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
3rd June 2020
Are you a coach, leader or organisation development practitioner looking to deepen your practice through embodiment? This four-week, online programme will introduce you to the essentials of focusing practice, so that you can listen much…Katherine Long
4th June 2020
Developing Authentic Confidence in your Career using Focusing – with Dr Anna Kane and Suzi Mackenzie
Want to feel more confident in your work? Want to get clearer what’s in the way and what can support your career growth? Want to grow your business and weather challenging times? Learn from Dr…Suzi Mackenzie
6th June 2020 Brighton, BN1, South East
Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we attend to our experiencing. It can help us to…Suzi Mackenzie
6th June 2020 Bristol, South West
Relational Whole Body Focusing (RWBF) uses the intelligence of the mind to track and name moment to moment bodily sensations, in relationship with another person. This connects you to the…Ruth Friedman
Articles & Blogs
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
24th May 2020
Philosophy Spirituality Therapy
FOT and the Greasy Beast: Welcoming the undomesticated nature of living process Greg Madison All forms of Focusing offer deep transformational experiences. So much so that I sometimes wonder if, as therapists, we add…Download FOT-and-the-Greasy-Beast.pdf (pdf)Greg Madison