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Keep Calm & Carry On? Doesn’t Work, Does It?
I know this: it absolutely doesn’t work to try to stuff our feelings and impose calm. “Get over it.” “Think lovely thoughts.” All those positive thinking methods share the same problem: they ignore what is so. Wouldn’t you like to be able to be calm and cool…no matter what’s going on? The secret is to get bigger.
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Support for Stressful Times
2020 was a difficult year. Ann hosted a series of 28 webinars to share some processes you can use to feel calmer when the stress and anxiety gets a bit too much
Watch all of the videos here.
Inner Peace for Challenging Times
In each of these short videos, Ann tells the story of someone in a tough situation who used Inner Relationship Focusing to feel calmer, clearer, and more peaceful… so that hopefully you can, too.
Watch all of the videos here.
The Lonely Outsider
Feel Stuck Right Now?
The Urge to Indulge
The Rock and the Hard Place
Get Clear and Move Forward with Focusing Audio
“Get Clear and Move Forward with Focusing” Audio Recording Remarkably, it’s in the very places where we feel uneasy and unclear that we can find the energy and wisdom to move forward. This introductory seminar includes a guided Focusing exercise that has been described as “transformational.”
The Focusing Connection
May 2013 was our last issue of The Focusing Connection newsletter. Subscriptions are no longer available, however, all of our back issues are available as digital PDFs.
For a list of past issues with article titles, click here.Click Here for Access to Past Issues
These resources here are available online for those interested in learning more about Focusing. Our Library section is frequently updated with new material, so you may want to bookmark this page so you can easily return. The sections below link to articles in English. We also have articles in the following languages:
Learn About Focusing
Three Key Aspects of Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell
Ten Ways to Use Focusing in Daily Life by Ann Weiser Cornell (PDF 520 KB)
Inner Relationship Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell & Barbara McGavin
The Origins and Development of Inner Relationship Focusing By Ann Weiser Cornell
Relationship = Distance + Connection: A Comparison of Inner Relationship Techniques to Finding Distance Techniques in Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD
How to Tell If You’re Focusing by Ann Weiser Cornell
When Your Felt Sense Speaks to You…What to Say Back by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD
The Attitude of Not-Knowing by Ann Weiser Cornell
Presence Meets Ego by Ann Weiser Cornell
Doubtful Mind, Wise Body by Ann Weiser Cornell
Safe Focusing with (Almost) Any Partner by Ann Weiser Cornell
Focusing Partnership: A Structure for Freedom by David Shindoll
Radical Gentleness: The Transformation of the Inner Critic by Ann Weiser Cornell
The ‘Victim,’ the ‘Critic,’ and the Inner Relationship: Focusing with the Part that Wants to Die by Barbara McGavin
The Radical Acceptance of Everything by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD
Thoughts on the Radical Acceptance of Everything: A New Perspective on the Nature of God, Evil, the Soul, and Human Existence by Laurence Letich
The Seven Secrets to Getting Unblocked By Ann Weiser Cornell
How to Use Focusing to Release Blocks to Action by Ann Weiser Cornell
Focusing with Small Physical Ailments by Barbara McGavin
A Remarkable Focusing Session with Pain from Severe Physical Damage by Bev Stevenson
Self-in-Presence: The Transformative Agent in Healing Chronic Pain (PDF 101kb) by Cathy Rowan
Working with OCD
Focusing is Great! An article on using Focusing to help with Obsessive-Compulsive disorder by Lyman Griffin
What is the Difference Between Focusing and Therapy? by Ann Weiser Cornell
An Invitation to Presence by Ann Weiser Cornell (PDF 987KB) Focusing helps clients embrace their most feared emotions. From Psychotherapy Networker Nov/Dec 2005
Something New Here & Now: Breaking Free of the Habitual by Ann Weiser Cornell
The Power of Listening by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD
Some Notes on Language by Ann Weiser Cornell
Questioning Questions by Ann Weiser Cornell
Fragile Process by Margaret Warner
Inner Relationship Focusing: Strengthening Attachment and Interpersonal Neurobiological Integration by Carol J. Sutherland Nickerson, L.I.C.S.W., C.F.T.
Right in Their Hands: How Gestures Imply the Body’s Next Steps By Glenn Fleisch
An Earlier and (Perhaps) More Searching Focusing by Rob Foxcroft
The Philosophy of the Implicit: An Introduction to the Work of Gene Gendlin by Rob Parker An articulate and exciting presentation of the fundamental philosophy behind how Focusing works.
Living Forward by Mia Leijssen (PDF) This manuscript sets the process of Focusing into a transpersonal matrix.
Dreams – A Summary by Barbara McGavin
Five Reasons Why Focusing is Not Better Known (Yet) by Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD
Treasure Maps to the Soul by Barbara McGavin and Ann Weiser Cornell
The Pink Silk Arrow: An Example of Treasure Maps/Untangling® by Ann Weiser Cornell
Completed Certification Projects
Distant Process Focusers by Anne-Marie Lafortune (PDF). The main objective of the project is to explore the characteristics of distancing process and find the language and the gateways that can allow Distant Process focusers to be with felt senses and taste the gifts of life forward movements.
Being a Focusing Schoolteacher – The Role of the Implicit at School by Arno Katz (PDF) A high school teacher who is now a Focusing practitioner as well writes about how he brings a Focusing way of being into his classroom, and the implications of that for dealing with student complaints, evaluating and grading, solving conflicts, etc. He also tells about teaching Focusing to the other teachers at the school. And finally, how Focusing supports his self-care in a stressful environment. Written in a way that is personal, readable, and grounded in the body.
Inner Relationship Focusing and Embodied Awakening by Cielle Backstrom (PDF) A look at how Focusing integrates with a number of spiritual growth processes including: Waking Down in Mutuality; John Welwood’s Love and Awakening; shamanic energy healing; and the work of the Heart Math Institute.
Distinguishing Between Form and Function in the Focusing Process by Jill Drummond (PDF) A look at the essential functions of the Focusing process and the various forms of instruction used to teach them.
An Exploration of Focusing in combination with Massage Therapy by Kate Tremblay
Tools for Teaching Disidentification: Some Exercises, Games, Metaphors, Humor by Marcella Calabi (PDF) This paper offers a collection of exercises and tools to help take a step back from the experience at hand and tap into a larger sense of self and the curiosity and empathy that self inhabits so that responses to emotional challenges can come from more grounded, present states.
Bringing Focusing to a Counselling Supervision Group by Paula Newman (PDF) Follow the experiences of a counselling supervision group as they integrate Focusing and bodily felt senses into the clinical aspects of group supervision over the course of an academic year.
Focusing Transitions: Leading In and Coming Out by Chava Levy, LCSW
A collection of great articles about Focusing from the British Focusing Teachers’ Association
An Introduction to Focusing by Susan Jordan
Touching the Source by Rob Foxcroft
Solo Focusing by Kay Hoffmann
Focusing as a Doorway for Spiritual Growth by Lesley Wilson and Addie van der Kooy
Focusing in Gaza by Jerry Conway
Reflections on Being (Some Sort of) a ‘Focusing-Oriented’ Therapist by Peter Afford
Transforming our Inner Critics: the Power of Presence by Barbara McGavin
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