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The Art of listening through the Body

You body is a source of deep knowing, knowing that even our conscious mind can't at times comprehend and Focusing is a way of waking, deepening and fine-tuning that capacity so it can resource our seeing and understanding, both, when we are stuck or confused but also inspired and in need for more clarity to move forward. Focusing is the conscious interaction with our bodily felt knowing that canĀ inform, clarify or surprise us with its insights into our life's questions, concerns and potentials. Historically, Focusing arose out of the work of Gene Gendlin. It was originally conceptualised within the psychology of Carl Rogers, but since then (1960's) has been integrated and applied to many other areas of life including problem solving, personal growth & spirituality, and all forms of creative expression. There is no diagnosing or analysing or counselling, just listening, describing and gently attending your inner experience until it reveals its meaning and you see a way forward that you didn't see before.

The name "Focusing'" is a metaphor for the process of recognizing vague, subtle, or ephemeral somatic sensations that could gradually be brought into focus, as one might adjust to turn a blurry visual image into clear, recognizable objects.

"Your body is not a machine, rather a wonderfully intricate interaction with everything around you,

which is why it "knows" so much just in being" ~ G.  Gendlin