In the 1970s at the University of Chicago a group of psychotherapists began recording sessions in an attempt to discover what made therapy work. What they discovered was that individuals who came to therapy who had a particular quality were then very predictive of being successful in their goals of therapy. That quality was an ability to work with a FELT SENSE of how they were holding their lives and their struggles. Dr. Gendin utilized this information to create a method to TEACH people how to develop this quality called Focusing. Focusing is Mindful Inquiry on Steroids and an ongoing practice of this technique/exercise can very quickly identify and shift the way you are HOLDING YOU.

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