The world is calling us to shift our thinking. We can’t address the existential problems we face by relying only on conventional concepts and beliefs. The current moment shows us that we are intimately connected to our planet and everyone on it in a way that we do not understand and can only glimpse with wonder.
Felt sensing opens us to a larger reality
Our human bodies can sense what is going on in our lives through the bodily felt sense. In Focusing, we pause and ask “What is my felt sense of this situation?”
That moment of pausing and asking brings us in touch with the life process inside us. The life process knows what we are going through and what next steps we need. Eugene Gendlin, PhD, the philosopher/psychologist. noticed this constant experiencing process and described it. At first, the bodily felt sense of a situation is vague and difficult to put into words. When we stop to listen to it, it comes into focus, and becomes a source of process steps that lead to change. That coming into focus is why it’s called “Focusing“.
What is Focusing used for?
- deepen your personal life and relationships
- articulate things that you perceive that need to be said
- find what has meaning and motivation for you
- explore how you want to contribute to the world at this time of transformation.
Training in Focusing and Thinking at the Edge
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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
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