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A New Way to Tell Your Story

Helping Clients Rediscover Themselves with the "Felt Sense"

Ann Weiser Cornell • 10/11/2018

By Ann Weiser Cornell - Clients need to tell their stories, of course. But when the stories manifest habitual categories—ways of labeling and explaining experiences—the process can get stuck. The formation of a felt sense is a breakthrough moment, in which we slow down and form a new bodily awareness of some life situation.

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Getting Unstuck from Therapy Going Nowhere

Using Felt Sense to Break the Bad Habit Cycle

Ann Weiser Cornell • 12/10/2013

We know that not every session needs to bring dramatic change. But then we have sessions that feel like we’re slogging along with lead weights around our feet, getting absolutely nowhere.

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Something New, Here & Now

Breaking Free of the Habitual

Ann Weiser Cornell • 11/5/2013

Most clients have automatic habits of thinking, feeling, and verbalizing experiences that imprison them in a world of gray sameness. How do we help them escape? The most immediate way is to ditch your logical analysis and help them experience a felt sense.

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A New Way to Tell Your Story

Helping Clients Rediscover Themselves with the "Felt Sense"

Ann Weiser Cornell • 10/11/2018

By Ann Weiser Cornell - Clients need to tell their stories, of course. But when the stories manifest habitual categories—ways of labeling and explaining experiences—the process can get stuck. The formation of a felt sense is a breakthrough moment, in which we slow down and form a new bodily awareness of some life situation.

Daily Blog

Getting Unstuck from Therapy Going Nowhere

Using Felt Sense to Break the Bad Habit Cycle

Ann Weiser Cornell • 12/10/2013

We know that not every session needs to bring dramatic change. But then we have sessions that feel like we’re slogging along with lead weights around our feet, getting absolutely nowhere.

Daily Blog
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Something New, Here & Now

Breaking Free of the Habitual

Ann Weiser Cornell • 11/5/2013

Most clients have automatic habits of thinking, feeling, and verbalizing experiences that imprison them in a world of gray sameness. How do we help them escape? The most immediate way is to ditch your logical analysis and help them experience a felt sense.

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Ann Weiser Cornell is the author of Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change and The Power of Focusing. Through her organization, Focusing Resources, she offers more than 85 Focusing seminars each year.