Focusing is a process of connecting to the Felt Sense, this is a radical and evolving edge as it is more than being in touch with our feelings, greater than just thinking about a problem, and different from body sensations.
‘Focusing is a body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing. It is the process of listening to your body in a gentle accepting way and hearing the messages that your inner self is sending you. It is a process of honouring the wisdom that you have inside you, becoming aware of the subtle level of knowing that speaks to you through your body. The results of listening to your body are insight, physical release, and positive life change. You understand yourself better, you feel better, and you act in ways that are more likely to create the life you want’
– Ann Weiser Cornell Phd
Empathic listening, unconditional acceptance, learning to find your own ground and follow your inherent wisdom, are just some of what Focusing can bring.
Difficult feelings, challenges, and places deeply buried and cut off are invited to be heard, known and felt, enabling their natural life energy to be lived, expressed & carried forward in nourishing ways that support the whole of an individual.
From this place of deep inner listening, change is not forced but organically flows from the body’s inherent wisdom and knowing of the next right steps, leading to authentic and sustained change.
‘We have been taught to substitute what others tell us for our own individual inner knowing. Focusing teaches us how to trust our own truth and how to let it come fully into our lives. To journey back to our center, our inner home is to return to our deepest self, our sense of who we really are, our true knowing and the sources of our transformation.’ – B. McGavin