(FOT) is an emerging family of experiential psychotherapies based on the
pioneering work of Eugene Gendlin. This process, which Gendlin named Focusing,
is now considered to be the crux of therapeutic change and forward movement in
psychotherapy. These eight therapists present their unique applications of
Focusing-Oriented work that were the basis of their study groups which were
offered at the Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapies First World Conference.
Disk # 1- 76 min.
Karen Whalen Ph.D. and Glenn Fleisch Ph.D., MFT
Wholebody Focusing Therapy
Karen and Glenn demonstrate how Wholebody Grounded Presence is the core tool
for helping client and therapist create a safe and expanded space for
experiencing “all of me here” as OK. They explore how Focusing from Wholebody
Presence reverses the human stress response and transforms chronic trauma-based
patterns in therapy. A Wholebody Focusing Demo gives a live validation to the
Kevin Krycka Psy.D.
Finding your World Voice
Kevin shares his experience of finding his "world voice" and shows how to
speak to a wider audience about something known deeply by developing it into a
project appropriate to a situation, with the aid of the felt-sense.
Lynn Preston MA, MS
The new Us
Focusing Oriented Relational Psychotherapy (F.O.R.P.) emphasizes the
development of a new relatedness which births and articulates a new sense of
self. The understanding that we are our interactions, calls us to attend to the
particularity of the therapeutic exchange. Lynn shows “How do we use our felt
sense to carry forward the therapeutic relationship itself?”
Disk # 2 - 80 min
Joan Klagsbrun Ph.D. and Doralee Grindler Katonah Psy.D., M.Div.
Finding Doorways to Spirituality in Psychotherapy
Many aspects of the Focusing process can move clients in the direction of
greater wholeness, and toward a deeper connection with their spirituality. Joan
and Doralee share case studies and reflections and explore how Focusing-Oriented
Psychotherapy can open doorways to the spiritual; while profoundly affecting
both client and therapist.
Robert L. Lee Ph.D.
Using Focusing in Working with Difficult Patterns anxiety, depression,
obsession, disassociation, rage, terror.
Robert examines how Focusing can be used effectively in psychotherapy when
the Focusing classical method of guiding might increase an anxious person’s
anxiety or further overwhelm a depressed person? He demonstrates how even with
these complicated and intense issues, there are ways to use Focusing to move the
psychotherapy process forward.
Bala Jaison Ph.D.
Integrating Experiential and Brief Therapy: Moving clients from insight to
Bala discusses how to integrate the best of the Brief and Solution Oriented
therapy models with the sensitivity and depth of Focusing Oriented Therapy.
Product Code: DVD-NL-FOT