Focusing, Psychotherapy & The Implicit is a course to support psychotherapists and other healing professionals in being with their clients in a Focusing-oriented way. This is a slightly edited version of a live, interactive, 5-week phone course with the legendary author of Focusing and one of his most well known students.
Focusing is a process that has been linked in over 50 research studies with successful outcomes in psychotherapy. Research has shown that successful therapy clients make contact with a felt sense – a murky, hard to describe, more-than-words experience that is broader and vaguer than emotion. With a certain quality of attention, felt senses can “come into focus” and bring fresh insights and new behavior.
Digital Download Product (MP3s)
- Being a peaceful therapist – one who knows how to move the process forward
- Effective ways to help a client move past being stuck
- What to do about clients who seem unable or unwilling to go into body awareness
- How to listen for and support the life-forward energy in the client’s process
Available as MP3s. Includes supplemental reading list, provided digitally after purchase.
Total Length: 5 hours 40 minutes
File Size: 361.1 MB
Note: Audio was 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.
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.