Focusing


Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.
Carl Jung

Focusing is a practice and process that can facilitate accessing a deeper sense of knowing and healing within ourselves. It was developed by Eugene Gendlin
Gendlin developed steps through which we can learn to tune into this innate sense of inner knowing, which is essentially a natural human process that we have very often lost contact with.
In a Focusing session, within a safe and accepting space, we can bring awareness to, and be with deeper and often more challenging aspects of our inner experience in a new and even friendly and curious way.
This can be incredibly powerful, creating space around things that have felt stuck and restricted, allowing them to change and move.

As a Focusing Practitioner, I offer a gentle and accepting space in which I can teach you skills to come back into contact with this awareness, guiding you towards a new way of being with your inner landscape.


Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.
Rumi


How Focusing is different from Therapy
Although Focusing is therapeutic and many people find it life changing, working with a Focusing Practitioner is not the same as seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist.

Some of the differences are:
*This is your process, you are always in charge and I will support you in that.

*The emphasis is always on your relationship with yourself and your body (rather than your relationship with me)

*You will not be asked to disclose details or history about the issues you’re working with, although you may share them if that feels right to you.

*You will not be diagnosed, or given advice about your life situations.

*You decide if you want more sessions, how frequently and when to stop having sessions.