I’ve just been listening to a recording of a talk about “Focusing“, a therapeutic technique that came out of research done by one of Carl Rogers’ colleagues Eugene Gendlin.
Gendlin noticed that the people who got the most benefit from counselling or therapy sessions were those that we able to connect to a ‘felt sense’ of what was going on in their bodies as they processed their experience.
In other words they were able to tune into their experience and be present with it as it changed.
Since then Focusing has developed and represents an interesting way of interacting with your felt sense of what is going on to make changes in your experience.
In the recording I listened to the presenter Ann Weiser Cornell suggested a simple change in people’s language that would help them feel differently about their experience.
Rather than just tell you what she said I’m going to invite you to try it out.