Development & Method

The methodology used in Thetaland® is based on Thinking At the Edge (TAE). TAE is, alongside Focusing, a second practice that emerged from Eugene T. Gendlin’s philosophy of the implicit. Since the publication of the book of the same name in 1978, Focusing has been used successfully worldwide as a self-help method and in consultative and therapeutic settings.

TAE is related to the Focusing method and provides a rhythmic oscillation between experiencing and expression. Performing a TAE process is like writing a poem or painting a picture. The artist has a physical sense for what he wants to express – an inner compass to which he refers again and again. He carries neither the picture nor the poem as a finished product within himself; It comes forth only when placed on canvas or paper. As the work gradually emerges, it unfolds by being repeatedly checked for coherence on the basis of its fine inner sense.

Thetaland® was developed by Dr. Evelyn Fendler-Lee and Dr. Tony Hofmann with the support of a  multi-professional team of experienced TAE practitioners. The conception and further    development of Thetaland™ and its areas of application is scientifically accompanied by research activities at the University of Würzburg in Germany.

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