Wholebody Focusing Community Gathering: Dualities Focusing

An example of the Dualities Focusing presented at many International Focusing Conferences.

July 10, 2021 3:00 pm


  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Geographical target: Global
  • Host/Presenter:  Mary Jeanne Larrabee

The attunement in this workshop will be an example of the Dualities Focusing I have given at many International Focusing Conferences.

The first invitation is one approach to begin in a safe place for the second invitation: We will first do a short grounding to find an image of LIFE, in the way that Gene Gendlin would say in his dream work, to find something with life in it after we tell the story of the dream and recognize that this will be where our spot for safety is. Or we can request alternatively a memory of warmth, a connection that is simple, that has come up for us in previous situations to give us comfort and a feeling of safety.

The second invitation is to find a pair of concepts usually considered to be opposite of each other, like cold/warm, dry/wet, solid/liquid, dark/light, a pair we will ask for in the attunement. Such a pair can usually evoke a sensory response to begin an open process that we will pursue with open curiosity, inviting each concept to bring what is ready to come. What comes need not be clearly something connecting to our life issues right now, but a more open invitation to explore and appreciate.

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