Synopses & Reviews
The focusing technique in this book is based on the discovery that successful therapy clients have a kind of inner wisdom about their problems and that listening to this inner sense is a key component to successful change. The Power of Focusing takes you step-by-step through a process of listening to your body, letting these messages lead to insights, decisions, and positive change.
“The Power of Focusing clarifies an essential human skill many of us have forgotten and takes it a quantum leap farther along its evolutionary path. Here are germinal teachings and deep human wisdom expressed in a way that can improve anyone’s emotions, well-being, and life.”
—Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Laws of Spirit
“Ann Weiser Cornell approaches Focusing with moment-by-moment sensitivity and years of depth. This is one of the most powerful therapeutic techniques of which I am aware an may even be said to be the basis of all good therapy.”
—Jeffrey Mishlove, author of Roots of Consciousness and host of television’s Thinking Allowed
“Most people make life’s important decisions by using their intellect. They think and become logical. Thus their path in life becomes path-o-logical. As a physician, I know how important our feelings are. We store a lifetime of feelings in our bodies. If not felt and responded to, they lead to disease—once again, a state of pathology. Learn to focus, and let the wisdom of your body teach you what it feels like to be happy. The wisdom of this book can help you heal the pathology. This book is an excellent resource for healing your life and body while guiding you to your life’s true path.”
—Bernie Siegel, M.D.,author of Love, Medicine and Miracles; Peace, Love, and Healing; and How to Live Between Office Visits
“I have included Ann Weiser Cornell’s Focusing work in Intuitive Training classes with excellent results. I see the Focusing technique as an invaluable tool for students of the inner life, particularly psychic-intuitive training.”—Helen Palmer, author of The Enneagram
Finding your Inner Voice.
"Focusing"--defined as a body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing--is employed today by thousands of psychotherapists with their patients. This book, the first to make the methods of this treatment accessible to laypersons, outlines in friendly, nontechnical language how to effectively use focusing to address a variety of issues.
Step-by-step process of listening to your body, finding words and images to fit emerging feelings, and letting these messages lead to insights, decisions, & positive change.
Focusing is a gentle yet powerful skill that lets you tap into your body’s wisdom and make positive changes in your life. The Power of Focusing shows readers how they can train themselves to learn this vital technique of self-exploration and self-discovery.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -113).
About the Author
Ann Weiser Cornell learned Focusing from Eugene Gendlin, who first discovered the technique. She has gone on to achieve an international reputation as one of the field’s leading innovator and theoreticians. She taught at Gendlin’s Focusing Institute in Chicago, developed the first workshops for Focusing guides, and now regularly teaches popular workshops throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East. Ann is editor and publisher of The Focusing Connection newsletter and has served as president of the Association of Humanistic Psychology. Ann currently makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she offers classes and workshops through her organization, Focusing Resources.
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