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Dr. Kathy McGuire studied with Dr. Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago and did her dissertation on "Listening and Interruptions in Task-Oriented Groups" in 1975. She had a thirty-year career as a psychotherapist and workshop leader and published her manual, The Experiential Dimension in Therapy in 1984. She was a co-founder of the original Changes group in Chicago in the early 1970s and has been the Johnny Appleseed of Listening/Focusing Communities, using her manual Building Supportive Community: Mutual Self-Help Through Peer Counseling, 1981 (new edition titled Focusing In Community: How To Start A Listening/Focusing Support Group, also in Spanish, 2007) to start Listening/Focusing Communities wherever she has lived. At her website for Creative Edge Focusing, she has posted her many articles and free instructions for bringing Listening/Focusing into relational conflict resolution, businesses and organizations, education, parenting, supportive communities, spirituality, and counseling.
This is a different format from earlier conversations. We are collaboratively exploring what happens while experiencing a felt sense.
Please note: The recording lasts about 30 minutes. At 23 minutes there is an echo in Serge’s voice. Fortunately, Kathy’s voice remains clear.
This is part of the "Conversations" series. Click this link to see the list of all the conversations.
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