The power of slowness, pausing and “resonating”

This post is about the importance of “resonance” when we listen to ourselves and others as an important thing not to forget. I am writing about it because I need the reminder myself in Focusing sessions, but I also think the Listner/With-Senser can benefit from their own resonating, and I suggest how we might use it in listening in everyday life too…

Why Focusing is not ‘the same as’ Mindfulness

(For norsk versjon, klikk her) 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…

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…