Marlies Zoll

Focussing

Focussing was developed in the 50ties by Gendlin, a philosopher and psychotherapist, during his research with Carl Rogers. It is a technique that can be successfully used in any kind of therapeutic situation. It consists of sensing vague, still unformed feelings in the body and then connecting this sensing (which Gendlin called the 'felt sense') with words and images that describe it. During this process there is often an opening or release in the body. The role of the therapist is to help the client presence and deepen the felt sense by reflecting the words and images back to the client.

Focusing is a technique that can be successfully used in any kind of therapeutic situation and may also be applied outside of therapy in peer-to-peer sessions to address a variety of issues.

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