videos: Power of Presence Lesson 5


Learning Focusing - Ann Weiser Cornell

Published on Feb 27, 2016

This is the intro to Ann Weiser Cornell’s CD set called “Learning Focusing” and is included, with permission, in Week 5 of the free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) found at The full CD set is available for purchase at Focusing Resources (, as well as a rich variety of other offerings about Inner Relationship Focusing.

TEDxCollegeHill - Catherine Kerr - Mindfulness Starts with the Body: A View from the Brain

Published on May 21, 2012

Director of Translational Neuroscience, Contemplative Studies Initiative Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Family Medicine. Why does mindfulness meditation begin by focusing on the breath? Does mindfulness-based somatic awareness (cultivated through attention to breath, body sensations) change the brain? Catherine Kerr received a B.A. from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. Before arriving at Brown, she was at Harvard Medical School where her original focus was on developing innovative approaches for investigating placebo effects. Currently, her work focuses on using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and other tools to investigate brain mechanisms underlying body-based attention and healing in mindfulness and other mind-body practices such as Tai Chi.

Mind the Gap: Moving From Brain to Body | Dr. Andy Harkin | TEDxBunbury

Published on Apr 22, 2016

The importance of reclaiming a sense of health, and a sense of belonging in the body as a birthright .

For a not inconsiderable portion of the last 30 years Andy has been a student of the body – initially Medical School studies and working as a Doctor, then years of training as a body centred psychotherapist. In the latter regard he specialised in working with people suffering from the legacy of psychological and emotional trauma principally within a method known as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Sometimes this work was helping patients restore a sense of stability inside were none or little existed. Other times this meant helping folk release held trauma from the body. For the last decade Andy has taught this work to Mental Health professionals in North America, throughout Europe and in Australia.

Andy lives in Bunbury, Western Australia where he runs his own private practice.

Eugene Gendlin Introduces Focusing (Pt.1 International Conference Toronto 2000)

Uploaded on Nov 24, 2008

Part One of a presentation introducing Focusing and the ‘felt sense’ by philosopher and psychologist, Eugene Gendlin Ph.D.

Focusing is more than being in touch with your feelings and different from body work. Focusing occurs exactly at the interface of body-mind. It consists of specific steps for getting a body sense of how you are in a particular life situation. The body sense is unclear and vague at first, but if you pay attention it will open up into words or images and you experience a felt shift in your body.

In the process of Focusing, one experiences a physical change in the way that the issue is being lived in the body. We learn to live in a deeper place than just thoughts or feelings. The whole issue looks different and new solutions arise. See for more info.

Eugene Gendlin Introduces Focusing (Pt.2 - 2000 International Conference)

Uploaded on Nov 24, 2008

Part Two of a presentation introducing Focusing and the ‘felt sense’ by philosopher and psychologist, Eugene Gendlin Ph.D.