Recommended Books and Video

Jul 09, 10 Recommended Books and Video

Focusing, Eugene Gendlin, Ph.D., Bantam Books, 1981

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: A Manual of the Experiential Method, Eugene Gendlin, The Guildford Press, 1996.

The Radical Acceptance of Everything: Living a Focusing Life, Ann Weiser Cornell, Caluna Press, 2005.

Person-Centred Therapy: The Focusing-Oriented Approach, Campbell Purton, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Focusing-Oriented Therapy (FOT), Neil Friedman, Ph.D., (self published), 2007.

Shirley Turcotte’s Focusing and Trauma DVD’s are available from The Focusing Institute web site.

Web sites and courses

The Focusing Institute offers a wealth of focusing information, including an on-line library of Genlin’s articles, as well as listings of focusing trainers and therapists. Go to

Leslie Ellis offers ongoing introductory and in-depth focusing training for counsellors, psychologists, social workers and other healing professionals.

The Justice Institute of BC offers focusing courses taught by Shirley Turcotte. These courses are designed for the aboriginal community but open to all.

Ann Weiser Cornell offers various levels of focusing courses, mostly aimed at individuals wanting to learn focusing for themselves, at