Practitioners: Susan Jordan
Focusing is a skill that can be learnt, rather than a therapy. It is a natural process that most of us tap into from time to time, though we may not know we do it. Whenever you are aware of a vague but insistent gut feeling that something is not OK, or know inside you that something else 'just feels right', you are listening to what your body is telling you. This is the beginning of Focusing.
Listening to yourself in this way can bring about a sense of aliveness and transformation that can enhance almost any area of life. For instance, it can help you with:
· solving problems
· creative work such as writing or painting
· relationships with family and friends
· difficulties such as addictions, stress or chronic pain
· making decisions
· finding a new direction in life
The process is safe and gentle but can be profound. It can enable you to make a new and more accepting relationship with all the different parts of yourself.
Focusing and Psychotherapy
Focusing is not psychotherapy and does not require the presence of a trained professional. Once you have learnt the skills, you can practise them on your own or with any other Focuser. You may feel, however, that there are issues which you need to explore by talking about them in depth, in which case psychotherapy may be an option. If you are not sure whether Focusing or psychotherapy would be right for you, I am happy to discuss this with you.
You can learn Focusing either individually or in a group. Individual sessions can be one-off, occasional or more regular, depending on what works best for you.