Like other animal bodies, your body senses itself. It senses not only your physical environment but also yourself living in your complex human situations. Warmth or hostility from the people around you, never expressed in words, affects you. In every situation the body, a repository of experience, collects minute bits of information, much of which it holds out of conscious awareness.
If you can access that information, you have a powerful new tool for living your life.
And you can.
In the 1960s, philosopher and psychologist, the late Dr. Eugene Gendlin, working at the University of Chicago, discovered a gentle process for accessing the body’s knowing. It involves attending to the “felt sense” that holds everything our organism has sensed as it has lived in its human situations. The felt sense consists of the unconscious mind, feelings, desires, memories and thoughts. Gendlin developed specific steps for attending to the felt sense and thus tapping into a vast source of data. This process, Focusing, enables us to get a gut feeling about anything.
A Certifying Coordinator of the International Focusing Institute, I train Focusing teachers and can guide you through a Focusing session either in person or in virtual space. The guiding can be combined with teaching so that when you feel ready, you can Focus with a peer. Contact me and we can talk it over. If it seems right for you, we'll set a time and place.
A bit about my job in guiding you.