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
29th January 2022 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
30th January 2022 Zoom
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…Peter Gill
14th February 2022
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…Kay Hoffmann
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