Dr. Gendlin will work with volunteers from the audience to show how to find “Focusing.” The physically felt body sense ofa problem is at first unclear and gradually opens and becomes clear. There will be discussion and demonstrations to show how Focusing is used in the context of psychotherapy.
In this experiential workshop, volunteers will be asked to describe a dream in detail and then to work on it with Dr. Gendlin. It is not necessary to tell everything; private space and silent meditation are essential. The use of Focusing will be demonstrated.
Eugene Gendlin (2000) demonstrates with two volunteers. The first is guided through feelings of tension in her shoulders and shakiness in her stomach. Gendlin conducts a second demonstration. The next volunteer presents the trauma of a hysterectomy due to cancer. Gendlin concludes with an explanation of his method.
EP00 Dialogue 02 - The Therapeutic Relationship - Albert Ellis, Ph.D., and Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D.
Given a topic, to become aware of the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each approach.
Moderated by Ellyn Bader, Ph.D.
Topical Panel 12 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Research in Psychotherapy
Featuring Albert Bandura, PhD, Aaron Beck, MD, Eugene Gendlin, PhD, and Donald Meichenbaum, PhD.
Moderated by Camillo Loriedo, MD.
In this experiential workshop, volunteers will be asked to describe a dream in detail and then work on it with Dr. Gendlin. It is not necessary to tell everything; private space and silent meditation are essential. The use of Focusing will be demonstrated.
To describe the use of focusing within a therapy hour, within relating and listening, and to describe when and how one would use it.
To describe how a step from focusing is likely to differ recognizably from other therapy events.