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Philosophy of the Implicit and Being Together Around Conflict

February 25, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
An Online Class Facilitated by Banu Ibaoglu Vaughn

Part of The Focusing Highlights Series

(no special computer skill or equipment required)

Felt sensing can change how we are in the world. So can the philosophy of felt sensing relate to our social world?  How might the Philosophy of the Implicit inform dialogue and interpersonal shifts during conflict?

Gene Gendlin’s philosophy has grappled intricately with questions of language and society, though this gets less attention than the personal implications.  What can the philosophy offer us about building systems and spaces that allow for new social forms and intercourse?  Perhaps it can offer a more relational worldview, one where we might coexist and even be changed by another, yet without losing our distinctions. 

To explore these possibilities, Banu Ibaoglu Vaughn will introduce us to a particular dialogue process called Restorative Circles (developed by Dominic Barter). She will guide us to its crossing with Gendlin’s philosophy, and especially with his A Process Model.  There will be time for reflection, questions, and some experiential work.

Some familiarity with Focusing and some curiosity about its philosophical underpinnings will be helpful.

Times worldwide: Click this link for your time.

Registration closes Wednesday February 21, 2018.

The video link will be an easy to use format called Zoom. You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the course. So if you are unable to attend in person, you will still be able to hear the class.


Banu Ibaoglu Vaughn, PhD, LPC has been involved with Focusing since 2000 after getting introduced to it in graduate school. She has been a practicing clinician with adults and families for fifteen years, integrating in her work a worldview that has emerged from the study and practice of Focusing and its underlying philosophy. She later studied Gendlin’s philosophical work as a part of her PhD and completed her dissertation on crossing Gendlin’s philosophy with a particular restorative dialogue practice Her work is around possibilities of dialogue as a way for humans to access other ways of being in the world and create together in its many forms.


Banu is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30. If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can! Thank you for supporting the Institute.

PLEASE NOTE: After you register here, watch for an email with instructions to join the class.

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