Learning Focusing First !

As we noted on the Welcome page, it is critical that anyone who wants to use Focusing techniques and tools has to understand what Focusing is, what its underlying dynamics are and have some personal experiences with Focusing before attempting to interact with students and children from a Focusing perspective.  Otherwise simply using the tools and techniques with children would be like teaching someone to drive a car without having ever driven a car yourself!

There are a variety of resources available that can assist you in learning and experiencing Focusing.  A listing of Focusing teachers and the most extensive resources are available through the International Focusing Institute:  The International Focusing Institute.

Excellent articles, audio recordings , video presentations and a free E-Course about Focusing are also available free of charge at:  Focusing Resources (courtesy of Ann Weiser Cornell) .

An experiential walkthrough of the Focusing flow elements is available (courtesy of the BioSpiritual Institute) at: Focusing Flow .  This link will guide you through a focusing introduction and experience through a series of pages accessed by clicking on the “Discover” tab at the bottom of each  page.

Here is an excellent interview with Gene Gendlin, the founder of Focusing: Interview of Gene Gendlin

Here is a brief article on how to focus: Introduction to Focusing