306 Transcending the Habitual

Eugene Gendlin

Eugene GendlinAt times, therapists can make the mistake of putting more focus on clients’ emotions than on their whole lived experience. In this Webcast Session, Eugene Gendlin makes the case for getting our clients to deliberately focus on the body and sense the full lived experience. Explore how to bring this ongoing freshness and novelty to your practice by:

  • mastering Focusing as a way of discovering the forward movement in moment-to-moment awareness
  • realizing how common phrases and stale language get in the way of new experiences
  • recognizing the limits of mindfulness
  • using the power of fresh symbolizing and the creative life force


Eugene Gendlin, PhD, 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. Website: http://www.focusing.org/www.focusing/org/gendlin

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