Focusing

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Focusing draws in name from the book and technique of the same name by psychologist,psychologist Eugene Gendlin,Gendlin (Who's also known on LessWrong for the Litany of Gendlin), and since his introduction, some have developed their own variations [1].

Focusing refers to a family of introspective techniques taught by CFARwhose aim is to access one's "gut" or "System 1""System 1" feelings. Archetypically, attention is focused on sensations within the body until oneare approached with a spirit of gentle curiosity, and possible verbal labels are checked against felt senses. Where successful, this can find a satisfactory verbal labelimprove internal understanding and allow split off trauma or conflict between subagents to be processed for the underlying feeling which can subsequently be processed, or something. improved internal alignment.

Related techniques: Internal Double Crux, Inner Simulator.

Focusing refers to a family of introspective techniques whose aim is to access one's "gut" or "System 1" feelings. Archetypically, attention is focused on sensations within the body until one can find a satisfactory verbal label for the underlying feeling which can subsequently be processed, or something. Focusing draws in name from the book and technique by psychologist, Eugene Gendlin, and since his introduction, some have developed their own variations [1].