What is Focusing?

Imagine your body is a treasure chest. This treasure chest contains all your stored memories and experiences, in a visceral way. If only you could access this treasure. Then you would be able to re-experience and heal all your old traumas and wounds. This is the process confirmed now by current research into stress and trauma . The question is: how can you access this treasure chest.

Focusing is one way. The traditional Focusing method has been around for decades. It primarily relies on the matching of words and symbols with the Felt Sense in the body. It brings new life and forward moving energy.

Focusing helps you get more in contact with your inner experience, and to listen to the wisdom of your body. It brings you to greater calm, presence, and self-compassion.  It brings you more distance in challenging relationships, helps you stop being overwhelmed by your feelings, or over-reacting in difficult situations.  It will help you make sounder decisions, and then it is easier to take action as more of you is committed – its not just a left-brain decision but it comes from the whole of you – and when you notice resistance than you have tools to  inquire into that resistance and find out what its trying to tell you. Remarkably, and perhaps counter intuitively – listen to the resistance and it tends to go away with this method.

Focusing brings you into contact with your felt sense. This feeling in your gut – or other part of your body – that you don’t really have words for. Using the intelligence of the mind to track your moment to moment feelings in your body brings you into contact with a much more spacious sense of your self, and the recognition that you are much larger than whatever your current challenge is. With focusing you start to feel connected with something much larger than you that is inside you and connected

It brings together the intelligence of your mind, with your heart, your body and your feelings. It helps you find an expanded sense of self and brings you deep knowledge and wisdom. It brings you fully present in this moment and helps you better manage stress and challenges

More about focusing can be found here: http://www.focusing.org/

Here you can see what it might look like in practice

The emphasis of my work is always on helping you find more self compassion and self care  as you explore your world from the inside out.

Learn Focusing. Please contact me for details about my next workshop series