The home of Focusing and listening in the UK
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.
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.
Courses & events
9th July 2022 Clapham, south London
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.Peter Afford
23rd July 2022 Exeter Natural Health Centre, Queens Walk, 83/84 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP
This in-person course will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July. It will teach you some the elements of Focusing: sensing into your body, describing what you find there, and welcoming whatever comes.…Susan Jordan
30th August 2022 Zoom
Find answers, possibility and healing through listening to the body Beneath our reactive thoughts and conflicted feelings is a place of deep knowing and wisdom. You may have glimpsed this in intuitive moments or dreams,…Peter Gill
Articles & Blogs
3rd Apr 2021
Bodywork Practitioner projects Trauma
Developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, Feldenkrais is a method of somatic education that effects neuromuscular re-patterning by directing attention to slow, gentle, often-novel physical movements. By paying attention to such movements, unnecessary muscular tensions throughout the…Download Focusing-Feldenkrais-PolyvagalTheory-1.pdf (pdf)Maureen Murray