What is Mindful Focusing?

Mindful Focusing is a technique for accessing deeper sources of knowing by engaging your body’s subtle capacity for “felt sense.” By bringing friendly, non-judgmental attention to the inner textures of experience, you discover concrete solutions and fresh directions in personal and professional life.


Mindful Focusing is a process of awareness and intuition that uses gentle mindfulness to uncover what is at stake for us at a deep level in painful situations, tough decisions and unfamiliar creative challenges. The “sticky wickets” of work, relationships, parenting and more are golden opportunities for personal growth and liberating changes in perspective. Mindful Focusing generates fresh, often quite unexpected insights to dissolve obstacles and move ahead in our lives with renewed vision and energy.

From the Blog

How to Find Your Felt Sense: Start with a GAP

In the course of a very long letter written in 1817 to his brothers in America, the English poet John…

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The Felt Sense: Conceptual Mind versus Holistic Knowing

When the conceptual mind loses its moment-to-moment connection to direct bodily experience, it begins to take on a life of…

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The Felt Sense: What It Is and Why It’s Important

In the 1950s Eugene Gendlin, a young graduate student at the University of Chicago working with the great American psychologist…

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In the Media

Remembering Eugene Gendlin

Remembering Eugene Gendlin

An article by David I. Rome for the Garrison Institute Read the complete article.

Spirituality & Health interview with David Rome

By: Sam Mowe in 2015 May-June Read the article

Why Your Body Knows the Answer

An interview with David Rome, Web Master Radio / February 26th, 2015 Listen

Using the Felt Sense

An interview with David Rome, Book Radio / October 6th, 2014

The Art of Focusing

David Rome talks to Waylon Lewis of Elephant Magazine / January 9th, 2015

Searching for the Truth

by David Rome, Shambhala Sun, September 2004, pp. 60-63, 91-93.

Deep Listening As Love

Deep Listening as Love

An interview with David Rome, Parabola Magazine / Spring 2010 PDF - Deep Listening as…

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

by David Rome and Hope Martin / Shambhala Sun / July 2010