TagLast edit: 19 Mar 2023 21:33 UTC by Diabloto96

Focusing refers to a family of introspective techniques taught by CFAR whose aim is to access one’s “gut” or “System 1″ feelings. Archetypically, sensations within the body are approached with a spirit of gentle curiosity, and possible verbal labels are checked against felt senses. Where successful, this can improve internal understanding and allow split off trauma or conflict between subagents to be processed for improved internal alignment.

Focusing draws in name from the book and technique of the same name by psychologist Eugene Gendlin (Who’s also known on LessWrong for the Litany of Gendlin), and since his introduction, some have developed their own variations [1].

Related techniques: Internal Double Crux, Inner Simulator.

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In­ter­nal Dou­ble Crux

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Zen and Ra­tion­al­ity: Just This Is It

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Con­scious Pro­pri­o­cep­tion.

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A Good Pos­ture - Mus­cles & Self-Aware­ness.

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Phys­i­cal al­ign­ment—do you have it? Take a minute & check.

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leggi22 Aug 2019 10:24 UTC
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Notes on Attention

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