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Mindfulness at the Heart of Existential-Phenomenology and Humanistic Psychology: A Century of Contemplation and Elaboration

Mindfulness at the Heart of Existential-Phenomenology and Humanistic Psychology: A Century of Contemplation and Elaboration | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
In The Humanistic Psychologist researchers Andrew J. Felder, Halle M. Atena, Julie A. Neudeck, Jennifer Shiomi-Chenc, and Brent Dean Robbins report:"The mindfulness ‘foundations’ of existential-phenomenology appeared at the turn of the 20th century.
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Eugene Gendlin’s (1982, 1996) focusing approach to addressing the bodily awareness of sensations is informed by Merleau-Ponty’s understanding of intelligent bodily senses. Gendlin’s focusing approach attends to the relationship between logic and the here-and-now unfolding of one’s experienced “felt sense” (1996, p. 19) in a way that overlaps with DBT. For Gendlin, the felt sense corresponds to a precognitive bodily awareness that contains “the wholistic, implicit bodily sense of a complex situation” (1996, p. 58). Not unlike DBT, the felt sense does not rely on the primacy of mental activity because, according to Gendlin, the felt sense can take in and process more lived factors than rationality alone can assimilate. At the same time, Gendlin stresses that, “We always need the felt sense and rationality” (1996, p. 58), particularly when making judgments and choices. Gendlin’s therapist-facilitated attention to sensed experience involves the progressive unfolding of the felt sense through the client’s mindful attention to nonlogical steps and shifts in sensorial states and their bodily location. In doing so, the client mindfully travels through an emerging “maze of meanings” toward a fuller understanding of his or her life situation as a whole (1996, p. 58). Although the unfolding “growth direction” (1996, p. 21) of the felt sense is experientially varied, the full emergence of the client’s meaning laden bodily sense culminates in “relief” for the client, in part because the “global whole” signified by the felt sense has been understood. In other words, the client’s attentiveness to carrying forward his or her changing felt sense by carefully matching and attuning words to it occasions the lived experience of being congruently integrated—a congruent experience that is often impeded by the misunderstanding that the felt sense is “something you have, but not something you are” (1996, p. 20).

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Humanistic Movement in Education

Humanistic Movement in Education | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
The objectives of humanistic education are to encourage students to:
Take responsibility for their learning.
Be self-directed and independent.
Be curious about the world around them.
Be creative and interested in the arts.

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Growing New Edges | The History and Future of Humanistic Psychology

This article is a reprint from the Journal of Humanistic Psychology XX(X) 1–4 © The Author(s) 2011 Sage Publication:  http://www. sagepub.com

Abstract
Since much of humanistic psychology’s agenda has been taken up by main- stream psychology and culture, the question of whether humanistic psychology is relevant today is critical.This article draws on Maslow’s description of “sickness of the soul” to argue that a psychology that stresses connection and embodied experience, meaning and ethics, creativity and dreams, resilience and self-actualization is needed now more than ever.

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Άννα Καραλή - Κόσμος - YouTube

Τρεις Εταιρείες ένα Σεμινάριο Δεύτερη Περίοδος Φαινομενολογικών Σεμιναρίων -- Ελληνική Εταιρεία Υπαρξιακής Ψυχολογίας «Γίγνεσθαι» -- Ελληνικό Κέντρο Focusing...
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Welcome to the Society for Humanistic Psychology

Welcome to the Society for Humanistic Psychology | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology,

represents a constellation of "humanistic psychologies" that includes the earlier Rogerian, transpersonal, and existential orientations as well as the more recently developing perspectives of phenomenological, hermeneutic, constructivist, feminist, and postmodern (social constructionist) psychologies. The Division seeks to contribute to psychotherapy, education, theory, research, epistemological diversity, cultural diversity, organization, management, social responsibility, and change. In particular, we have been at the forefront in the development of qualitative research methodologies. Our longstanding interest in the well-being of all persons, and in the importance of living life with purpose and meaning, places humanistic psychology in kindred and even foundational relationship with the more recent positive psychology movement In expanding our self-conception we invite participation from APA members, associates, and student affiliates who are open to the challenge of broadening the frontiers of psychology for the 21st Century....
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