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
30th October 2020 The Purley Chase Centre, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, Atherstone CV9, UK
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…Kay Hoffmann
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…Simon
5th November 2020 Online – via zoom
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…Suzi Mackenzie
11th November 2020 Online
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…Paula Newman
Articles & Blogs
16th Sep 2020
It is a tragic truth that too may of us go through life feeling that our life does not matter, that what we deeply feel, value and believe does not matter, that even our existence…Peter Gill
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