Watch the Memorial Service for Gene (beginning at 16 minutes), and afternoon symposia (3:57)

Video of Gene shown at the Memorial. Produced by Nada Lou.

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 A tree in tribute to Gene at the Fourth International Conference on Focusing-Oriented Therapy in June, 2017.

A tree in tribute to Gene at the Fourth International Conference on Focusing-Oriented Therapy in June, 2017.

View the Program for the service

 

Memorial Service

The International Focusing Institute will hold a public celebration of Gene's life in New York City on Saturday, August 12 at 10am (find your time here).  It will take place at Hebrew Union College (map here).

NOTE TO THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON:  If you cannot attend in person, please attend remotely. The entire event will be livestreamed to the Institute’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/TheFocusingInstitute. (Please note that if we experience any problems livestreaming to our YouTube channel, we will switch the livestream to our Facebook page.) During the afternoon symposia, we encourage you to submit comments and questions through YouTube's chat feature. We will be happy to post photos and videos of your gatherings in memory of Gene. There are already video remembrances of Gene available in Spanish on this page.  Send yours to our webmaster at webmaster@focusing.org to have them uploaded.

 

SCHEDULE (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

10am to 11am (livestreamed) – Formal memorial service, including a video of Gene speaking (compiled by Nada Lou) and featuring remembrances by Kye Nelson, Ann Weiser Cornell, Rob Parker and Gerry Gendlin.

11am to 12pm (livestreamed) – Open Sharing – all present are encouraged to honor Gene by sharing thoughts and memories of him

12pm to 1:30pm – Reception with light refreshments

1:30pm to 2:45pm (livestreamed) -- Symposium on Carrying Forward Gene's Legacy in Philosophy Those watching by livestream are encouraged to comment and ask questions via YouTube chat during this presentation. This section is hosted by Rob Parker. Short statements by Matthew McNatt, Yoshiko Kosaka and Neil Dunaetz will be shared. William Potocnik and Bob Scharff will also be present to share thoughts and reflections.

2:45pm to 3:15pm -- Break

3:15pm to 4:30pm (livestreamed) -- Symposium on Carrying Forward Gene's Legacy in Psychology Those watching by livestream are encouraged to comment and ask questions via YouTube chat during this presentation. This section is moderated by Susan Rudnick. A video of Gene working with a client will be shown. Lynn Preston, Bala Jaison and Ruth Rosenblum will share their wisdom about the significance of Gene's work in psychotherapy, and those present will be encouraged to share their reflections as well -- including those watching via YouTube.

4:30pm to 4:45pm -- Closing (livestreamed)

5:00pm -- All are invited to the home of Lynn Preston for refreshments. Her home is about a 10 minute walk from Hebrew Union College. Address and directions will be given to those present.

An RSVP is not required but will help us know to expect you.

We hope you will consider donating to the Institute in Gene's honor. 

 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN NEW YORK

Viceroy Hotel.  The hotel is near Central Park (map here). 

If you prefer to be in quick walking distance of the memorial, we suggest the Hyatt Hotel in Union Square.

 

FOCUSING INSTITUTE SUMMER SCHOOL

The Focusing Institute Summer School takes place in the week following the memorial.  Registration cloaes August 7.

GIFTS IN GENE'S HONOR

We hope you will consider donating to the Institute in Gene's honor. 

 

View the Program for the service.