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Akira Ikemi, Ph.D. studied with Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago when the first training program in Focusing was initiated. He is a certifying coordinator and a member of the Focusing Institute's International Leadership Council. He is one of the founders of the Japan Focusing Association and has served as its executive director and president. He has written several books and numerous articles on Focusing in Japanese. In English, his DVD “Presence, Existence and Space” is available through Nada Lou Productions, (excerpts are also available on YouTube) and he has written several articles in the journal Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, where he has served as one of the editors. He teaches Focusing and practices Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy in Osaka, Japan. A 2014 article he wrote for the International Body Psychotherapy Journal can be found on our website here.
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