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
19th July 2020 Frome, Frome
This day will introduce you to the life long skill of Deep Listening. It is a reflective body based practice that can be done on your own or with others,…Peter Gill
23rd July 2020 Online – via zoom
Learn the Focusing-listening practice in bite size chunks, with experiential elements each week. Learn to listen to your body and trust the wisdom it can share with you. This is equivalent to the first day…Suzi Mackenzie
25th July 2020 London, London
Focusing Skills Certificate
This is Workshop 4 in my Focusing Skills series, where we work on building further Focusing and listening and guiding skills, and explore both the creative aspects of Focusing and…Peter Afford
25th July 2020 Online – via zoom
Saturday 25th July 2.30-4.30 – £25 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 of inner…Suzi Mackenzie
Articles & Blogs
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
28th May 2020
The ‘Ladybird Guides’ to Gene Gendlin’s books Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning and A Process Model.
Campbell Purton Centre for Counselling Studies, University of East Anglia These were written for the second, third and fourth years of the course ‘Focusing and the Power of Philosophy’ which…Peter Gill
27th May 2020
There is a common misunderstanding about Focusing that it is all about the body, that you have to feel it all in the body and the body is where all the wisdom lies. To me,…Peter Gill
24th May 2020
Remembering Gene Gendlin Greg Madison I cannot imagine coming up with an obituary or a memorial for Eugene Gendlin that he could stand to read. He would make a joke of any attempt to…Download Remembering-Gene-Gendlin-.pdf (pdf)Greg Madison