into a comprehensive theory of the deep nature of life processes, articulated in his masterwork A Process Model.


Focusing is a very interesting method, and it is supposed to make psychotherapy more effective.

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He belittles ‘belittling the problem’ e. But there are few strategies for approaching the new. Gendlin points out that the universe and everything in gendli is implicitly more intricate than concepts, because a it includes them, and b all concepts and logical units are generated in a wider, more than conceptual process which Gendlin calls implicit intricacy.

Whatever comes, this is only one shift; there will be others. This was a quick read and a rather informative one. It’s egndlin a psychological thing and the author has a very respectful attitude toward other people. An interesting approach for “self-therapy” that bears significant relation to later techniques that I am familiar with, such as body-centered meditation insight meditation, particularly as taught by Tara Brach and somatic experiencing therapy. For example, Gendlin has found that when the felt sense is allowed to function in relation to concepts, each carries the other forward, through steps of deeper feel and new formulation.

Focusing, whose steps are described with care and clarity, taps and articulates new subliminal knowing. Gendlin was a founder and longtime editor of the journal Psychotherapy: What is first sensed holistically is more basic than thoughts, feelings, and ways of acting that are already formed, already cut into existing patterns. focuaing

What is the main thing for me right now? Overcopies of Focusing have been sold worldwide. To be fair, this book isn’t his strongest face ” I also want this book to be readable by anyone “.

Learn more about Focusing. There are two skills that every self help book assumes you already have to some degree. Focusing is a key to personal momentum and unfolding, a dynamic process that can guide us through the tricky mazeways of a new world.

Feb 20, Morgan rated it really liked it. The author seems to believe hetruly discovered something new. Of course, there are many parts to that one thing you are thinking about — too many to think of each one alone.

Focusing 3 9 Jan 21, Further research showed that Focusing can be used outside of therapy to address a variety of issues. May 16, Alan focjsing it really liked it Shelves: It’s Gendlin’s idea of our apriori and undeluded access to it that’s the problem.


Some might find this dry and “common sense”, but sometimes we This was a quick read and a rather informative one. Let euegne feel the unclear sense of all of that.

An Introduction to Focusing: Six Steps

I won’t get at them because they’re not worth arguing with. However, I feel that there is still relevance in the primary content of the book even if parts of it could be modernized. If you get a quick fcusing without a shift in the felt sense, just let that kind of answer go by. Combining the sensibilities of Yalom, the physical work of Gestalt, and the elusiveness of self-hypnosis into a lifestyle change that virtually eliminates the need for the therapist – i.

Once you have the fuller felt-sense understanding, if you accept that felt-sense than it will change.

Jun 29, Chris Coffman rated it did not like it. As you progress and learn more about focusing you will add to these eigene instructions, clarify them, approach them from other angles.

It’s also a method that can be used for helping others peer-to-peer, without the presence of psychologists. Eugenr, the introduction may sound exaggerated with its claims, but that was the cultural manner of those times. What I will ask you to do will be silent, just to yourself. There’s a mixture of classic self-help red flags: You will probably continue after a little while, but stay here for a few moments.

Focusing is no conventional repackaging of self-help wisdom. They lose authority I suppose. Human nature is not fixed and fcousing knowable in some single system.

One can “feel” this because human logical conceptions are dependent on a more intricate order, which is living-in-the-world.

Some of the reviewers rate the book down because it looks like some cult philosophy.