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BioSpiritual Focusing

BioSpiritual Focusing

Deepen your connection with, "The One in whom we live and move and have our being."

BioSpiritual Focusing provides a way to bring the body's sense for grace and God into everyday awareness, helping you to become more fully present to yourself, others and to God.  This process is based on the work of Dr. Eugene Gendlin, which was further developed by Frs. Edwin McMahon and Peter Campbell who identified the process implications for Christian spirituality.  As you participate in this life-giving and life-changing process, you will become more aware of the sacred story you carry in your own body and the movement of Grace in your life.

Focusing is a simple and practical way to access your own bodily wisdom.  It is the place within you of unfolding creativity and healing.  Learning takes place in the respectful atmosphere of small groups.  To learn more about whether BioSpiritual Focusing is right for you, contact Donna at Contact form or 413-562-3627.

 

Quotes from two participants in BioSpiritual Focusing (BSF) programs:

“The 6-day BioSpiritual Focusing retreat was fantastic. The whole program greatly exceeded my expectations.  The combination of a class in the morning, followed by an individual session in the afternoon was perfect.  The rest of the time was unscheduled, so I was free to process what I had learned.  The individual sessions were powerful.  After the first individual Focusing session, I felt like I had done a year’s worth of therapy in one session!  The facilitators were top notch.” - Retreat participant

“As a therapist, I bring BSF to clients when it feels right, and they have responded very favorably.  BioSpirituality brings more self-love into one’s life by virtue of making it possible to truly experience the Oneness of which we are all a part.  When I am Focusing, being kind to myself and allowing my feelings to just be what they are, invariably I begin to experience that we are all One.”  - Book Study and Practicum participant

 

In September 2017, the BioSpiritual Institute (BioSpiritual.Org), founded by Fathers Ed McMahon and Peter Campbell, welcomed Mary DuQuaine as Exective Director.  Mary will support and build on the works of two Centers which offer BioSpiritual Focusing programs:  Loyola Institute in Orange California and Genesis Spiritual Life Center in Westfield, MA.  For almost 40 years, Genesis has been a home for BioSpiritual Focusing programs.  We are thrilled that Mary will be advancing awareness of this marvelous body-wisdom based Spirituality.  We are most grateful to the members of the Institute Board for their unwavering support of Genesis.

 

"Your physically felt body is in fact part of a gigantic system of here and other places, now and other times, you and other people - in fact, the whole universe.  The sense of being bodily alive in a vast system is the body as it is felt from the inside." - Eugene Gendlin

"I had discovered an invisible, hidden world of moving air that I might never have noticed without...a hawk deliberately hitching a ride skyward in its sure and steady embrace...I carried this experience inside for a long time, gradually coming to recognize that hidden, invisible currents were active in my own life as well." - Fr. Peter Campbell

"The greatest challenge of the day is to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each of us."
- Dorothy Day