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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

  • 17th July 2024 Friesland The Netherlands

    Being Seriously Playful 


    Or Invite yourself to come to our intensive international 5 day Focusing training from 17th till 22nd of 2024 of July! A unique possibility to experience ‘Dynamic Focusing”!  More information: look at https://www.childrenfocusing.org/being-seriously-playful-symposium/   Dynamic Expressive Focusing”…

  • 30th July 2024 Zoom

    Focusing Foundations Training Level Three & Level 4 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    This course offers a rich potential for change. It opens a doorway to a space where it is possible to transform your life in a way that feels right for you. Focusing is a practice everyone…

  • 14th August 2024 Noah’s Ark Children’s Venture, Macaroni Wood, Eastleach, Cirencester GL7 3NF, Cirencester

    BFA Summer Focusing Camp 2024 

    A wonderful opportunity for Focusers and their families to get together to focus, have fun and socialise in a relaxed and natural setting. Everyone is welcome to join the ‘Focusing Camp Tribe’! On offer are…

  • 5th September 2024 Online

    BFA Certificate in Focusing Skills. Level 1, Introduction 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Taught by Paula Newman, Online.  Dates: September 5th, September 12th, September 19th, September 24th Time: 10am-1pm Focusing is a gentle way of paying ourselves attention and deepening self-awareness. It trusts that our body knows and can…

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