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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

  • 20th April 2024

    Focusing for Counsellors and Psychotherapists 


    Many counsellors and psychotherapists learn something about Focusing in their training but may not feel they know enough to bring it into their work.This short online course will teach you the basic elements of Focusing,…

  • 23rd April 2024 Zoom Online

    Felt Sense for Flow and Vitality Zoom Short 8 wk Course 


    This is a whole Course in its own right. It is also Module 2 part of a Focusing Skills Course: Focusing for Healing and Intuitive Mastery with Embodied Relational Presence Beginners Focusing Skills British Focusing…

  • 25th April 2024 Zoom, South West

    Module 4: Radical Acceptance 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Module 4 of the BFA skills series exploring how to use Focusing to explore deeper emotional tangles and difficulties Topics: Developing grounding Inner visitors and guests in Focusing Dynamics of the inner world Guiding skills…

  • 29th April 2024 Zoom Meeting (Video Conference)

    Levels/Modules 3,4,5 of Basic Focusing Skills Course Level 1-5 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Deepen your Focusing Partnerships Relate to yourself and others with freshness, emotional intelligence, and an open heart. If you have done a basic Focusing course, you can join: Levels/Modules 3, 4, 5 of my Level…

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