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  • 23rd May 2020

    SLEEP-FOCUSING: 

    a pathway to sleep  By Elizabeth English (Locana) I wake up, sensing deep night all around, with just a hint of dawn. I float deliciously for a few moments in a dream-filled, sleep-soaked, semi-conscious state;…

  • 23rd May 2020

    FOCUSING AND FAIRYTALES 

    What do Focusing and Fairytales have in common? Among the snippets of dreams, poems, and song-lines that pop up in my Focusing sessions, I often find themes from fairytales. To me the Land of Færy…

  • 23rd May 2020

    Explorations in Focusing and Buddhism: 1. How Focusing can help Buddhist practice 

    Spirituality

    Gendlin says, ‘There’s always more.’ And I imagine for many Focusing Buddhists, his recent interview on Focusing and Buddhism ( HYPERLINK “http://www.tricycle.com/feature/focusing” http://www.tricycle.com/feature/focusing) taps into a well-oiled curiosity. I’ve been a Buddhist for almost thirty…

  • 5th Mar 2016

    Images of Wholebody Focusing 

    Wholebody Focusing

    Images of Wholebody Focusing by Alex Maunder & Lucie Therrien  Originally published in “Focusing Connection”, publ. Ann Weiser Cornell (Vol XXIX No 5, Sept 2012) Have you always wished you could see into the brain…

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Transforming our Inner Critics: the Power of Presence 

    Introductory

    Ah, if only that was the end of the story and everything was just fine after that. However, it didn’t take long before those seemingly vanquished inner critics were back...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    How Strong is your Sense of Presence? 

    Introductory Spirituality

    Are you truly coming from a place with no agenda? When you Focus, can you really find that source of compassion? It is not just about not being judgemental. It...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Focusing as a Doorway for Spiritual Growth 

    Spirituality

    Focusing has enabled us to touch a directly felt experience of who we truly areand a directly felt connectedness and sense of belonging to some larger LifeProcess or Presence. Whether...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Solo Focusing 

    Solo Focusing

      Why People Find Solo Focusing Difficult The main reasons for solo Focusing being unsatisfactory, as stated by the Focusers themselves, were: “My mind wanders”. “I find it difficult to...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Reflections on Being (Some Sort of) a ‘Focusing-Oriented’ Therapist 

    Therapy

    So when I came to do a therapy training in 1990, I had been focusing for some time. There being no UK training available in focusing therapy, I opted for...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Focusing: a Resource for Practitioner and Client 

    Therapy

    For those who have not met it before, Focusing was discovered or identified in the 1950s by Eugene Gendlin, a philosopher and psychotherapist who worked with Carl Rogers on his research into what made counselling…