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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.

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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 2020 The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, Atherstone CV9, UK

    The Gifts of the Body in Focusing and Companioning 

    This residential event is suitable for anyone who would like to integrate the treasures of Wholebody Focusing into their focusing and companioning. The themes we will explore together include: letting our whole ‘alive’ body guide…

  • 3rd November 2020 Zoom Online


    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Meet your needs for a comprehensive introduction to focusing in an intimate and deepening sense of community on Zoom where we will share and learn together inviting a rewarding felt sensing of creativity, growth and…

  • 5th November 2020 Online – via zoom

    Focusing with a Life Issue: Four Week Personal Development Course 


    Thursdays 12.30-2.30pm 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Nov on Zoom – £100 – space for 4-6 people Take the opportunity to work on an issue in your life with the support…

  • 11th November 2020 Online

    Level 3, Focusing and Companioning 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Focusing is a gentle way of paying ourselves attention and deepening self-awareness. It trusts that our body knows and can tell us what we need for physical and emotional health. During Level three, participants will…

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