A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy: Implementing Simple and Effective Dreamwork by Dr. Leslie Ellis

A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy: Implementing Simple and Effective Dreamwork by Dr. Leslie Ellis

Dr. Ellis is a Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Trainer local to the Pacific Northwest. Her book presents an integrated approach to…

We Move Our Past Experiences Forward in Present Moments

We Move Our Past Experiences Forward in Present Moments

A Tool for Disentangling Clients from Intergenerational and Vicarious Trauma We are now in the second month of a new…

Bridging Cultures through Language

Bridging Cultures through Language

A Brief Reflection on the Focusing Weeklong in Chile by Kara Hill, MA, LMHC, FOT The most striking part of…

Focusing connects our inner and outer experiencing

Focusing connects our inner and outer experiencing

Focusing connects our inner and outer experiencing In the midst of our daily busyness how do we find ourselves and touch…

Focusing Oriented Therapy Q & A: How is Focusing an evidence based process of change? 

Focusing Oriented Therapy Q & A: How is Focusing an evidence based process of change? 

Focusing evolved from research that has influenced much of the somatically-oriented, mindfulness-based work being done today. It has been linked…

Focusing-Oriented Therapy Q and A:  What are the two most common therapeutic dead ends and how do we avoid them?

Focusing-Oriented Therapy Q and A: What are the two most common therapeutic dead ends and how do we avoid them?

Two kinds of dead ends can happen in psychotherapy: The first occurs when the therapy consists only of interpretation and…

FOT Q&A: During the holidays I feel like I’m drinking from a fire hose. How can I change that?

FOT Q&A: During the holidays I feel like I’m drinking from a fire hose. How can I change that?

Good question! It starts with a pause…. We are bombarded with information, requests and internal dialogue that never seems to…

FOT Q&A: What do Bessel van der Kolk, mythology, and spiritual perspectives on healing have in common? 

FOT Q&A: What do Bessel van der Kolk, mythology, and spiritual perspectives on healing have in common? 

FOT Q&A: What do Bessel van der Kolk, mythology, and spiritual perspectives on healing have in common?  Focusing is about…

FOT Q&A: What is a felt sense?

FOT Q&A: What is a felt sense?

In my July newsletter I discussed the research that led to the discovery of a natural human process that became…

FOT Q&A: What makes my training program unique?

FOT Q&A: What makes my training program unique?

Focusing, the process of being experientially present with one’s own unique felt quality of life, is at the heart of…