In Consultation March 4, 2024

Sometimes, transformational growth happens when we least expect it. Read more

In Consultation March 1, 2024

Unlocking the Potential of Holistic Healing

Four Strategies to Bring the Body into Therapy

As the world embraces the theory of how trauma is captured in the body, clinicians are introducing clients to holistic healing techniques like sound baths and... Read more

Practice Tools April 12, 2023

Practice Tools: May/June 2023

The best from across the field of psychotherapy . . . on us!

Practice Tools for the May/June 2023 issue are courtesy of Arielle Schwartz's book, "Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery." 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

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

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

Becoming a Yoga Therapist

Joanne Spence on Trauma-Informed Practices

Joanne Spence, a social worker turned yoga therapist and author of "Trauma-Informed Yoga: A Toolbox for Therapists," talked to Psychotherapy Networker about... Read more

Rethinking Anger

The Bioenergetic Therapy Approach

Too often, therapists working with anger focus on controlling and preventing it, rather than finding constructive ways to use it. Bioenergetic therapy regards... Read more

The Inner Selfie

A Technique for Guiding Young People Toward Self Discovery

It’s simply a way of talking about our internal sense of self, our inner strength and wisdom. It can help young clients down-regulate, guide them to inhabit... Read more

For many traumatized clients, even beginning to explore a traumatic event can be an act of bravery. According to therapist and trauma expert Janina Fisher, in... Read more

Always on Call

When Disaster Strikes, Jim Gordon Gets to Work

Wherever people have been uprooted and stripped raw by the devastating force of war, sudden violence, or natural disaster, you’re likely to find Jim Gordon... Read more

VIDEO: Doing Self-Care Right

Sabrina N'Diaye on Tapping Into Your Innate Wisdom

Increasingly, therapists are looking for alternatives to the office-bound rigidity of traditional private practice. In the following interview, The Center for... Read more

VIDEO: A Breathing Antidote for Stress Responses

A Six-Minute Exercise for Overcoming Stress

Our depressed clients don’t only exhibit their symptoms through speech and vocal tone. You see them in their body language too—in slouching torsos, folded... Read more

In Consultation November 3, 2016

Responding to Extreme Trauma Symptoms

How Neuroscience Can Help

How an understanding of the brain can inform our trauma interventions. Read more

Open Book May 9, 2016

Unraveling the Mind-Body Mystery

A Survey of the Latest Research

Therapists may be fascinated with harnessing the mind-body connection in their work, but what has science taught us about separating hype from solid evidence... Read more

VIDEO: Using Yoga to Calm the Revved-Up Client

The Yoga Breath’s Universal Application

Rich Simon interviews Amy Weintraub about the use of yoga in therapy. Read more

VIDEO: Changing the Brain to Take In the Good

Rick Hanson on 5 Simple Steps to Use Right Away

In this brief clip, Rick walks us through surprisingly simple steps that can shift our memory systems to internalize positive experiences and states with equal... Read more

The Anxious Client Reconsidered

Getting Beyond the Symptoms to Deeper Change
Graham Cambell

Anxiety attacks anything and everything in a person's life. Sometimes the targets are the mundane activities that others take for granted. At other times, it... Read more

What's Stopping Us From Changing The World?

Mary Pipher Shares How To Make Meaningful Change Possible

Mary Pipher discusses the effects of climate change on clients with anxiety and depression. Read more

What is the Most Powerful Way of Knowing?

Eugene Gendlin Describes The “Felt Sense”

According to Eugene Gendlin, legendary originator of Focusing, exploring thoughts on the body can lead us to a new kind of wisdom. Read more

VIDEO: Breathing Techniques that Reduce Anxiety and Stress Quickly

Integrate this Powerful Mood-Regulating Technique into Your Work

Are you at a loss when it comes to helping your high-strung, distressed clients? Maybe you’ve made some progress in helping your clients reduce anxiety, but... Read more

VIDEO: Focusing Techniques in Therapy

A New Practice of Inner Listening

How can you more effectively work with a client whose emotions have become all-consuming? Read more

Steven explains that clients are rarely cured by medication or therapy alone. Read more

VIDEO: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Your Practice

Exploring Sensations with Mindfulness Techniques

Clients who struggle with PTSD, depression, and other stress-related conditions may have a tough time staying engaged in the consulting room. No matter how... Read more

Symposium Highlight September 11, 2014

The Power of Paying Attention

What Jon Kabat Zinn Has Against Spirituality

Jon Kabat-Zinn is acknowledged as one of the pioneers in mind-body medicine--a field that integrates ancient spiritual traditions like yoga and meditation with... Read more

VIDEO: Adjusting Lifestyle Habits for Mental Health

Connecting the Dots between Biology and Brainwork

If you’ve got a client who frequently oversleeps, binges on junk food and alcohol, and passes up fresh air for hours in front of the television, there’s a... Read more

VIDEO: Letting the Body Lead

Ann Randolph on Truly Embodied Emotion

Ann explains how imbuing body parts with feelings can lead clients to more embodied and clarifying emotional experiences than talk alone can provide. Read more

VIDEO: Psychotherapy as Experiential Drama

Jeffrey Zeig on Bridging the Gap between Knowing and Realizing

Jeff explains the tools he uses to make therapy a true experience—including trance, novelty, and precision in his use of language, and resonant gestures that... Read more

VIDEO: What Does a Client Really Want from Therapy?

Stephen Gilligan on the First Step Toward a Creative Breakthrough

In this clip Stephen Gilligan talks about one of the techniques he employs to help new clients be more specific in setting their therapy goals. Read more