116 – An Invitation to Presence

Cornell, Ann Weiser 2016
An Inside-Out Approach
ANN WEISER CORNELL

How often have you heard someone admiringly described as having “presence,” without knowing exactly what it means, much less knowing how to develop that quality yourself? This experiential session will explore presence as both an internal state of awareness, openness, and sense of ease as well as the external manifestation of that state. You’ll learn how to reach that state inside—the first step to projecting these qualities outside—that will let you “extend” that experience of presence through your body and heart. We’ll use Focusing techniques to help us tap more deeply into our creative flow as well as how to:

  • Cultivate the open aware state of presence through finding resources in the world and relationships around you
  • Offer your clients empowering language and methods for finding their own state of presence
  • Bring more presence into your life whenever you really need it, including in client sessions

Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD, is a Focusing teacher and facilitator who’s been training clinicians in Focusing for more than 30 years. She’s the author of Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change.

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