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A Process Model

Foreword by Robert A. Parker. Eugene T. Gendlin (1926–2017) is increasingly recognized as one of the seminal thinkers of our era. Carrying forward the projects of American pragmatism and continental philosophy, Gendlin created an original form of philosophical psychology that brings new understandings of human experience and the life-world, including the “hard problem of consciousness.”


500,000 copies in print in seventeen languages. This is the original book that made Focusing available to the public. It breaks Focusing into six steps and has many examples. Many people give this little book to their friends as a gift. Therapists often keep copies in their waiting rooms to give to clients. This is a good beginning introduction to the process.

2007 edition. Reissue, with new introduction and cover.

Focusing in Clinical Practice

by Ann Weiser Cornell

“Since Eugene Gendlin’s landmark book Focusing, first published in 1978, there has been too little in the way of clinical application of his seminal work. In her thorough, illuminating book, Ann Weiser Cornell fills this need . . . It is “magic” made simple, pure and simple.”

—Peter Levine, PhD, author of In an Unspoken Voice and Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma