Commencing with Grounded Presence, listening in Relational Wholebody Focusing is an attitude of openness & curiosity. This attitude relates to not just to how we listen to others, but also how we listen to ourselves and the space in between us, known as the We space.
There are six phases of Relational Wholebody Focusing. This is a simple outline to help you navigate the process.
Developing Grounded Presence is the foundational step in Relational Wholebody Focusing. Here we outline the basic steps and offer a free recording.
Therapy - published articles
The article offers a description of this new relational phenomenological method of Relational Wholebody Focusing Oriented Therapy. Multiple case studies offer diverse examples of its clinical application within the cultural context of Mainland China and Hong Kong.
When I was thirty-three I suffered a debilitating spinal injury requiring eventual corrective surgery. Bed-ridden during those first three years of chronic pain, I lost everything meaningful in my life.
The concept of congruence in psychotherapy and counseling refers to the process of achieving an organismic state of harmony between the body, mind and behavior of the client. Much time in the therapy session deals with psycho-behavioral markers of incongruence, or what gets in the way of the client expressing themselves in a genuine and spontaneous way which matches their present moment experiencing.
Person-centered and focusing oriented approaches to the therapeutic alliance emphasize therapist empathy and unconditional positive regard as crucial to the client’s healing process. However, therapists’ nervous systems may become burdened by empathy fatigue and “burnout” from listening to clients in this way (Stebnicki, 2007). Wholebody Focusing Oriented Therapy (WBFOT) offers an effective antidote to “- empathy fatigue -”.
Theory - published articles
The development and understanding of Quantum Consciousness (QC) has emerged from decades of research, experimentation and study in Quantum Mechanics, as we detailed in Part 1. We also explored the implications of these findings for the understanding and practice of WBF, as well as how they cross with the Process Model and Gendlin's Theory of the Implicit. Part 2 will further explore this rich crossing, specifically in terms of its practice in WBFOT.
This article explores how Quantum Field Theory interfaces with Gendlin’s Process Model of the Implicit (1997) to further our understanding of why and how the felt shift and life forward movement occur inside of a session of Wholebody Focusing (WBF) and Wholebody Focusing Oriented Therapy (WBFOT).