Focusing

Focusing is an awareness practice like meditation. But instead of emptying our minds and bypassing feelings or emotions, Focusing gives us a way to relate to these directly and bring out their underlying wisdom.

By attending to our felt senses with interested curiosity and gentle presence, we can untangle areas where we may be stuck in repetitive patterns.  Focusing is a powerful way to find the gifts hidden within:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Chronic pain or illness
  • Decisions and life choices
  • Blocks to action
  • Family and ancestral trauma

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Individual guided sessions are available in person, by phone or on Skype. If you would like to schedule a free chat to see how I can help you, please contact me at Focusing@EllenKormanMains.com.

More about Focusing

The method called Focusing was developed by Dr. Eugene Gendlin who collaborated with Carl Rogers at the University of Chicago in the 1960’s and coined the term “the felt sense.” Ellen is especially trained in Inner Relationship Focusing, the branch of Focusing developed by Ann Weiser Cornell, who has worked with Eugene Gendlin since the seventies and is the foremost Focusing teacher in the English-speaking world today.

Ellen’s Focusing work is inspired by years of meditation, her ancestral work in Poland, and the mandala principle.  From Luminous Emptiness by Francesca Freemantle: “The mandala principle means that absolutely everything is included . . . Nothing is rejected or left outside the circle. All our problems and emotional conflicts, all our good and bad characteristics, can be used on the path.”

A wealth of information about Focusing can be found at these two websites:  Focusing Resources and Focusing.org.