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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

  • 11th June 2022 Union St, Sheffield, Sheffield

    Your body knows the way: Beginning the Focusing journey 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    This course will introduce you to the life long skill of Focusing and Listening. Held at BNHS , in Gloucester Rd, Bristol. Some of the skills you will learn: Develop the key qualities of curiosity,…

  • 12th June 2022

    Introducing Focusing – Focusing Skills 1 


    This course, which will take place online over four mornings, 12th, 19th and 26th June and 3rd July, will teach you some the elements of Focusing: sensing into your body, describing what you find there,…

  • 21st June 2022

    Module 5: Healing and Transformation online 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Final module of the BFA series where we will explore these topics and more How we get tangled Anatomy of a tangle Shifts and transformations Qualities of whole self The living process Five Tuesday evenings…

  • 29th June 2022 Online

    Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation 


    The practice of mindful meditation lies at the heart of mindfulness – and Focusing lies at the heart of meditation. The Gentle Guide to Mindfulness Meditation is a 4-week course is an ideal way to approach…

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