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.
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.
I love to hold a Focusing space for people to connect with what is happening for them on the inside. A space that allows one to “see the wood AND the trees.”
This kind of inclusive attitude is one in which together we welcome all parts of your experience. As anyone who has practiced Focusing for awhile can attest, what we believe about ourselves effects how we feel about ourselves, which in turn effects how our bodies feel. When we hold an inclusive Focusing space we get to experience first-hand the relief of change that happens from the inside out. These moments of presence may transform pain – physical and psychological – assisting us to arrive gently and yet powerfully in to this present moment.
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.
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.
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.