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“It Takes a Village...” Creating Connections at the Children’s Focusing Conference

May 2022

In March, we held our Children & Focusing conference, “It Takes a Village... Creating Connections.” The conference was wonderful and inspiring, with about 150 participants from 30 different countries. Together we met, shared, and deepened our experience around Children and Focusing and as an advisory team, want to take this opportunity to give our reflection on this unique event.

Processing my Daughter's Death

March 2022

by Richard Dawson

In recent months I have been introduced to the activity of Focusing. This has been a gift for me, for I have been wanting help in relation to coming to terms with the death of my nineteen-year-old daughter Fyfa, on 30 October 2019. She was flattened by a concrete truck while doing what she loved, namely, cycling. This article, giving attention to Focusing, is written primarily for the purpose of processing Fyfa’s death. I hope this processing can be put to good use in, among other places, a restorative justice conference.

Therapist on the Edge - The Experience of Corrective Supervision
Ireneusz Kaczmarczyk

November 2021

by Ireneusz Kaczmarczyk

In 2001, a grroup of respresentatives of different psychotherapeutical approaches led by psychology professor L. Castonguay and professor C. Hill held the first of conferences at Penn State to delineate the characteristics of "good therapists". One of the conferences was devoted to corrective experiences.

Exciting New Research on Focusing

August 2021

In 2019, Siebrecht Vanhooren of KU University Leuven was the first recipient of the Gendlin Grant, funded by your donations 

By making a regular daily practice of checking in with your bodily felt sense of the various life situations you encounter allowing this felt sense to guide your decisions, you are more likely to experience satisfaction with life and less likely to experience distress and existential anxiety. Such are the conclusions supported by a recent study that surveyed 385 Dutch-speaking participants about their experience with Focusing.

Gene Gendlin

May 2021

The Executive Board of the APA have unanimously voted to present Dr Gendlin the 2020-2021 Memorial Award for

Lifetime Achievement: given to an individual in recognition of distinguished lifetime contributions to humanistic psychology.