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
21st January 2021 Zoom / Purley Chase Centre, Warwickshire
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:…Kay Hoffmann
21st January 2021 Online – via zoom
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…Suzi Mackenzie
22nd January 2021 Online – via zoom
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…Suzi Mackenzie
23rd January 2021 Online – Zoom, South East
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…Suzi Mackenzie
Articles & Blogs
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
28th May 2020
The ‘Ladybird Guides’ to Gene Gendlin’s books Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning and A Process Model.
Campbell Purton Centre for Counselling Studies, University of East Anglia These were written for the second, third and fourth years of the course ‘Focusing and the Power of Philosophy’ which I taught with Rob Foxcroft…Peter Gill
27th May 2020
There is a common misunderstanding about Focusing that it is all about the body, that you have to feel it all in the body and the body is where all the wisdom lies. To me,…Peter Gill