This focusing session was inspired by the book Focusing, 2d ed., New York: Bantam Books, 1981, ©1978-1981 Eugene T. Gendlin, Ph.D. All rights reserved.
FOCUSING is a method for getting in touch with our body wisdom, our deep-down feelings, our intuitions, our sixth sense.
It is a unique way of receiving holistic answers from the totality of our being.
The method has been drafted in the 1970s by Eugene T. Gendlin, Ph.D., from the University of Chicago, USA. (See his book Focusing, 2d ed., New York: Bantam Books, 1981, with a wonderful introduction by Marilyn Ferguson).
Focusing gets close to some Oriental meditation methods, however better suits the Western mindset than most meditation methods. In the beginning, the simplicity of this method was not quite understood and focusing was reserved to therapeutic settings or used for coping with anxiety or drug abuse.
Only later people found how similar focusing was to the Oriental approach that is called meditation. With this insight, focusing became a widely accepted and practiced method in self-experience groups and an activity for company seminars or staff excursions, not to mention its adaptation for boy scouts meetings or special classes in gifted children workshops and alike.