Philosophy, Focusing & Dreams – a 5-week Audio Course

with Eugene Gendlin & Ann Weiser Cornell

Philosophy, Focusing & Dreams is for anyone who wants to discover the richness in dreams. Even dreams that seem only negative turn out to have gifts of forward life energy waiting to be tapped into, using the methods taught in this seminar.

Starting with how to remember dreams if you usually don’t, this seminar takes the listener through a way of approaching dreams that includes getting the “help” first rather that going first to the “charged” part of the dream. Methods for “bias control” help the dreamer not bring habitual life patterns to the dreamwork process. Including five actual dreamwork sessions where Gene Gendlin works with a participant on a dream and then discusses it afterward.


Digital Download Product (MP3s)

Philosophy, Focusing and Dreams MP3 Audio Set

Philosophy, Focusing and Dreams MP3 Audio Set


Topics Covered:

1: How to start remembering your dreams
2: Where to find the ‘help’ in the dream
3: ‘Bias control’ – how to step outside of your habitual reactions
4: Finding the positive energy in the dream
5: How to help another person work on a dream

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Available as MP3s (CD set version not available). Includes supplemental reading list, provided digitally after purchase.

Total Length: 6 hours 32 minutes
File Size: 440.8 MB

Audio was recorded during an actual phone seminar and has been edited. Sound quality may vary.

*Please Note: Each purchased digital copy is licensed to one individual for personal use only. 

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What You’ll Learn:

  • How to start remembering your dreams
  • The difference between dream “interpretation” and Focusing-oriented dreamwork
  • How to find the positive energy in any dream and keep it
  • The importance of “bias control,” or how to step outside of your habitual reactions
  • How a dream is an incomplete process and how Focusing-oriented dreamwork allows that process to complete
  • How to help another person work on a dream


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. 

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About the Focusing & Thinking Series

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.

genegendlin-for-workshopEugene 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.



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