About Us

All flourishing is mutual.

–Robin Wall Kimmerer, Author of Braiding Sweet Grass

Simply put, the Seattle Focusing Institute is an expression of “All flourishing is mutual.” Each soul is lifted through the interaction of helping each other. The more we can teach tomorrow’s teachers and healers, and the greater impact we will have on creating a world where everyone’s unique gifts are honored.

Meet our teachers

Teachers at the Seattle Focusing Institute (SFI) are certified through the International Focusing Institute.  Many of us are therapists, but not all. Focusing is available to anyone who feels called to work with others, heal inner wounds, and find a personal path of purpose, peace, and freedom.

Jeffrey Morrison, MA, LMHC
Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist
Certifying Focusing Coordinator
Founder, Executive Director, and Lead Teacher, Seattle Focusing Institute

Jeffrey 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 also practices and teaches meditation and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). The Seattle Focusing Institute is his dream of creating a community hub for the learning and teaching of Focusing and other practices for change. More about Jeffrey at www.morrisontherapy.com.

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Randi Love, MA, LMHC
Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist
Certifying Focusing Coordinator-in-Training
Teacher, Seattle Focusing Institute

Randi is a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist who co-teaches with Jeffrey Morrison at the Seattle Focusing Institute. She maintains a teletherapy practice which incorporates ZOOM and/or FaceTime. Randi specializes in using Focusing to unravel the many confusing issues that can arise when one experiences complex trauma. Her practice is influenced by continued training with the Embodied Life School which includes a three-pronged approach emphasizing Focusing, Zen Meditation, and Feldenkrais. More about Randi at randilovecounseling.com.

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Karen DeHart, BFA, M.AmSAT
Certified Focusing Trainer
Focusing Coordinator-in-Training
Assistant Teacher, Seattle Focusing Institute

Karen is a certified Focusing professional and teacher with the Seattle Focusing Institute. She is a Focusing Coordinator in Training, teaching and developing her own training program that weaves together Focusing and the Enneagram.
A certified Alexander Technique teacher practicing in Troy and Dayton, Ohio, Karen also has extensive training in Craniosacral therapy and is a certified Enneagram professional. She works with private clients using gentle touch, verbal direction, and simple movement to unwind physical, mental, and spiritual tension. More about Karen at www.karendehart.com

Dawn Flynn, ND, EAMP
Certified Focusing Trainer
Focusing Coordinator-in-Training
Assistant Teacher, Seattle Focusing Institute

Dawn is a Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist, and Certified Focusing Teacher practicing in Renton, Washington. She enjoys teaching Focusing to health care practitioners and helps individuals experience the interconnection of their physical, mental and emotional aspects for long lasting health and transformation. More about Dawn at www.wholebody-holistic.com

Mateja Vrhunc Tomazin, MA, LCFT
Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist
Focusing Coordinator-in-Training
Assistant Teacher, Seattle Focusing Institute

Mateja is a Licensed Couple and Family Therapist and practicing Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist. She is a Focusing Trainer and Coordinator in Training assisting in the SFI program while developing and teaching her own training program. Mateja integrates EMDR, Brainspotting and many years as a Yoga Teacher into her practice in Kranj, Slovenia. She works with adults, couples and children. More about Mateja at: www.krogterapije.si/kdo-sva/mateja-vrhunc-tomazin/

Gretchen Musgrove
Director of Communications, Seattle Focusing Institute

Gretchen is a creative mind, spiritual thinker, devoted wordsmith, and marketing professional. She uses her powers for good at the Seattle Focusing Institute as the Director of Communications where she oversees creative, marketing, and community engagement. More about Gretchen at: thewriteangle.net


Prepare for a shift

Our world is changing! Old patterns don’t fit so well. It’s easy to rebel against what no longer fits, but that leads to the polarization we see each day in the news. At SFI we believe that Focusing offers a way to think and express oneself freshly by creating new patterns of experiencing and relating. As a community we support each other’s growing edge and professional development.


Jump in!

If you feel inspired to learn more about Focusing, you’re in the right place! Connect with our community through virtual Focusing events and our Focusing Training Program. Or, feel free to contact Seattle Focusing Institute Founder and Executive Director, Jeffrey Morrison, MA, LMHC, Certifying Focusing Coordinator.

Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma Training Program. An embodied and relational approach to unwinding stress and trauma for therapists and healing professionals.