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VIDEO: Peter Levine on Finding Inner Balance with Ourselves and Others

Staying Connected While Separate During Times of Uncertainty

Peter Levine

Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing pioneer, shares what it means to stay connected and courageous during the coronavirus pandemic, in this clip from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium.

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VIDEO: Janina Fisher on How Trauma Gets Stored in the Body

What It Can Teach Us About Navigating Covid-Related Stress

Janina Fisher

Research shows us that trauma is stored in the body. But how does this happen, and why? Here, trauma expert Janina Fisher explains, and shares how this knowledge can help us better understand our stress reactions to the covid-19 pandemic.

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VIDEO: Esther Perel on Our Shared Trauma

Navigating the "Parallel Process" Covid-19 Has Created

Esther Perel

In the midst of covid-19, therapists and clients are sharing many of the same anxieties. As a therapist, how do you talk about it? In this clip from her 2020 Virtual Symposium talk, couples therapist and bestselling author Esther Perel shares how she's handling the anticipatory trauma of this time.

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My New Normal, Part 2

Therapeutic Discoveries in the Time of Coronavirus

Psychotherapy Networker

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted how almost every therapist works nowadays, in ways both expected and unexpected. Although we’re all in this together, no two stories are the same. In this follow-up to our popular blog on therapy in the age of coronavirus, three more therapists share what this new normal looks like for them.

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VIDEO: Bessel van der Kolk on Taking Care of Our Mental Health During Coronavirus

What the Research Says about Staying Connected in Times of Crisis

Bessel van der Kolk

How do you find community in the midst of physical distancing? However you can. In this clip from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium, trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk shares how he's maintaining social connections, offers a few tips, and explains what attachment and trauma research tells us about the importance of staying connected during times of crisis.

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VIDEO: Peter Levine on Healing Trauma

The Key to Holding Space for Our Clients

Peter Levine

Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing pioneer, shares a personal story about moving through trauma in this clip from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium. 

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The Therapist Who Saved Me

Exploring the Stories I Never Told Anyone

Stephen Lyons

By Stephen Lyons - I spent my first weeks in therapy recounting my recently-ended marriage: the spreading contagion of lies, fights, and broken promises. I'd never told these stories to anyone, ever. Each scene seemed a searing indictment of my abilities as a husband and father. But Sara simply listened, asked questions I'd never asked myself. Her role as a protective friend startled me into action.

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The Medication Question

Do We Still Need Therapy?

Michael Yapko

By Michael Yapko - Americans have a history of valuing quick-fix solutions to difficult problems. But the simplistic psychopharmacological approach to depressive disorders underestimates the remarkable human capacity for self-transformation.

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VIDEO: Peter Levine Shares a Personal Story About Trauma

What Does It Take to Ward Off Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Peter Levine

Among the first to fully realize that humans have an innate psychophysiological capacity for overcoming trauma, Peter Levine developed Somatic Experiencing, a simple yet profoundly effective mind-body healing technique. In this clip from his 2014 Symposium address, Levine shares a personal story about a traumatizing event in his own life, and explains the remedy that helped him ward off post-traumatic stress.

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VIDEO: Facing Difficult Emotions

Tara Brach on the Power of Deliberate Practice

Tara Brach

Our brain has hundreds of strategies for resisting emotional pain. But according to psychologist and renowned Buddhist teacher Tara Brach, resisting pain only increases our suffering. Here, she proposes a different solution.

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