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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

  • 1st March 2024 In the comfort of your own home

    Online Practitioner Training 

    Professional Training

    You are most welcome to contact me to discuss the training Paula Newman Tel: 07941 958034   Deepening your Focusing and developing a professional practice The training programme encourages you to be self-directive in your…

  • 2nd March 2024 Zoom, South East

    Introduction to Focusing 


    Two day 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…

  • 5th March 2024 Zoom

    TIFI Certified Practioner training 1 tot 1 

    Focusing Skills Certificate

    Do you want to develop your own style of Focusing and integrate this into your own practice or life? Do you want to deepen your Focusing process and skills? Do you want to support your…

  • 5th March 2024

    Navigating life: Follow your inner compass online course 


    How would it be to navigate our life from our deepest truths and values? How can we find a way ahead with our decisions and life direction amidst so many outer and inner voices? Inside…

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