was developed by Eugene T. Gendlin Ph.D., at the University of Chicago.
Focusing is a kind of inward bodily attention that a few people
have naturally, but which most people don't yet know. It isn't being
in touch with emotions or feelings, and it isn't guessing or figuring
things out in your head about yourself.
is a way of getting a body sense -- we call it a FELT SENSE -- of
how you are in a particular life situation. Felt sense is unclear
and vague at first, but if you pay attention it will open up into
words or images that often will lead to small steps of change, action
and new thought. It usually takes a few days of instruction to learn
it. Usually, descriptions do not convey focusing.