What is Focusing?
Focusing is a sensing inward and noticing messages that your body gives you. Should you decide you want to work this way we will work with the felt sense and the ideas of Gene Gendlin which were further developed by Ann Cornell.
Focusing can help with many things, including, anxiety, depression, anger, pain, that little niggle something is off, making a choice or a decision and many other issues and questions.
It comes very naturally to some people but not easily to everyone. I personally find Focusing very helpful, especially for living with pain.
“Focusing was developed/discovered by Eugene Gendlin in the 1950s. He was a philosopher and psychotherapist who worked alongside Carl Rogers (person centred therapy) whilst he was researching what made psychotherapy effective. From the research he concluded that those who benefited most from therapy were those clients who had the ability to be in touch with their bodies; they were able to have a ‘sense’ of uninformed feelings and they were able to connect to it.”
Focusing can be compared to mindfulness but goes further by calmly and curiously turning ourselves towards whatever it is we are sensing inside us.
To find out more https://www.focusing.org.uk/