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Your Body Knows the Answer

Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity - A Manual for Mindful Focusing
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
October, 2014
ISBN:
9781611800906
In stock now: 
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$19.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Your body has an answer to just about any question or challenge that arises. It’s simply a matter of learning to recognize and listen to the subtle physical sensation that lives somewhere between your conscious and subconscious mind. This “felt sense” was first made widely known by the psychologist Eugene Gendlin, whose book on learning to use your felt sense, Focusing, has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1978. Certified Focusing teacher David Rome here enhances the traditional Focusing techniques with mindfulness and other Buddhist principles learned from his teacher Chogyam Trungpa to provide remarkably effective techniques for learning to access your felt sense—and not only for applying it to problem solving and dealing with challenges, but for kick-starting the creative process in oneself. Its short, accessible chapters and its abundant practical exercises provide a wonderfully effective method for accessing your inherent answer to any question—and for responding honestly and creatively to the world around you.

The exercises are the heart of the book. You can get some insight from just reading the text, but finding the felt sense is fundamentally about getting in touch with our preconceptual nature, and it is through doing the exercises that you will discover your own unique way of doing that…

 

It is also important to know in advance that the process of finding the felt sense can be uncomfortable. You will be entering unfamiliar inner territory, and you are likely to encounter places that are strange, scary, painful, or disorienting. Your reward for staying on the path even when it’s uncomfortable will be arriving at new places that have a wonderful feeling of rightness, insight, and freedom.

“Those new to Focusing and the felt sense will be expertly guided; those already familiar with the process will find fresh treasure on every page. Eminently readable, engaging, and wise, this book is hugely welcome.” —Ann Weiser Cornell, author of The Power of Focusing

Publisher’s Description: 

Combines mindfulness with the Focusing technique made popular by Eugene Gendlin to tap into your body's subtle wisdom for dealing with all life's challenges.

Your body has an answer to just about any question or challenge that arises. It's simply a matter of learning to recognize and listen to the subtle physical signal that comes from someplace inside you other than your mind. This "felt sense" was first made widely known by the psychologist Eugene Gendlin, whose book on learning to use your felt sense, Focusing, has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1978. Certified Focusing teacher David Rome here enhances the traditional Focusing techniques with mindfulness and other Buddhist principles learned from his teacher Chgyam Trungpa to provide remarkably effective techniques for learning to access your felt sense--and not only for applying it to problem solving and dealing with challenges, but for kick-starting the creative process in oneself. With its short, accessible chapters and its abundant practical exercises, this may be the most compact and accessible guide to Focusing yet published.

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