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

Emotion as Gateway to the Anomalous May 19th 1:00 pm PST

This webinar will present a conception of anomalies, such as apparitions and poltergeists, as phenomena that spring from a palpable, biological source – the bodymind – and are spurred by emotion. A framework will be presented that defines “feeling” and “emotion” in bioenergetic terms, emphasizing how feelings traverse and connect the physical and mental, body and brain, soma and psyche … Read More

Integrated Life Skills for Managing Life’s Demands; a conversation with Ross and Jamie Ungerleider March 17th 1:00 pm PST – 2:00 pm PST

Click Here to Register! Join us to hear about this newly published book, Discovering Your Mindful Heart: An Explorer’s Guide;  Developing your internal resources to manage life’s demands written by the Ungerleiders. Ross’ and Jamie’s book weaves emerging information from the field of interpersonal neurobiology into the pioneering work of Virginia Satir and the experiences of the authors in their … Read More

Finding Our Way Along The Healing Path with James Finley on January 13, 2021, 1:00 pm PT

Finding Our Way Along The Healing Path Date: January 13, 2021, 1:00 pm PT Register here: As a contemplative practitioner and clinical psychologist, James Finley helps seekers who desire to live a contemplative, whole life. Drawing from his experience as a former monk and spiritual directee of Thomas Merton, Jim offers trustworthy guidance for the spiritual journey through this website, online … Read More