The Planning Committee
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 and other healing professionals. He has developed a Training Program, which blends Focusing, mythology, mindfulness and other embodied practices for unwinding trauma and restoring wholeness.
He lives on Vashon Island with his wife, who is an elementary school teacher. They enjoy time with their son and daughter when they return to visit, gardening, walking, and spending vacations near water. For more info visit Seattle Focusing Institute
Natalia Calviño is a Certifying Coordinator with TIFI, a Focusing-Oriented Therapist and a Supervisor for therapists . She teaches the whole Focusing Certification and FOT Program, (in English and Spanish) and especially enjoys training and supervising Therapists, as well as her work with clients both in an individual and group basis. My work in Trauma and Addiction has been richly influenced by one of my dear mentors, Jan Winhall, and her Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, and I’m a Facilitator in her FSPM certificate course on the PVI (Polyvagal Institute) website.
Naty finds great value in Focusing as a way to reconnect with our real authentic selves… our essence, and in doing so, find this deeper connection with others, human, living beings, and our whole Universe.
“This is for me a way of Being, and my everyday goal …to be connected to my Higher Self, my essence, my spirit/ heart/soul… that place where I feel whole, and, at the same time, part of the whole, sensing myself, the earth, the sky, and all the beings around me, in their true light, beyond conditionings, adopted patterns and survival behaviors… In love.”
Rachel is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist, Accredited by BACP in the south of England. She blends FOT with techniques such as Brainspotting and Deep Brain Reprocessing, forms of Memory Reconciliation, to uncover past traumas and accompany people as they find their way out. Rachel works online offering Focusing-oriented Therapy, Clinical Supervision and 1:1 training and support.
She is part of a group of Eco-psychologists organizing an annual gathering in the England. Focusing is really important to myeline and practice as it invites an animist, alive, caring framework in which our bodies and the earth are as one living dynamic. I hope this conference will bring rigour and insight.
Agathi Lakioti, Ph.D., MSC, ECP, is a clinical psychologist and a humanistic-experiential and emotion-focused therapist and supervisor practicing for more than 15 years. She is a certified Focusing Professional and Trainer and she is especially interested in the specific ways therapists from different theoretical approaches use Focusing in their practice. She is the founder and director of the Hellenic Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy and provides training in EFT and Focusing.
Randi Love, M.A., LMHC
Randi established a life-long career as a speech and language pathologist. At the age of 51, she returned to graduate school for a master’s degree in counseling and has maintained a private practice for the past 17 years, currently practicing in California. In 2013 Randi was introduced to Jeffrey Morrison at the Embodied Life training program with Russell Delman, who combined Zen meditation, Feldenkrais Movement Through Awareness, and Focusing Inquiry. This was the point at which Randi was introduced to Focusing Oriented Therapy. She joined Jeffrey’s training program in 2014, became a Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist in 2016, and has continued to co-teacher with Jeffrey at the Seattle Focusing Institute.
“Life experiences have enabled me to learn to sit with the darkness while holding spaciousness to allow life’s forward movement to occur. My life-long commitment has been to use my personal and professional experience to assist others to learn to unwind intergenerational and historical trauma and develop practices that help us nurture and experience the vital, life-giving energy that moves us toward a ‘right way of being’. With this as my calling, I have continued to be influenced by developments in the fields of Focusing Oriented Psychology, neurobiology, intergenerational trauma and positive psychology.
Julie Ramsey, LICSW, Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist, is a psychotherapist in the Boston, MA area and has been practicing for over forty years She is a Coordinator for TIFI, teaches Focusing in small groups, and is a presenter in TIFI’s Roundtables. She discovered Focusing a decade ago, and Focusing has deepened her work and enriched all aspects of her life.