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Restoring the wholeness of being: Working with trauma from the focusing-oriented experiential therapy perspective

Return to Articles Biliana Dearly, MCounsHumServ, Senior Lecturer, Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne, Certifying Coordinator, The International Focusing Institute, New York.    The Theoretical and Philosophical Background of FOT Focusing-oriented experiential therapy (FOT) is a form of experiential therapy, a term coined by Eugene Gendlin (1973). Gendlin (1996) defined FOT as a therapy that lets “that which …

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Restoring the wholeness of being: Working with trauma from the focusing-oriented experiential therapy perspective

Biliana Dearly, MCounsHumServ, Senior Lecturer, Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne, Certifying Coordinator, The International Focusing Institute, New York.    Abstract From the focusing-oriented experiential therapy (FOT) point of view, trauma involves emotionally overwhelming experiences with a severe or complete stoppage of the life-forward process and consequent multiple disturbances in functioning. FOT has a unique, safe way of …

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