Dr. Bonnie Badenoch
The Neurobiological Roots of Providing True Safety for Our Clients
Friday December 14, 2018 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm EST
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Description of this webinar:
Relational neuroscience is helping us understand how emotional and psychological safety form the foundation that supports our clients in opening to the abundant healing resources within them. In our professional training, we often experience a tug-of-war between the importance of presence and the many evidence-based protocols and interventions we are encouraged to learn and employ. The work of Stephen Porges and Iain McGilchrist offer perspectives that can help us move in the direction of understanding what is needed for our people to experience true presence and true listening, and how we can draw on neuroscience-based wisdom to follow our clients instead of lead them. As we develop this capacity, we may find our compassion expanding, our days feeling less draining, and our clients going deeper in their work.
Dr. Badenoch is a therapist, mentor, teacher, and author, has spent the last 15 years integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. In 2008, she cofounded the nonprofit agency Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind to offer this work to the community of therapists, healthcare providers, and others interested in becoming therapeutic presences in the world. For 25 years, she has supported trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds to reshape their neural landscapes for a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships. These days, Bonnie takes joy in offering immersion trainings for therapists and others. These year-long groups cultivate the capacity for presence through the development of deep listening and the embodiment of the principles of interpersonal neurobiology. Her conviction that wisdom about the relational brain can support healing experiences for people at every age led to the publication of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2008 and The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook in 2011. Bonnie’s latest writing is The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships (2017). These books seek to build a bridge between science and practice with clarity, compassion, and heart.