What is the idea behind Focusing?
Focusing is based on a radical notion of how people change. Gendlin found that when we attempt to act on (fix, get rid of, understand, analyze, ignore or change) our feelings, they tend to stay the same or go into hiding, and becoming less accessible to us. Gendlin saw feelings as process, with each moment, and each emotion, implying, or moving forward into the next. He further observed that when we bring awareness to the process itself, when we simply keep company with our feelings as they are, without effort or judgment, they will transform. The simple act of paying attention to our feelings, without judgment, brings fresh information and a lasting shift.