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What Is The Most Powerful Way Of Knowing?

Eugene Gendlin Describes The “Felt Sense”


“Is the body what you think it is… or not?”

According to Eugene Gendlin, legendary originator of Focusing, this is not a riddle or the set-up to a joke. It’s a serious question worthy of investigation, and it can lead us to a new kind of wisdom both inside and outside the consulting room.

The key to this heightened way of knowing is something Gendlin has christened the “felt sense,” a way of experiencing life with our entire body that brings us fully and profoundly into the moment.

In this brief video clip, Gene defines the “felt sense,” its power, and, most importantly, how we can access it.

This is a classic! Let us know what you think.

This is a great example of what our 6 Faces of Wisdom webcast series offers–concrete ways to grow in wisdom with the clear goal of making us more effective therapists. It features six of psychotherapy’s most admired practitioners–Tara Brach, Eugene Gendlin, Irvin Yalom, Mary Pipher, Ron Siegel, and Nobel-laureate Daniel Kahneman.

They’ll turn esoteric notions of wisdom upside-down by demonstrating three very practical things:

  • Wisdom can be learned.
  • It doesn’t take a lifetime (or even a long time) to learn it.
  • Becoming a wiser therapist has real practical value in the consulting room.

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Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D., is a major American philosopher and psychologist who has been honored four times by the American Psychological Association for his development of Experiential Psychotherapy. He was a founder and editor of the Clinical Division Journal, Psychotherapy: Theory Research and Practice, and his books include Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning and Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy.

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