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David Bell
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Rapid Transformation through Meditation In-Relation
Throughout the years I have searched far and wide for ways of working smarter-not-harder for growth and psychological transformation. Sitting in meditation for hours a day for several decades until I can begin to stabilize my attention doesn't appeal to me....

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Meditation and The Focusing Technique
I have meditated for ten years. I can say that after all of this, I still do not know how to meditate. Oh, I know dozens of takes on the practice. I know all the ins and outs of the philosophies on it from the east and west and secular articulations of it. ...

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Free-Association as a Way of Being
I wrote a quality post on this subject in this blog that I may or may not continue. Here's the link: http://newwavesinsw.com/ I also wrote an essay that I compulsively published on amazon that accounts my experiences experimenting with a dynamic way of inqu...

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Triangle Schematic of the Process of Transformation
This is the latest in a line of triangle schematic representations I have played with since coming across this figure from the brief-dynamic psychotherapies by Malan, Davanloo, and Fosha. They tend to term this "the triangle of conflict" or "triangle of the...

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Transformation Occurs Through that Something Implicit With Meaning
I have studied and practiced everything I could read and get my hands on to attempt to understand the true mechanism of change.  For years it escaped me why there is such an extreme effort to reward ratio to the majority of inner work methods. This is true ...

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From the Void to the Felt-Sense: The ranges of experiential formation
Being a student of the phenomenology of human change and transformation, I have read a plethora of accounts of great shifts and transformations in moments of great emotion or insight. Essentially what can be viewed as the commonality from mystical or peak e...

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Focusing, The Felt-Sense, The Felt-Shift
What is this Focusing method and why am I all about it? Focusing was developed by Eugene Gendlin in the 1960's and has been used in psychotherapy ever since and has been rigorously empirically studied. Eugene was a grad student who was working with Carl Rog...

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Freud's Yoga and The Focusing Technique
As a short introduction: I am writing this blog as the beginning of my mission to spread Focusing, as in Dr. Eugene Gendlin's method of inner listening and attending to a wider audience for the purpose of bringing out the greater evolutionary potential of t...

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Action Steps
To follow up the last post, I have been contemplating action steps. I figure that I am such a natural at learning as I go that all I need to do is get moving. I'm also great at learning and not going anywhere. For example, nearly a decade ago when I was rea...
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