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Experiential Philosophy ~ A Gendlin Reading Group!
CEC’s available upon request

See below calendar for tabs with descriptions and links for  our individual series.
Welcoming your comments and wishes!

The fact that concepts change does not mean that they are arbitrary; concepts can be formulated in many diverse and incompatible ways, but to the extent that they are rooted in experience, each formulation has its own precise relationship to experience.”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Gendlin#Philosophy)

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Series #7 Philosophy with Gisela Uhl – A Process Model (Gendlin 1997)

Series #7 Philosophy with Gisela Uhl – A Process Model (Gendlin 1997)
Fridays 10:00am to 11:15am Pacific time
One hour meetings
Series #7: October 2016 – December 2018
Each meeting provides time for reading out loud with exercises in between, followed by discussion.

Included in the series will be a reading partnership to encompass the following:
reviewing the pages and concepts taught by Gisela during class,
practicing the exercises taught by Gisela,
bringing observations to the next class with Gisela.

Gisela’s syllabus:
“Undulate between theory and early process model,
and some later concepts that refer to our human experience
(which is not the topic in the early chapters of A PM;
the early chapters lay down the principles of the model,
starting with primitive organismic life).”

Class page with notes and recordings.

Series #3 Revolutionary Pause ~ Mary Hendricks

Series #3 read at your own pace and join our discussion page.
Revolutionary Pause ~ Mary Hendricks

Series #4 A Philosophical Critique of the Concept of Narcissism: The Significance of the Awareness Movement (1987)

Series #4
A Philosophical Critique of the Concept of Narcissism: The Significance of the Awareness Movement (1987)
Four Mondays April 4, 18, 25, 2016 and continuing on your own.
Join our discussion page A Philosophical Critique of the Concept of Narcissism: The Significance of the Awareness Movement (1987)

Series #5 IOFI and ‘focaling’ in Gendlin’s Process Model (1997) and Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning (1962)

Series #5
IOFI and ‘focaling’ in Gendlin’s Process Model (1997) and Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning (1962)
Five Mondays: May 9, 23, June 6, 20, 27, 2016 and continuing on your own!

Series #6 Thinking Beyond Patterns: Body, Language, and Situations (1991)

Series #6
Thinking Beyond Patterns: Body, Language, and Situations ( Gendlin 1991)
Eight Mondays: July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016
and to be repeated by request!
Welcoming your comments and questions.

Further Information and Discussion Pages

Questions, wishes and additional information:
Please email: studio@thinkinginmovement.ca
or telephone 604 263 9123

FURTHER DISCUSSION PAGES:

Page describing our overall project

Gendlin’s article A New Way of Thinking, helpful in reading A Process Model

 CHAPTER VI: BEHAVIOR CHAPTER VI-B: THE DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIOR SPACE (p.100-111)  Chapter contents: 1) Motivation 2) Cross-contextual formation 3) Behavior space a) Had space b) Had space-and-time c) Two open cycle sectors 4) Pyramiding 5) Object Formation: Objects Fall … Chapter VI Study Page

 Edwin Rutsch with Ann Weiser Cornell,

Kathy McGuire on Empathy including the 180 page pdf “Experiential Dimension Therapy” Focusing Oriented Therapy (FOT) Manual created by Kathy McGuire:

PURPOSE
Experiential Philosophy ~ Gendlin’s philosophy is accessible when we pause and make the studies our own.  You do not need to read the text in advance!  Carol Hurst has added a fine contribution to our discussion page and any of us may continue to add notes!

TUITION FEES
* No Fees: These course are by invitation for those contributing to the studio.

GENERAL DISCUSSION
* Our discussion page with notes, stories, reflections as we prepare for Experiential Philosophy!
“Inter-affecting” & “Skype on Family guy”: Words “retrieve themselves from their old schemes by coming” (Gendlin, E.T.,1987)

* The Experiential nature of our project  
A question:  “I am wondering about the course.  At first I thought that the title meant there would be an experiential component to the class.   (which I was looking forward to) and then I just realized that it might refer just to a philosophy of Experiencing.  Katarina  says that one does not have to read ahead and it sounds very much like the process of the Process Model Class.”

Thank you for your question, and I (Katarina) will write a few notes here as an initial response.  Gisela and others may add their comments when they have time. Meanwhile we can all enjoy a felt sensing of how we would like the new series to unfold.!

Yes, an experiential component! Gisela and Katarina have been talking about a course like this for years and the time feels just right.  Everyone will develop more ease in Focusing practice, the philosophy will be fun, enlivening, interesting for all of us.  Our text for these twelve weeks will be Thinking Beyond Patterns: Body, Language, and Situations, which brings us joy and practical insights to Process Model.  Gisela and Katarina will be working together with you in our circle as we develop Gene’s philosophy in ways very accessible to our daily living, so we enjoy our tangible bodily, moving, practical understanding in an easy step by step way.  We wish to offer this now as a simple exercise for the twelve weeks.  It might be wonderful if some of us can share in making brief notes to consolidate our learning  for the whole circle along the way.  We plan to make a separate page (or use our forum again)  where any of us can add comments, so the others who may miss some of our meetings can be in touch with the overall thread of our study and practice. Thank you again for your question, your superb way of asking something that calls forth a happy response!

* “The fact that concepts change does not mean that they are arbitrary; concepts can be formulated in many diverse and incompatible ways, but to the extent that they are rooted in experience, each formulation has its own precise relationship to experience.”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Gendlin#Philosophy)

Experiential Philosophy ~ A Gendlin Reading Group!

Experiential Philosophy ~ A Gendlin Reading Group!
See each tab with descriptions and links for individual series.
Welcoming your comments and wishes!

Sereis #2 The wider role of bodily sense in thought and language ( Gendlin 1992)