Two New books by Allan N Schore to be released March 2019: Right Brain Psychotherapy, and The Development of the Unconscious Mind

We are excited to announce that The Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology is releasing two upcoming books by Allan Schore in March 2019. Right Brain Psychotherapy “The latest groundbreaking, interdisciplinary work from one of our most eloquent and significant writers about emotion and the brain. An exploration into the adaptive functions of the emotional right brain, which describes not only … Read More

Powerful Words: A cautionary tale by Kirke Olson

As educators, therapists and coaches it can be easy to minimize the power of our words on someone’s life. Here is a cautionary tale mostly quoted directly from a phone call I had with my mother when she was 100 years old. “When I went to kindergarten I used to love to wear my red midi. I was so happy … Read More

Gathering the Self: A Necessary Act That is Fractured by Trauma

By Sarah Peyton, author of Your Resonant Self As I prepared myself to present a weekend workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia called Healing Addiction: Acknowledging the Impact of Trauma, I thought about the beauty of the words, “gathering oneself together.” There’s the in-breath that comes with the contracted diaphragm, a counterintuitive shortening of muscle that leads to the expansion of … Read More

In Honor of SEEKING, by Debra Pearce-McCall and Rich Armington

SEEKING is the name given to a primary neural circuit that can ignite us with desire and curiosity, and is one of seven affective systems identified by esteemed neuroscientist and GAINS Advisory Board member Jaak Panksepp, PhD, who passed away earlier this year. His life was one of seeking, questioning, exploring, and living fully, and he encouraged many to ask … Read More

WHY WE EAT, By Richard Hill

We are becoming more informed about the relationship between the gut biota and mental health (see refs 1-7). The “gut-brain axis” is a well recognized, bi-directional communication system. The abstract for Evernsel and Ceylan’s (2015) paper summarizes the pricinciple aspects: The gut microbiota is essential to human health and the immune system and plays a major role in the bidirectional … Read More

Celebrate the birth of GAINS newest form of publication!

We invite all GAINS members to contribute to The mindGAINS Blog, a place for sharing articles, information, and art relevant to the application and expansion of the framework of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB). Here at The mindGAINS Blog we share information about the field of IPNB; updates on advisory board and member educational offerings and other events of interest; posts diving … Read More

A Review of GAINS Resources: Many ways for mindGAINS

Did you know that GAINS publications go all the way back to 2006? In honor of the newest form, The mindGAINS Blog, we are sharing a brief history of GAINS publications, all of which are archived and available for members through mindgains.org. Connections and Reflections. From 2006 – 2011, GAINS published several issues a year of magazine-style collections of articles, … Read More