Sitting with Gene at his Leading Edge is a close reading of Gendlin’s 2012 paper “Implicit Precision,” and is for anyone interested in seeing our world as having living process at its center, a world we belong in and which we participate in re-making. “Implicit Precision” is a key article in Gendlin’s recent work, that both builds on and goes beyond A Process Model. It’s an exciting and hopeful vision of interconnectedness and wholeness, with fresh creative possibilities arising from who and what we are at every moment.
Gendlin is widely recognized as a pioneering thinker. The kinds of concepts he has created can help us see ourselves and our world in a new way – and may be essential for re-making our world into one that meets the needs of the living beings in it.
This is an edited version of a live, five-week phone seminar with the author of Focusing and one of his most well-known students. Each week Gendlin presents and responds to questions from participants, and each week there is a new experiential exercise created and led by Cornell to highlight an aspect of the presentation.
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What You’ll Learn:
- Finding the ‘no conflict’ space between science and emergent, interconnected life
- Understanding how our living bodies are meaning; meaning doesn’t have to be added
- Seeing that every human being transcends culture
- Experiencing life as an environmental interaction continuously regenerating itself
- Feeling how we live in a possibility space, not an empty space
- Offering a new model of time where past and future are functioning now
Available as MP3s. Includes supplemental reading list, provided digitally after purchase.
Total Length: 6 hours 31 minutes
File Size: 440.2 MB
Note: CDs were recorded during an actual phone seminar and have been edited. Sound quality may vary.
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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.
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.
Eugene T. Gendlin was 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 was also a warm brilliant man who lit up a room with the quality of his listening.