“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.
This video develops the concepts that are summarized in the Therapy page. For ease of use, the Video is divided into several short clips.
Mindfulness in psychotherapy sessions: Active Pause on video
This video develops the concepts that are summarized in the "Therapy" page. For ease of use, the Video is divided into several short clips. A list of all the clips, with links, is below the video screen.
The following video clip is the first one of the "Introduction & general comments" section of the video ("Introduction").
“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!
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.
“Self-actualization” represents a concept derived from Humanistic psychological theory and, specifically, from the theory created by Abraham Maslow. Self-actualization, according to Maslow, represents growth of an individual toward fulfillment of the highest needs; those for meaning in life, in particular. Carl Rogers also created a theory implicating a “growth potential” whose aim was to integrate congruently the “real self” and the “ideal self” thereby cultivating the emergence of the “fully functioning person”. It was Maslow, however, who created a psychological hierarchy of needs, the fulfillment of which theoretically leads to a culmination of fulfillment of “being values”, or the needs that are on the highest level of this hierarchy, representing meaning.
Dr. Sonja Kinigadner Arbeits-, Klinische und Gesundheitspsychologin Klientenzentrierte und systemische Psychotherapeutin Institut für Lebenskunst A-1230 Wien, Rudolf Zeller-G. 51/1/2 t: 0043 1 8887677 e: email@example.com w. www.institutlebenskunst.at
“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.
The Focusing Institute: Focusing is direct access to a bodily knowing. Focusing is a practice developed from the Philosophy of the Implicit.
Lara Rosenthal is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified Chinese Herbologist specializing in Women's Health and Fertility. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan and runs the acupuncture and Chinese medicine services at NYU Langone Medical Center's Fertility Center. She enjoys educating both the public and physicians on the uses of Chinese medicine in enhancing fertility and foundation health. Following her deep belief that the fullest health and vitality come from supporting mind, body and spirit, she also trained as a Focusing trainer, yoga teacher, and is a longtime student of meditation in the Vipassana tradition, all of which she incorporates into her thinking and practice. Earlier on, she studied biology and economics at Stanford University and spent three years living in Taiwan, where she became proficient in Mandarin Chinese. In her spare time she enjoys culinary adventures and being in nature.
“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...