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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

  • 29th January 2022 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…

  • 30th January 2022 Zoom

    The deep mystery – a focusing journey exploring the mystery of death 

    Specialist

    When we look at the natural world with open eyes we see the full cycle of death and life. We see how a forest depends on death for its life. Our own lives are dependant…

  • 5th February 2022 South West

    An Introduction to Thinking at the Edge 

    Specialist

    Thinking at the Edge is embodied thinking. It’s the crossover between thinking and sensing in a Focusing way. It’s especially helpful if you have some writing or study that you want to do; some area…

  • 14th February 2022

    BFA Focusing Practitioner training 

    Professional Training

    My next Focusing Practitioner training programme will run from February 2022 to February 2023. It includes four residential retreats (March – June – September – February), monthly group Zoom calls and one-to-one mentoring support. The…

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