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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

  • 2nd September 2021 Skype Worldwide

    Online Level 4: Reminding Suggestions 

    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….

  • 6th September 2021 Online

    Online Focusing Skills Foundation Course 2021-2022 

    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…

  • 8th September 2021 Zoom Online

    Creativity and Healing Focusing Skills Course Level 1- 5 

    Introductory

    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’…

  • 9th September 2021 Polperro, Cornwall

    Wild Belonging 

    Specialist

    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…

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