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Why is self-compassion so hard?

“Self-Compassion sounds like a good thing until we practice applying it.” Does this ring true for anyone? Why is self-compassion so difficult for so many people? Spring 2019 Presenter Deirdre Fay answers: People are hesitant or resistant to self-compassion because we’re afraid of two things. One, it won’t work or make a difference, so Why […]

The Three Organizing Principles of the Polyvagal Theory

In the second of three videos, Deb Dana gives a flash overview of the Polyvagal Theory and how current therapy experience can remap your clients’ nervous system by helping them resolve those micromoments of dysregulation when they are triggered. Click here or watch below for more. Learn to reliably and effectively work with the power […]

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Meeting the popular demand for meditation training… SAFELY!

As personal meditation apps become more popular and more affordable, more and more people are learning to meditate on their own. After talking to neuroscientists, Bob McDonald recently discovered meditation isn’t a cure all and for some it can be harmful. And it can come down to something as simple as your meditation state and […]

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Is it time for a brain tune-up

The latest research about neuroscience has taken hold and is influencing popular culture and therapy. This article about “brain tune-ups” presents further evidence about the value of neuroscience and I’m sure we will continue to see similar articles in the media and scientific journals. We are proud to have speakers like Sebern Fisher and Ed Hamlin […]