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BFA members authored articles about the many and varied aspects of Focusing – for beginners and more advanced people alike. Search by type or browse though the listing. All are offered to support you in your learning and practice of Focusing.

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  • 23rd May 2020

    SLEEP-FOCUSING: 

    a pathway to sleep  By Elizabeth English (Locana) I wake up, sensing deep night all around, with just a hint of dawn. I float deliciously for a few moments in...

  • 23rd May 2020

    FOCUSING AND FAIRYTALES 

    What do Focusing and Fairytales have in common? Among the snippets of dreams, poems, and song-lines that pop up in my Focusing sessions, I often find themes from fairytales. To...

  • 23rd May 2020

    Explorations in Focusing and Buddhism: 1. How Focusing can help Buddhist practice 

    Spirituality

    Gendlin says, ‘There’s always more.’ And I imagine for many Focusing Buddhists, his recent interview on Focusing and Buddhism ( HYPERLINK “http://www.tricycle.com/feature/focusing” http://www.tricycle.com/feature/focusing) taps into a well-oiled curiosity. I’ve been...

  • 5th Mar 2016

    Images of Wholebody Focusing 

    Wholebody Focusing

    Images of Wholebody Focusing by Alex Maunder & Lucie Therrien  Originally published in “Focusing Connection”, publ. Ann Weiser Cornell (Vol XXIX No 5, Sept 2012) Have you always wished you...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Transforming our Inner Critics: the Power of Presence 

    Introductory

    This article has been published in Self and Society. They stand in a dark and threatening line in front of me, their cowls shadowing their faces. Their sabres raised against...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    How Strong is your Sense of Presence? 

    Introductory Spirituality

    Are you truly coming from a place with no agenda? When you Focus, can you really find that source of compassion? It is not just about not being judgemental. It...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Focusing as a Doorway for Spiritual Growth 

    Spirituality

    Lesley Wilson and Addie van der Kooy Having been regular Focusers for over 10 years, we are still amazed at how powerful a tool Focusing truly is. It has helped...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Solo Focusing 

    Solo Focusing

    “I’ve given up trying to focus alone because I never get anywhere”; “I can’t stay with the process when I’m on my own”; “I need the presence of another person...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Reflections on Being (Some Sort of) a ‘Focusing-Oriented’ Therapist 

    Therapy

    This article has been published in Self and Society in September 2005. I came across focusing in 1984 while training to assist on the sort of personal growth courses popular...

  • 8th Feb 2016

    Focusing: a Resource for Practitioner and Client 

    Therapy

    Susan Jordan and Sally Nealon Published in The Fulcrum, the craniosacral journal. Many craniosacral therapists already use Focusing as a tool to deepen awareness and ground experiences in the body....