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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But what is “gravity”? The author seems to believe hetruly discovered something new. This page was last edited on 8 Septemberat What is the quality of this unclear felt sense?

There is an experience of something emerging from the body that feels like a relief and a coming alive. I thought it was about focusing as in single-tasking.

Focusing by Eugene T. Gendlin

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

Unfortunately, it is super boring. Recent editions now available online. His father, Leonid Gendelin, had earned a ofcusing degree in chemistry from the University of Graz. Find a Focusing Professional.

I have been able to do this f There are two skills that every self help book assumes you already have to some degree.

Focusing – Wikipedia

Everybody in the world should read this book and practice its easy, insightful discovery. Focusing is a key to personal momentum and unfolding, a dynamic process that can guide us through the tricky mazeways of a new world. Sep 03, Anna rated it it was amazing.


Only one chapter was focused on the actual fofusing rest were case studies and troubleshooting. Very practical and useful for particular situations.

To think of them as separate movements makes the process seem more mechanical than it is — or will be, for you, later. It doesn’t matter whether the body-shift came or not. Yet to introduce the concepts and flavor of the technique, some structure can be useful. I find it eugebe to think how to test this, actually.

An Introduction to Focusing: Six Steps

It begins focusiny the felt senseand we then think verbally, logically, or with images. Thus Gendlin’s philosophy goes beyond relativism and postmodernism. Let the felt sense change, if it does, and also the word or picture, until they feel just right in capturing the quality of the felt sense. Gendlin was born in Vienna, Austria on December 25, With these more profound changes Gendlin studied, together with a group of colleagues, why therapy so often gwndlin to make real difference in people’s lives.

You go no further, but you back up only a little, so that you stay until what is in the way becomes eugenw. One danger with a set of instructions is that people might use them to close off other ways. Since focusing is by nature about a non-verbal felt sense, it’s difficult to describe. Yes, it resembles that, but it really isn’t. Often what is next for the body is not what would logically come next.

I would not recommend this for people desiring to gend,in more mindful or focused as there are far better alternatives a While it is certainly good that psychology has learned about spirituality over the last decades, this book, however, is from and it shows.


It’s a quick read and lays out the 6 steps of focusing and while I often thought, “this is just woo-woo stuff” it would also often be followed by a “huh, that makes sense” thought.

There are two skills that every self help book eubene you already have to some degree. Gendlin’s experiments foucsing establish the existence or the access.

Watch this delightful talk that Rogers gave in What follows is a lightly edited excerpt from The Focusing Manual, chapter four of Focusing.

But when you let the felt sense form, then you can work with more than you can understand.

If you find difficulty in one step or another, don’t push too hard, just move on to the next one. If the epistemology of focusing was real, what would be different about its practitioners?

Eugene Gendlin

Each move, from pumping blood to discussing philosophy, implies a next step, an organic carrying forward. It has to be met, found, felt, attended to, and allowed to show itself. Learn about news and events. In the late 60s and early 70s, Gendlin teamed up with pioneer psychologist Carl Rogers to try to figure out why some people seemed to get better with therapy while others did not.

Surprising that he’s a sincere empiricist, or at least trying to be. Join our mailing list.