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Focusing Tip - Anxiety About Exams: "You will fail"

Focusing Tip - Anxiety About Exams: "You will fail" | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
"I feel like two tons have been lifted off my shoulders."
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Εκπαίδευση στην Οικογενειακή Θεραπεία – Θεραπεία Ζευγαριού | Ελληνικό Κέντρο Focusing

Εκπαίδευση στην Οικογενειακή Θεραπεία – Θεραπεία Ζευγαριού | Ελληνικό Κέντρο Focusing | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

Το πρόγραμμα Εκπαίδευσης στην Οικογενειακή Θεραπεία – Θεραπεία Ζευγαριού διοργανώνεται από τοΚέντρο Δια Βίου Μάθησης (Κε.Δι.Βι.Μ.1) του Ελληνικού Κέντρου Focusing και πληρεί μεγάλο μέρος των απαιτήσεων του ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy –http://www.iceeft.com) για την πιστοποίηση θεραπευτή ζεύγους.

Υπεύθυνη εκπαίδευσης:

Υπεύθυνη εκπαίδευσης είναι η Ρίτα Βεντούρα Μ.Α. ΕCP, ψυχοθεραπεύτρια, προσωποκεντρική εκπαιδεύτρια και επόπτρια, καθώς και πιστοποιημένη EFT θεραπεύτρια και επόπτρια.

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What are Felt Senses?

Some felt senses are strong enough that they force themselves into our awareness, like the feeling of butterflies in your stomach before going on stage. But, most of the time, felt senses lie below our ordinary level of consciousness.
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Culture of Empathy Builder: Carl Rogers - Page 2

Culture of Empathy Builder: Carl Rogers - Page 2 | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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http://cultureofempathy.com/references/Experts/Carl-Rogers2.htm

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The Big Confusion at the Heart of Weight Problems

The Big Confusion at the Heart of Weight Problems | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #452
Is a weight problem a “technical” problem or an “adaptive” problem?
Holidays can be a time when feelings about weight issues are highlighted.
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Reflecting upon Loneliness and person-centredness

Reflecting upon Loneliness and person-centredness | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
“What is most personal is most universal.”  Carl Rogers
By its very nature, loneliness is a solitary experience, our feelings and emotions are unique to each of us.
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Configurations of Self in Counselling

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Configurations of Self in Person-Centred Counselling The concept of ‘Configurations of Self’ in person-centred counselling was developed by David Mearns and Brian Thorne. It describes the philosoph...
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Carl Rogers' Propositions

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I've been refreshing myself with Rogers' 19 famous propositions which form the corner stone of his theory of personality and behavior. Familiarity of these goes a long way to understanding the worl...
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Focusing Tip #458: When Focusing, Which Part is the Leader?

Focusing Tip #458: When Focusing, Which Part is the Leader? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
“When you are Focusing, who is the leader?”
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I would like to ask you: when you are Focusing and you are speaking of all the parts of you, who is the leader? How do you decide what to do?
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Focusing Tip #457: “How did that make you feel?”

Focusing Tip #457: “How did that make you feel?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
“Positive transformational change always comes from how we feel right now.”
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“How did that make you feel?
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Humanistic Theory and Therapy, Applied to the Psychotic Individual | Brain Blogger

Humanistic Theory and Therapy, Applied to the Psychotic Individual | Brain Blogger | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

Carl Rogers created a theory and therapy indicated by the terms “umanistic theory” and “person-centered therapy”. This theoretical perspective postulates many important ideas, and several of these ideas are pertinent to this discussion. The first of these is the idea of “conditions of worth”, and the idea of “the actualizing tendency.” Rogers asserts that our society applies to us “conditions of worth”. This means that we must behave in certain ways in order to receive rewards, and receipt of these rewards imply that we are worthy if we behave in ways that are acceptable. As an example, in our society, we are rewarded with money when we do work that is represented by employment.

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Serge Prengel: About creative integration | Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy

Serge Prengel: About creative integration | Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Bodily felt sense: The embodied experience of inner knowing

Bodily felt sense: The embodied experience of inner knowing | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
A felt sense is something that happens really fast, below the radar of awareness. I want to take a very down-to-earth example,
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Carl Rogers - Streaming Audio

Carl Rogers - Streaming Audio | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Streaming windows media files here of audiotapes of
Carl Rogers’ discussions, presentations and therapy sessions.
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International Association of Focusing Oriented Therapists IAFOTs Focusing Therapy

International Association of Focusing Oriented Therapists IAFOTs Focusing Therapy | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

The International Association for Focusing Oriented Therapists (IAFOTs) is an interest group of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, and anyone interested in the integration of Focusing and Gendlin‚s Philosophy of the Implicit into therapeutic approaches. This website contains information on various Focusing approaches to therapy.

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We are the International Association of Focusing-Oriented Therapists (IAFOTs), the worldwide organisation of certified Focusing-Oriented Therapists. We offer psychotherapy and training based upon the experiential practice of Focusing and the philosophy of implicit experience.
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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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Culture of Empathy Builder: Carl Rogers - Page 1

Culture of Empathy Builder: Carl Rogers - Page 1 | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an influential "American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association in 1956. (Wikipedia)"   He was very influential in the exploration of empathy. Much of the empathy work in psychology and psychotherapy is based on his work on empathy and reflective listening.

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Is it my mother’s voice being my inner critic?

Is it my mother’s voice being my inner critic? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #459 “I have parts of me that I used to assume were the actual voices of my mother, father, husband…”   Katherine writes: I am noticing how I have parts of me that I used to assume were the actual voices of, or almost like, an actual...
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Focusing Tip #454: Is the Real Me always present?

Focusing Tip #454: Is the Real Me always present? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
“Is the Real Me always present? Mine gets overwhelmed by parts.” More from Ralph: Last time we heard from Ralph, and I responded to his question about how the need to get felt shifts seemed “insatiable.” Here is what he wrote after the Tip...
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AIPC Article Library | A Person Centred Approach to Grief and Loss

Author: Liz Jeffrey

Maggie is a 35 year old woman who came for counselling six months after the break up of her nine year marriage to Michael, the father of her two children, Josh aged 6 and Joseph aged 12 months. Currently both children are in Maggie’s sole care. Maggie has been referred to counselling by her General Practitioner whom she has been seeing for a number of minor physical ailments and early signs of depression.

For ease of writing the Professional Counsellor is abbreviated to “C”. ...

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Focusing Tip #453: What Happened to My Felt Shifts?

Focusing Tip #453: What Happened to My Felt Shifts? | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
“Can the drive to seek felt shifts be the source of one’s problems?”
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I have been practicing Focusing for nearly two years. In the beginning it was exciting, and I felt a definite felt shift.
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Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » Feldenkreis, Yoga, Focusing, And Many, Many Other Models

Confessions of a Trauma Therapist » Feldenkreis, Yoga, Focusing, And Many, Many Other Models | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Culture of Empathy Builder: Carl Rogers - Page 1

Culture of Empathy Builder: Carl Rogers - Page 1 | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an influential "American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association in 1956. (Wikipedia)"   He was very influential in the exploration of empathy. Much of the empathy work in psychology and psychotherapy is based on his work on empathy and reflective listening.

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The Poetic Body, with Rae Johnson & Laury Rappaport | Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy

The Poetic Body, with Rae Johnson & Laury Rappaport | Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Focusing is a practice, not a theory

Focusing is a practice, not a theory | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
My friend Susana Alvarez from Argentina recently posted a saying that roughly translates to: "Communists until they get rich, lesbians until they get married, atheists until the plane starts to fal...
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Focusing Tip #456: “How do I do Focusing with my itching?”

Focusing Tip #456: “How do I do Focusing with my itching?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
“I tried to Focus on my hives but the itching distracted me.”Paula writes:
I have had a bad bout of hives and tried Focusing on them but found that the itching was too great a distraction.
Dear Paula,
Ah, yes!
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