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Francesca Castaldi, Ph.D.


Focusing Pathways
is dedicated to offer you:

INDIVIDUAL FOCUSING SESSIONS

FOCUSING TRAINING FOR THERAPISTS

FOCUSING TRAINING FOR ONE’S LIFE

 

ABOUT FOCUSING:

Focusing is a powerful process of inner sensing that allows us to tap into the precision of bodily knowing and find solutions to troubling issues from within, generating new life possibilities

This inward sensing is also at the root of creative thinking and a felt sensing of meaning that can be applied to many situations and practices— speaking and teaching with more ease, creating a supportive learning environment, listening without reacting to the opinions and needs of others, contacting and expressing our true needs, building consensus, building supportive relations for social change, connecting cross-culturally, writing and thinking from experience, articulating our practice or technique (i.e. in dance, yoga, bodywork, painting, music etc) and much more.

Focusing is also a key element in therapeutic change: Focusing has been developed by philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin who has been honored four times for his contributions by the American Psychological Association. New insights from neuroscience help us explain why Focusing is so powerful in accessing and integrating somatic states with experiential meaning and felt affect. Yet Gendlin’s philosophy explains Focusing in its own terms giving us a new understanding of the body, language, implicit versus unconscious processes, newness and change. Read more

 

INDIVIDUAL FOCUSING SESSIONS including the following areas:

Emotional Distress

Preparation for challenging events (i.e. surgery, presentations, tests)

Stress, Shock, Trauma (Focusing and Somatic Experiencing)

Life Direction and Life Transitions

Leadership and Deep Listening

Motivation, Self-growth and Creativity

Experiential Thinking and Writing (including dissertation writing and writer’s block)
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FOCUSING TRAINING FOR THERAPISTS:

For therapists, psychologists, body-workers, somatic educators, dance therapists who are seeking to add a therapeutic modality that opens the communication between language and the body,allowing us to embrace both the somatic and cognitive aspects of affect states, as well as understand the language of body “symptoms” and harness the life forward energy trapped in them. LEARN MORE

 

FOCUSING TRAINING FOR ONE’S LIFE:

For anyone interested in self-growth and wanting to learn Focusing to use in partnerships of equal exchange. This historical time demands of us renewed creativity and an internal sense of integrity and direction to enable us to navigate so many complex challenges—from climate change, to social instability and relational instability, to competing values in parenting, growing up and growing old, expressing and living gender and so much more. This training will help us to use Focusing in our lives, right where it matters most.
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Third International Conference of Focusing Oriented Therapies, 2014

May 15 - 18 2014

Stony Point, NY

USA

 





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