This book lays out body based wisdom in a practical and detailed way. During the past four years, he has led five full-day week-long meditation weekthuns and numerous programs along the East Coast, including multiple local courses for Johns Hopkins University, the U. This book is a treasure to savor—and use—again and again. David's book is a field guide to Focusing and your felt sense. With its short, accessible chapters and its abundant practical exercises, this may be the most compact and accessible guide to Focusing yet published. 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.
Notice the sights and sounds of your environment. This is a source of great frustration and suffering. I have given it as a gift to two people. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. Ever come up against one of those moments when life requires a response—and you feel clueless? That's your body talking to you. David Rome's technique of Mindful Focusing unites Gendlin's method with Buddhist mindfulness practices to provide a wonderfully effective method for accessing your inherent answer to any question-and for responding honestly and creatively to the world around you. Ever come up against one of those moments when life requires a response—and you feel clueless? 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 y 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. This was the ability to connect with and speak from a nonconceptual, bodily felt experience of the issues that were troubling them. Having practiced Mindful Focusing for 14 years I can attest to the body-knowing. The book gives really great direction of how to relate to self and others in ways that deepen the experience of the moment and facilitate access to the infinite inner wisdom that awaits our attention. Your Body Knows the Answer is his first book. Your Body Knows the Answer makes this invaluable tool available to us all.
This gently alert, spacious presence can greatly enhance your ability to provide the atmosphere and steady attention your client needs to sustain and more deeply enter the felt-sensing process. Compassionate, warm, and generous in sharing his own journey, Rome is just the person you would want as a companion to opening up your inner world. Cultivating Felt Senses Exercise 4. Ever come up against one of those moments when life requires a response-and you feel clueless' We all have. He skillfully guides us to wholeness, introducing accessible exercises that form a toolkit for life.
He has taught numerous courses in literature for the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University and numerous courses in multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools. The author is also deep into the Mindfulness paradigm, so the blend is genuine and his exercises for learning all of this in a self-help way are real and usable. With its short, accessible chapters and its abundant practical exercises, this may be the most compact and accessible guide to Focusing yet published. As I read it, I imagine it would be an amazing guide to someone brand new to focusing, while it's also giving me as a practitioner of both mindfulness meditation and focusing fresh new seeings. This is a very good book. Certified Focusing teacher David Rome here enhances the traditional Focusing techniques with mindfulness and other Buddhist principles learned from his teacher Chögyam 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. 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.
Recommended for people interested in exploring Focusing, especially those already familiar with mindfulness practice. Through carefully controlled analysis of scores of audiotaped psychotherapy ses¬sions, Gendlin and his team were able to demonstrate that the crucial variable was not the kind of therapy practiced or even the skill of the therapist but rather a capacity that the successful clients manifested from the very first session that the unsuccessful clients lacked. It is an inspiring book. Our book ~ New World Meditation: Focusing-Mindfulness-Healing-Awakening ~ got its title from Gene Gendlin; a New World philosopher. This level of experience lies below our everyday awareness of objects, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. 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. The easy exercises show you how.
It's a matter of tuning in to your felt sense: that subtle physical sensation that lives somewhere between your conscious and subconscious mind and that can be accessed through Focusing, the well-known method developed by the psychologist Eugene Gendlin. I often hear people say that they don't really know what they are feeling. He explains how to be with ourselves in a Focusing way without a Companion to hold space for us. With many years as a Focusing trainer and a meditation instructor, as well as active engagement in the non-profit sector, David brings a clear, warm presence to the practice of Mindful Focusing informed by his experience in the inner work of personal and social change. It's packed with exercises and wisdom, and I'm thrilled to have a book on Focusing that I can recommend to meditators. A manual for Mindful Focusing, a new integration of Eastern and Western techniques for accessing your inherent wisdom.
He began meditation with a ten full-day retreat in India with the Burmese teacher Goenka in 1974. This often involves acknowledging aspects of our lives that are not as we would like them to be, or as we would like others to see us. But knowing ourselves as we really are, and seeing things as they re¬ally are, provides the only basis for a wholesome, genuine, and truly productive life. David Rome offers the same profound access to the body-knowing on a more immediate need. Since 1976, he is a student of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and he has taught in this tradition since 1977. Contemplation: Sensing for the More Exercise 19.
I have recommended this book to many people, and everyone I know who has read it has loved it. Book Summary: The title of this book is Your Body Knows the Answer and it was written by. A relatively short book but a very thorough and satisfying read. Compassionate, warm, and generous in sharing his own journey, Rome is just the person you would want as a companion to opening up your inner world. To buy this book at the lowest price,. Focusing the Felt Sense Exercise 6.