A recent article in the Atlantic explores a study as to where people 'feel' emotions. Not surprisingly there is strong universal correlation between an emotion and a location 'inside.'
This is the essence of Body-Centered Inquiry and Focusing. You learn to move from 'the story' to where it lives on the inside.
Hanging out in the realm of thought and beliefs has a certain degree of effectiveness, but there is substantial evidence that addressing issues on the primary level of the 'felt sense' can be quite direct and transformational.
I'm excited my 6-CD training, Body-Centered Inquiry, will be out in April. I'm endlessly fascinated by this training of shifting form the cognitive to the direct experience of here and now. When we can do that, new possibilities open up.