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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.

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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

  • 4th December 2020 The Purley Chase Centre, Warwickshire, Mancetter

    Path of the Focusing Practitioner Retreat 

    Professional Training

    This 3-day residential workshop in the Warwickshire countryside provides an opportunity for Focusing Practitioners, Teachers and trainees to get together for encouragement, input, inspiration and support. (If you are in training but feeling somewhat ‘lapsed’,…

  • 6th December 2020 Zoom

    “Who dies”? a focusing journey exploring the mystery of our 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…

  • 8th December 2020

    Online Level 3: Companionship 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Tuesdays 2pm – 5pm. Learn how to support the Inner Relationship of the Focuser with their felt experience. Deepen your own Focusing skills. By the end of Level 3, you will have a deeper understanding…

  • 19th December 2020 Zoom Platform

    Pause for Presence Gathering 

    Introductory

    “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. And when our souls lie down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about” – Rumi  …

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