LIVING JOURNAL WEBINAR: Feb 9, 2016, Exploring the Wisdom of Embodiment Part 2: Sharon Stanley & Lynn Redenbach


Facilitated by Lynn Redenbach, RPN, MA, RCC – GAINS Education Co-Chair

This webinar is a continuation of the conversation between Bonnie Badenoch, Sharon Stanley and Lynn Redenbach from November 2015. The conversation between Sharon Stanley and Lynn Redenbach is a beautiful deep exploration of the most vital dimension of therapeutic work – embodied presence. Many fascinating avenues are opened, including Sharon Stanley’s extraordinary engagement with a group from the Canadian First Peoples. There is so much we can learn from those who have come before. Lynn Redenbach is well established in IPNB in her own right and is currently a PhD candidate. Her research includes examining GAINS itself. Excellent research that will advance our understanding of how IPNB is practiced.

Sharon Stanley, PhD has practiced as a psychotherapist for over thirty years in Washington State and British Columbia and served as an educator in graduate-level programs for healing trauma for the past twenty years in Canada and the United States. Sharon has developed curriculum based on the principles of developmental neuroscience and congruent practices of somatic ways of knowing. Her work, Somatic Transformation, is based on an embodied relational model drawn from developmental neuroscience and focuses on six body-centered practices to effectively utilize the intersubjective therapeutic relationship for the healing of trauma. Her upcoming book: Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past, will be published by Routledge in February 2016, predicted by Dr. Allan Schore to “leave an indelible impact on the field”. She offers a training program on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, for practitioners interested in Interpersonal Neurobiology, affect regulation and refined skills in relational somatic practices.