New Dimensions in Focusing Song

To the tune of ďThe Hokey PokeyĒ

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Well, you can sense inside

You can also sense out.

You can let your sensing travel

As it wanders all about

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

The theme of the Conference was The Future of Focusing. As the future is also implicit in the present, many offerings pointed to new dimensions of sensing into - personally, and in groupsÖ

 

 

We can sense into

Whatís most precious in our hearts

Allow it deepen

Through expressive arts

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Laury Rappaport gave a presentation on this, and has written books on Focusing and mindfulness and Focusing in art-therapy.

 

 

You can deepen and expand

Your sense of poetry

Or experience the life force

Through the practice of Tai Chi

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Julian Miller offered Focusing and Tai Chi, Focusing and Poetry

 

 

You can hold two felt senses

Without either of them bossing.

Sit with them.

ExperienceÖ the magic of crossing

 

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Beatrice Blake offered a workshop ďThe magic of crossingĒ

 

 

If youíre feeling stuck,

And different parts begin to wrangle

Come and visit Ann and Barbara

And learn how to un-Tangle

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavinís Treasure Maps to the Soul work, and their workshop on Untangling

 

 

You can reflect what someone says

Or, what you think they mean

Or the qualities of fields that are present in between

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Various offerings in the Shared Field track

 

 

You can get a sense of ďweĒ

And be careful not to merge

Learn to negotiate your boundaries

With Roberto, Karen, and Serge

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Workshops on relational mindfulness (Serge Prengel), and exploring relationship dynamics (Roberto Larios, Karen Whalen)

 

 

If you want to deepen more

And to expand your yields

You can have a whole group sensing

Into vast transpersonal fields

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

 

 

You can get a felt sense

Of the ďspirit of the EarthĒ

Or connect with ancient energies

That were here before your birth

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Resonant Sensing for Peace process, our workshop on group felt sensing into transpersonal dimensionsÖ

 

 

Here are several other verses, which I did not record

Feel free to make up your own!

 

If youíre feeling stuck in something

You can dis-identify

Say ďsomething in me is feelingĒ

And bring more spaciousness to ďIĒ

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Inner Relationship Focusing Ė Ann Weiser Cornell††† (Ann gives credit to Bebe Simon for this)

 

You can access grounded presence

Rest in deep solidity

As you sense into the depth and breadth

Of your whole body

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Wholebody Focusing Ė Kevin McEvenue, Karen Whalen, Glenn Fleisch, and others

 

 

If youíre stuck and have blocked wanting

You can sense into thin air

As you check and see if there might be

An opposing part somewhere

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Treasure Maps of the Soul Ė Ann Weiser Cornell and Barbara McGavin

 

 

Can attend to the domain of thinking

And, if you notice that youíre tense

You can shift attention to self-empathy

So you can be with a felt sense

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Domain Focusing Ė Robert Lee

 

 

You can sense into all 12 Steps

Honor, Open, then we see

How we can welcome in a body sense of Recovery

CHORUS†††† It isnít hocus pocus

††††††††††††††††††† Itís another way to Focus

†††††††††††††††††† Thatís what itís all about

Recovery Focusing Ė Suzanne Noel

 

 

Figure we can teach all of Focusing with this song!

 

Best wishes,
Bruce