Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind: A Year with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT

Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind: A Year with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT

Statement of need: A Year with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, is a heart-based training in relational neuroscience for healing trauma where we will deepen our knowledge, embody this wisdom to heal our embedded traumas and expand our capacity for presence.

The complete series includes:

  • 12 part LIVE webinar series each 3 hours in length
  • 12 whitepapers from Bonnie Badenoch
  • Slide decks to accompany each of the 12 LIVE webinars
  • Four integration webinars each 1 hour in length
  • Two free introductory webinars
  • A certificate with 50 CPD points/hours
  • Recordings of all webinars (available until end of March 2023)

Presented by: Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMF, sponsored by Professional Counseling and Psychotherapy Seminars Ireland (PCPSI)

Contact: PCPSI at 087 1091 195

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Location: online

Session dates and times: 

Pre-gathering: Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 8:00pm-9:00pm

First Gathering: Creative and Novel Insights

Webinar 1:  Foundational Understandings 

Saturday, 29 January 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Webinar 2: The two hemispheres, the power of language in relationship, and how our autonomic nervous system responds to words 

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Webinar 3: Meeting and listening to our embodied brain

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Integration webinar 1: Thursday, 07 April 2022, 8:00pm-9:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Second Gathering: Implicit Memory, attachment, the neural footprint of early trauma, healing implicit wounds

Webinar 4: Gathering the streams of implicit memory

Saturday, 09 April 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+0:00)

Webinar 5: Our implicit world of attachment in health and in trauma

Saturday, 18 June 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+0:00)

Webinar 6: The hope of healing implicit wounds

Saturday, 02 July 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+0:00)

Integration webinar 2: Thursday, 14 July 2022, 8:00pm-9:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Third Gathering: How our inner community forms and flows in us

Webinar 7: Our inner community journey from the womb to early attachment

Saturday, 16 July 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Webinar 8: Exploring our protectors with gratitude and acceptance

Saturday, 27 August 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Webinar 9: Exploring our inner community’s nourishing and unresolved pairs

Saturday, 03 September 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Integration webinar 3: Thursday, 08 September 2022, 8:00pm-9:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Fourth Gathering: Supporting resolution of inner community pain and fear

Webinar 10: Supporting resolution of inner community pain and fear

Saturday, 08 October 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+1:00)

Webinar 11: Stepping into the shoes of native parts and imported parts to move to compassionate release

Saturday, 05 November 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+0:00)

Webinar 12: Becoming a therapeutic presence in the world

Saturday, 03 December 2022, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC+0:00)

Integration webinar 4: Thursday, 08 December 2022, 8:00pm-9:00pm (UTC+0:00)

Time zone: Irish Standard Time

Target audience: This course is suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, students and anyone interested in attachment, trauma, addiction or neuroscience.

Instructional level of this activity: Intermediate/Advanced

Course credit hours: 

50 CPD points/hours awarded for the full webinar series 

IACP CPD approved with 50 CPD points

For practitioners based in the USA, 33 Psychologist CE credits are available at an additional cost of €80. Full attendance at each monthly webinar is required.

Cost: €499.00

Course description: A year of heartfelt learning to nourish our left hemispheres, artful experiences to let our inner worlds speak, the possibility of companionship and deeper understanding through listening partnerships, and live consultations about our experience with clients. We will focus on embodiment of the principles, application in our counseling rooms and our lives as well as actively engage in personal healing. Our time will be divided into four gatherings during the course of the year that reflects how we organize our process, with three online meetings and one integration webinar for each section or gathering.

Learning objectives: 

  • Describe the neurobiology and cultivation of safe presence.
  • Describe the embodied streams that come together to create the felt sense of implicit memory.
  • Describe how the felt sense in the nurturant canal can become a gateway to healing.
  • Describe the components of implicit memory.
  • Describe how to help our clients understand the relationship between explicit and implicit memory.
  • Describe how a baby’s nervous system is shaped beginning at three months after conception.
  • Describe the influence of the implicit perceptual lens that develops in the first two years of life.
  • Describe the process of potential traumas becoming embedded traumas.
  • Describe how to support the process of memory reconsolidation.
  • Describe the role of mirror neurons and resonance circuitry in forming the inner community.
  • Describe the unique power of our earliest internalizations.
  • Describe the role of protectors in the inner community.
  • Describe how the process of befriending protectors reduces shame.
  • Describe the key messages to offer our clients as we introduce this process
  • Describe the process of healing imported parts.
  • Describe your experience of shifting from the felt sense of a native part to the felt sense of an imported part.
  • Describe a process for beginning to sense our clients’ inner communities at the beginning of therapy.
  • Describe the relationship between compassionate release and forgiveness.
  • Describe the trajectory of this year-long experience for you.
  • Imagine your personal next steps.


Jan 12 2022 - Dec 08 2022

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