Focusing
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Neuroscience

I became interested in neuroscience over 20 years ago when a copy of Antonio Damasio's book The Feeling of What Happens fell off the shelf in a bookshop one lunchtime. 'Aha' I thought, maybe this is about the experience of the felt sense that we talk about in Focusing - and it was!

My own bookshelves now groan with neuroscience books, to which I can now add my own, Therapy in the Age of Neuroscience, published by Routledge. Focusing, and the inner experience of mind and body, have helped me understand enough of this complex subject to write about it.

Seminars & presentations

Subjects I have tackled for Focusing groups include:

    'The felt sense, the right brain, and other people': a presentation given at the Focusing International Conference in Cambridge, July 2016

    'Focusing Integrates the Left and Right Brains': a presentation given at the Focusing International Conference in Seattle USA, August 2015

    'Focusing in an Age of Neuroscience': a presentation given at the Focusing International Conference in Switzerland, May 2013

    'A Scientific Theory of Focusing': a presentation given at the Focusing International Conference in Germany, May 2010

Articles

The following articles discuss neuroscience and the practice of Focusing, including the natural phenomenon of (small 'f') focusing:

 

More articles on neuroscience topics, and information about my book, my 'Neuroscience for Therapists' course, and seminars are at: peterafford.uk/neuroscience

 

Peter Afford
020 8673 1860
peter@focusing.co.uk