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