Feb 9, 2016 – LIVING JOURNAL WEBINAR Sharon Stanley with Lynn Redenbach


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Exploring the Wisdom of Embodiment in Healing Trauma Part 2

Lynn Redenbach, RPN, MA, RCC – GAINS Education Co-Chair, facilitates conversation with Sharon Stanley

Our regrets that Bonnie Badenoch was ill and unable to participate in this conversation. The conversation between Sharon Stanley and Lynn Redenbach is a beautiful deep exploration of the most vital dimension of therapeutic work: Embodied Presence. 

In November 2015, Bonnie Badenoch, PhD and Sharon Stanley, PhD came together for a conversation that explored the nuanced interplay between the intra-personal and interpersonal realms of coming to embodied presence. In addition to sharing insights gleaned from their vast experience, they spoke about Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and its relevance to their work with people who are healing from trauma.

In this second dialogue,  Sharon and Lynn explore the importance of cultivating an inborn capacity for deep embodiment. They view this as particularly relevant in order to truly foster our clients’ transformative healing from the wounds of trauma.

SharonStanleySharon Stanley, PhD has practiced as a psychotherapist for over 30 yrs in Washington State & British Columbia and served as an educator in graduate-level programs for healing trauma for the past 20 yrs in Canada and the US. Sharon has developed curriculum based on the principles of developmental neuroscience and congruent practices of somatic ways of knowing. Her work, Somatic Transformation, is based on an embodied relational model drawn from developmental neuroscience and focuses on six body-centered practices to effectively utilize the intersubjective therapeutic relationship for the healing of trauma. Her upcoming book: Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past, will be published by Routledge in February 2016, predicted by Dr. Allan Schore to “leave an indelible impact on the field”. She offers a training program for practitioners interested in Interpersonal Neurobiology, affect regulation and refined skills in relational somatic practices.

Lynn Redenbach, RPN, M.A., RCCLynn Redenbach, RPN, MA, RCC is the GAINS Education Co-Chair along with Mary Meador, MD. Lynn lives and works on Vancouver Island, Canada where she is the Regional Coordinator of the North Island Eating Disorder Program as well as having private practice where she also offers clinical consultation for counsellors and therapists. Lynn is currently doing a PhD in Leadership and Change (Health Care Concentration) at Antioch University.


BonnieBadenochBonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT , who sent her regrets for not being able to participate in this webinar is a marriage and family therapist, supervisor, teacher, and author who delights in integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. She co-founded the nonprofit agency, Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind in Portland, Oregon. She offers immersion training experiences dedicated to supporting the ongoing mental health of fellow therapists while helping them internalize the principles of interpersonal neurobiology. Bonnie currently teaches at Portland State University, and speaks internationally about applying IPNB principles both personally and professionally. She is the author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist (2008) and The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook (2011).