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A breakthrough method of “unlocking the wisdom within your body” to solve specific problems and achieve dramatic personal growth and change.

This original, innovative program of self-therapy enables you to tap into your deepest level of wisdom, the “gut-level” knowledge that already exists within your body. By accessing this subliminal body-mind awareness (or “felt sense”) that lies beyond thoughts and feelings, you can get to the root of the conflicts within you, gain a fuller comprehension of your unresolved problems, and solve them.

What is focusing? It is a technique of self-therapy that teaches you to identify and change the way your personal problems concretely exist in your body. Unlike methods that stress “getting in touch with your feelings,” there is a built-in test: each focusing step, when done correctly, is marked by a physical relief, a profound release of tension.

Focusing guides you to the deepest level of awareness within your body. It is on this level, unfamiliar to most people, that unresolved problems actually exist, and only on this level can they change. Both a practical guide and a powerful philosophy of personal growth, this effective, proven procedure has wide-ranging applications, including healing, education, business, creative pursuits, and problem solving.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An original, innovative, exciting book.”

    Carl Rogers, PhD

  • “Gendlin and his [University of] Chicago colleagues began asking why therapy succeeds for some patients, but not for many others. In their research they found that the successful patient could be spotted easily…Differences in methods of therapy meant little…What did count, the researchers concluded, ‘is what successful patients do inside themselves.’ They were focusing intuitively. The focusing skill—in which one makes ‘contact with a special kind of internal bodily awareness’—can be learned by anyone in or out of therapy.”

    Washington Post

  • “I can’t tell you how valuable Focusing is to people I work with—around the world—who have used this powerful technique to relieve very disturbing symptoms of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, agitation, and mania.”

    Mary Ellen Copeland, MS, author of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain

  • “Healing trauma requires having a ‘felt sense’ (as one gets in focusing). It cannot be effectively dealt with through verbal or emotional expression alone. Bodily sensing is what allows the fixated moment to open to flow and transformation.”

    Peter Levine, author of Waking the Tiger

  • Focusing has been crucial for many bodyworkers, helping assure that the many revelations of the flesh do not escape notice and assimilation. I would hope that it would be more widely integrated within the education of Somatics practitioners.”

    Don Hanlon Johnson, PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies

  • “I continue to use the focusing technique. We have found it a most valuable tool.”

    O. Carl Simonton, MD, Simonton Cancer Center

  • “Learning to access and dissolve personal problems by focusing on the language and wisdom of the body was a historic discovery. Gendlin’s genius has stood the test of time.”

    Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting the Love You Want

  • Focusing is a beautiful and meditative approach to psychotherapy and personal growth. It offers a deep parallel to the practice of mindfulness in a carefully developed and sensitive way.”

    Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

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