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
2nd September 2021 Skype Worldwide
Focusing Skills Certificate
Learn how to offer reminding suggestions in a Focusing partnership. This takes you deeper into the heart of the Focusing Process, and the relationship between a Focuser and their companion….Fiona Parr
6th September 2021 Online
Focusing Skills Certificate
First Steps on your Focusing Journey A Comprehensive introduction to Focusing Skills RETURNING TO YOUR EMBODIED ORIGIN What is Focusing? Focusing is gentle and profound. It is a natural way of paying attention to…Marta Fabregat
8th September 2021 Zoom Online
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? (Nora Roberts). Focusing is a moment by moment way of ‘coming home’…Simon
9th September 2021 Polperro, Cornwall
A three day focusing retreat in nature We belong to the natural world just as much as a the crow or deer, yet somehow we have forgotten this. We have found ourselves disconnected from our…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
23rd Feb 2021
Changes groups, Focusing groups and Focusing circles have been around since the beginning of Focusing. In fact the original Changes group pre-dates 1-1 Focusing as we currently know it. This was an open (‘walk-in’) group…Download Focusing-Groups-Today.pdf (pdf)Gordon Adam
16th Sep 2020
It is a tragic truth that too may of us go through life feeling that our life does not matter, that what we deeply feel, value and believe does not matter, that even our existence…Peter Gill
2nd Jul 2020
Keeping Focusing safe is important for everyone practising this gentle, yet potent way to heal and grow. You can practise Focusing not just with a Focusing Practitioner, but also on your own or…Ildiko Davis