This method came from the field of psychotherapy; it was developed in the U.S. at the early 60s by Prof. Eugene Lendlin, who wanted to discover the factor that makes a therapeutic process effective.
This study was made while watching many sessions and produced the conclusion that the healing depends on the patient and his approach to his inner part, rather than the therapist, the tool or the method used.Recognizing some internal feeling during the treatment, and translating it to a physical sensation gives it a complete permission to be exactly what it is, and this creates the healing.Every feeling, even the most difficult one, which we could agree to acknowledge and fully experience without being overwhelmed by it, without even trying to change it, transforms into a natural catharsis that leads to healing.
How a meeting is conducted:
After we find out what should be focused on, the person lies on the treatment table in a comfortable position and the issue is raised to the surface.The patient is requested to turn his attention inward, into the most dominant feeling in his body at that moment. The work proceeds from that point of identifying the feeling up to the point of clearing, relief and healing.
Who and when is it meant for:
- It is meant for people who feel stuck in a psychological process (or any other therapeutic process), that can use the existing focus tools in the present treatment, or on the other hand, to experience it between sessions.
- For people who want to better listen to themselves, to identify what they feel want and need.
- For people who want to connect to their body and to its ancient and natural wisdom.
- For those who want to study a complete holistic attitude toward themselves and to learn out of their physical symptoms the story that their body is trying to tell them.
- For people who want to learn how to deal in a different manner with emotional flooding of any kind, including anxieties and panic attack.
- For people who want to give up addictions, phobias, emotional blockage, and compulsiveness.
- Especially for critical people, who feel as if they are prisoners of themselves and are not able to experience satisfaction, and complacency.
- For those who want to take full responsibility of their lives.
- The use of the focusing method achieves a direct bridge to the inner wisdom and so the focuser receives a clear and accurate messages and sometimes a full healing, from him, without "outside" mediation, using the most independent and direct manner.