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Focusing

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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.

“Fo­cus­ing,” for skep­tics.

Conor Moreton14 Oct 2017 7:00 UTC
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The Felt Sense: What, Why and How

Kaj_Sotala5 Oct 2020 15:57 UTC
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Focusing

alkjash26 Feb 2018 6:10 UTC
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Pos­i­tive Focusing

Rossin30 Sep 2017 3:00 UTC
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3 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 12: Focusing

Mark Xu26 Feb 2020 19:07 UTC
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In­ter­nal Dou­ble Crux

alkjash19 Mar 2018 5:50 UTC
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(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Zen and Ra­tion­al­ity: Just This Is It

G Gordon Worley III20 Sep 2020 22:31 UTC
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5 comments2 min readLW link

Catch­ing the Spark

LoganStrohl30 Jan 2021 23:23 UTC
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Con­scious Pro­pri­o­cep­tion.

leggi4 Oct 2019 4:33 UTC
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A Good Pos­ture - Mus­cles & Self-Aware­ness.

leggi15 Nov 2019 9:19 UTC
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Phys­i­cal al­ign­ment—do you have it? Take a minute & check.

leggi5 Feb 2020 4:02 UTC
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Body Align­ment & Balance. Our Midline Anatomy & the Me­dian Plane.

leggi22 Aug 2019 10:24 UTC
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Train­ing Reflec­tive Attention

LoganStrohl21 Dec 2014 12:53 UTC
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30 comments4 min readLW link
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