1 DVD 60 minutes. In this work, Focusing Coordinator Professor Akira Ikemi Ph.D. from Japan, proposes a way of understanding Focusing and Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy. Three key concepts are central to his understanding: "Human Presence", "Existence (Felt Sense)" and "Space." It is proposed that attending to these dimensions would help understanding the central viewpoints explicated in Focusing.
With his keen awareness for cultural variations Dr. Ikemi has given to this
presentation a truly global acumen. He very skillfully weaved his way through
many threads focusing folks touch upon.
His is an insider's view of the Oriental cultural and spiritual bedrock into
which focusing has been planted. He believes that Focusing is well received in
Japan because of its emphasis on the "pre-conceptual."
However it has also created some misunderstandings - namely that some people
who practice Focusing in Japan thought that it was sufficient to feel and be
with the felt sense - a thought which misses the experiential "process." On the
other hand, he also argues that Focusing is not a skill or a technique and
counterbalances cultural bias against superficiality of such approaches. His
presentation reveals a gifted therapist, experienced focuser and seasoned
presenter who weaves stories about Zen Master into deeply experiential wisdom
and academic proficiency.
Product Code: DVD-NL-PES