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WHY FOCUSING?

We live in a world in which the rules of social engagement--from our roles as parents, spouses, coworkers or friends--are undergoing continual negotiation and change.  At the same time, the demands of relationship, work, and social responsibility are continually increasing in complexity and intensity.  This complexity does not build a coherent social fabric but pushes and pulls us in many contradictory directions.

While the pressures and flux of this historical moment offer potential opportunities for us to become agents of positive change, too often we feel overwhelmed, powerless, betrayed or confused by a way of living that feels increasingly stressful, insecure, demanding, or out of control.

We may feel caught between the incitement to give up our individuality on one side, while asserting our uniqueness on the other.  We may experience our struggle to fit into the many demands of mass society as a feeling of being controlled by impersonal forces while being treated as mere cogs in a machine.  At the same time we may feel pressured to get noticed by standing out and being different at all costs.  Neither of these pressures helps us get close to our true needs and a balanced sense of self.

Focusing helps us negotiate these contradictions, giving us the tools to listen to ourselves and discern our deepest needs and aspirations with an attitude of patience, tolerance, and respect for all that we find inside ourselves.

Focusing enables each of us to trust in our capacity to creatively confront life challenges through a process of deep listening.  We learn to listen for, recognize, and acknowledge the concrete responses of our bodies as we encounter life situations and our inner feelings and thinking. Through this process of listening we discover the intricate and creative wisdom of our being, and build trust in our own knowing. 

The gift of Focusing is a solid relationship with ourselves–respectful, loving, and daring us to live to the fullest of our potentials.

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