“And how was that for you?”There is something more interesting than your email, more fascinating than a World Cup Soccer game, more thrilling than the next episode of Game of Thrones… …and that is the person sitting next to you.
“When I or my partner are having a very positive experience, I have the tendency to want to drop the idea of ‘something in you’ or ‘something in me’…” Katherine writes: When I or my partner are having a very positive experience, such as feeling...
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
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.
“Something in me often says ‘You are bad and wrong’ and another part feels hopeless and despair.” A Reader writes: I’m getting a bit stuck around something that has come up for me. I have been Focusing for some years now and I feel a huge benefit...
“My desire for self-improvement seems motivated by ego or by some part of me that’s criticizing me.”This week’s Tip is written by my friend and colleague Fiona Parr, a Focusing teacher in the UK who also works by phone and Skype.
“What are the most important qualities of being a great Focusing Companion?”Kelly writes: How would you define being a Companion? What are the characteristics and traits of being a great Companion? Dear Kelly: Great question!
When the conceptual mind loses its moment-to-moment connection to direct bodily experience, it begins to take on a life of its own. Conceptual mind is very good at identifying parts and putting different parts together in new combinations, but it...
f“I feel like I am encountering old trauma. Is Focusing able to help heal that?” A Reader writes: In my Focusing process I feel like I am encountering old trauma. Can Focusing help heal trauma? Or should I go to some other method?
“A part of me said I should commit to a regular exercise program.” A Reader writes: In a recent Focusing session, I was working with an issue of my health. I became aware of something in my throat area that was quite worried about my health.