Focusing

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Bantam Books, 1982 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 174 pages
The classic guide to a powerful technique that can increase your mindfulness and lead to personal transformation

Based on groundbreaking research conducted at the University of Chicago, the focusing technique has gained widespread popularity and scholarly acclaim. It consists of six easy-to-master steps that identify and change the way thoughts and emotions are held within the body. Focusing can be done virtually anywhere, at any time, and an entire "session" can take no longer than ten minutes, but its effects can be felt immediately-in the relief of bodily tension and psychological stress, as well as in dramatic shifts in understanding and insight.

In this highly accessible guide, Dr. Eugene Gendlin, the award-winning psychologist who developed the focusing technique, explains the basic principles behind focusing and offers simple step-by-step instructions on how to utilize this powerful tool for tapping into greater self-awareness and inner wisdom. As you learn to develop your natural ability to "focus," you'll find yourself more in sync with both mind and body, filled with greater self-assurance, and better equipped to make the positive changes necessary to improve and enhance every aspect of your life.
 

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User Review  - dayooper - LibraryThing

If you are interested in a quick method to work with the mind/body interface and want something that is well researched, this book is it. I use it in a class for massage therapists on just how the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Good audiobook. I used this technique when I was sick on disability to real go into my physical pain and be comfortable with it, not ignore it or numb it out. This is also useful for any bodily sensations linked to emotions and discovering the root causes of our distress. Read full review

Contents

Change
11
What the Body Knows
37
Port
49
Finding Richness in Others
129
The Listening Manual
135
New Relationships
171
Experience Beyond Roles
180
Appendix
189
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Eugene T. Gendlin received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and taught there from 1963 to 1995. He has been honored three times by the American Psychological Association for his development of experiential psychotherapy. He received the first Distinguished Professional Psychologist of the Year award from the Clinical Division and an award from the Philosophical Psychology Division; he and the Focusing Institute received an award from the Humanistic Division in 2000. He was the founder and editor for many years of the Clinical Division journal Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. His book Focusing has sold over 500,000 copies and is translated into seventeen languages. His other books include Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning, Language Beyond Post-Modernism: Saying and Thinking in Gendlin's Philosophy (edited by David Levin), and A Process Model.

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