Focusing helps us get in touch with bodily wisdom – intuition or gut feeling. For this the founder of this technique, Eugene Gendlin, uses the term “felt sense.” It arises when internally facing a real life situation. In this the power of our imagination helps initiate the process.
A dialog is encouraged between the mind and the wisdom of the body which in turn leads to an inner process involving images, feelings and memories. Ideally, this then results in a “felt shift” – a palpable new insight about the original situation.
Even if the situation itself remains as it is, your attitude toward it is now different. It’s my job to be fully present and to assist or gently guide you in your inner dialog without unnecessary interventions on my part.