Here are but a
few ways to use Focusing in your work:
- You can
felt sense while working and find the next right way of being.
- You can
gently guide someone into their bodily feel of something to help them find their inner wisdom and release.
- You can offer Felt Listening and witness how this opens up a person’s process.
- You can work on a project in a felt sensed way (See Robert Lee, Changing the Unchangeable)
and allow it to flow with more ease.
- Training in Focusing Oriented Therapy
is available for counselors and psychotherapists who wish to enliven and refresh their practice.
Writers could benefit from “Thinking At the Edge” which is a process for developing
new theory from your felt experience; body workers may explore “Meeting at the Edge;” dancers,
artists, philosophers, counselors, architects, teachers, businesses, and many others are discovering the benefits of including
Felt Sensing and Felt Listening into their living.
Felt sensing can also
enhance any spiritual practice by gently clearing a space inside you for a deeply experienced, full sense of connection and
What kind of training is available?
Mind/Body/Heart Transformative Focusing (Domain Focusing)
Access and enliven your natural healing wisdom by opening up your heart, mind, and body to your felt inner experience.
- Personalized one-one-one training in Domain
- Five-week “Coming Alive Through Felt Relating”
Level I Focusing Partnership course.
- “Making Sense of Living: Safe
Companioning Within and Without” Felt Sensing and Felt Listening 11-month course (“Proficiency in Focusing
- "Opening the Treasure Box" for a
creative or work project that needs your Focusing attention.
- Three-year Program
towards Certification as a Focusing Trainer.
Discover your felt meaning of each Step of your 12 Step Program and learn how to
clear what may be in the way of your Recovery. Enjoy the magnificent feel of Recovery.
Training in Recovery Focusing is an excellent experience for Addiction Counselors interested in facilitating
refreshing, enjoyable group processes that leave everyone feeling fully alive and at ease.
- Four-day, “Enlivening Recovery” Intensive for counselors
and 12 Steppers.
- Ten-Session “Discovering the Felt Meaning
of Recovery” Recovery Focusing course (equivalent to Level I and Level II).
- A one-year course in “Recovery Focusing Partnership” (“Proficiency in Focusing Partnership
Document”) which can be applied toward Certification as a Focusing Trainer.
Many of these courses are offered as Telecourses so you can learn Focusing from the convenience of your own
I am also available to travel for intensive workshops in “Making
Sense of Living” and “Enlivening Recovery.”
out when the next FREE Enlivening Recovery Intro Workshop is happening.
Where can I purchase books or DVDs?
The Focusing Institute has a bookstore. By purchasing books and DVDs with the Institute, you help support it.
You may also purchase books directly from a particular Focusing teacher of your choice.
My book, Loving At the Edge: Recovery Emerging, is available on Lulu.com (Product ID # 8617548).
Though it is about Felt Sensing into the 12 Steps of
Recovery from an addictive process, it has several chapters on Focusing and on Focusing with groups that will help you in
your Focusing Journey.It is also available as a download.
The Focusing Institute
has a wonderful on-line library. Feel free to browse and explore many articles in an area of your choice.
How can I sustain my practice?
The best way for you to sustain your Felt Sensing practice is to find a Focusing Partner with whom you can exchange
Focusing/Listening turns once a week, every two weeks, or once a month (as you wish).This allows you to set some time aside
for yourself and your inner sense of things.
The more you practice Focusing,
the more you will realize how powerful and meaningful it is. It will change your life.
Without a Partnership, we risk forgetting to process things in this very alive, felt sensed way.
You can also join a Focusing “Changes” group. These are groups of Focuses who
get together once a month to exchange listening and focusing turns. Browse the Focusing Institute’s web site to find
support near you.
Having a listener for your Focusing process is important
because it holds it for you. You can stay with it because you are sharing it and the listener is receiving it, gently offering
it back to you. Otherwise, you might start thinking of your grocery list or fall asleep!
Focusing regularly on work and life issues will add a new flow to your life that comes from resolving and letting
go of blocks to happiness. Focusing reveals to you your next right way of being, with whatever aspect of your life needs caring
attention: your relationships, your emotional feeling states, your spirituality, your physical being, your work, or your projects.
Can I Focus alone?
I have found the best way to Focus alone is to write down my process. This offers me a sense of my witness/observer self.
Writing and reading helps me take it back inside, much like the felt reflection of my listener does.
I also find it very easy to Focus through Email. There is something about having a listener “out there”
that is very helpful to me in terms of being able to stay with my process.
different Focusing web sites for teachers who may have DVDs available on Focusing Alone.
You can also do real time felt sensing by pausing and sensing inside yourself. As the feel of something emerges,
just be with it kindly. Maybe you can sense into what this needs from you. This alone will help you feel more at ease.
Felt Sensing is deepened and carried forward in interaction and relationship. Focusing
alone will give you release and insights when you need to process something that is not moving forward. Focusing in a partnership
will help you and your living move forward!
Join our Felt community!
Check out the many discussions and groups on the main website; sign up for a Newsletter
or follow a Blog; listen in to Focusing Conversations (on the website under Felt Community); find a Focusing partner anywhere
in the world through Skype; and enjoy your aliveness like you never have before!
consider supporting The Focusing Institute by becoming a member as a Friend or Supporter.