28th May 2020
The ‘Ladybird Guides’ to Gene Gendlin’s books Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning and A Process Model.
Centre for Counselling Studies, University of East Anglia
These were written for the second, third and fourth years of the course ‘Focusing and the Power of Philosophy’ which I taught with Rob Foxcroft and Barbara McGavin on the Isle of Cumbrae in 2002-2004. The ‘Ladybird’ title is taken from a series of short books that was popular in the UK in the 1970’s – each gave a brief, but accurate and informed summary of knowledge in a particular field.
I have left them as they were for the Cumbrae course; a modified version of the material on A Process Model can be found in ‘A brief guide to A Process Model’ in The Folio: A Journal for Focusing and Experiential Therapy. Vol 19, No. 12 (2000-2004), pp. 112-120. Gene Gendlin read this through and suggested some changes, which I incorporated…..