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The Felt Sense, the Body, & the Brain

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Peter Afford

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Peter Afford

Peter Afford


Online (Class will also be recorded)

Online Joining Information

Soon after registering, you will be sent a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join the webinar.

Meeting Format

Friday, August 7, 2020 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern time

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.
Registration closes Friday, August 7 at 9:00 am Eastern Time

(class will be recorded for registrants; no special computer skill or equipment required)

We associate the felt sense with the body, but neuroscience places it in the brain. How can this be so?

This Highlight class will explore how body and brain come together to generate the felt sense and therefore why, paradoxically, both experiential and scientific views are valid. The scientific view takes us beyond the felt sense as always being a physical sensation into the inner world of the right hemisphere that links the body with the outside world. Intuition, imagination, inspiration, the quiet thoughts and feelings at the edge of awareness, and the implicit aspects of relating and communicating arise here – and are easily overlooked by the left hemisphere.

We will then:

  • re- examine some things Gendlin said about the felt sense

  • reflect on our personal experience of the felt sense

  • consider how we bring the felt sense into living, working, and relating with others without always having to ‘do’ Focusing

There will be a presentation with slides, reflective exercises, and time to hear from participants.

This webinar is intended for anyone with some experience of Focusing who has ever wondered what the ‘felt sense’ really is.

We use Zoom videoconferencing for our online classes. In this webinar format, you will see the teacher and host, but you will not be seen. You will be able to ask questions during the webinar by typing them.

You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the class. So if you are unable to attend in person, you will still be able to view the class. 


Peter Afford has been practicing and teaching Focusing for a long time. Based in London, he is a Coordinator for TIFI and a founder member of the British Focusing Association. He also works as a counsellor and therapist in private practice, and has been studying neuroscience for 20 years. He is the author of a new book Therapy in the Age of Neuroscience, and has written articles on Focusing and neuroscience. For more information and to access many of Peter’s articles see

Registration Details

Peter is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30.

If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can!

Thank you for supporting the Institute.

2020-06-30T12:00:00 - 2020-08-07T13:00:00

PLEASE NOTE: Soon after registering, you will receive a confirmation letter which includes the instructions on how to join the event.

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