Focusing oriented therapy is an embodied, grounded, experience that uses the felt sense of the body to explore targeted issues and dilemmas patients face. Therapist guides the patient throughout the session and guides patients to move into the somatic experience  to deeply explore their issues.

“The greater the role played by experiencing during the thera- py hours, the greater will be the thera- peutic change and [the more likely] the successful outcome of therapy” (1961, pp. 240-243). To test this hypothesis, Gendlin and his colleagues developed and tested the experiencing scale, which measures the level of experiencing in a segment of therapy. More than 30 stud- ies now show that a higher experiencing level correlates with more successful therapy (Hendricks, 2002).”

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