Body

Peter Levine on Going Beyond Talk Therapy to Heal Trauma

Using Somatic Experiencing® to Tap into the Unspoken Voice of Our Bodies

Learning how to tune into the subtle shifts that are going on inside us all the time can open us to a wholeness that I call the Authentic Self. Read more

Scarred, Not Scary

Bringing Disfigurement Out of the Shadows

Therapists can help disfigured clients build the necessary skills to navigate the documented reality that they’re often avoided, judged, and asked invasive... Read more

It Gets Better

'The Millennial Therapist' on Beginning a Journey to Find Yourself

Sara Kuburic, the Millennial Therapist, explains the effects of self-loss and why it's important to find yourself again. Read more

Point of View April 28, 2023

Enhancing Meditation with Neurofeedback

Innovations in Training the Brain

How can neurofeedback help people tailor their meditation practice to help with their mental health concerns? Read more

Dr. Mithoefer chats about MDMA and psychedelic therapy, their accessibility challenges, as well as what you can expect from his new online course with... Read more

Tapering Off Meds

A Holistic Approach

For people who want to taper off psychotropic drugs, nutritional therapies and integrative methods may provide a promising alternative. Read more

A Therapist Takes Ketamine

A Firsthand Account of a New Kind of Healing Journey
Moksha Donohue

After this experience, I knew I needed to share what I’d learned with my clients, and soon afterward decided to get training to become a ketamine-assisted... Read more

In Consultation January 4, 2023

When ADHD Does the Parenting

Putting Adults Back in the Driver’s Seat

Parenting with untreated adult ADHD poses inherent difficulties for the entire family. Read more

Quieting the Relentless Inner Critic

Memory Reconsolidation in Action

Pulling back the curtain on the mysterious and often misunderstood reconsolidation process can bring greater precision and depth to our interventions. Read more

Therapist SOS (Strategies of Self-Care)

Demanding Days and Decompressing Head to Toe

Staying fine-tuned to self-care through ongoing self-awareness and regular, mindful personal-battery recharging is imperative for clinicians. Read more

Point of View November 30, 2022

Rethinking PTSD

How Should We Be Defining Trauma?

Amid what some are calling "an age of trauma," have we lost sight of what clinical trauma really looks like? Read more

Love Is An Action Verb

The Body Work of Mothering
Angela Garbes

Before we learn verbal language, we communicate through our bodies, making mothering a physical act of love. Read more

Embracing Gender-Pleasure

How to Feel Yummy in Our Bodies

For trans folks, attuning to gender-pleasure allows them to resist harmful cultural scripts—but it can be a radical act of resistance for cis folks too. Read more

Daring to Dance

How Can We Help Women Take Pleasure?

Pleasure-taking connects women to their bodies, roots them in the present, and fosters resilience. What could be blocking today's women from such a seemingly... Read more

From her book 'Body Aware' author Erica Hornthal shares mindful exercises that will help with self-regulation of your emotional thermostat. Read more

Therapy for People Living with Dementia

Creating Possibilities for Clients and Their Families

With an estimated 6.2 million Americans in need of mental health support tailored to the challenges of dementia, why are so few therapists working with them? Read more

Networker sits down with Rick Hanson to discuss how to better apply the principles of neuroscience. Read more

Point of View July 27, 2022

The Mental Health Gym

An Interview with Emily Anhalt

Mindfulness apps, thought trackers, CBT courses, and the Uberization of therapy has flooded headlines. But what about psychodynamic or relational approaches... Read more

The Myth of the Individual

Tapping into the Relational Brain

Current research indicates that we’re not walled-in, freestanding individuals. Our human brains—in fact, most mammals’ brains—are built for... Read more

Open Book March 22, 2022

A Vehicle of Awakening

Can Psychotherapy Be a Spiritual Practice?

In The Zen of Therapy, psychiatrist Mark Epstein explores what a Buddhist therapy has offered his clients. Read more

Point of View March 22, 2022

Getting Past You and Me

Cultivating the “Us” in Intimate Relationship

Terry Real is on a mission: leading couples into increased intimacy by moving them beyond a culture of individualism. Read more

The Therapy Beat March 22, 2022

Agitated Kids, Dangerous Punishment

Rethinking the Policy of Seclusion and Restraint

Seclusion and restraint is a rare but extreme response to students deemed unruly. One parent, backed by some clinical allies, is drawing attention to its... Read more

Treating Trauma From the Top Down

A Cognitive Path to Healing

When it comes to designating best practices for treating trauma, where does the research stand? And where is the field going? Read more

Point of View January 7, 2022

Burnout and the Body

Emily Nagoski on Naming the Real Enemy

Self-care has long been touted as a panacea for burnout. Emily Nagoski has a different solution. Read more

The Therapy Beat January 7, 2022

Is Meditation as Safe as We Think?

The Risks We Don’t Talk About

Meditation is generally considered one of the safest practices for our clients. But one organization says that’s not always the case. Read more

Unlearning Weight Stigma

The Latest Science on Weight and Trauma

It's time to untangle weight gain and binge eating from trauma. Read more

Beyond the Brain-Body Split

A Relational Neuroscience Perspective

Thinking about behavior only in terms of reinforcement and consequence is outdated. It’s not mind over matter. It’s both. Are new therapists getting that... Read more

Open Book September 15, 2021

The Plasticity of Personality

Can We Switch Our Stripes?

A new book explores the science of personality change. Read more

Helper Syndrome

When Are We Enough?

Is the problem of compassion fatigue that we get tired of being compassionate toward others—or that we aren’t being compassionate toward ourselves? Read more

Strengthening Personal Boundaries

The Bioenergetic Approach

Asserting boundaries sometimes means confronting painful loss, but in these cases, helping them reinforce their boundaries has led to greater satisfaction. Read more