Focusing in Nature #1

by David Battistella | The Focusing Way Podcast

Today on The Focusing Way Podcast I speak  with Karen Liebenguth of Green Space Life Coaching.

Karen Liebenguth is an experienced life coach, certified Focusing practitioner, an accredited mindfulness teacher and a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator facilitator. She works with private and corporate individuals and groups to foster personal growth and sustainable change.

She set up Green Space Coaching in 2008  to offer coaching while walking in London’s parks and green space tapping into the benefits nature has on our psychological, emotional and physical well-being. She believes that it is in nature where reflection, insight and change can happen most naturally.

Bringing Focusing into her coaching work has been delightful and powerful as she has witnessed over the past three years subtle and profound shifts in her clients. From feeling very stuck or stressed to considerably feeling very different, for example more open, spacious, able to have perspective, to have choices, possibilities, feeling more calm, grounded, soft, relaxed, expanded.

Notable quote

Eugene Gendlin, once said, when he spoke to hundreds of psychotherapists at an international congress:

“I want to start with the most important thing I have to say: The essence of working with another person is to be present as a living being. And that is lucky, because if we had to be smart, or good, or mature, or wise, then we would probably be in trouble. But, what matters is not that. What matters is to be a human being with another human being…” (1990).


In this episode:

-How Karen came to focusing

-Understanding Karen’s work

-The role of the listener in Focusing