This forum is intended for those interested in synthesizing any of a number of body-based and movement practices with the self-discovery methodology known as Focusing. Focusing is a process for directing the attention inward to a cleared space where bodily felt senses can emerge. It is often these felt senses that provide clarity and shifts in understanding of formerly vague and unarticulated yearnings. Focusing involves the verbalizing of these bodily-felt states. See www.focusing.org for more information.
We first came together at the Focusing International Conference in Costa Rica in 2004 as the Focusing and Bodywork Interest Group. We represent various disciplines including Feldenkrais, shiatsu, Trager, Reiki, acupuncture, Esalen massage, yoga, meditation, somatic psychotherapy, and dance improvisation. We held our first Meeting at the Edge in May, 2007 on the island of Ischia, Italy. Our second international meeting was held in September 2009 at Lake Zurich, Switzerland.
We hope that you will contribute to shaping future Meetings at the Edge by sharing your interests, ideas, and workshop offers on this forum. We welcome all contributions of persons with an enthusiasm for body-centered practices, be they related to touch, bodywork, movement, energy work, or sonic, visual or oral expression. We look forward to a growing dialogue together.
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- May 16, 2004
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