August 25th and 26th,  2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday

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Workshop Fee

$345 if registered by August 11, 2018
$395 after  August 11, 2018


Private Studio on Vashon Island, WA 98070 - you will receive studio address and directions in a confirmation email after you register. 


Jeffrey Morrison 
Morrison Therapy & Training 

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Enjoy this immersive learning experience in my idyllic, private studio on Vashon Island, Washington!

"I wish Focusing had been a required course for me in graduate school! Since becoming a Focusing-Oriented Therapist, I am more present; more flexible, have more energy, and my clients heal at deeper levels faster.- Carol Nickerson, MSW, LICSW

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Jeffrey Morrison 
Morrison Therapy & Training 


Focusing-Oriented Therapy (FOT-1): Learning how the body speaks and listening so it heals

FOT-1 Workshop Dates:
August 25th and 26th (Vashon)

Focusing is a process of inward bodily listening that allows for healing the most painful wounds and discovering our unique gifts. Focusing-Oriented Therapy is a body centered and relational process that helps therapists keep clients safe and regulated while unwinding chronically stuck and traumatic experiences. Learn how to help clients shift from distraction and disconnection to being connected and present.

In this two-day workshop, I will teach you the basic steps of Focusing so you can practice with a partner and bring Focusing into your healing practice. Focusing is a journey of self-discovery, amazing self-care and transformational healing. Linked to more than 50 research studies with successful outcomes in psychotherapy, Focusing has inspired much of the somatically oriented and mindfulness-based work being done today yet little understood—until now.

Our body is inherently meaningful and implicitly wise. Understanding and working with a “felt sense” (how the body holds living experience about a situation) is the key to moving beyond the typical dead ends of talk therapy. Like mindfulness, Focusing helps us step back and observe our experience and then takes us further into a relational Presence with inner parts and with each other.

Day One Overview:

In addition to teaching and practicing skills, we will talk about such things as:

  • Self in Presence (dis-identification)
  • The research that lead to the discovery of Focusing
  • A felt sense: The essence of change
  • Neuroscience and Focusing: The two cerebral hemispheres

Day Two Overview:

Add Focusing sessions and skills to the process.

Discuss bringing Focusing into your life and work with others. We will begin to lay the groundwork for what Focusing-Oriented Therapy is and how you do it.

  • The Focusing attitude: The primacy of human presence
  • A philosophy of change: A different way of knowing
  • Bringing Focusing into your practice: Discovering the essence of change

Prerequisite for FOT-1:

A guided session prior to the workshop 

For persons with no prior Focusing experience, a guided session is highly encouraged. I charge a reduced rate to registered workshop participants of $75.00. I may also be able to find a student in training who will charge less.

Being guided through the Focusing process will build confidence in your ability and learning. Please contact me directly to schedule a session. 

CEUs: This workshop has been approved for 12 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.

For those who want to further their study and experience, I offer certification in cooperation with the Focusing Institute.  Details at www.morrisontherapy.com


Register for the Workshop Weekend August 25 and 26 to Get Started!

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If paying by check, check must be received within one week of registering.