Finding Our Way Along the Healing Path ~ By James Finley

What follows is the introduction to a book that James Finley is currently writing on the spirituality of healing. We are deeply grateful to him for sharing these rich words with us, describing an intimate and vulnerable journey towards healing. Dr. Finley will join our Living Journal webinar on January 13, 2021 to discuss our innate capacity to be more … Read More

Finding Our Way Along The Healing Path with James Finley on January 13, 2021, 1:00 pm PT

Finding Our Way Along The Healing Path Date: January 13, 2021, 1:00 pm PT Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-k_q07TNQ1aE-EogQDcOKQ As a contemplative practitioner and clinical psychologist, James Finley helps seekers who desire to live a contemplative, whole life. Drawing from his experience as a former monk and spiritual directee of Thomas Merton, Jim offers trustworthy guidance for the spiritual journey through this website, online … 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

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