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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

  • 19th September 2021 The Family Practice, 116 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NL, Bristol

    Interactive Focusing: An Introduction to Heartfelt Conversation 


    A one day (10am-5pm) in-person workshop for people who already know how to Focus and companion. Cost £50 (£25 concs). The term ‘heartfelt conversation’ comes from Relational Wholebody Focusing (RWBF) which was developed by Kevin…

  • 21st September 2021

    Module 1: Beginning the journey – an introduction to Focusing 


    5 week online course introducing the essentials of Focusing and Listening Develop the key qualities of curiosity, interest and inner kindness Be safe and respectful with yourself and others in Focusing The steps of the…

  • 22nd September 2021 An Tionól Cottage

    Focusing Professional Training 

    Professional Training

    Focusing Professional Training with Marta Fabregat Focusing Professional & Teacher (CIT) Commencing September 2021 The International Focusing Institute ” If there is something hauntingly beautiful or impressive in your dream, just honour it, respect it,…

  • 22nd September 2021

    Module 5: Healing and Transformation online 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Final module of the BFA series where we will explore these topics and more How we get tangled Anatomy of a tangle Shifts and transformations Qualities of whole self The living process Five Wednesday mornings…

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