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
19th September 2021 The Family Practice, 116 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NL, Bristol
A one day (10am-5pm) in-person workshop for people who already know how to Focus and companion. Cost £50 (£25 concs). The term ‘heartfelt conversation’ comes from Relational Wholebody Focusing (RWBF) which was developed by Kevin…Gordon Adam
21st September 2021
5 week online course introducing the essentials of Focusing and Listening Develop the key qualities of curiosity, interest and inner kindness Be safe and respectful with yourself and others in Focusing The steps of the…Peter Gill
22nd September 2021 An Tionól Cottage
Focusing Professional Training with Marta Fabregat Focusing Professional & Teacher (CIT) Commencing September 2021 The International Focusing Institute ” If there is something hauntingly beautiful or impressive in your dream, just honour it, respect it,…Marta Fabregat
22nd September 2021
Focusing Skills Certificate
Final module of the BFA series where we will explore these topics and more How we get tangled Anatomy of a tangle Shifts and transformations Qualities of whole self The living process Five Wednesday mornings…Peter Gill
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
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