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
16th June 2021 South West
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…Peter Gill
17th June 2021 Online – via zoom
Two hour workshop: Our critical voices can have a huge impact on us, making us feel bad and preventing us from doing what we want to do. Explore the presence…Suzi Mackenzie
22nd June 2021 Zoom Meeting (Video Conference)
Focusing Skills Certificate
先决条件：夥伴獎 初階課程 L 1 & 2 在這次的課程中，你將學習到： ★ 如何藉由傾聽身體與能量來獲取內在智慧與直覺 ★ 發展出友善而好奇的自我關係 ★ 運用同理的語言來支持接納與臨在 ★ 成為一個絕佳的聆聽者：和他人建立深度連結 ★ 如何引導改變，學習轉化的工具 ★ 在深度轉化的過程中保持著安全 ★ 從困惑到明晰：如何和模糊在一起 ★ 學習化解內在衝突的藝術 ★ 以有機的決策方式回應行動上的阻礙與內在衝突 ★ 有能力把問題放在一旁 ★ 在朋友遭遇困難時能給予支持，讓溝通技巧更加細緻 ★ 從舊有習慣與受限的自我意象，通往喜悅的生命之流 ★ 如何找到生命中的嶄新流動？ ★ 和自我澄心——創造一個安全的容器，學習更多「提醒建議」…Amona Buechler
24th June 2021 Online – via zoom
Thursdays 12.00-2.30pm 24th June, 1st, 8th, 15th July on Zoom – £120 – space for 4-6 people Take the opportunity to work on an issue in your life with the support of the Focusing process…Suzi Mackenzie
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