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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

  • 28th May 2024 Zoom

    TIFI Certified Trainer training to groups 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    UNIQUE international training opportunity! Harriet Teeuw and Rene Veugelers will start the certified TIFI Focus Trainer training online on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 pm (CEST). 10 monthly meetings until March 2025. (In working with…

  • 8th June 2024 Zoom, South East

    Introduction to Focusing 


    Weekend course: Focusing is a process that can enrich all areas of our lives, as it is about the very way that we pay attention to what we experience. Often we have habitual ways of…

  • 13th June 2024

    Module 5: Living a Focusing life 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Final module of the BFA series where we will explore these topics and more The gift of compassion Approaches to Focusing Navigating a life Focusing in everyday life Celebration and next steps Five Thursday Mornings…

  • 15th June 2024 Assisi

    Deepening Your Relationships 

    Professional Training

      Radical Authenticity in Communication Residential workshop in Assisi, Italy June 15-22, 2024. This can be counted towards your training with me as a Focusing Trainer with the TFI. https://youtu.be/7GHH0y1PNLg?si=cMkgYzD6HuKlk_zK In many relationships there may…

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