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

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

“The Flowers are Burning…Oceans A Rising”: Art, Climate Change & Injustice and IPNB- A Conversation with Artists Mary Kay Neumann and Helen Klebesadel August 7th 1:00p.m. PST

Please join us for a unique webinar exploring the intersection of art, climate change and IPNB.  Artists Mary Kay Neumann and Helen Klebesadel collaboratively created the ever expanding art exhibit and climate justice project “The Flowers are Burning…Oceans A Rising”. They talk with Kirke Olson and Sher Kamman about their passion for collaboration and discuss the interconnectivity that links their work with the … Read More

Finding Sweetness in the Felt Sense of Home

By Sarah Peyton Being asked to “shelter at home” sounds peaceful and safe, but for many people it’s anything but. There are a lot of elements to peace and safety, including externals like money, and how calm or violent the people around us are, but also including internals like how cruel or merciless our inner voices are, and the tone … Read More

A Sensorimotor Approach to Helping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: a conversation with Pat Ogden: Jun 17, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology, the creator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method, and founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Dr. Ogden is trained in a wide variety of somatic and psychotherapeutic approaches and has over 45 years of experience working with individuals and groups. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University … Read More

Playfulness is the Treatment for Isolation, Fear, and Loneliness

By Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S How did we get lucky enough to live in a time-period where we have scientific evidence for the necessity of play and playfulness??? In a culture where we privilege verbal processing and solution identification, as well as a boot-straps mentality that hard work should feel hard, the truth that playfulness both heals and strengthens our … 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

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