How Can you Make a change when you don't know where to start?
Mindful Focusing gives you access to a deep source of knowing by engaging your body’s subtle capacity for “felt sense.”
David I. Rome
With many years as a Focusing trainer and a meditation instructor, as well as active engagement in the non-profit sector, David brings a clear, warm presence to the practice of Mindful Focusing informed by his experience in the inner work of personal and social change.
David offers one-on-one sessions (in person or distance) as well as workshops and online classes.
"David Rome has mastered Focusing, a method for using the body's wisdom to navigate life's major decisions. Your Body Knows the Answer makes this invaluable tool available to us all."
- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus
Mindful Focusing is a contemplative technique that uses Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices together with the "Felt-Sense Focusing" methodology developed by American philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin. It is designed to uncover what is at stake for us at a deep level when we are challenged by uncomfortable situations, tough decisions, or blocks to creativity.
The difficult challenges of work, relationships, parenting, and so much more in our daily lives, are golden opportunities for personal growth and liberating changes in how we understand our selves and the world. The practice of Mindful Focusing generates fresh, often quite unexpected insights to dissolve obstacles and move ahead in our lives with renewed vision and energy.
What is Mindful Focusing?
David I. Rome is a teacher and writer on applications of contemplative methods in personal, organizational and social change. He is the creator of Mindful Focusing, a training program that brings together Eugene Gendlin’s Felt-Sense Focusing method with Buddhist mindfulness-awareness practices, described in his book YOUR BODY KNOWS THE ANSWER: Using Your FELT SENSE to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity (Shambhala, 2014). David began practicing Buddhism in 1971 and served as private secretary to Tibetan contemplative master Chögyam Trungpa. He studied Focusing with Gendlin, Ann Weiser Cornell, Robert Lee and others, and is a senior trainer with the International Focusing Institute and Shambhala International.