Blog posts, workshop announcements and other information about Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy, Healing Tasks for survivors of childhood trauma, and body psychotherapy. About link has bios of myself and Lourdes Quiroz Kepner practitioner of Gestalt Dreamwork, Body Process work, Nervous System Energy Work and Continue reading Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy
One of my favorite bloggers is Cary Tennis. He is the kind of world-wise person you’d want for your counselor, or the AA sponsor who tells the truth that you would rather not hear, yet leaves it fully in your Continue reading "Longings Ineffable…"
For readers interested in how I integrated the subtle energy method of Nervous System Energy Work with Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy I have posted “Part I” of a lengthy paper on this subject on my website. You can find it Continue reading NSEW & Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy posted!
> Image via Wikipedia I’m just back from an extraordinary week at the magical Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where over 80 participants and presenters explored the evolving edge of embodied ways of working in Gestalt therapy. The conference Continue reading The Esalen Embodied Gestalt Conference- Wow!
> Image by iThinkergoiMac via Flickr “Body image” refers to the cognitive representation of ones body that one holds. It is very different from the kinesthetic or sensory perception of ones body, as it is a representation rather than a Continue reading Inside and outside
>I recently had a client return from attending a big family event remark, “I felt really different from doing all this body stuff. I actually felt three dimensional in the presence of my family!” While this might seem like a Continue reading Your Life in 3-D
>I recently returned from a very stimulating weekend serving as a panelist for Stephen Porges and Sue Carter’s presentation, “Regulating and Maintaining Connections,” an update on Stephen’s Polyvagal Theory. My thanks to CIIS for putting on this event, and to Continue reading Polyvagal Theory: an update
>Cool stuff! Dr. Stephen Porges, the researcher behind the Polyvagal Theory of Emotion mentioned in my last blog post, and attachment researcher Dr. Sue Carter, are giving a one day workshop in San Francisco, December 4th, 2010. It’s sponsored by Continue reading Porges & Carter workshop, and I get to be a panelist!
> Image via Wikipedia The issue of need and satisfaction is so basic to human beings that, of course, it is also a fundamental preoccupation of psychotherapy. You might say it is the bread and milk of therapy. The usual Continue reading Need, Satisfaction and Embodied Experience: the vagus connection- Part 1
> A friend of mine had an episode with her husband during which, in the midst of an otherwise innocuous interaction, he had let loose a sharply critical comment that took her completely by surprise. She reacted with upset, confusion Continue reading The Toothpaste Tube Squeeze