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"Heal your body with your mind and heal your mind with your body."

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.


Listening to the Wisdom of the Body


Inner Relationship Focusing

Focusing is a natural body-centered process of bringing awareness to the place inside you that senses how you relate to a situation or problem in your life. How we feel about someone or some experience may be subtle and vague, or like a knot in your stomach or throat that tells you something is not right. This inner sensing and interacting with our bodily felt sense is what Focusing is about.

Inner Relationship Focusing (IRF) was developed by Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin primarily out of their own practice, and based on the Focusing work of psychologist and researcher Eugene Gendlin. This approach of reflection and inner listening lets the client be in control of their own experience and teaches one how to develop this lifelong skill for use anytime.

At our core is an inner sense of rightness which if listened to can open up and guide us toward healing. Using a Focusing-oriented process can help you to develop a trusting relationship with yourself so that you can experience success in areas of your life that may have felt stuck, hopeless, or unachievable. In addition to its application to difficult life issues such as depressed and anxious states, action blocks, and low self worth, IRF is adaptable to any issue that a client has, including relationship issues and even the suffering caused by pain and physical symptoms.

"Being with your emotions, rather than being your emotions, allows them to change. Your feelings-even your most challenging feelings-no longer have to be the enemy inside."

Ann Weiser Cornell, Ph.D., author of The Power of Focusing, The Radical Acceptance of Everything, and Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change.

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