How the New Can Come is for anyone interested in how something new emerges in us – and what kind of concepts we need to grasp the emergence of originality.
Art only works if something new actually comes. The same is true of philosophy, and therapy. In this CD set, we explore this question: How does one make a space where something new can come? We visit thinking (philosophy and concept creation), art, and therapy as examples, but there are many other areas where the new is needed.
Heidegger said that philosophy and poetry come from the same place. He called that place “nothing,” but it isn’t nothing. It just isn’t already clear and formed. In order to solve a problem, something new has to come. We can’t just rearrange the building blocks that were already there. The new comes from the zigzag between the body sense and what we make of it. We also need interaction, and to use language freshly.
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What You’ll Learn:
- The generating process that is always creating what we experience
- Moving forward into creating something new by taking a little action
- How Thinking at the Edge (TAE) helps us discover words for what we could never find words for
- What is meant by the powerfully evocative phrase “let it develop”
- What we can all learn from how poets and philosophers use language
Available as MP3s. Includes supplemental reading list, provided digitally after purchase.
Total Length: 6 hours 26 minutes
File Size: 434.2 MB
Note: CDs were recorded during an actual phone seminar and have been edited. Sound quality may vary.
About Digital Downloads
If you purchase the digital download version, you’ll receive an email after checkout with a link to download the MP3s, which you can then save to your computer. *Please Note: Each purchased digital copy is licensed to one individual for personal use only.
The Focusing and Thinking Series is a series of phone seminars offered by Gene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell that explore the implications of Gene Gendlin’s Philosophy of the Implicit and the Focusing process to a broad range of topics including relationships, creativity, social change, psychotherapy, dreams, and thinking.
Eugene T. Gendlin is a groundbreaking philosopher and psychotherapist who has been honored 4 times by the American Psychological Association for his development of Experiential Psychotherapy. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and taught there from 1963 to 1995. His book, Focusing, has sold over 500,000 copies and is in 17 languages. His other books include Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, A Process Model and Experiencing & the Creation of Meaning. He’s also a warm brilliant man who lights up a room with the quality of his listening.
Ann Weiser Cornell was getting her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Chicago when she met and learned Focusing from Eugene Gendlin. In 1980, Gene invited Ann to assist with his Focusing workshops. This started her on a path to become a Focusing teacher, and in 1990, Ann became the first person to support herself full-time as a Focusing teacher. Today, Ann is internationally recognized as one of the leading innovators and theoreticians of Focusing. She is the author of The Power of Focusing, The Radical Acceptance of Everything and Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change.