Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind: A Year-Long, Experience-Rich Advanced Training in the Application of Intrapersonal Neurobiology

Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind: A Year-Long, Experience-Rich Advanced Training in the Application of Intrapersonal Neurobiology

Statement of need: At each meeting, we will address particular topics in ways that are designed to foster both right hemisphere and left hemisphere learning. There will also be the opportunity for in-depth consultation about your relationship with your clients and how it may touch your own inner experience. We will be accompanied by sand, miniatures, art, and embodied work, as well as reflection, contemplation, and conversation to cultivate embodiment of IPNB and support personal healing experiences. We will create Listening Partnerships for the year, a process that provides a unique depth of support. People are reporting that this way of exploring fosters a rich felt sense experience for making IPNB their own. This deepening awareness of ourselves and our clients can foster our capacity for nonjudgmental presence and build a foundation of solid understanding that leads to broad compassion.

Facilitated by: Karen Welch, LMFT, and Dan Keady, LMFT, offered through Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind

Contact: Dan Keady

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Location: Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, USA

Session dates: June, 2023 through April, 2024

Target audience: therapists, social workers, psychologists, bodyworkers, healthcare professionals, pastoral counselors, teachers – anyone for whom relationships are central to his or her work. Learning objectives available at NTH training facilities provide accommodation for the differently abled.

Instructional level of this activity:

Course credit hours: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by CME Outfitters, LLC, and Nurturing the Heart. CME Outfitters, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) to offer social work continuing education. CME Outfitters maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 72 CE hours are available for an additional $75 fee.

Session topics and dates:

June 29 – July 1, 2023: Deepening into Experience of the Embodied Brain/ The Felt Sense of Implicit Memory and its Transformation

Meeting and settling; becoming acquainted with our embodied and relational brains as the foundation of presence with ourselves and others; seeing from the perspectives of our two hemispheres; deepening our understanding of relationally-based brain development in the first two years of life; the felt sense and transformation of implicit memory; establishing Listening Partnerships for the year.

September 28 – 30, 2023: Exploring Attachment and the Establishment of Our Foundational “We”

Deepening our understanding and experience of our attachment processes and styles as a foundation for being more present with ourselves, our families, and our clients; exploring the neurobiology of memory processes; providing understanding and experiences of implicit memory transformation of attachment patterns; working in Listening Partnerships with sand and miniatures and non-dominant hand drawing.

January 11 – 13, 2024: Fostering Warm Connections in Our Inner Communities

Understanding the neurobiology of the inner community; experiencing the implicit change process through working with the internal pairs; meeting and supporting our inner selves within our Listening Partnerships and through the process of sand tray and non-dominant hand drawing.

April 11 – 13, 2024: Deepening into Inner Community Work/Applying Our Discoveries with Our Clients

Being with our adaptive protectors, supporting healing for unresolved pairs; building awareness of our client’s inner communities; unfolding the neurobiology of narrative transformation; exploring how IPNB can guide the therapeutic process from start to transition.

Format: This year-long advanced program in interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) is held in a quiet, supportive environment about 15 minutes from Portland, Oregon’s international airport. Having discovered that three-day meetings in a small group seem to be optimal for this depth of learning and personal transformation, we will meet for four three-day gatherings.

Cost: $2800.00:  (includes nourishing breakfast and lunch, all supplies for experiential work and dinners and lodging are participants’ responsibility); $300 non-refundable deposit to hold your place, sent to Karen Welch, 18543 Yorba Linda Blvd., #391, Yorba Linda, CA 92886. PayPal and Venmo also available upon request. Balance to be paid in 5 installments of $500 each – 7/02/22, 9/02/22, 11/02/22, 1/02/23, 3/02/23. $200 discount if full amount paid at time of registration or by November 15, 2022. Refund and grievance policy available at


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