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Changes with Dr. Kathy McGuire Part 1

1/20/2018
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Download to listen later Ch- ch- ch- ch- Changes. That single word changes, stuttered at us by David Bowie in his hallmark song Changes piped into my ears and hit me, maybe like a lot of other people hit me, me-directly. I was one of those people, feeling like the world and everything around me was changing and now, someone else was somehow telling it back to me, letting me know that they were feeling it too. Telling everybody what we were all feeling at the same time. I know you all...

Duration:00:34:45

Welcome to The Focusing Way Podcast

1/4/2018
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Want to hear more about Focusing? HELLO. and welcome to the Focusing Way, podcast. I’m your host, David Battistella. So, What is focusing? Why is it so great? What got me into focusing? How has it helped me? These are all the types of questions this podcast aims to peer into and not so much answer, but be with and explore. First, a bit about me. I’m a filmmaker who’s been a part of many creative processes in film. I first got into documentary filmmaking because of the possibility that...

Duration:00:03:55

Build a Strong Body!

1/4/2018
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When I was in my twenties I had a series of profound dreams. They were the kind of dreams that left you feeling as though you had travelled through millions of miles of fiber-optic cable engaging with every particle in the universe. As amazing as I felt when I awoke, there was a problem. I was never able to remember much about the interactions or spaces in the dreams but I always came away with one feeling or one phrase. This is the phrase: Build a strong body. Each and every night I went...

Duration:00:03:41

Focusing Oriented Conversation

1/4/2018
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A bit about Focusing Oriented Conversation Focusing oriented conversation came to be with a focusing partner of mine. There were times when there was just too much, and many things needed to be verbalized or "talked through" in order to get enough space to go beneath the surface and get to what was happening underneath. This can also be known as story. But how do we honour story and let it have it's place in Focusing? We sort of found that by setting aside focusing time, we could use that...

Duration:00:03:31

Focusing and Boxing?

1/4/2018
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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="305"] ME, WE. What a powerful combination.[/caption] Focusing and Boxing? The Focusing Way Podcast - Helping you live in a focusing way. In this episode David brings together what might seems like a strange "combination" by looking at what in the world focusing and boxing might have in common. What does a boxer have to do with focusing? How can we talk about a peaceful, gentle practice like focusing in the same breath as a brutal and barbaric sport...

Duration:00:07:19

Focusing, the Body and Italy

1/4/2018
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Focusing , the body and Italy In this episode, David explores how living in a focusing way has helped him better understand Italians and helped him navigate life in a new country. Do Italians gravitate naturally toward focusing? I've been living in Italy since the year 2011 and observing Italians in a Focusing way and it has been an interesting experience. We often say in Focusing that slowing down is the fastest way there and perhaps nowhere is this more true than in Italy. The country,...

Duration:00:05:03

Focusing in Nature Part One

1/4/2018
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Today on The Focusing Way Podcast I speak with Karen Liebenguth of Green Space Life Coaching. Karen Liebenguth is an experienced life coach, certified Focusing practitioner, an accredited mindfulness teacher and a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator facilitator. She works with private and corporate individuals and groups to foster personal growth and sustainable change. She set up Green Space Coaching in 2008 to offer coaching while walking in London’s parks and green space tapping into...

Duration:00:17:35

Focusing in Nature Part Two

1/4/2018
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Today on The Focusing Way Podcast hear part two of the wonderful interview with Karen Liebenguth of Green Space Life Coaching. Karen Liebenguth is an experienced life coach, certified Focusing practitioner, an accredited mindfulness teacher and a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator facilitator. She works with private and corporate individuals and groups to foster personal growth and sustainable change. She set up Green Space Coaching in 2008 to offer coaching while walking in London’s...

Duration:00:17:15

Managing Crisis by Focusing

1/4/2018
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Download to listen later Managing Crisis by Focusing We can all close our eyes and imagine a moment when we have experienced or witnessed a highly stressful or crisis situation. Maybe someone started screaming, perhaps there was an accident, or a loved one took ill in the middle of a big family event. In our work life, maybe we had a challenging client, maybe we didn’t make our number this month, or our boss is breathing down our neck. Maybe as a boss you have been feeling the pressure of...

Duration:00:19:17

Managing Crisis by Focusing - PART II

1/4/2018
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Managing Crisis by Focusing - Part two We can all close our eyes and imagine a moment when we have experienced or witnessed a highly stressful or crisis situation. Maybe someone started screaming, perhaps there was an accident, or a loved one took ill in the middle of a big family event. In our work life, maybe we had a challenging client, maybe we didn’t make our number this month, or our boss is breathing down our neck. Maybe as a boss you have been feeling the pressure of managing...

Duration:00:13:19

Highly Sensitive Introverts - might you be one?

1/4/2018
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Highly Sensitive Introvert Emily Agnew in her own words I’m a certified Focusing teacher and guide, writer, and consultant working with highly sensitive introverts (read more about high sensitivity here). I use Focusing to create the listening space they need to flourish. Why highly sensitive introverts? I happen to be one myself, and I’ve spent thirty years experimenting with ways to overcome the anxiety that often accompanies the trait. So I’ve been a natural fit for clients struggling...

Duration:00:17:31

Highly Sensitive Introverts - Part II

1/4/2018
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Part two of our Focusing Oriented Conversation with Emily Agnew Highly Sensitive Introvert Emily Agnew in her own words I’m a certified Focusing teacher and guide, writer, and consultant working with highly sensitive introverts (read more about high sensitivity here). I use Focusing to create the listening space they need to flourish. Why highly sensitive introverts? I happen to be one myself, and I’ve spent thirty years experimenting with ways to overcome the anxiety that often...

Duration:00:26:37

Honor the Body

1/4/2018
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Honor the Body In focusing we like to honor the body, or you might hear people talking about honoring the body. As we become empowered focusers this process becomes easier and easier. As you deepen your focusing process, It's easy to end a focusing session with gratitude, to be grateful to thank the body because we are constantly discovering with focusing that our sense of rightness lies directly within us. By entering into a focusing state and coming into relationship with the wisdom of...

Duration:00:05:01

Wholebody Focusing founder Kevin McEvenue PART II

1/4/2018
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Download to listen later Wholebody Focusing founder Kevin McEvenue This episode takes us into the world of wholebody focusing with founder Kevin McEvenue. Kevin lives and works in Toronto's Cabbagetown district in the city's east end. Kevin's personal story of using focusing as a way to overcome physical challenges are a testament to how powerful a process focusing is. Kevin is a wholebody Focusing teacher What is most striking about Kevin McEvenue’s approach to teaching is that it comes...

Duration:00:28:57

Inner Relationship with Barbara McGavin

1/4/2018
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Cultivating the Inner Relationship Today on The Focusing Way Podcast our guest is Barbara McGavin co creator of a style of focusing that has come to be known as Inner Relationship Focusing. Our conversation focuses on the inner relationship, focusing partnership and the origins of inner relationship focusing. Barbara brings a warm style and deep understanding to this thoughtful interview. Barbara specializes in using Inner Relationship Focusing with emotional overwhelm, self-criticism and...

Duration:00:22:13

Wholebody Focusing founder Kevin McEvenue

1/4/2018
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Wholebody Focusing founder Kevin McEvenue This episode takes us into the world of wholebody focusing with founder Kevin McEvenue. Kevin lives and works in Toronto's Cabbagetown district in the city's east end. Kevin's personal story of using focusing as a way to overcome physical challenges are a testament to how powerful a process focusing is. Kevin is a wholebody Focusing teacher What is most striking about Kevin McEvenue’s approach to teaching is that it comes directly from his own...

Duration:00:20:55

Inner Relationship with Barbara McGavin

1/4/2018
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Cultivating the Inner Relationship- PART II Today on The Focusing Way Podcast our guest is Barbara McGavin co creator of a style of focusing that has come to be known as Inner Relationship Focusing. Our conversation focuses on the inner relationship, focusing partnership and the origins of inner relationship focusing. Barbara brings a warm style and deep understanding to this thoughtful interview. Barbara specializes in using Inner Relationship Focusing with emotional overwhelm,...

Duration:00:27:47

Power in Partnership: Active Listening

1/4/2018
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Download to listen later THE POWER OF ACTIVE LISTENING IN THE FOCUSING PARTNERSHIP David Battistella The importance of focusing partnership reads like a list of cliches but they are all absolutely essential and valid. The partnership is based on trust, understanding, knowledge, respect and commitment. These are the same foundations the guide and client relationship are based on. One could easily include these things inside the general umbrella of focusing values as well. These are, of...

Duration:00:09:03

Are you the universe?

1/4/2018
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Download to listen later Are you the universe? Here is a quote from Gene Gendlin that allows us a tiny peek into his philosophy and an understanding of the depth and power of the focusing process. It's also a view into how the universe might lie right within us. In this episode, I thought I would take a simple paragraph from Gene Gendlin's original book on focusing and break it down into a few parts to help explain what we are talking about when in focusing we talk about "the...

Duration:00:09:23

Is Focusing your little secret?

1/4/2018
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Is Focusing your little secret? Or do you carry any kind of little secret. You know the good things, maybe the guilty pleasures or maybe you keep the things that give you an edge secret, so no one else can muscle in on whatever that thing is. Well, I have a small confession to make. Until recently Focusing, was my little secret and only through focusing did I come to understand why I wanted to keep the focusing part of my life, which is way more than just a part, somewhat secret. I sort...

Duration:00:07:15