Focusing is a practice of allowing our bodies to guide us to deeper self-knowledge and healing. This allows us to form a “felt sense” of a feeling or situation, which includes a gestalt of sensations, feelings, images and meaning. Once the felt sense is identified it will either shift and lighten, or lead us to a greater sense of what is needed in a situation. It is a gentle way of identifying feelings and needs that often goes on underneath our level of consciousness. It was pioneered by Eugene Gendlin back I the ‘60’s at the University of Chicago and found to be the underlying dynamic that creates effective psychotherapy and change.