Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., MFT, Author/ Editor, Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies and Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy
Elfie Hinterkopf's clearly written book brilliantly presents Eugene Gendlin's Focusing as a method to integrate into counseling-harnessing the authentic spiritual dimension to uplift the challenges within the human experience explored in psychotherapy. Hinterkopf captures the essence of spirituality that can be applied with clients who define their spirituality or religion, and those who prefer not to. Her book presents the depth of Gendlin's Focusing in a manner that is easy to grasp and apply. This is a must read for all clinicians, clergy, and spiritual directors interested in cultivating compassionate presence, deep listening and access to the body's inherent wisdom that carries forward concrete, steps toward transformational healing and change.
Mary Hendricks-Gendlin, Ph.D., Director, The Focusing Institute
This hopeful book will help us all explore the spiritual dimension of the personal growth process in a direct, safe, straightforward, and culturally respectful way.
John J. Shea, O.S.A., Fordham University
Hinterkopf examines spirituality in a manner that is real and easily accessible to religious and non-religious clients... An excellent, perceptive, and practical guide on how to use Focusing to facilitate spiritual development.