Focusing in Ireland

Here you will find Articles and Blogs and Resources that you may find beneficial. Welcome any more suggestion you as a member may have.



Gendlin, Eugene. “Focusing - How to gain direct access to your body’s knowledge”. Rider Books, London 2003.






Weiser Cornell, Ann - "The Power of Focusing: Finding Your Inner Voice". New Harbinger Publications April 1996





Bio Spiritual


Campbell, Peter & McMahon, Edwin. “Bio-Spirituality; Focusing as a way to grow” (2nd. Edition). Loyola Press, Chicago, 1997.







Weiser Cornell, Ann & McGavin Barbara. “The Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living A Focusing Life”.  Calluna Press, 2005.





Many articles by or on Eugene Gendlin’s work – free access by the Gendlin Online Library


Interviews with people involved in different aspects of Focusing – video and audio material


The British Focusing Association website also has a wide range of articles and blogs on their website


Ann Weiser Cornell – “The Power of Listening” access at:

The Play of Felt Sensing

Experiments in The Play of Felt-Sensing

Australian researcher, Focusing Teacher, Greg Walkerden and Psychotherapist and Focusing Teacher, Jane Quayle, have been developing ways of how felt-sensing might come into play in ordinary conversations, in idea generation or problem solving in the workplace/communities and in how the whole field of felt-sensing might broaden out beyond the traditional Focusing model, centred on Focusing alone or in partnership.

They have called this work Experiments in the Play of Felt-Sensing. They have been running courses inviting Focusers to try out these experiments for themselves. They have generously made all these available for free for use and experiment by Focusers, who are free to use them in their own practice and teaching. They simply ask that the source of them is credited to Greg Walkerden and Jane Quayle. They are copyright free.

Some of the ‘experiments’ are quite simple, some more complex, depending on the context. It might be interesting for IFN members to get together and experiment and see what emerges.

1 & 2 - Letting felt meaning function richly in conversation handout.pdf

3 - Explicating your felt sense of someone you know well handout.pdf

4 - Feeling me in us.pdf

5 - Helping conversational partners use felt sensing microprocesses.pdf

6 - Exploring how conversational scaffolds create spaces for felt sensing.pdf

Articles from members of the Irish Focusing Network




Articles for our Newsletters

  • John Keane: Children and Focusing Rountable May '22: "Exploring Nightmares with Children" with Harriet Teeuw Read here

  • Ards Retreat Centre is now BioSpiritual Institute’s Designated Centre of excellence. Read more

  • A reflection from the In-Person Gathering Sept 2022 by Caroline Moore. Read more.

  • A reflection from the Advanced and Certification Weeklong in Dublin Oct 2022 by Therese Ryan. Read more.

  • Why Read Gendlin’s Philosophy (and How to Begin)? by Mary Jennings. Read more.

  • Goddness of the Bog and Focusing by Denise Durocher. Read more

  • BioSpirituality and the Murky Edge An Exploration of the Role of the Felt Sense in Spirituality
    John Keane writes about his 2 hour presentation at the Felt Sense Conference in January 2023 Read article here

  • Sensed Ecology - Recovering the green breath as nature beings
    Marta Fabregat writes about her 2 hour presentation at the Felt Sense Conference in January 2023 Read article here

  • A Perspective on the Felt Sense Conference, January 2023 by Tom Larkin Read more

  • Being Playful at the Children Focusing Conference 2023 by Elaine Goggin Read more

  • Marian Burke: A reflection from our second in-person gathering in Dublin March 2023 Read review here

  • Fiona O'Meara: A reflection from our second in-person gathering in Dublin March 2023 Read review here

  • BOOK REVIEW: A Clinician's Guide to Dream Therapy, written by Leslie Ellis, Reviewed by Tom Larkin Read here

  • The European Focusing Association (EFA) by Margaret Quinn Read more

  • A Fresh Look at Clearing a Space by Mary Jennings Read more

  • BOOK REVIEW: Elizabeth English - Journeys to the Deep by Clare Myatt Read here

  • STUCK and PAINFUL by Denise Durocher. Read more

  • AGM Report 2023 Read more

  • Creative Corner - Orts by Denise Durocher. Read more

  • Becoming a Member of the International Focusing Institute Read more

  • BOOK REVIEW: Review of “Senses of Focusing, Volume 1” by Tom Larkin Read more

  • Review of Mindful Decisions, Wise Actions Read more

  • Ards Friary May 2023 Reflection by John Keane Read more

  • Dream Taster Workshop - Making Connections Read more

  • NEW IFN Focusing Workshops Read more

  • Green Breath – Sensed Ecology Retreat in Spain May 2023 by Marta Fabregat Read more

  • Three Assertions About the Body, by Eugene Gendlin - A personal review by John Keane Read more

  • Review of the Advanced and Certicification Weeklong - June 2023 by Fiona O'Meara Read more

  • In-Person Gathering Dublin Sept 23 - Reflection by Maggie Neary Read more

  • Remembering and looking forward….. Margaret Quinn Read more

  • Creative Corner: 'FLOW AND PROTECT' by Rennie Buenting - Read more

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Psychology and Philosophy of Eugene Gendlin, Making Sense of Contemporary Experience Editors Eric R Severson and Kevin C Krycka, Routledge, 2023 by Mary Jennings. Read review

  • INTRO:  An experiential "turn" in poetry by Konstantinos Mavromatakis Click here

  • BOOK REVIEW:  The Listening Path by Julia Cameron - Reviewed by Marian Burke Click here to read

  • Focusing Carnival in An Tional: Click here

  • The International Focusing Institute Compassionate Conversations” by Marie McGuigan Click here to read

  • Seriously Playful Workshop Review with René Veugelers & Harriet Teeuw by Caroline Moore Click here to read

  • Creative Corner: Fragile by Denise Durocher Read more

  • Updates from the IFN Committee Read more

  • My Experience of Reading Freshly by Elaine Goggin Read more

  • BOOK REVIEW: Review of “Love and Imperfection by Clare Myatt” by Tom Larkin Read more

  • Report from Annual Gathering 2024 Read more

  • Updates from the IFN Committee April 2024 Read more

  • Creative Corner: Corn Husk Doll by Denise Durocher Read more

  • Netflix, Self-Acceptance and Focusing: A Surprising Connection by Fiona O'Meara Read more

  • Connecting Focusers in Ireland Read more

  • Have you heard about “Focusing Roundtables”? Read more




Focusing Websites:

The International Focusing Institute:

The British Focusing Association:

Ann Weiser Cornell - Focusing Resources -

The BioSpiritual Institute, Inc. -


Children's Focusing

The International Focusing Institute Children's Focusing -



Book: Focusing with Children by Marta Staapert




Children and "Grief", a 'living' process Paper

Harriët Teeuw and René Veugelers wrote an excellent and informative article on Children and Grief which is on the website
Click here to read this paper

Recommended YouTube


You will find lots of videos on YouTube but Nada Lou's Channel in particular is very informative:
Click to image to leave the website and go directly to YouTube.


Lynn Prestons channel is also highly informative



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