Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind presents Therapy as Spiritual Practice: Deepening into Presence Together—an Advanced IPNB Experience

Therapy as Spiritual Practice: Deepening into Presence Together—an Advanced IPNB Experience

Statement of need: We have all spent some time studying interpersonal neurobiology and how it can be helpful in learning to cultivate a wider receptivity to whatever our people bring to a therapy session. We have practiced attending to our own inner processes so we can be more present to ourselves and whomever we meet.

It seems that Presence is the foundation of spiritual practice in all paths that seek to connect to something greater than ourselves, so perhaps our offering of this to our people is a kind of spiritual practice for them and for us.

Presented by: Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, and Jo Hadlock-King, LICSW offered through Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind

Contact: Jo Hadlock-King 

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Location: Vancouver, Washington, USA

Session dates: November 9-11, 2023

Target audience: Graduates of NTH’s year-long training who want to explore some spiritual dimensions of the therapeutic relationship.

Course credit hours: No CEs available for this training. We will provide a Certificate of Completion on the last day of the retreat.

Session topics and dates: You are welcome to this gathering wherever you may be in your spiritual explorations. We are all just human beings walking down the road together. In this retreat, we will take three days to settle in with each other and begin to share ways each of us has found connection between our practice of therapy and our unique movement toward spirit. To support this exploration, we will

• Cultivate a nourishing environment of mutual support—this is foundation

• Practice stillness, contemplation, and attending with time to share how this is experienced for each of us

• Deepen connection through Listening Partnerships

• Share personal spiritual histories, significant moments, and challenges

• Explore personal experience by way of sand and miniatures, collage, and storytelling

• Consider ways that the study of IPNB has affected the experience of relationship in general and also specifically with the transcendent

Cost: $750 with two payments of $325 on 5/15/23 and 8/15/23. Refund and grievance policy available at

Cost includes: tuition, art supplies, breakfasts, and lunches; dinners and lodging are participants’ responsibility

To reserve one of fourteen available spots, send a $100, non-refundable, deposit to NTH at 13108 SE Forest St., Vancouver, WA 98683. PayPal and Venmo on request.



Nov 09 - 11 2023

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