Embodied Presence, Embodied Brain: An exploration of compassion, positivity and resilience. November 18th at 11:00 PST

Join Caitriona Nic Ghiollaphadraig from Galway, Ireland, as she explores how the framework of Interpersonal Neurobiology influenced her work as a mindfulness movement instructor. Caitriona will share her personal story in which she deepened her connection with her own body as a part of her healing process. She will be joined by clients who will share their experiences with Caitriona’s … Read More

Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology: An intro to the unique certificate program through Portland Community College October 14th at 1:00 PST

Beginning January 2021, the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) will launch the next online opportunity for you to dive deeply into the field of IPNB. Join us to discuss the details of the coursework (including Leadership, Teaching, Mindfulness, Science, and more). You will hear from expert faculty and former students and have the chance to ask questions. With such wide-ranging … Read More

Discover 5 Steps to Building a Solid Foundation in Interpersonal Neurobiology

By Amy Evans, MA With such wide-ranging explorations and applications for Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), how can you broaden and deepen your knowledge of the framework and apply best practices to your work? What are the key ingredients to consider in building a solid IPNB foundation for yourself? Join GAINS Co-Founder and Board Member, psychologist and consultant Debra Pearce-McCall, and Maureen Lowell, LMFT, … Read More

Exploring the Origins of Prejudice: Considering the neurobiology of implicit bias By Dr. Lou Cozolino September 9th at 1:00 PST

Human history is plagued with examples of prejudice, racism, and genocides. In fact, the ubiquity of prejudice and racism seems to suggest that we are hard-wired to dislike, distrust, and even hate those who are different from us. The fact that conflicts and slaughter based on race, tribal affiliations, and religion continue unabated in the “modern” world only seems to … Read More

Differentiation and Linkage in an IPNB Business Model and as a Multidisciplinary Approach to Complex Clinical Cases

This blog is a lead up to the Living Journal scheduled for 7/15/2020 at 1:00 PST. Register here: Center For Connection Round Table Living Journal Intro by Tina Payne Bryson, LCSW, PhD, Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection: When I speak to groups of therapists, I often get asked about my clinical practice, The Center for Connection. People often want … Read More

Keeping Integration in Mind: Response-Ability in These Times of Uncertainty

In the past weeks, I have been reflecting on the varied responses to the current pandemic.  Like you, I’m exposed to multiple stories of unregulated fear and panic driving people to narrow their sphere of concern as they scramble to populate their pantries and cupboards causing widespread shortages for others.  Also, I have been deeply discouraged by the opposite reaction: … Read More

Happy New Year GAINS Community!

A Letter from the Incoming GAINS President As the incoming President I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year and to share with you the vision and hope the board has for GAINS. These are certainly challenging times across our irreplaceable planet. It is difficult to embrace the New Year with enthusiastic openness … Read More

Resilience: 6 Steps to BOUNCE Back

by Mary Meador, MD What is resilience? It is the quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure, trauma or misfortune overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to bounce back. The initial research on resilience was started by Norman Garmezy in the 1970s. … Read More

Celebrate Diversity – 5 Things To Do for Pride Month!

By Debra Pearce-McCall and Lindsay Dec Interpersonal Neurobiology, by its very nature, is inclusive. It highlights and celebrates the brain to brain connections among all people. It serves as an illuminating, integrative framework that underscores the common features in good therapy, or teaching, or leading, or coaching, or parenting – the powerful potential in all relational human endeavors. And with … Read More