TU110: Story Follows State – Investigating Polyvagal Theory with Guest Deb Dana

In this episode of Therapist Uncensored, co-host Sue Marriott explores the intersection of Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, and attachment with Deb Dana. We will investigate how the mind creates stories from information relayed by the nervous system, and how we can rewrite the script to move toward security.

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TU107: What is Somatic Experiencing With Guest Abi Blakeslee

Abi Blakeslee PhD for TU107 on Somatic Experiencing

Trauma is not a life sentence anymore! Somatic Experiencing, like Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, is a powerful model to transform pain and uses your body to help restore you to freedom and ease. Abi Blakeslee and Sue Marriott take you right into it and as always, check out our show notes for TONS of further resources!

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TU102: Finding Neurological Safety through Relationships, with Guest Bonnie Badenoch (Replay)

Explore the myth of self-regulation, the natural neurobiology of co-regulation and it’s capacity to engage safety and heal trauma. Learn about using interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and Polyvagal Theory to establish safety and security in therapy and in relationships.

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TU100: Reflections and Favorites From 100 Episodes

For our 100th episode, tune in for a review of favorite audience episodes and back stories about the evolution of Therapist Uncensored with co-hosts Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott.  This is a show hosted by 2 therapists who share the most usable science on attachment relationships psychotherapy and trauma.  It combines both host lead conversations and interviews with top experts in the the respective fields – neuroscience, therapists, academic researchers, musicians and pop-culture celebrities that share their wisdom about relationships. 

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TU99: Food, The Body, Trauma, & Attachment With Guests Paula Scatoloni & Rachel Lewis-Marlow

What if we flipped the script and learned to see our body as a messenger that needs to be heard rather than an obstacle to be conquered when it comes to our relationship with food? When we take physiological perspective, we learn that the body has much to say not only about food but also emotional regulation and our basic human needs for attachment and defense.

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TU95: Oxytocin, Dogs & Pet’s in General as Attachment Figures

Cooper as a rescue puppy

Want a totally free, no-hangover naturally produced cuddle-drug?
Oxytocin provides a boost of the best bonding drug possible and is the natural love drug our bodies make at key relational moments such as child-birth, nursing, orgasm and falling in love.  In this episode we discuss how to create this moral molecule without even needing complicated human relationships by connecting mutually to our companion pets.  What’s not to love about that?

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TU94: The Science of Self-Regulation – Breaking down Polyvagal Theory

The science of relaxing into love….this episode continues the exploration of Polyvagal Theory by bringing it to life through discussion and real-life examples.  Sue Marriott and Ann Kelley continue to break down one of the most important theories of our generation when it comes to trauma and psychological treatment.

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TU93: Polyvagal Theory in Action – The Practice of Body Regulation With Dr Stephen Porges

We are excited to bring you Dr. Stephen Porges, the award-winning neuroscientist who proposed the Polyvagal Theory. This theory uses neuroscience and physiopsychology to explain mechanisms in the brain that create symptoms we call psychological disturbances. PVT has stimulated research & treatment emphasizing the importance of biology, the body, and behavioral regulation. It’s not just for our brains, it’s for our hearts!

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TU89: Neurofluency, Using Neuroscience in Therapy, Work & Life with Guest Dr. Lou Cozolino

This episode breaks down the basics of neuroscience as it relates to being human in a relational world. This skill will help with your boss, your teacher, your student, your child, you client or you spouse. Learn to use the solid findings across varied life experiences. Sue Marriott joins Dr. Lou Cozolino, books and original articles on the subject.

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TU88: 6 Steps to Increase Your Felt Sense of Security

Building inner security & self-confidence by yourself can seem nearly impossible, so for today we are ditching the heady neuroscience to break down 6 quick tips to improve self-confidence entirely on your own.  You’ll discover how this handful of steps can vastly improve the way you feel internally and the way you carry yourself externally.

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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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