VOLUME 25, NUMBER 1, 2014 FOCUSING AND... Crossings and Integrations
iv LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
PART 1: CROSSINGS IN PERSONAL LIFE 3 BIOSPRITUAL FOCUSING: A GIFT TO THE WHOLE BODY Nada Lou 7 BECOMING OK WITH THE NOT-YET-OK Mary Elaine Kiener, R.N., Ph.D. 19 THE NATURE AND EXPERIENCE OF A HEARTFELT CROSSING Kevin McEvenue 29 IS "THE DEATH OF THE EGO" COMPATIBLE WITH FOCUSING? AN INTEGRAL PERSPECTIVE Stefan Beyer
PART 2: CROSSINGS IN PROFESSIONS 41 TEACHING ARCHITECTURE AS A PROCESS Ayelet Ben Zvi 48 COMMUNITY WELLNESS FOCUSING IS CROSSING AND COLLABORATING Patricia A. Omidian, Ph.D. and Nina Joy Lawrence, M.S. 58 ENLIVENING RECOVERY AND EXPANDING FELT RELATING Suzanne L. Noel 69 CROSSING THE WORLD'S NEED WITH THE ENTREPRENEUR'S FELT SENSE Rona Shafrir
PART 3: CROSSING IN PSYCHOTHERAPY 83 THE INNER JOURNEY: FOCUSING AND JUNG Leslie Ellis, MA, RCC 92 STEPPING THROUGH BEAUTY Robin Kappy, LCSW 99 FOCUSING, MINDFULNESS, AND MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY Salvador Moreno-López, Ph.D. 111 CROSSING FOCUSING AND NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION F. Javier Romeo-Biedma, M.A. 124 ECO-FOCUSING Ronit Schwartz 131 HEALING HAPPENS FROM WITHIN: CROSSING TWO MODALITIES WITH FOCUSING Michele Ferraro, Psy.D. 139 INTEGRATION FOR INCREASED SAFETY AND CARRYING FORWARD Elizabeth Lehmann, MA, MSW, LCSW 152 INTEGRATING FOCUSING WITH THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIES AND MINDFULNESS Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC, REAT 162 HEALING THROUGH NEW WORLD MEDITATION Lucinda Gray, Ph.D. and David William Truslow 172 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT WITH FOCUSING THROUGH THE PAUSE: THE MERGING OF TWO WORLDS William Hernández & Soti Grafanaki, Ph.D.
Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity- A Manual for Mindful Focusing [David I. Rome] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Combines mindfulness with the Focusing technique made popular by Eugene Gendlin to tap into your body's subtle wisdom for dealing with all life's challenges. Your body has an answer to just about any question or challenge that arises. It's simply a matter of learning to recognize and listen to the subtle physical signal that comes from someplace inside you other than your mind. This felt sense was first made widely known by the psychologist Eugene Gendlin
This comprehensive introduction to Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy lays out the background and fundamentals of the approach covering theory and practice. Much has changed since Eugene Gendlin first introduced Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy to the world in 1996 as a new way to listen to the...
Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change [Ann Weiser Cornell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A therapy technique for inner awareness and meaningful change.
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Do we really know what we're doing when we leave our home to live in a foreign culture? Why do some of us keep leaving, travelling from place to place, never settling, never really feeling at home? In today's globalised world it is increasingly expected that many of us will go where the job takes us, but at what cost? This book tells the stories of 'existential migrants', people who left home in order to discover themselves. It also warns us that there may be an unexpected psychological effect from thinking we can just live everywhere.
"The Authentic Heart is a groundbreaking, insightful, warmly written book that I highly recommend to anyone wanting more loving, joyful relationships. John Amodeo addresses with great clarity, wisdom, and practicality the key steps that are necessary for building authentic, mature, loving connections--not only with others, but also with oneself."--John Bradshaw, New York Times bestselling author.
The Authentic Heart includes a chapter on "Focusing: A Path to Befriending Yourself."
Emerging Practice in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy brings together some of the world's most influential contemporary psychotherapists in the field to look at the future of Focusing-oriented approaches. Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy - a form of therapy that involves listening to the innate...
If therapy is a relational process, it takes a person on the therapist's end. The goal of the project is to capture the therapist's evolving sense of self as it is shaped by our experiences as active participants in a creative interaction.
Almost ALL of us, with very few exceptions, were beaten in our childhood and were not allowed to defend ourselves. Our parents were not always "malignant"; they hit us because they have been treated the same way in their childhood. They simply believed and made us believe that this was the right way of upbringing. This message stays still stored up in our brains and as the beaten children we once were we are still afraid of punishments should we want to rebel against this absurdity. Therapists are not an exception, like all of us, like all adults who were formerly beaten they live in fear of their parents. For that reason they are unable to realize that ALL their patients have been actually mistreated in childhood. Parents don't need to be malignant to inflicting pain. They just automatically repeat what has been done to them, what they learned in the first years of their lives when their brain had been structured....
Here are some thoughts on the book ‘Focusing’ by Gendlin. For ages and ages there has been a debate about change and therapy. It runs roughly along these lines. I will present the extreme sides to make it clearer.
I wish now to continue my commentary on Stephen K. Levine's wonderful little book Poiesis: The Language of Psychology and the Speech of the Soul (Jessica Kingsley, London, 1997) which I began more than six months ago but left off completing for one reason or another in these pages. The book is essentially a thoughtful and philosophical treatment of the use of the arts in therapy. Levine cogently argues that poiesis, which is essentially the creative act itself, is also the very act by which we affirm our identity and humanity. Being such it has much to say to and do with therapy in its multifarious forms. ...
This Recovery Focusing manual is a companion workbook to Suzanne Noël's "Loving At the Edge: Recovery Emerging" book. It offers easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply felt sensing (Focusing) to the 12 Steps of Recovery, as well as how to integrate Focusing into our daily Program of Recovery. She offers a practical model for working with groups which begins with a grounding “Helper” felt sense, dips into “the worst” of the feel of a situation or issue, and gently guides us into the Best of Recovery. Recovery Focusing offers us an enlivening practice that easily enables us to connect and relate to ourselves, to others, and to a greater sense of “all that is.” Felt sensing is the ultimate act of self care. Always fresh and new, the insights we gain are invaluable, for they come from our own felt experience of Recovery!
When Bamboo Bloom is a medical anthropologist's highly personal ethnographic chronicle of time spent as an aid worker and community outreach trainer in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. While managing to avoid notice by the Taliban herself, Patricia Omidian, an outsider but one who speaks a local language, exposes the searing realities of scarce access to education and health care alongside limited resources and personal loss in Kabul, Hazarajat, and Herat. Readers feel every pothole in the road as she traverses the vast, rugged country and share her distress over everyday Afghan struggles for survival. Yet, resiliency endures, both for the writer and for the Afghan people, even in the face of Taliban edicts. Omidian illustrates how Afghans must negotiate between the dictates of their own culture and the intimidation of the Taliban, wondering herself what characteristic or trait they possess to cope with the erosion of honor and freedom.
This rare, experiential narrative provides an insider's view of people and circumstances that reaches beyond ubiquitous news headlines of wars, invasions, coups, and droughts. It reveals the unexpected hazards, elusive joys, difficult decisions, and subtle complexities in a country where peace may come when bamboo bloom.
When Bamboo Bloom includes an account of the introduction of Focusing to an Afghan aid organization. Dr. Omidian is actively engaged in Community Wellness Focusing. ...