Who Are We?

We no longer seem to have the faintest idea who we are, what the world is, or how we relate to it. Indeed there is a sense in which we no longer live in a world at all, but exist in a simulacrum of our own making. Whitehead observed that philosophy is of urgent importance because ‘as we think, we live.’ … Read More

IntraConnected: Integrating Identity and Broadening Belonging as MWe

In our next Living Journal, we welcome Dr Daniel J. Siegel MD  as we explore his new book Intraconnected: MWe (Me + We) as the Integration of Self, Identity, and Belonging, forthcoming in November. In this presentation, we’ll examine the notion of “connection” and its correlation with mental health. When we feel disconnected from our inner life, we suffer; when we … Read More

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