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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

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

Helen LaKelly Hunt & Harville Hendrix 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. Audio only: Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D believe that how we interact with each other, in all our contexts—family, workplace, schools, etc.—is the key […]

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:00:28:31

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:00:24:55

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:00:33:31

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:00:05:44

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:00:45:03

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:00:38:38