Practising Focusing in your life gives you the ability to
Learn to listen to your own inner wisdom.
Enable natural and spontaneous change.
Live with increasing ease and aliveness.
Accept yourself and heal your past.
Deepen and expand the possibilities in your work.
Live grounded in your physical being.
Express yourself with more clarity.
Try Focusing, and change your life for the better.
Focusing is for anyone who is committed to his or her own personal development and growth and who wants to make the most of their lives, and for professionals who work with others in a helping capacity.
Focusing offers a radical new approach to life. Practising Focusing develops a unique ability that enables you to discover a powerful resource within. Once learnt, it is a way to not only face obstacles and resolve problems, it brings a deepening sense of personal possibilities, leading to a broadening and enriching of life.
Holistic, Natural Change
Focusing helps you to create an optimal inner environment for holistic, natural change in any area of your life that needs attention. People have often said how surprised they are by how gentle and yet very deep and powerful this work is. The changes that occur spontaneously and naturally come from deep within you and are always in the direction of greater aliveness. These changes are progressive, unmistakable and permanent.
What is Focusing?
Focusing was developed when Professor Eugene Gendlin of the University of Chicago worked with Carl Rogers in the 1950s and 60s. He researched the question: ‘Why is psychotherapy helpful for some people, and not others?’ He and his colleagues studied tapes of hundreds of therapy sessions and made an important discovery, that successful therapy clients had a vague, hard to describe inner awareness; a bodily felt sense about their problems.
Paying attention to the ‘felt sense’ in specific ways proved to be the key component of successful psychological change. Gendlin discovered how to teach this skill, which he called ‘Focusing’.
Focusing has applications in:
- Stress reduction
- Decision making
- Finding creative solutions
- Personal and professional development
- Enhancing the effectiveness of counselling, psychotherapy and coaching
- Adding more meaning to daily life and relationships
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