You already have some experience in Focusing and Focusing partnership and are interested to learn more about thinking from a felt sense.
Or you are seeking a certification path that includes Focusing, TAE, and other practices coming from Gendlin’s philosophy.
If you are already certified, you might want to expand your experience and knowledge about the philosophical background of Focusing and TAE and learn more felt-sensing applications.
The upcoming course "Thought-Movements with the Felt Sense" is the second part of the Training & Certification Program "Deep Thinking to Move Life and Thoughts Forward." It also can function as a "stand-alone" course and a Post-Trainer Training.
Integrating the two methods, Focusing and TAE, and enriching each other by doing so
Combining personal growth and creative deep thinking as two strands that can cross
Bringing in more of Gendlin's philosophy (e.g., Thought-Ways of Thinking Beyond Patterns; Functional Relationships of Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning, A Process Model examples of creating concepts)
Providing applications of specific thought-movements and their combinations
Making TAE more flexible, accessible, and playful with Thetaland®--The Game of Inquiry
Class 1: Clearing a space and open a creative space
Setting up deep thinking – Separating personal issues from thinking tasks – Being in relation
Class 2: Getting a sense of anything
Differentiating between in-situation and of-situation feelings, felt meaning and felt sense
Class 3: Letting a felt sense form to think from
Relevance – Finding the edge – Let a felt sense re-form
Class 4: Explicating from a felt sense
A string of words – Naked saying – Thought-paths
Class 5: From lived experience to concepts
Instances – Patterns from situations – Leap-concepts
Class 6: Crossing
Patterns in instances – Letting pre-concepts work – Logic
Class 7: Combining thought-movements
Functional relationships (ECM) in practice
Class 8: Zigzagging
Logical thinking and direct reference
Classes: Thursday, Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11*, 18; Dec 9, 16, 2021
Practice Group Meetings: Thursday, Jan 13 and Feb10, 2022
I am offering two parallel courses to enable people from all time zones to participate.
- Course A at noon/12 pm – 2:30 pm EDT / EST* (New York) only 1 spot left
- Course B at 7 pm – 9:30 pm EDT / EST* (New York) only 4 spots left
*Please notice that the USA will change from daylight saving time to standard time on November 7. From November 11 on, classes will be on EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Once you click the button “Sign up now,” you will be taken to our secure checkout.
You will be asked to create an account or to sign in when you already have an account.
After the checkout is complete, you’ll receive a receipt and a confirmation email which includes a link for the learning portal.
There you find a 3-question survey about your course preferences. Depending on the time you choose to participate, I will enroll you in Course A or Course B, respectively.
The material of the classes will be accessible before the classes take place.
How much Focusing do I need to join the course?
You need to have:
Are there any other pre-requisites for the course, like reading Gendlin’s books?
No previous reading is required to join this course.
Is the course more about learning the philosophy or more about practicing?
The course is focused on practicing and applying the practices coming out of Gendlin's philosophy. Gendlin’s writing is full of examples of how to think "with the implicit," "beyond patterns," or "at the edge.” We will learn from them.
Do I need to / or can I work on a project during the course?
The course does not require that you are working on a project. However, if you want you can apply all the exercises and practices to one project.
Can I switch between the two Courses A and B?
The group context and that you belong to a group are crucial for your learning experience. Switching to the other course for a single class will only be possible as an exception.
What are the other courses of the Program "Deep Thinking to Move Life and Thoughts Forward?"
The Program consists of four courses:
#1 Focusing for Thinking and Personal Growth
#2 Thought-Movements with the Felt Sense (the actual course)
#3 Crossing and Thinking Together
#4 Application: A Project.
If you have already Focusing and Focusing partnership experience you do not need to do course #1.