I have found Focusing with Lucy to be one of the most embodying
and deep practices I have discovered.
What is Focusing?
There is a significant overlap between the practice of Focusing and the practice of Mindfulness – both being rooted in a reflective way of bringing one’s attention inside in a whole bodily felt way in order to attend to whatever is there.
Focusing is an effective tool in support of personal development. It is also an excellent tool for professional development for anyone studying or practicing as a therapist or life coach.
Most of us tend to carry things around with us that can be subtly drawing us out of the present moment. We can find ourselves feeling distracted or caught in self-defeating patterns.
When we take some time out to pause and to befriend ourselves and to ask ourselves questions like “how am I doing on the inside right now?’ and “how do I feel about myself in this situation?” we can find that our bodies and our feelings respond with relief. Ah! Finally someone cares enough to ask!
If we are willing to listen astutely and to hear deeply what is longing to be heard – magic can happen.
The kind of awareness this practice generates can help to dissolve limiting core beliefs and to transform pain – physical and psychological – assisting us to arrive gently and yet powerfully in to this present moment.
In my experience the pivotal moments in a Focusing session are often experienced by clients as moments of grace.
When a part of me feels loved it awakens to its own healing.
I work with you as the unique individual that you are.
In my role of practitioner I am guided by your moment-to-moment experience.
This simple step-by-step guided process can allow you to gently come back in to balance.
- The guided Focusing sessions that I offer can be an interesting alternative to Counselling and Psychotherapy for people who are not looking to enter in to therapy but who would like to do deep inner work within the supportive context of a safe and confidential relationship.
- Single sessions, short-term work, and longer-term engagement can all be rewarding ways to experience the benefits of Focusing.
The practice of Focusing was originally ‘discovered’ and developed by Gendlin, a colleague of Carl Rogers, and a psychologist, psychotherapist, and existential philosopher. It has its roots in the extensive research he did in to change processes in therapy and his discovery of the sequence of micro-processes that tend to bring about direct and lasting change. This body of theory and practice has touched many minds and hearts, changing many peoples lives for the better. It continues to evolve across the globe in creative and innovative ways.