The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.

Stephen Covey

June Week 4: Focusing


Overview And Objectives

This week we want to get some clarity on the topic of focus for sensitive people. When you are sensitive and your nervous system picks up on every little thing around you it can be hard not only to focus but also to know what to focus on.

This week we investigate focus for a sensitive person.


This video explores the subject of focus as related to the challenges of sensitive people. 

Sturctural Tension Video Talk

This video explores the subject of structural tension as related by Robert Fritz, the creator of this way of working creatively. 

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

 Napoleon Bonaparte.

Focus And Sensitive People

Different considerations about focusing when you are sensitive.

The Discipline Of Discipline

This article by Robert Fritz discusses discipline as the basis of the creative process.

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Why Focusing Is An Important Skill For Highly Sensitive People

This article discusses focus through the eyes of Gendlin who wrote the book, Focus.

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Why Am I So Easily Distracted At Work?

A good article about distraction from Kelly at A Highly Sensitive Person's Life and one of her podcasts that relates to distraction. 

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6 Steps For Focusing

Gene Gendlin is famous for his focusing expertise. This is the process. 

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

Being distracted does not make you inept, incompetent or a failure. Everyone gets distracted especially in our high-pressure world.

Insight 2

If you keep getting distracted you may have something bothering you that you need to attend to.

Insight 3

Getting distracted may be a way for you to notice that perhaps you need a break and some nature to recharge your batteries.

This Month's Courses

Monthly Explorations

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