Index of articles

Dr. McGuire has written many articles over her 40 year career. Many of them explain the listening/focusing peer counseling model. A number of them explain incorporating Focusing into Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy. And some of her favorites explain how the capacity to be "touched and moved," the special gift of the meaning of tears, enrich, not only our life and relationships, but also our ability to be creative and find solutions to problems at home and work. And a number of them are translations by Agnes Rodriguez of articles and webpages into Spanish


  1. Experiential Focusing Therapy
  2. Focusing and Spirituality: The Still, Small Voice Within
  3. Grieving Childbearing Issues Part One
  4. Active Grieving Part Two
  5. Experiential Focusing Therapy: A Unifying Humanistic Therapy 
  6. Book and Tape Review: Experiential Dimension In Therapy Manual and Focusing Awareness Video 
  7. The Focusing Community
  8. Focusing Therapy: Brief Therapy Humanistically
  9. Parents As Mirrors For Their Children
  10. Parenting: Setting Limits While Allowing Choices
  11. Positive Parenting: Listening To Your Child, Listening To Your Partner, Listening To Yourself
  12. Focusing: You Wake Up Depressed For No Reason
  13. Tears and Focusing
  14. Jung, MBTI, and Experiential Theory
  15. Focusing and Soul Collage


  1. Being Touched and Being Moved: The Spiritual Value of Tears 
  2. Focusing Inner Child Work With Abused Clients 
  3. Caring Confrontation In Experiential Therapy 
  4. Psychotherapy Training Through Peer Counseling 
  5. Listening and Interruptions In Task-Oriented Groups (dissertation excerpt)
  6. Don’t Fight ‘Em, Join ‘Em: A Community-Wide Intervention for ADHD 
  7. Experiential Focusing As A Brief Therapy Intervention 
  8. The Body As A Source Of Knowledge 
  9. Existential/Phenomenology: A Philosophy Of Feminine Experience
  10. Finding The Meaning Of Tears 
  11. Medical Change Events With Experiential Focusing
  12. Listening and Focusing In Supportive Community  
  13. Focusing Therapy: Theory, Research,Practice, and Training
  14. Affect in Focusing and Experiential Therapy 
  15. Changes: A Peer-Counseling Model for Community Mental Health
  16. Collaborative Edge Decision Making
  17. Instant "Ahah!" Mini-Manual
  18. Complete Focusing Instructions
  19. Focusing in Community: Introduction
  20. Creative Edge Organizations: Businesses and Organizations as a 'Kind' of Focusing Community

Articles by Others

  1. Focusing Twelve Step by Steve Crawford
  2. Recovery Focusing by Suzanne Noel

Articles in Spanish:

  1. Método de Toma de Decisiones desde el Borde de Colaboración
  2. Destreza Básica: Focusing Intuitivo
  3. Destreza Básica: Escucha Focalizada
  4. Proceso de Solución de Problemas PRISMAS
  5. La Piramide de Borde Creativo
  6. "Ajás" Instantáneos
  7. Cultura de Creatividad
  8. Focusing - Individualmente, con un Entrenador de Borde Creativo ó con un Terapeuta de Focusing Experiencial
  9. Turnos Iguales para el Intercambio de Escucha y Focusing
  10. Focusing Interpersonal - Usar la Escucha/Focusing para facilitar la Resolución de Conflictos
  11. Focusing en Comunidad: Introducción
  12. Reuniones de Toma de Decisiones
  13. Communidades de Focusing
  14. Organizaciones de Borde Creativo

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These materials are offered purely as self-help skills. In providing them, Dr. McGuire is not engaged in rendering psychological, financial, legal, or other professional services. If expert assistance or counseling is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought.