Why Focusing is not ‘the same as’ Mindfulness

When I describe to others who are unfamiliar with Focusing, what it is, I often get the comment or question if Focusing isn’t just the same as Mindfulness. In this little piece I would like to try to outline some of the differences and similarities between Focusing and Mindfulness. To start with, I would like…

Focusing is…

I asked some of my Focusing friends and partners to say what Focusing is, in one sentence. This is what they said: “Through Focusing I can feel that I really, deeply like myself” (S.) “Focusing is a way of finding peace and coming into connection with parts of me that feel uncomfortable/difficult/stuck, as well as…

Felt Sensing makes it easier to trust what comes from within…

…, even what seems “angry at me” or “negative”, because Felt Sensing becomes a tool to get a relationship with it, to hear better what’s actually underneath. And what’s actually underneath is, always, without exeption, that it’s trying to “save you” from a situation (or several situations simultaneously) that are experienced as unbearable and even…