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Bonnie Badenoch: Interpersonal Neurobiology: Unifying Science and Heart

Bonnie Badenoch on Interpersonal Neurobiology: Unifying Science and Heart Interpersonal Neurobiology: Unifying Science and Heart You’ve probably noticed articles on brain science beginning to appear regularly in mainstream media. The benefits of mindfulness are also becoming a more common topic. You may, however, have heard less about a remarkable emerging [...]

By |May 27th, 2018|autonomic balance, biomechanics, Craniosacral, Polyvagal|

Stanley Rosenberg – Self-Help and Healing Using the Power of the Vagus Nerve

Stanley Rosenberg on Self-Help and Healing Using the Power of the Vagus Nerve Stanley Rosenberg addresses the rising complexity that is all around us: in our profession, our personal lives and societies as a whole. It’s not just that life is changing faster or that old systems are breaking down. [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|autonomic balance, biomechanics, Craniosacral, Polyvagal|

Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation

Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation Trauma-Related Dissociation. How many times have we worked with clients who begin to realize that feeling “good” can be terrifying? There is a risk in therapy that trying to promote experiences to “feel good” may backfire, as certain clients associate it with traumatizing events. Trauma activates primitive [...]

By |January 12th, 2018|Trauma Therapy, unresolved trauma|

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Complex Trauma Survivors

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Complex Trauma Survivors Our adrenaline stress response system is a protective mechanism to help us survive trauma. But it can leave survivors of trauma with an inadequate record of what happened and how they endured it. Events that trigger past trauma can also hijack body [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Trauma Therapy, unresolved trauma|

Combining Solutions for Complex Pain Syndromes

Combining Solutions For Complex Pain Syndromes Pain treatment is now considered to be the most demanding health epidemic in the United States, surpassing heart disease, cancer and other medical problems. Even the U.S. government has declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency (without additional funding for it). Medical [...]

By |November 13th, 2017|Peter Levine, Trauma Therapy|

Lifting the Burden of Emotional Pain and Suffering

Lifting the Burden of Emotional Pain and Suffering We seem to be in a period of great turmoil, of uncertainty and violence both natural and manmade. Your clients may be reaching out to you in different ways, as world events cause feelings of anxiety, rage and sadness. This is a time [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), Resilience|

Living Life Beyond Pain, Part 2

Living Life Beyond Pain, Part 2 Watching the media this week, I saw highlighted our society’s paradox in the pursuit of relief from chronic pain. On the one hand, we see nearly daily media stories on the opioid epidemic; on the other, commercial products continuously promise for “fast relief” for [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|skills not pills, Trauma Therapy|

Living Life Beyond Pain, Part 1

Living Life Beyond Pain, Part 1 Living Life Beyond Pain - September is National Pain Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence of pain and the treatment options available. Many of us see clients with chronic pain struggling to find appropriate resources that may help them regain their [...]

By |September 9th, 2017|Trauma Therapy|

Working with Body Intelligence (BQ) and Self Attunement

Working with Body Intelligence (BQ) and Self Attunement Have you heard the term Body Intelligence or BQ? Most people are familiar with IQ; it’s a standard way of rating one’s reasoning intelligence compared to others. And as professionals, we may work with clients around issues of EQ or Emotional Intelligence, [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Trauma Therapy|

Leveraging the Power of Somatic Wisdom Techniques

Leveraging the Power of Somatic Wisdom Techniques Our bodies carry an innate understanding and awareness, something we can refer to as somatic wisdom. Traditional psychology has long emphasized “talk therapy” using cognitive and verbal processes as the primary treatment for distress and disregulation. But as you may have discovered in [...]

By |April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|
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