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Dearly, Biliana (2019). Restoring the wholeness of being: Working with trauma from the focusing-oriented experiential therapy perspective. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia. Vol. 7 (2). Online ISSN: 2201-7089.

Ellis, Leslie (in press, 2021). Gendlin’s unique contribution to dreamwork: Embodying helpful and contrary elements to bring in the new (in press, 2020). Senses of Focusing, Moore, J. & Kypriotakis, N. (Eds.) Athens, Greece: Eurasia Publications.

Ellis, Leslie (2019). Body dreamwork: Using focusing to find the life force inherent in dreams. International Body Psychotherapy Journal: The Art and Science of Somatic Praxis, 18(2), p. 75-85.

Ellis, Leslie (2019). A clinician’s guide to dream therapy: Implementing simple and effective dreamwork. New York: Routledge.

Ellis, L. A. (2016). Qualitative changes in recurrent PTSD nightmares after focusing-oriented dreamwork. Dreaming, Vol. 26, No. 3.

Grindler Katonah, D., Grafanaki, S., Krycka, K. McDonald, M. (May 2023).  Transformational Focusing Experiences:  A Thematic Analysis of Memoirs.  Journal of Humanist ic Psychology. Vol. 63 #3. 

Ikemi, A. (2019).  A Portrait of a Person Seen Through the Four Dimensions of Focusing, Journal of Humanistic Counseling 58 : 233-248. DOI: 10.1002/johc.12122

Ikemi, A. (2018). Commentary on ‘His Master’s Voice’: A Focusing Perspective, Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 17 (4): 348-355 DOI:10.1080/14779757.2018.1544092.

Ikemi, A. (2017). The Radical Impact of Experiencing on Psychotherapy Theory: An Examination of Two Kinds of Crossings. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 16:2, 159-172. DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2017.1323668

Krycka, K. & Ikemi, A. (2016): Focusing-Oriented-Experiential Psychotherapy: From Research to Practice In Cain, D., Keenan, K. & Rubin, Shawn (Eds.) Humanistic Psychotherapies: Handbook of Research and Practice 2nd Edtion, Washington DC, American Psychological Association, pp. 251-282.

三村尚彦 (2015). 体験を問いつづける哲学:初期ジェンドリン哲学と体験過程理論 Ratik. [Mimura, N, (2015).  A Philosophy that Continues to Engage Experience: Early Phase of the Philosophy of Eugene Gendlin and the Theory of Experiencing. Ebook:]

Messias, J. C. C. (2015) O plural em foco: um estudo sobre a experienciação grupal. 1. ed. Saarbrücken: Novas Edições Acadêmicas, v. 1. 273p .

Messias, J. C. C. (2015) Psicoterapia Centrada na Pessoa e o impacto do conceito de Experienciação. 1. ed. Saarbrücken: Novas Edições Acadêmicas, v. 1. 95p .

Messias, J. C. C.; Bilbao, G. G. L. ; Parreira, W. A. (2013) Psicoterapia Experiencial e Emoções: avaliação e intervenção. In: Bartholomeu, Daniel; Montiel, José Maria; Miguel, Fabiano Koich; Carvalho, Lucas de Francisco; Bueno, José Maurício Haas. (Org.). Atualização em avaliação e tratamento das emoções. 1ed.São Paulo: Vetor Editora, v. 1, p. 169-184.

Messias, J. C. C.; Pessotto, F. (2014) A vivência da Focalização segundo a perspectiva de graduandos em Administração. Encontro: revista de psicologia, v. 17, p. x-x

Messias, J. C. C.; Lima, P. P. F. ; Orenes, G. C. P. (2018) O uso da Focalização na Orientação Profissional: uma proposta experiencial. REVISTA PSICOLOGIA E SAÚDE, v. 10, p. 03,

Schoeller, D. (2022). Thinking at the edge in the context of embodied critical thinking: Finding words for the felt dimension of thinking within research. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 1-23. (link)

Vanhooren, S., Grosemans, A., Breynaert, J. with Vanhooren, S. (corresp. author) (2022). Focusing, the felt sense, and meaning in life. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 1-19. doi: 10.1080/14779757.2022.2028660

Vanhooren, S. (2019). Struggling with meaninglessness: A case study from an experiential-existential perspective. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 1-22. doi: 10.1080/14779757.2019.1572029Open Access

Vanhooren, S., Gunst, E. (2017). The destructive pattern: An experiential and existential theory-building case study. Person-centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 1-18. Open Access

Vos, J. (2023). Existential psychological therapies: An overview of empirical Research. Pratiques psychologiques. Advance online publication.

In the above article on existential therapies and their empirical background, Focusing is named as an evidence-based phenomenological skill to explore the client's subjective primary flow of experiencing and help them gain deeper self-awareness, insight and well-being.

Winhall, Jan (2021, in press). Treating trauma and addiction with the felt sense polyvagal model: A bottom-up approach. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780367408121

Felix Wucherpfennig, Brian Schwartz & Julian Rubel (2023) Towards a taxonomy of mechanisms of change? Findings from an expert survey on the association between common factors and specific techniques in psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Research,DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2023.2206051 (link)

Zwiercan, A. & Joseph. S. (2018). Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 17(4):1-10 DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2018.1517659