Thinking at the Edge

Find new possibilities in life with Focusing and Thinking at the Edge

The world is calling us to shift our thinking. We can’t address the existential problems we face by seeing ourselves as separate from our planet. Focusing and Thinking at the Edge were developed by the philosopher/psychologist Eugene Gendlin, in order to help us access the bodily felt sense of our situations. The bodily felt sense is the source of process steps that lead to change.

Process steps have an intricacy and a power to change us, far superior to our concepts. What comes in process-steps surprises us. A much more sophisticated “territory” shows itself than we are capable of formulating or inventing. And a step is not only itself but leads to further steps                                             –Eugene Gendlin, PhD

I’m Beatrice Blake. I was certified as a Focusing Trainer in 2000 and am a Certifying Coordinator with The International Focusing Institute. I would love to help you explore how to think beyond our usual conceptual frameworks. Focusing and Thinking at the Edge show you how to use felt sensing

  • in your personal life
  • in your relationships
  • in sensing how you want to contribute to the world at this time of transformation.

In order to do this, I offer these three modalities:

Focusing is the practice of inviting a bodily felt sense of a situation to form, describing it, and allowing it to unfold.  Because your body knows you, that unfolding carries meaning for your life.  What was stuck or unclear comes into focus, and you find that the meaning you have grasped has changed you and the situation at the same time….Find out more

Thinking at the Edge (TAE) shows you how to think with the bodily felt sense. Of course you want to gather all the information you can, but at a certain point, the felt sense will show you what really interests you, or it will tell you what is missing, or give you sense of where to go with it all.  Getting in touch with your bodily felt sense of a situation opens you to receive intricate knowing from your lived experience…Find out more

Generating a Culture of Peace combines Focusing and Nonviolent Communication to resolve interpersonal conflict. We study Marshall Rosenberg’s theory, applying felt sensing to all aspects of the process. Participants share their struggles and their successes in using these simple practices to improve relationships at home, at work, and in community….Find out more