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It no longer makes sense to treat what happens in the mind as separate from embodied experience, even if much of it is implicit rather than explicit. This podcast explores how this has influenced the practice of psychotherapy. We focus especially on somatic psychology, integrative relational psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy and trauma therapy. This podcast features a series of half-hour conversations, mostly with clinicians, occasionally with researchers. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples. The style of the conversations is reflective, to slow down and deepen the process.

It no longer makes sense to treat what happens in the mind as separate from embodied experience, even if much of it is implicit rather than explicit. This podcast explores how this has influenced the practice of psychotherapy. We focus especially on somatic psychology, integrative relational psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy and trauma therapy. This podcast features a series of half-hour conversations, mostly with clinicians, occasionally with researchers. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples. The style of the conversations is reflective, to slow down and deepen the process.
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It no longer makes sense to treat what happens in the mind as separate from embodied experience, even if much of it is implicit rather than explicit. This podcast explores how this has influenced the practice of psychotherapy. We focus especially on somatic psychology, integrative relational psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy and trauma therapy. This podcast features a series of half-hour conversations, mostly with clinicians, occasionally with researchers. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples. The style of the conversations is reflective, to slow down and deepen the process.

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Episodes

Deb Dana about the Polyvagal Theory in psychotherapy

7/1/2019
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This conversation is about using the Polyvagal Theory in clinical practice. Deb Dana talks about how a focus on experientially understanding the role of the autonomic nervous system helps to creatively involve clients in their healing process. Audio only: Deb Dana, LCSW, specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal […]

Duration:00:26:54

Alaine Duncan & Kathy Kain: Restoring inner balance

5/1/2019
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Combining Eastern and Western trauma physiology, Alaine Duncan and Kathy Kain introduce a new map for body-oriented clinicians to help restore balance in their clients. Using concepts from Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (AAM) alongside descriptions of the threat response from Western bio-behavioral science, they describe common physical symptoms, emotional presentations, and paths for healing for […]

Duration:00:32:21

Andy Fisher: Ecopsychology

3/1/2019
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This conversation is a wide-ranging exploration of the new field of ecopsychology. It includes discussions of how the lived body and Buddhist psychology figure in this field, as well as the radical implications of reconnecting our minds to nature. Audio only: Andy Fisher, PhD, is a major figure in ecopsychology, having tracked and reflected on […]

Duration:00:35:53

Janina Fisher: Integrating somatic approaches to trauma with ‘parts’ language

2/1/2019
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Trauma often inculcates fears of body awareness and incapacitating shame that complicate the use of somatic approaches. As Janina Fisher explored how to help such clients with befriending their emotional and body responses to trauma, she began to develop a way of helping them to understand themselves as fragmented and to become more aware of […]

Duration:00:56:20

Nancy Eichhorn: Somatic Psychotherapy Today

1/10/2019
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Nancy Eichhorn talks about the magazine she founded 8 years ago, Somatic Psychotherapy Today. Audio only: Who is Nancy Eichhorn? I am a writer, editor, and teacher. Writing has always been my way to be me, to voice my experiences, my perspectives, my dreams and desires. Sitting with a blank white page, sensing the expanse […]

Duration:00:16:08

Steven Hayes: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

1/1/2019
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In this conversation, we talk about Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) within the broader context of the human condition.  Audio only: Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis program at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada. An […]

Duration:00:40:45

Carmen Joanne Ablack talks about EABP

12/21/2018
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This podcast would not exist if it weren’t for the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP) and the US Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). So we want you to know EABP & USABP. In this conversation, Carmen Joanne Ablack, President of EABP, talks about EABP. Audio only: Carmen Joanne Ablack holds BA Hons in Psychology and Sociology, PG […]

Duration:00:40:37

Chris Walling talks about USABP

12/15/2018
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This podcast would not exist if it weren’t for the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP) and the US Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). So we want you to know EABP & USABP. In this conversation, Chris Walling, President of USABP, talks about USABP. Audio only: Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT, an award winning researcher and […]

Duration:00:19:28

Alice Ladas: Early coping strategies: another kind of addiction

11/30/2018
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In this conversation, Alice Ladas describes a workshop focused on identifying coping strategies in a way that respects people’s humanity instead of pathologizing them. Audio only: While there is no transcript for this talk, there is a write-up by Alice Ladas on the same topic, as well as the 2 lists mentioned in the talk. See: […]

Duration:00:08:57

Eva Gold on Buddhist psychology & Gestalt psychotherapy

11/1/2018
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In this conversation we talk about the convergences of Buddhist psychology/mindfulness with Gestalt therapy as well as how they are different in their emphasis and ultimate aims. This creates the ground for discussing the benefits of an approach that integrates the two—a Buddhist psychology informed Gestalt therapy (BPGT). This conversation is also available in video […]

Duration:00:45:58

Michael Soth on the therapeutic relationship

9/1/2018
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In this conversation, we talk about the therapeutic relationship as a bodymind process between two people who are both wounded and whole. This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript. Audio only: Michael Soth is an integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor (UKCP), with more than […]

Duration:01:05:55

Michael Soth on the therapeutic relationship

9/1/2018
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In this conversation, we talk about the therapeutic relationship as a bodymind process between two people who are both wounded and whole. This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript. Audio only: Michael Soth is an integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor (UKCP), with more […]

Duration:01:05:55

Stefan Deutsch: A theory of love as foundation for therapeutic intervention

8/1/2018
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In this conversation, Stefan Deutsch talks about his theory of love as nourishment, the evidence for it, and how it applies to clinical practice. Audio only: After escaping communist Hungary with his parents, Holocaust survivors, Stefan Deutsch grew up in NYC, graduated Hunter, CUNY, then NYU for Movement Therapy. He is a certified Gestalt psychotherapist […]

Duration:00:43:37

Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt explore “the space between”

7/1/2018
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In this conversation, we talk about the “space between”, i.e. the space of relationship, and how Imago therapy helps clients make sense of it and change their relationship. There is also a partial transcript as a printable PDF. Audio only: Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D believe that how we interact with each […]

Duration:00:49:12

Kathrin Stauffer reflects on sex & power

2/1/2018
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This discussion takes place in the context of the current (late 2017 and early 2018) sexual harassment scandals going around many professions. Kathrin Stauffer starts her reflections on these developments by some thoughts about the nature of power and her own relationship with it.  Audio only: Kathrin Stauffer PhD, Body and Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP), […]

Duration:00:28:43

Rae Johnson on Embodied Activism

1/22/2018
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In this conversation, Rae Johnson talks about how the body is implicated in social justice work, and how to engage our bodies in the process of activism. Rae’s approach incorporates key ideas from many social justice theorists and somatic practitioners, and distills them into three key areas: (1) doing your own work, (2) working for […]

Duration:00:25:07

Hilary Bradbury & Bill Torbert: Eros/Power

1/15/2018
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In this conversation, we explore how people deal with power, and the goal of mutuality in relationships. This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript. Audio only: Hilary Bradbury is a scholar-practitioner focused on the human and organizational dimensions of creating healthy communities. A professor of […]

Duration:00:33:42

Susan Rudnick about sexual abuse, the need for connection & power

1/3/2018
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Susan Rudnick’s comments about the sexual abuse of women by powerful men derive from Karen Horney’s formulation of the Real Self, as she articulated it in Neurosis and Human Growth. Even if we are severely alienated from that Real Self, it is still there, and we do continue to have human need for authentic connection to ourselves […]

Duration:00:05:56

Rae Johnson about sexual harassment as abuse of power

12/19/2017
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This conversation with Rae Johnson was inspired by the recent spate of accusations of sexual harassment. We talk about it as not about sex and gender, but about power. The conversation is also available as a printable PDF transcript. Rae Johnson, PhD, RSMT is a somatic scholar/practitioner working at the intersection of embodiment studies and social justice. […]

Duration:00:45:14

Barnaby Barratt about male sexuality

12/5/2017
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Is biology destiny? Freud asked this question in the context of discussing women’s abilities and roles. Now, in the wake of a seemingly endless streak of abuse scandals involving prominent men, it may be legitimate to ask whether male sexuality is inherently aggressive. This is the starting point for this conversation with Barnaby B. Barratt. […]

Duration:00:38:50