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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.

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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

  • 21st January 2021 Zoom / Purley Chase Centre, Warwickshire

    Focusing Skills Course online/residential 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    This comprehensive foundation course in Focusing and listening is a combination of online (Zoom) group sessions and one long-weekend residential retreat. No prior experience of Focusing is required. The course is divided into five sections:…

  • 21st January 2021 Online – via zoom

    An introductory course in Embodied Authentic Confidence in your Career 


    Want to feel more confident in your work? Want to be clearer on what’s in the way and what can support your personal growth? Want to grow your business and weather these challenging…

  • 22nd January 2021 Online – via zoom

    Focusing on Relating and Relationships 


    Two hour workshop: Our embodied experience plays a crucial part in our way of being in the world, and our way of being in relationships. Explore your own experience of…

  • 23rd January 2021 Online – Zoom, South East

    Listening, Language and the Body 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Two Saturdays: We will look at deepening your listening practice, making the Focusing process collaborative and how use of language can influence the Focusing process. We will also explore our connection with the body and…

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