Navigating in Turbulent Times

In our next Living Journal we welcome Deb Dana as we explore the qualities of autonomic regulation and discover how each small act of kindness can begin to reshape the world. The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of our lived experience. What begins with our biology leads to the behaviors and beliefs that shape our days. Polyvagal Theory … Read More

How Does “Science” Support Attunement Between Therapist and Client

In our next Living Journal we welcome Richard Hill & Matthew Dahlitz, authors of a new book: The Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Psychotherapy. The word “science” has become subsumed by the concepts reductionism and objectivism which seem the opposite of the fascinating, curious exploration of what lies within “scientific discovery”. In the new book, The Practitioner’s Guide to … Read More

New Applications of Polyvagal Theory in an Ever Changing World, Dr. Stephen Porges

In this Living Journal webinar, we welcome Dr. Stephen Porges, who will be interviewed by members of the GAINS Board. In this conversation, Dr. Porges will share with us new applications of his Polyvagal Theory.  Please join us for this foundational and informative interview. The interview will take place on Thursday, March 17th. Please note, this is different from our normal … Read More

The Integrative Leader: IPNB and Leadership Practice, Lynn Redenbach

Throughout her career, Lynn Redenbach has been passionate about bringing relationally- centered perspectives into her work with clients and leadership work. She is a psychiatric nurse and has a Masters degree in counselling psychology as well as a Masters in leadership. Recently she completed a doctorate in Leadership and Change (healthcare concentration). The Integrative Leader: IPNB and Leadership Practice Description: … Read More

How IPNB and Relational Neuroscience Can Help Us Care for the World, Ease Systemic Racism and Marginalization, and Feed Everyone

A Conversation with Bonnie Badenoch and Kirke Olson Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT is a mentor, therapist, speaker, and author. Over the years since she first encountered IPNB at a presentation by Dan Siegel in 2003, she has translated her passion for relational neuroscience into immersive training experiences for clinicians and others to support their embodiment of the principles of IPNB. … Read More

The Inner Work of Racial Justice with Rhonda V. Magee

A leading thought and practice innovator in the area of mindfulness-based antiracism and social justice, Rhonda V. Magee, M.A., J.D., is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco. Magee has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of anti-racist education, social justice, and contemplative practices. A Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, she is a global/international … Read More

Game changer? Attachment as a survival system from a DMM perspective, with Mark Baumann

The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) is the most comprehensive and modern model of attachment. The DMM focuses on attachment as a survival system, which shapes human information processing. The DMM provides a robust model for explaining why people do things we may not understand. The DMM began development in the 1980’s under the guidance of Ainsworth … Read More

Finding Our Way Along the Healing Path with James Finley PHD

For our August Living Journal Webinar we have selected a presentation that we have shown before; one which touched many of us deeply. James Finley Ph.D. a contemplative, clinical psychologist, as well as an extensive author, and an Advisory Board member of GAINS presented a Living Journal Webinar on January 13th 2021.  In the webinar, he shares authentically from his … Read More

The Secure Child Program: Applying the Interpersonal Neurobiology of Attachment in the Child Welfare System July 21st 1:00 pm PST

Join Dr. Somer George, LPC, Kirke Olson, Psy.D, and Dr. Greg Czyszczon, LPC, as they describe their innovative, attachment-based program that serves children and families involved in the child welfare system in Virginia. The Secure Child Program makes use of Ainsworth’s Strange Situation assessment, the Adult Attachment Interview, and the Parent Development Interview to create a plan of intervention for … Read More

Wellness-Informed Practice, the Evolved Nest, and Human and Planetary Thriving June 16th 1:00 pm PST

Wellness-informed practice requires understanding humanity’s basic needs and how our sustainable ancestors fulfilled those needs to foster the heartmind and wise living on the earth. Although we cannot return to the full lifestyle of our ancestors (nomadic foraging), contemporary nomadic foragers give us insight into what our basic needs are, how to meet them and what thriving human beings are like. Our … Read More