a book by Eugene T. Gendlin
(our site's book review)
This unusual book by Eugene T. Gendlin presents a new self-help technique—focusing—that combines meditation, active listening, self-talk and self-parenting in a new, creative way and uses terminology suitable for the New Age and encounter group crowd. But the techniques don’t require any special beliefs and there’s no reason to disbelieve their viability.
A new self-help technique—focusing—combines meditation, active listening, self-talk and self-parenting in a new, creative way
One would expect one's relationship with self and others would improve after employing such methods. If not, don’t continue. One could logically assume that people having trouble with either self-talk techniques (like Shad Helmstetter) or self-parenting (like John Pollard) techniques might use focusing as an adjunct to their efforts.