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
1st January 2024 Zoom
Learn to Offer one-to-one Focusing sessions to people who are new to Focusing Integrate Focusing into your professional field as a therapist, bodyworker, teacher… Teach Focusing to individuals and groups (and offer the PFP-Award) Naturally weave…Amona Buechler
8th January 2024 Zoom Online
“Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret, and in exchange gain the Ocean. Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor, and in the arms of the Sea be secure. Who indeed should be…Simon McKibbin
11th January 2024
Online zoom seminar Thursday 11th January 2024 7-8pm Some people say that Focusing happens at the boundary of the conscious and unconscious. Dreams come from a similar place… Perhaps they are sourced from the same…Peter Gill
Articles & Blogs
13th Nov 2023
Inside all of us lie uncharted territories, lands where everything we know fades and we enter another kind of realm. In this place, we are no longer in charge, and what approaches us seems mysterious…Download BC483-Thresholds-October-2023_Gill.pdf (pdf)Peter Gill
14th Oct 2023
Creative Compassion is a practice cultivating self-empathy and empathy for others through the arts. The Creative Compassion practice is designed for building basics of Relational Empathy within a safe framed setting. Relational Empathy (Maureen o’Hara)…Download Creative-Compassion-Blog-©FOCUSZART-Freda-Blob.pdf (pdf)Freda Blob
13th Oct 2023
Saying ‘no’ in presence: Setting limits through body sense. In Kypriotakis, N. and Moore J. (Eds), Senses of Focusing. Volume II. Athens: Eurasia Publications, pp.469-483.
Bodywork Decisions Philosophy Therapy Trauma
Any ‘no’ of a client can express a primary organismic No that has an implicit life enhancing target. The client tries to communicate that he or she is missing something that allows his or her…Download Saying_no_in_presence_Setting_limits_thr.pdf (pdf)Freda Blob
10th Apr 2023
Practitioner projects Spirituality Trauma
This is the essay I wrote as my main project for the Practitioner Training with Peter Gill. Training completed Nov 2022. It is a personal account of my journey with the ‘Ego’ and how that…Download FOCUSING-AND-EGO-A-PERSONAL-JOURNEY-FROM-SPIRITUAL-ABUSE-TO-RADICAL-ACCEPTANCE-2-1.docx (vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)Vicki Thomas