Interactive Focusing

Janet Klein on “The Essentials of Teaching Focusing”

Interactive Focusing | Posted on December 2, 2016 | Author Pat Omidian

The opening paragraph from the third chapter of Dr. Janet Klein’s first volume, on “The Process”. The Essentials of Teaching Focusing: The Four Building Blocks In the beginning–I have developed a method of teaching the essentials of Focusing, Interactive Focusing and Compassionate, Empathic Listening which I […]


Janet Klein on “The Experiencing of Experience”

Interactive Focusing | Posted on November 11, 2016 | Author Pat Omidian

The opening paragraph from the second chapter of Dr. Janet Klein’s volume on “The Process”. The Experiencing of Experience: Interactive Focusing as a way to health experiencing deficit disorder The experiencing of experience is not to just have the experience, nor is it only to […]


Janet Klein on “An Experiential Lexicon”

Interactive Focusing | Posted on October 21, 2016 | Author Pat Omidian

Why an experiential lexicon? When exploring an experiential terrain, we need to define things from the inner experiencing of the journey. We need a new kind of dictionary, what I call an experiential lexicon. We need a way of knowing from the experience that forms […]


The Interactive Focusing Model Short form for Dyads

Interactive Focusing | Posted on September 19, 2016 | Author Pat Omidian

The Interactive Focusing Model Short form for Dyads By Dr. Janet Klein (This brief outline is useful as a guide for Interactive Focusing work in pairs. Those who have taken a course will find it useful.) Part One: The Focuser’s Story The Focuser tells her […]


Reflections and the Empathic Moment: What Happens

Interactive Focusing | Posted on July 19, 2016 | Author Martin Vremec

[This abridged article was written by Dr. Klein in 2001. References to on-going work are preserved as part of the original article. At the Center for Interactive Focusing, we hope one day, with the help of members of the Interactive Focusing Community, to carry on […]


Janet Klein describes how she developed Interactive Focusing

Interactive Focusing | Posted on | Author Pat Omidian

It was a challenge to create a structure that would allow for interaction while preserving each person’s material and boundaries. An interaction would be a perfect vehicle for relationship processing.