Reflections on the differences between Focusing and Meditation.

Over the last 10 years of practicing Focusing, the question of how Focusing works with meditation has been asked many times. For me it is an ongoing exploration. Many times over those years, people have remarked that they are the same thing and to me that never felt quite right. It was usually offered by those who perhaps did not know Focusing so well. Either way I have felt keenly aware of the difference, so wanted to share my current reflections on this. This is really about honouring the unique qualities that Focusing offers that are different from meditation. Of course someone could easily write an article about the unique qualities of meditation and it would also be true.

There are three main areas of difference that I want to explore: the relational nature of Focusing, its origins and context, and finally its aims.
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