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Focusing is a process of listening to the wisdom of your body

The British Focusing Association (BFA) is a community of Focusing practitioners, teachers and Focusing-oriented therapists. We are here to support your learning and deepening of Focusing and listening in all its forms. Here you can find practitioners, search for events, read articles and blog posts and more.

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Focusing has deepened my therapy practice, helping clients (and me) to understand and integrate unconscious parts.

Focusing enables me to live my life and to counsel clients with a deeper level of self-awareness.

Focusing has transformed my life

What I love about Focusing is that it offers a practical way to develop self compassion, to meet all aspects of ourselves, the good, and especially the bad and the ugly!

Focusing has been for me a gentle process that can access to a bodily-felt sense from which meaning arises with intricate detail and empathy.

Learning focusing helped me feel more human – I had feelings too, the unwanted ones shifted when I paid attention to them, and I could empathise with other people’s feelings. Relief!

Focusing has opened the door to my inner world, giving me greater confidence in myself, and a belief in the innate wisdom we all share, when we learn how to find it

Focusing has helped me feel more alive

Focusing, for me, is a doorway to an open, kindly, wise and profound connection to Life.

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Courses & events

  • 3rd July 2022 stroud, South West

    Rewilding the soul 


    Would you like to reconnect to the natural world and open to its wisdom? Are you missing a sense of belonging? to yourself and life? Would you like to reclaim your wildness and wisdom? …

  • 4th July 2022

    Online Focusing Skills Foundation Course 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    This is a 60 hour foundation course in focusing in peer partnerships and on your own. It is a class for people who want to learn to focus and listen. Focusing is coming into relationship…

  • 9th July 2022 Zoom, South East

    Introduction to Focusing 


    Weekend course: Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we pay attention to what we experience. Often we have habitual ways of…

  • 9th July 2022 Clapham, south London

    Workshop 3: Experiencing & The Body 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    This is Workshop 3 in my Focusing Skills series, covering more about the practice of Focusing, including Focusing on particular topics, and more on listening and offering guiding suggestions.

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