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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

  • 30th October 2021 Zoom

    What do I want? 

    Specialist

    For most of us there are things that we want in our lives – for ourselves, for those close to us and for the world. And there are things we don’t want, as well as…

  • 2nd November 2021

    The Landscapes of grief 

    Specialist

    For many of us grief is something we turn away from yet so often, when we pay kind attention to the body… it remembers, or it asks us to remember. It holds both the knowing…

  • 6th November 2021 Online – via zoom

    Focusing in Client Work – one day online workshop 

    Specialist

    The practice of Focusing enables both counsellors and clients to become more connected with the wider realm of our embodied experience and gives us access to rich layers of inner knowing about what we feel…

  • 6th November 2021 Clapham, London

    The Art of Focusing 

    Introductory

    An introductory weekend workshop for a small group to introduce people to the practice of Focusing and listening. It will be held in person at my home in south London.

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