Eugene T. Gendlin, the American philosopher and psychologist who developed the mind-body connection practice called “Focusing,” died on May 1 at the age of 90 in Spring Valley, New York. Gendlin spent his life promoting the practice of Focusing and the philosophy behind it, which he called the “Philosophy of the Implicit.” Focusing is an experiential, body-oriented method for generating insights, new thinking, and emotional healing. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Aristotle were significant inspirational sources of Gendlin’s philosophy, and his mind-body emphasis has been integrated into many modern forms of psychotherapy. All of us at IAFOTs will miss Gene’s presence and inspiration.
Please see this page for a full account of Gendlin’s life and work: