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

Respecting Complexity: A Multidisciplinary, Trauma-Centered Approach to Assessment, Treatment, & Care, Using Interpersonal Neurobiology to Help a Child & His Family Navigate the Impact of Trauma: Jul 15, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

The Center for Connection’s integrative, collaborative network of professionals represents a unique model in direct response to the needs expressed by individuals and families. This approach alleviates the tension of running around to far too many different locations, professionals, and specialists. By collecting the best of the best in various fields and offering them all in one location, the Center … 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

Gathering the Self: A Necessary Act That is Fractured by Trauma

By Sarah Peyton, author of Your Resonant Self As I prepared myself to present a weekend workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia called Healing Addiction: Acknowledging the Impact of Trauma, I thought about the beauty of the words, “gathering oneself together.” There’s the in-breath that comes with the contracted diaphragm, a counterintuitive shortening of muscle that leads to the expansion of … Read More