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GAINS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the science, practice, and application of interpersonal neurobiology to promote health and wellbeing. We are an inclusive, international community bringing our understanding of minds, brains, and relationship into healthcare, education, leadership, research, parenting, and more.

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Trauma Informed Approaches to Parenting,

Presented by Shauna Casey with Hand In Hand Parenting. The stress, uncertainty and changes of the past year have impacted families in a myriad of ways. As things continue to change, as some are returning to school, as we gear up for spring and summer, many parents are asking themselves, “How can we move through t

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Ongoing Parent Support Group Thursday Afternoo

Are you seeking some fantastic support for the most important job in the world—parenting our children? This ongoing parent support group is open to anyone who already has some familiarity with the Hand in Hand / Parenting by Connection listening tools.

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Advanced Integrative Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (London, England)

This training is for SP graduates of the L1/Trauma training and L2/Developmental training.

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Toddler Parenting, an Online Class with Emily Murray

Sundays, Once a Month. Toddlers are passionate people. Find out how Hand in Hand Parenting Tools can solve common behavioral struggles and help parents keep their cool, so they can be calm, patient anchors for their children during emotionally turbulent moments. This class is for parents without toddlers in tow, but 0-

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Professionals Intensive in Hand in Hand Parenting

Trauma-informed care giving practices for professionals to share with the parents and families in their care. For LMFT, LCSW, LEP, or LPCC, and others who work with parents.

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Lunch Hour Listening Time with Shauna Casey

Free group parenting support calls on the first and third Mondays of every month at 12 pm PST. You’ll receive a brief overview of Hand in Hand and the rest of our time will be divided equally among parents and used to think aloud, problem-solve, offload tension or ask questions. Learn more about this program at w

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Neural Integration as a Pathway to Resilience and Well Being

In this full day workshop with Dan Siegel (in Ontario, Canada), participants will learn about:

  • An Interpersonal Neurobiology approach to understanding, evaluating, and treating individuals who have experienced developmental trauma
  • How abuse and neglect early in life impact the embodied brain, relationships, and the mi
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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes–Online

APRIL 8, 2021 – OCTOBER 7, 2021

Now you can learn Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from your own home or office, or even from your phone, on the go! This blended online learning course is designed to make the most of your time with course facilitators and colleagues and provide you the flexibility to work through the

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Free Introductory Meeting: Heart of Trauma: Healing Our Embodied Brains in the Context of Relationships
Today, we wanted to share that Bonnie Badenoch has been invited by Liam O Mahony and Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Trainings Ireland to offer a 5-part series online in May. Prior to the beginning of the series, Liam and Bonnie will also offer two free one-hour introductory meetings on April 8th and 15th a
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Building Bridges in a Divided Time — Heart and Head, Spirit and Science

A Live Virtual Workshop. We invite you to join us for a special intimate training retreat with two master teachers, Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel. In a live virtual setting, we will gather over two sessions on Saturday, April 10th and focus on how we can best grow in wisdom and love, explore the profound questions of

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Hand in Hand Parenting Dads Connect

A free, live event. Reflecting on a Year of Parenting in a Pandemic. While the pandemic has impacted all parents, male caregivers can often face particular challenges when it comes to reaching out for support.

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Coming to Calm during Turbulent Times: the Neuroscience of our Nervous Systems

Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio is hosting a workshop with Sarah Peyton! Sarah integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness.

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The Science of Meditation: Explore the Tools for Wellbeing

Can training one’s mind actively influence well-being? Research suggests that even brief periods of meditation can have a positive impact on our mental and physical health, as well as our success in relationships and at work.

Dr. Richard Davidson, a world-renowned neuroscientist and the co-author of Altered Traits: S

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How Polyvagal Theory Helps Us to Manage Our Reactions to COVID-19

Live broadcast led by Stephen W. Porges, PhD and Deb Dana, LCSW.
In this two-hour webinar, Stephen Porges and Deb Dana will have a conversation about the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic on our mental health, social relationships, and autonomic nervous system. Using the principles of Polyvagal Theory they will l , ...

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Why won’t my kids listen & what can I do?

Hand-in-Hand Parenting; Presented by Carrie Meadows; In this FREE class, we look at why kids don’t listen and what we can do. This situation can go from frustrating to a pulling your hair out experience as a parent. We need to be able to communicate with our kids, it’s important that they listen to us so, w

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Exploring Shame with Exquisite Gentleness

Join Sarah Peyton for a 10 week series on shame. A very gentle and warm offering that will include time travels and unconscious contract work, and will move through an exploration of the 10 ways that shame can happen for us humans.

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Raising Happier Tweens & Teens: Staying Close and Connected,

Presented by Kathy Gordon; Are you starting to see some new ‘attitude’ or feeling your child withdraw or suddenly blow up? Have you been wondering how to use the Hand in Hand tools as your young one turns into a tween? Join Instructor Kathy Gordon as we work our way through the video Course, “Raising Happier Twee

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Listening Partnership Support Group with Megha Mawandia

Wednesdays 9:00 AM Indian Standard Time / 8:30 PM US Pacific/ 1:30 PM AUS Eastern Standard; Come practice your Listening Partnership skills. This group is open to anyone who has previously taken a Hand in Hand Starter Class or a listening partnership class. Led by a certified instructor, this group is only to practice th

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Free Introductory Meeting: Heart of Trauma: Healing Our Embodied Brains in the Context of Relationships
Today, we wanted to share that Bonnie Badenoch has been invited by Liam O Mahony and Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Trainings Ireland to offer a 5-part series online in May. Prior to the beginning of the series, Liam and Bonnie will also offer two free one-hour introductory meetings on April 8th and 15th a
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Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: A Polyvagal Theory of a Guided Approach to Therapy

In this two-day, experiential workshop, Deb Dana shares her Polyvagal Theory guided approach to therapy. Participants will learn the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory and work with practices designed to bring the power of Polyvagal Theory directly into clinical work. Working individually and in dyads, partici

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Hand in Hand Online Starter Class With Madeleine Winter

The Hand in Hand Parenting Starter Class will show you the root of your child’s frustrating behaviour and give you the right tools to bring it back on course. Join Certified Instructor and Parent Consultant Madeleine Winter as she guides you through the process of building the best relationship possible with your chi

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A Connection Masterclass with Dr. Stephen Porges, PhD: Implications of the Polyvagal Theory for the Future of Medicine and Mental Health

In this 3-hour connection masterclass featuring Dr. Porges, we will explore the implications of Polyvagal Theory for the future of medicine and mental health. In this conversation, we’ll look at the profound ways that a deep understanding of the Polyvagal Theory is likely to re-shape medicine and mental health in the

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AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) Five Modules North America

April – September 2021; Live & Highly Interactive Online; This live online Essential Skills course is being presented in Five Modules (4 hr. days) during hours that are compatible with the Americas.

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SP for the Treatment of Trauma – Online

APRIL 16, 2021 – DECEMBER 4, 2021
The Level I Training presents simple, body-oriented interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related, somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring a somatic sense of self. Students will learn effective, accessible interventions for identifyin , ...

Trauma and the body: Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Live Online)

APRIL 16, 2021 – APRIL 17, 2021; Following a traumatic experience, people can present with dysfunctions that manifest themselves at different levels. They may experience emotional deregulation, with symptoms of hyper or hypo-activation, dissociative symptoms, or disruption of behavior or cognitive functioning. Th

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Cultural Competency for Health Professionals

This is a course offered by Portland Community College’s Institute for Health Professionals Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) certificate program. Culturally competent health professionals understand patients’ diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors, customizing treatment to meet the patients’ social a

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Juicy Relational Skills for Intimacy: 3-Part Workshop Series

Please join Sarah Peyton for a 3-part exploration of the foundational concepts of Sarah’s first book, Your Resonant Self, and learn how to apply those concepts to our closest relationships, to work toward more connection, intimacy, and joy with our beloveds. Participants are welcome to join this online exploration in

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Support to Stop the Hitting, a Workshop with Kathy Gordon

4 Saturdays; Aggression can be the toughest part of parenting, and the most isolating. We feel alone and afraid for our child. Join Instructor Kathy Gordon in small support group, as we use the Hand in Hand Tools to heal the fear that drives the aggression. Our video course “Helping Children With Aggression” will g

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Hand in Hand Parenting Online Starter Class with Hannah Gauri Ma

Six Saturdays.

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Hand in Hand Online Starter Class With Madeleine Winter

“A life changing experience” says one mother of Madeleine’s Hand in Hand Starter Class. Learn what drives your child’s behaviour, and concrete, parent-tested tools to set limits and build closeness and connection in your family. Get Personalised Support to help you set limits, build co-operation

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Hand in Hand Online Starter Class With Madeleine Winter

“A life changing experience” says one mother of Madeleine’s Hand in Hand Starter Class. Learn what drives your child’s behaviour, and concrete, parent-tested tools to set limits and build closeness and connection in your family. Get Personalised Support to help you set limits, build co-operation

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Neuroinflammation: The Brain’s Defense Mechanism

Penn Neuroscience graduate students are hosting a public lecture entitled “Neuroinflammation: The Brain’s Defense Mechanism” which will feature 15-minute TED style talks from three Philadelphia-area neuroscience faculty members: Dr. Chris Bennett – University of Pennsylvania
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The Therapist as Organizing Other

AEDP Advanced Skills Modular Course: Live, ONLINE with Jennifer Edlin, MFT

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Five Simple Listening Tools that Connect and Heal

Patty Wipfler is the co-author of “Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges” with Tosha Schore, MA, Your Partner in Parenting. They will speak about Five Simple Listening Tools that Connect and Heal.

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Radical Compassion Challenge

April 26 to May 5, 2021; A 10-Day Journey to Awaken Our Hearts and Bring Healing to Our World; includes an interview with Dan Siegel.

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Warmth in Constellation Facilitation: Benefits and Clarifications

What does warmth mean to human brains? How does it nourish them? Is it important for constellation facilitators to have warmth for their clients? What are the implications for neutrality? These answers are different for every facilitator, yet a basic understanding of warmth for humans can help us determine our own bala

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Alarmed Aloneness: Healing Anxiety and Loneliness with Resonance

Sarah Peyton presents: How do we explain the astounding epidemic of loneliness and anxiety in the western world? Learning what is happening in our bodies and our brains as we deal with loneliness and activation of the GRIEF/PANIC circuit helps us take care of ourselves with warmth and compassion. Join Sarah for an explo

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The Heart of Trauma: Healing Our Embodied Brains in the Context of Relationships

A two-part workshop/retreat series exploring the nature of trauma and planting seeds for our ongoing recovery with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT and Jo Hadlock-King, LICSW April 29-May 1, 2021 and July 8-10, 2021.

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Homework Hassles and How to Help – Webinar (Free)

Who: Parents of children 5-12y. Join Madeleine Winter to hear about your very special role in supporting your children at school or with learning anything. You’ll be introduced to Listening Tools which you can use at home to help your child with feelings so that they recover their relaxed enjoyment of learning.

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