Why Therapists, Bodyworkers and Healers Love Focalizing:
It’s an alternative process that’s effective for people who aren’t responding to traditional approaches
- Because Focalizing deals with the felt senses of the body, the terrain and outcome of a session is very different from work that requires the client to verbalize their stories. For this reason, Focalizing provides a fundamentally different entry point to healing and appeals to clients who have gone from therapist to therapist with little or no success.
- Although there is a structure that can be followed, no two Focalizing sessions are ever the same. For this reason, therapists or facilitators can engage in the spontaneity and find solutions with their clients that are effective and catered to the individual.
- The newness of each session keeps Focalizing fresh for all involved. And that sense of novelty from both the client and the facilitator supports the effectiveness of the work.
It invites the client’s innate intelligence to lead the session
- Built into Focalizing’s foundation is the understanding that the client’s innate intelligence is the guiding force behind the healing process. Focalizing offers a counter-point to the idea that the facilitator is supposed to do the work. Instead of trying to fix or solve anything, Focalizing is about the power of holding space and bearing witness.
It’s highly versatile
- Finding connection, strength and resilience in the body is an effective approach for healing from any circumstance or source of hardship.
- By building the client’s relationship with their own felt senses and intuition, the sessions take pressure away from the therapist or facilitator to need to know all the answers. Instead, the client, who knows their experience better than anyone, is supported to come from a sense of strength and resilience to be part of the process of finding solutions that work for them.
- Solutions that come from the client organically are more likely to stick which is why the effects of a Focalizing session continue to integrate long after the session is complete.
The approach is effective for clients who don’t like to share their stories or talk about emotions
- If a client prefers not to talk about what happened or has no memory of the event that caused their struggles, the facilitator is still able to work effectively with the issue.
- Focalizing can be accomplished with little to no communication from the client if they prefer not to share.
Why Clients Love Focalizing:
They can Focalize on their own when the therapist or facilitator isn’t immediately available
- Focalizing is a potent self healing tool that clients can safely apply to themselves. It’s perfect for moments of crisis when the therapist isn’t available for support. Self Focalizing can also help ground and integrate the 1:1 sessions.
It’s effective with little or no talking necessary
- For some clients, being required to revisit painful memories from their past can be a deterrent to finding help. Focalizing effectively supports clients with no need to re-tell or re-live the events that led to their current circumstances.
They don’t need to remember the experience to heal from it
- Traumatic experiences from the birth process or the first years of life, sometimes called pre-verbal experiences, can be particularly challenging to heal for many people. However, it’s a powerful opportunity for Focalizing to be engaged because it doesn’t require the person to remember or verbalize the story of what happened.
- With Focalizing, clients work with what remains in their body in order to allow themselves to naturally heal from these ‘pre-verbal’ experiences. The results of engaging with their body in this way reverberate into their daily lives.
They love how they feel when the session ends
- There’s a tangible experience to every Focalizing session. Clients often report a weight lifting off them, changes in their vision, a sense of peace, and other improved physical and emotional changes as a result of the session.
It becomes a creative tool for living and acting with authenticity
- Because Focalizing helps people connect with core aspects of who they are, clients are able to use this core connection to help them create a life that aligns with their values and intentions.
- Here’s a selection of a few ways people have used Focalizing in their life and work:
- Focalizing has been used to inspire music, make art, launch a startup, support a school mindfulness program, guide business meetings, inspire a summer camp in South America and reorganize the structure of a major corporate business, and more!