What is Focusing?
Focusing is a method, which helps
- to relate more deeply to oneself,
- to establish the connection between thinking and feeling,
- the develop the feeling for 'right or wrong for me',
- to meet yourself with a friendly and caring attitude, and
- to be able to distance yourself from problems.
To put it simply, focusing helps to relate an issue, a question or a problem with the sensations in the body which appear during the focusing-process. Focusing helps us to feel what is right for us and in what direction life wants to expand within us.
Where does Focusing come from?
Focusing was developed by Eugene T. Gendlin, Professor for philosohphy and psychology. Gendlin worked closely with Carl Rogers, the founder of client-centred therapy, in the 1950s and 1960s. Crucial features of client-centred therapy like empathy, appreciation and authenticity can also be found in Focusing.