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An Interview with Natalie Rogers (Daughter of Carl Rogers) about Person-Centered Therapy

An Interview with Natalie Rogers (Daughter of Carl Rogers) about Person-Centered Therapy | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Of all the counseling and psychotherapy approaches out there, person-centered therapy might be the most quickly dismissed of them all. I’ve had therapists watch or listen to a PCT demonstration and then make dismissive comments like: “Oh yeah.
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The Future of Focusing Panel Discussion Part3 - YouTube

2015 International Focusing Conference Panel Discussion: The Future of Focusing with Beatrice Blake, David Rome, Ann Weiser Cornell, Akira Ikema, Catherine T...
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The Future of Focusing Panel Discussion Part1 - YouTube

2015 International Focusing Conference Panel Discussion: The Future of Focusing with Beatrice Blake, David Rome, Ann Weiser Cornell, Akira Ikema, Catherine T...
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Articles - Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

Articles - Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Enjoy a variety of downloadable articles and links to a variety of topics with an emphasis on trauma-informed practice and expressive arts therapy, play therapy, mind-body approaches and neurobiology-focused concepts. Check back often for new articles and resources; also visit Books for more information on published materials on a wide variety of topics including art therapy, creative interventions, mindfulness, positive psychology, counseling, and play therapy.

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Interpreting Mandalas with Inner Body Focusing - The Art of Emotional Healing

Interpreting Mandalas with Inner Body Focusing - The Art of Emotional Healing | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Exploring mandalas as symbolic experience in the body can be done through the combination of spontaneous art making and meditating into the body to find correlating metaphors, stories, memories, and symbols through inner body focusing.
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“What if I feel guilty for feeling good?”

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Focusing Tip #478 “I feel guilt and shame for everything I accomplish and for feeling good, relaxed, and taking care of myself.” Maria writes: I have problems with feelings of guilt (and shame) for everything I accomplish (for...
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2016 international Focusing conference

2016 international Focusing conference | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Find out about the 2016 International Focusing conference, Cambridge. UK
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“What if I feel guilty for feeling good?”

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Focusing Tip #478 “I feel guilt and shame for everything I accomplish and for feeling good, relaxed, and taking care of myself.” Maria writes: I have problems with feelings of guilt (and shame) for everything I accomplish (for...
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“A part of me is continually alert to danger…”

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Focusing Tip #476
“There’s a part of me that is continually alert to any danger or imminent threat…”





Eduardo writes:
There’s a part of me that is continually alert to any danger or imminent threat and that which is called anxiety.
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“How do I know what to accept?”

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Focusing Tip #475 “When I shared with my coach that I was working to accept the disease, she suggested that I might be careful not to accept illnesses, unwanted situations, and people…” A Reader writes: After reading The Radical...
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Focusing: A Path Toward Befriending Feelings - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Focusing: A Path Toward Befriending Feelings - PsychCentral.com (blog) | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
During the 1960’s, the psychologist and philosopher Eugene Gendlin asked a simple question: why do some people make progress in psychotherapy, while others don’t — and what is happening within those individuals who are benefiting from therapy?
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Why I Like Humanistic Psychology - YouTube

This video is a personal description of my encounter with humanistic psychology. It emphasizes the emotional & evocative aspects of it, rather than its theor...
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“How do I know which of my feelings to trust?”

“How do I know which of my feelings to trust?” | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #483
“It feels so strong I can’t ignore it, and fighting it is harder than giving in…”





A Reader writes:
How do I distinguish between a felt sense and gut feeling that is driven by anxiety?
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The Future of Focusing Panel Discussion Part2 - YouTube

2015 International Focusing Conference Panel Discussion: The Future of Focusing with Beatrice Blake, David Rome, Ann Weiser Cornell, Akira Ikema, Catherine T...
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MAterial - Blue Sky Focusing

MAterial - Blue Sky Focusing | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
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Blue Sky Focuisng is an ingenuous combination of ”Focusing”, a form of psychotherapy,  and several Buddhist meditations.  It comes  from personal sufferenings that confront therapists everyday, and creates new personal meanings from these sufferings.  In addition, it brings us the light of compassion.

 

Striking effects of Blue Sky Focusing are being researched.  You can write to the following email address to send in your experience annonymously.  The submitted experiences will be used for research and may be published.  Submitting your experiences in email means that you consent to having your experiences studied and published. Please add @yahoo.co.jp to the address below.

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Living with an Open Heart | Psychology Today

Living with an Open Heart | Psychology Today | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
It is part of our human nature to be sensitive to life and other people. But oftentimes, we're criticized for being too sensitive. This article differentiates between being sensitive and being reactive. As we become more aware of our triggers, we can heal the wounds that lead to reactivity, which allows us to live with a more open, accessible heart.
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We Want to Accept Our Feelings, But How Do We Do It? | Psychology Today

We Want to Accept Our Feelings, But How Do We Do It? | Psychology Today | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing was developed through research into psychotherapy effectiveness. Eugene Gendlin found that those clients who were attending to their bodily felt experience in a caring, gentle way were making the most progress in psychotherapy. This article describes Focusing as a path of befriending our experience just as it is.
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Conversations: October 2015: Glenn Fleisch

Conversations: October 2015: Glenn Fleisch | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
The Focusing Institute: Focusing is direct access to a bodily knowing. Focusing is a practice developed from the Philosophy of the Implicit.
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Glenn Fleisch:

I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, am a Coordinator with the Focusing Institute and have been a practicing psychotherapist for 35 years. I specialize in the Wholebody Focusing approach to healing trauma, addictions, and other difficult emotional/behavioral patterns. In addition to my clinical work, I have taught WBF and FOT in California and worldwide. In recent years, I am devoting more time to research, philosophy and writing. Recent articles include "The body's recovery of spirit," and "How the body leads the way at the edge of impasse." My interests include: recovering spirit through the body; taking a stance on Being; relational healing through inter-embodied field; transforming engrained patterns. I am an Adjunct Faculty member in the ICP program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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The power of empathy: how being heard calms the body. | living focusing blog

The power of empathy: how being heard calms the body. | living focusing blog | focusing_gr | Scoop.it

For a while now I have been pondering how Focusing differs from Mindfulness and for me one of the key factors is the place of an empathic listener when we practice Focusing in pairs. This relationship with a companion or listener changes the whole process for me. There is a lot that happens in the interaction that changes the process so what I write next is about just one aspect of that.

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The Felt Sense, A True Story

The Felt Sense, A True Story | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
As I walk along the street all is as it should be. The soft blue sky spreads out peacefully above me, the early morning sun shines warmly on my back. The street is quiet, apart from a myriad of birds chirping back and forth among themselves.
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What is Person Centred Therapy

Great description of this approach to counselling by Lisa Roundy.
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My professional Everest and my spiritual compass....mastering the person centred therapeutic approach...

 

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How to Release a Block to Receiving Inner Guidance

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Focusing Tip #474
“I feel that the main problem is a flat refusal to hear and obey my inner voice.”





Maria writes:
Some weeks ago I listened to your audio recording about blocks in action.
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The Power of Empathy and Focusing: Ann Weiser Cornell & Edwin Rutsch

Video Transcripts and more at: http://cultureofempathy.com/references/Experts/Ann-Weiser-Cornell.htm Ann Weiser Cornell is an American author, educator, ...
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The Meaning in Pain

The Meaning in Pain | focusing_gr | Scoop.it
Focusing Tip #471
“Should I suggest that my partner breathe into the pain and constriction?”
Jane writes:
I have a question about a session today with a Focusing partner who was feeling pain and constriction.
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