Over thirty years ago, Eugene Gendlin learned that clients who succeeded in therapy were more naturally attuned to and willing to deal with unclear parts of their internal experiences including their emotions and bodily sensations. From this observation, he developed a method which helped others to develop these skills.
In the last 20 years, experiential focusing has successfully been used across most therapeutic modalities. At critical junctures in therapy, my use of experiential focusing has helped clients to be able to break through and eventually overcome anxiety and depression.
At appropriate times in therapy, I slow things down and invite you to expand on what you are experiencing. You are encouraged to quiet your mind to allow space for words and images to pop up, as I ask questions about any bodily experience you may have to help deepen your experience. I use my intuition in terms of what I already know about people and about human emotions as a source of information. I also pay attention to my own thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations as these help cue me in to what you may also be feeling.
As your experience is fleshed out, a new awareness emerges which is often accompanied by a palpable sense of relief and welcome discharge of emotions. You may experience a more profound understanding of emotions connected with both present and past experiences.
OUR WOUNDS CRY OUT TO US:
A wound that is not yet healed continually demands our attention and much energy is expended ignoring it. This is how we remain stuck. When these blocks are cleared away, energy which was bound up in trying to manage these emotional experiences and internal conflict is now freed up to allow growth and change to occur. The ultimate goal is for you to lead a more joyful, fulfilling, and adaptive life in which you have a more positive relationship with yourself and outlook on life.
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