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

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