Church Window – St Petersburg, Florence
Photo by Leonard Grossman (Focusing friend of Bebe Simon)
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INTRODUCTION TO THINKING AT THE EDGE By Eugene T. Gendlin, Ph.D. Click to download PDF

New TAE Groups  2020
TAE Study Group: Wednesdays 9:30-10:30  Pacific time bi-weekly)
TAE Practice Group: Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 pm Pacific time weekly)
TAE ‘Project Group’: next meeting TBA

* Inspirations from Mary Jennings article
* Writings by Gene * Film with Gene and Mary
Review Step 0 formulated by Kye Nelson
Review Steps 1–5 Words from the felt sense
Review Steps 6–8 Facets
Review Steps 9–14 Theory
Review Steps 0–14  Theory continuing

Thinking At the Edge

  • Thinking Fundamentally: Kye Nelson’s formulation of in-depth, 14-step TAE, includes instructions for “step 0”, which helps to position a thinker where they are likely to have a fundamental contribution to make in their field. This formulation of TAE centers on practical knowhow that ordinary people can use to create theories with “magnetism”,

Course Resources

Included in the resources available for this course is an online interactive forum

if you wish to have Credits  let us know prior to the first class.

Please let us  know if you wish to have credits from CCPA or CPCA  or a letter for your organization:

  • Continuing Education Credits (CEC) awarded by The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDH) awarded by The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Thinking At the Edge (TAE), “like Focusing, is a practice developed from the Philosophy of the Implicit. It is a set of exact steps to develop a fresh use of language”.

Thinking At the Edge (TAE), like Focusing, is a practice developed from the Philosophy of the Implicit.

It is a set of exact steps to develop a fresh use of language and a new kind of theory to speak from something in one’s field which one knows but has not been able to say or write.  This is a way to say something that can restructure the basic terms and practices in a field, rather than only being able to say what fits the current viewpoint.

Current science, social policy and human relations tend to exclude the intricacy of the individual’s experience. TAE is a way to think and speak about our world and ourselves by generating terms from a “felt sense”.  Such terms formulate experiential intricacy, rather than turning everything we think about into externally viewed objects.  Language and concepts that emerge directly from experience can point to aspects of experience that cannot otherwise be formulated.

Video Thinking at the Edge with Mary Hendricks and Gene Gendlin

About this video and more TAE videos …

Additional TAE resources

Grassroots Introduction to Thinking at the Edge Manual
This Manual is designed to provide guidance for working on your own TAE projects. It follows closely material presented on the “TAE in 14 Steps” video tapes.

TAE in 14 Steps DVDs
Thinking At The Edge in 14 Steps (2002) DVD #1 (121 minutes) and DVD #2 (114 minutes)  with Eugene T. Gendlin Ph.D.  “You need to stand again in your own experiencing … in your own felt ongoingness, which is that intricate complexity inside of life … to put into the world what hasn’t been said yet that you are carrying from your particular experience.”

Thinking Freshly from Experiencing DVDs
How Gendlin’s Philosophy of the Implicit helps you Think at the Edge with Eugene T.Gendlin Ph.D. and Nada Lou. In this two-part DVD, you will have the opportunity not only to follow the Thinking at the Edge practice step by step, but to hear many of The Philosophy of the Implicit (POI) concepts explained by its creator and originator Dr. Gene Gendlin in refined and accessible ways. Set includes 2 DVD’s.

Thinking Freshly from Experiencing Transcript

German TAE DVD Video: Denken wo worte noch fehlen – TAE German

Qualitative research with TAE steps. Thinking at the edge: Theory and Applicationsby  Satoko Tokumaru (translated into English by Mariyo Kida). Hiroshima: Keisuisha. ISBN: ISBN 978-4-86327-145-6 C3011. (2011)

  • Thinking Fundamentally: Kye Nelson’s formulation of in-depth, 14-step TAE, includes instructions for “step 0”, which helps to position a thinker where they are likely to have a fundamental contribution to make in their field. This formulation of TAE centers on practical knowhow that ordinary people can use to create theories with “magnetism”,

The Tricycle Effect
How to think further with focusing
by Mary Jennings
Note from Katarina:  Here is the story given to us by Mary Jennings for a teleconference we hosted in March 2009, and in November 2009 the story was published by Ann Weiser Cornell in ‘The Focusing Connection’.   Click this link The Tricycle Effect for our study page with a few highlights and the section headings to further our learning and illustrate the TAE process.  As with many pages on our site you can leave a reply and begin a discussion.  Here are direct links to each section of our study page:

The Tricycle Effect How to think further with focusing by Mary Jennings, first written in 2007

Section Headings:

A kind of patience

From private to public

Lots of instances

Expanding the concept

Significant fleeting encounters

The Tricycle Effect

Changed concept, changed way of living

The power of focusing

 

Nada Lou’s Utube clip: Focusing with Eugene Gendlin Ph.D, with Chinese subtitles. Transcript to Chinese for this clip was contributed with gratitude by Henry Chen and Li Ming.   Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGdVF0REu7k

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