In this conversation (February 2012), Astrid Schillings talks about “The-Whole-Body-Focusing”, the place of grounded Being, Spirituality, Mindfulness, pathways of embodiment in her life.
Astrid Schillings’ bio: Focusing came into my life in 1981 when studying psychology. It resonated deeply with my wondering what it is to be human, why we are here. I have been exploring, teaching extensively on the interfaces of Sensitive Body-Awareness, Mindfulness, Meditative enquiry, Inner-Directed-Movement and Focusing. It took years to let it slowly carry forward in my heart into one taste of The-Whole-Body-Focusing. Thank you Kevin McEvenue for your warm support! I teach WBF/Focusing-Oriented-Therapy internationally in accredited trainings for counsellors/psychotherapists like in my Cologne-Centre and to everybody interested. I experience The-Whole-Body-Focusing as a way of embodied enquiry into living being, a dynamic being aware… person to person, person- environment, the more… every day. Therapy, trauma-healing are important applications. In the last 17 years I have been in ongoing conversation with Gene Gendlin on the human body as inter-active awareness.
Published February 2012