Science & Research

Exploring the evidence behind what we do
Article December 30, 2020

IFS and Chronic Pain

Listening to Inner Parts that Hold the Hurt

If most chronic pain is maintained by complex mind–body interactions, how can therapists help treat it? Read more

Article December 30, 2020

“Therapy robots” have been touted as an answer to loneliness and a new way to build social skills. But will they change the way therapists work? Read more

Article November 3, 2020

Reaching Out in Nervous Times

Polyvagal Theory Encounters Teletherapy

Connecting with clients on a nervous-system level is especially important to therapists working from a polyvagal framework. But is it possible to offer... Read more

Article October 16, 2020

How to Help Our Nervous Systems During a Pandemic

… Finding Ventral Vagal for Our Clients and Ourselves

At the moment, I’m happy to be in my own home, self-quarantining, because I’ve recently been around the world on a training tour. I was in Rome twice... Read more

Article August 26, 2020

Braving the Unknown

The Search for New Solutions

We once believed that following in the footsteps of the medical model would ensure the viability of mental health professionals. But in the face of growing... Read more

Video July 29, 2020

VIDEO: The Dance of Healthy Connection

Sue Johnson on EFT and Attachment Theory

What does Attachment Theory tell us? That emotion is the most powerful force in the therapy room, says couples therapist Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally... Read more

Video May 20, 2020

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

Staying Connected While Separate During Times of Uncertainty

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

Article May 1, 2020

The Healthy Mind Platter

Giving Presence

Our minds are more than what happens inside our skulls, and even in our bodies. They’re fully embodied, and they’re fully relational. Here are seven daily... Read more

Article May 1, 2020

The Reality of Home DNA Tests

Are We Prepared to Deal with the Fallout?

A new book explores the reality of home DNA testing and the often unexpected fallouts. Read more

Video March 18, 2020

VIDEO: Rick Hanson on the Healing Power of Refuge

Focusing on the People, Places, and Activities that Give Us Sanctuary

A Networker Symposium highlight, therapist and author Rick Hanson invoked the spirit of Mr. Rogers to help attendees better acknowledge their connection with... Read more

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