TU 84: Why Do We Over (or Under) React? The Neurobiological Underpinnings of Attachment Categories

Neurobiological differences can be detected between secure and insecure relating, and even between the two organized insecure patterns of attachment (Dismissing and Preoccupied)!  This is cool because we can understand it and begin to gain mastery over our primitive reactions.

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TU83: Establishing Neurological Safety through Relationships with Guest Bonnie Badenoch

The natural neurobiology of co-regulation and it’s capacity to engage safety and heal trauma.  In addition, the myth of self-regulation and how to re-engage interpersonal relationships. Using interpersonal neurobiology (ipnb) and polyvagal theory to establish safety and security in therapy and in relationships.

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TU81: How Good Boundaries Actually Bring Us Closer, with Guest Juliane Taylor Shore

Interpersonal co-regulation requires boundary setting.  Most of us haven’t been lucky enough to learn to be good at boundary setting naturally, by good examples, so we have to literally be taught how to do this important skill.  Well today we are in luck!  Jello will be your friend.  🙂  

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TU80: Nervous Systems in the News: Dr. Blasey Ford, Sexual Trauma Stories and the Power of Patriarchy

We also touch on the science of memory, implicit and explicit, mirror neurons, stress hormones and threat responses and most importantly the power of patriarchy to harm both women and men, both political parties and our democracy as we know it.

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TU79: Attachment Spectrum and the Nervous System, Quick Review with Updates

A review of using the attachment spectrum to improve secure relating and to improve your understanding of yourself and others in your day to day lives.  Today we review what we’ve discussed so far on the podcast about the attachment spectrum and add more detail about the nervous system.  The spectrum uses the research in a way that makes it more accessible and clinically useful so that more people can gain from all this good data! If interested in more tune in to Episodes 5, 59, 60, 61 and 66.

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TU78: The Stress Response System (Attachment) Across the Lifespan – (Replay)

Neuroscience continues to document our ability to change and grow throughout our life. This episode takes a wide-angle look at attachment throughout one’s life, discusses how one’s environment affects their system’s involuntary response to stress, and how that stress response system impacts us from infancy to the autumn years.  Learn how to adjust set stress “pathways” and move towards more secure relating in adult relationships, and also unravel the parallels that exist between attachment in infants and the elderly. 

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TU77: Understanding the Mind with Guest Dr. Dan Siegel (Replay)

Deep discussion on how the current political, international and climate crises could be viewed as a chance to transform human connection rather than be seen from a place of doom. Dr. Siegel called for us all to become pervasive leaders – a great inspiration.

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TU74: Mentalizing: A Critical Component For Secure Relating With Guest Tina Adkins (replay)

The coolest thing about mentalizing is that it is teachable and can interrupt the transmission of insecure attachment with very low level interventions compared to years of psychotherapy.

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TU73: Building Grit Through Self Compassion with Dr Kristin Neff (replay)

Self compassion includes fierce accountability and is essential to psychological health… who knew? Most of us think of it as being soft on yourself, but in this episode our guest will reveal the surprising power and science of self compassion.

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TU65: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Tuning Into the Wisdom of Your Body, with Guest Dr. Pat Ogden 

We have unconscious stories about ourselves and the world held in our mind/body.  Sensorimotor psychotherapy helps you be curious about what your body stores & can have a huge impact on your sense of self. Tap into your own mind/body as a deep & abiding source of information and means of finding self-understanding and closer connection. It’s part of growing secure relating with self and others!

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TU60: Preoccupation in Relationships – Grow Your Security by Learning the Signs of Anxious Attachment

Improve your sense of security and communicate more effectively with those you love by understand preoccupied/anxious attachment.  Learn to manage your body’s reactivity in relationships by learning about this attachment tendency and how it relates to unconscious regulation of the brain. Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP and Ann Kelley PhD discuss and make the information practical for real world use.

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