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Published on Nov 24, 2008
Part One of a presentation introducing Focusing and the 'felt sense' by philosopher and psychologist, Eugene Gendlin Ph.D.
Focusing is more than being in touch with your feelings and different from body work. Focusing occurs exactly at the interface of body-mind. It consists of specific steps for getting a body sense of how you are in a particular life situation. The body sense is unclear and vague at first, but if you pay attention it will open up into words or images and you experience a felt shift in your body.
In the process of Focusing, one experiences a physical change in the way that the issue is being lived in the body. We learn to live in a deeper place than just thoughts or feelings. The whole issue looks different and new solutions arise. See focusing.org for more info.
Videography by Nada Lou nadalou.com and music by Goran Petrovic, this doco was shot in 2000 in Toronto. 8.5 min excerpt from 2 hour dvd.