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What’s Grief Got to do With It?

Focusing Highlights is a series of interactive, online pay-what-you-can classes.

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Jeffrey Morrison

The International Focusing Institute - Jeffrey Morrison

Where & When

Online (Class will also be recorded)
Saturday, July 22, 1pm-3pm
New York time

Online Joining Information

After registering, an email will be sent with the confirmation. If you don't see the email please check your Junk/Spam/Promotions folders.

Meeting Format

Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm New York time

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Class will be recorded for all registrants and available for viewing for one month.

“The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and be stretched by them. How much sorrow can I hold? That’s how much gratitude I can give.” ~Francis Weller

This presentation is an opportunity to explore the relationship between the sorrow life brings and the joy experienced when burdens are set down, making room for a fluid heart that embraces the joyful sorrow of life in connection with others.

Jeffrey will share reflections from a career as a trauma therapist. He will offer writing prompts to explore your relationship with grief, sorrow, gratitude, and joy and how listening to their calling helps us grow and heal. Time will be given for people to share what they wrote so we can experience a shift from the personal to the communal. Grief as a community offering, brings unexpected resources for setting down our burdens and healing opening our heart further.

This program is open to all. 


We use Zoom videoconferencing for our online classes. In this webinar format, you will see the presenter and host, but you will not be seen. You will be able to ask questions during the webinar by typing them. Highlights presenters may at times invite a small number of participants to unmute or to join them onscreen during the webinar (optional).

You will need to have a computer/mobile device. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred. All registered participants will be sent a link to the video recording approximately two weeks following the class. So if you are unable to attend the live webinar, you will still be able to view it for one month.


Jeffrey Morrison, MA, LMHC 
Certifying Focusing Coordinator
Founder and Executive Director, Seattle Focusing Institute

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist and Focusing Coordinator, Jeffrey Morrison practices on Vashon Island, Washington. He specializes in working with complex trauma and teaching Focusing-Oriented Therapy (FOT) to therapists, other healing professionals and those on a healing journey. He has developed a Training Program, which blends Gendlin’s psychology and philosophy, mythology, spirituality, and other embodied practices for unwinding trauma and restoring wholeness.
Learn Focusing! Registration is open for the first year of his two year training program which begins in September. For more info visit Seattle Focusing Institute.

Registration Details

Jeffrey is offering this class to support The International Focusing Institute. This live online class is pay-what-you-can. The suggested payment for US residents is $30.

If you need to give less, that's fine, but we do require each participant to give something. Please give extra if you can! Thank you for supporting the Institute.

Refunds: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee (regardless of the registration fee paid) for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable.

Registration Policies: TIFI reserves the right to cancel, change and alter the program if necessary. Participants authorize TIFI to use their name, statements and likeness without charge, for promotional purposes in publications, advertising, video, web, new media, or other formats. Please note that the class will be recorded and may be distributed to a wider audience. By registering for this course with the Institute, and in consideration of the right and opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Institute’s classes, for the purposes of its control of all video and/or audio recordings thereof pertaining to uses serving our purposes and goals, in enrolling in this session you acknowledge and agree to the Institute’s ownership of all rights in such classes, including all rights under copyright therein.  In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration.  If you plan to use, post or display any portion or clips of these recordings, including posting these to a website or to a social media platform or portal, you agree that you will seek and obtain the prior approval of the Institute.

2023-05-30T12:00:00 - 2023-07-22T17:15:00

PLEASE NOTE: After registering, an email will be sent with the confirmation. If you don't see the email please check your Junk/Spam/Promotions folders.

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