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Susan Rudnick at Elliot Bay Books, Sunday July 14th at 3pm

Susan Rudnick at Elliot Bay Books, Sunday July 14th at 3pm

Susan Rudnick at Elliot Bay Books, Sunday July 14that 3:00pm. Please join me and fellow Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Zen practitioner Susan…

Focusing Gathering Saturday July 27, 2019

Focusing Gathering Saturday July 27, 2019

Celebrating community: A free pot luck Focusing event at my place on Vashon Saturday July 27 from 10:00 to 4:00…

FOT Q&A: What do Bessel van der Kolk, mythology, and spiritual perspectives on healing have in common? 

FOT Q&A: What do Bessel van der Kolk, mythology, and spiritual perspectives on healing have in common? 

FOT Q&A: What do Bessel van der Kolk, mythology, and spiritual perspectives on healing have in common?  Focusing is about…

Why I’m Going to the Felt Sense Conference

Why I’m Going to the Felt Sense Conference

by Kara Hill, MA, LMHC, FOT The Felt Sense Conference was established a year ago as a commemoration of Gene…

Personal Reflections of this Year and Looking Ahead

Personal Reflections of this Year and Looking Ahead

I had reconstructive surgery on my right ankle at the beginning of April. My mindset was one of ending and…

Bridging Cultures through Language

Bridging Cultures through Language

A Brief Reflection on the Focusing Weeklong in Chile by Kara Hill, MA, LMHC, FOT The most striking part of…

Drop into Meditation on November 15th, 2018

Drop into Meditation on November 15th, 2018

Come join Jeffrey for a drop-in meditation class and find your center before Thanksgiving! When: Thursday, November 15th, from 6:00 pm…

Stay Peaceful and Present through the Holidays with this NEW Course

Stay Peaceful and Present through the Holidays with this NEW Course

Peaceful and Present through the Holidays: A NEW Focusing Course with Jeffrey Morrison Would you like to shift from distracted,…

FOT Q&A: During the holidays I feel like I’m drinking from a fire hose. How can I change that?

FOT Q&A: During the holidays I feel like I’m drinking from a fire hose. How can I change that?

Good question! It starts with a pause…. We are bombarded with information, requests and internal dialogue that never seems to…

FOT Q&A: What makes my training program unique?

FOT Q&A: What makes my training program unique?

Focusing, the process of being experientially present with one’s own unique felt quality of life, is at the heart of…

What is Focusing? A free two-hour discussion with experiential exercises!

What is Focusing? A free two-hour discussion with experiential exercises!

FREE TALK: How to work with the Body in therapy When: Saturday September 22nd 10am-Noon Where: My West Seattle office. Space…

NEW Meditation for Beginners Class

NEW Meditation for Beginners Class

Meditation for Beginners: Peace in Every Step Struggling with Anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? Are you tired of trying to fix…

FOT Q&A: What is a felt sense?

FOT Q&A: What is a felt sense?

In my July newsletter I discussed the research that led to the discovery of a natural human process that became…

Focusing Oriented Therapy Q & A: How is Focusing an evidence based process of change? 

Focusing Oriented Therapy Q & A: How is Focusing an evidence based process of change? 

Focusing evolved from research that has influenced much of the somatically-oriented, mindfulness-based work being done today. It has been linked…

Focusing-Oriented Therapy Q and A:  What are the two most common therapeutic dead ends and how do we avoid them?

Focusing-Oriented Therapy Q and A: What are the two most common therapeutic dead ends and how do we avoid them?

Two kinds of dead ends can happen in psychotherapy: The first occurs when the therapy consists only of interpretation and…

Q & A: What did Brené Brown discover is the key ingredient for overcoming failure and why is it so important in the process of change?

Q & A: What did Brené Brown discover is the key ingredient for overcoming failure and why is it so important in the process of change?

“He or she who is the most capable of being uncomfortable rises the fastest. There is a huge correlation between…

Q & A: Why isn’t Focusing more well-known?

Q & A: Why isn’t Focusing more well-known?

My three favorite reasons why Focusing is not better known. Focusing was discovered through research, not invented! It is a…

Q & A: How are mindfulness and Focusing similar and different?

Q & A: How are mindfulness and Focusing similar and different?

Mindfulness and Focusing share the characteristics of observing our experiencing in the present moment, having a somatic grounding, and requiring…

Hidden Trauma Presentation at the 2015 International Focusing Conference

Hidden Trauma Presentation at the 2015 International Focusing Conference

Come sample the world of Focusing at the International Focusing Conference! Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of…

Begin Your Focusing-Oriented Therapy Training this Fall!

Begin Your Focusing-Oriented Therapy Training this Fall!

Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma Training Program: A two-year continuing education program for therapists and healing professionals. Focusing is an…