Jonathan Foust

October 1, 2009

An Interview with Yours Truly on Mindfulness and Focusing

Filed under: Focusing, Photography — jonathanfoust @ 6:41 pm

You know that 'tangled up' feeling?

You know that 'tangled up' feeling?

You may know I am trained as a trainer in the art of Focusing, a mind/body discipline that is intimately related (in my opinion) to the art of meditation.

You can listen to a half hour interview with moi on this topic interviewed by Serge Prengel, who conducts Focusing-related interviews for the Focusing Institute.

If you are interested, you can read more about Focusing on my site.

I love this work.

With any gnarly issue, whether it be physical pain, emotional turmoil, obsessive thinking or a general sense of malaise, this approach has a potent way of getting under the story to where it lives inside and can help cultivate a fundamental shift as to how it feels and how you relate to it.

As you’ll hear me say, my experience of Focusing is that it is not only intensely therapeutic, but ultimately I view it as a training in how we pay attention.

Just as in meditation we learn, over time, to shift our attention from the world of thought and story to the direct and immediate compassionate inquiry into present embodied experience.