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  • Heart to Heart with LeTonia Jones and Kim Loh

    At a time of deep polarization and heightened conflict around the world, MindBody Studies Managing Editor LeTonia Jones and Kimberly Loh, co-author of Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart engage in a deeply felt conversation about both the necessity of embodiment an...

  • On Trauma & Polyvagal Theory

  • A Soulfulness Approach to Mind-Body Practice

    This seminar will introduce soulfulness as an orientation to contemplative and embodied practices that is characterized by soul-level experiencing, deep connectivity, and inspired expression. Soulfulness is conceptualized as an interconnected experience of enlivened inner attunement that illumin...

  • How to Feel Goodness when Everything is Going Wrong

    According to direct realization, spiritual traditions such as Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen, every manifestation of life and every circumstance is made of wisdom, is primordially auspicious or is perfect from the beginning. What does this mean, and how can we know this for ourselves in the midst of...

  • Healing Violence-Related Trauma Through Yoga

    Maria Lopez and Natalia Quiñones from Dunna talk about how mind-body practices can be used to heal the wounds of violence in a context as difficult as an armed conflict and the subsequent transition to peace. They discuss their research on yoga as adjunctive therapy for PTSD and complex trauma, a...

  • Healing in Wholeness

    True healing reveals what it is about us that is already and always whole — that can never be broken, and never needs healing, fixing or changing. When we don’t experience our basic wholeness, no matter how much we heal our symptoms of trauma or disease, we will always feel that something’s still...

  • The Symptom is the Teacher

    In this class we will look at the different ways in which trauma can make itself known. We will learn how symptoms of imbalance such as addiction and eating disorders offer information about deeper patterns that can be responses to unrecognized trauma. We will explore how the methods of Depth Hyp...

  • A Thousand Paper Cuts

    The emergence of neuroscience-based trauma models has underscored the importance of recognizing and addressing the embodied imprint of trauma in our lives. Increasingly, these models have broadened their scope from single incident acute trauma to the more nuanced dimensions of complex developmen...

  • Re-Pairing: Healing Disturbing and Traumatic Memories

    In aspiring to Suzuki Roshi’s wisdom, we sometimes encounter memories of trauma that feel overwhelming. We can also be triggered into anxiety and anger when attempting sensitive conversations with those we love. This presentation will explore recent advances in our understandings of trauma and it...

  • Reclaiming Life After Trauma

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] is a mind/body illness diagnosed in military and civilian populations worldwide. It develops in the aftermath of many kinds of traumatic events including military combat, physical or sexual assault, and natural disaster. PTSD symptoms cluster into four separa...

  • How Yoga and Meditation Work to Heal Trauma Symptoms

    In this talk, Dr. Julie Staples will present the scientific research showing how yoga works to heal trauma symptoms. Trauma affects the entire body taking a toll on the immune system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system. Yoga and meditation have effects on the body and brain that can cou...

  • Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Theory, Philosophy and Practice

    Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in mental health settings, and trauma-informed practices are making their way treatment centers, community programs, yoga studios, and beyond. As these practices gain popularity, providers eager to offer yoga often step into the work without a clear understan...

  • The Unconditional Model: Using one's Whole Self in Trauma Healing

    Anneke Lucas developed the Unconditional Model during a decade of service to survivors of extreme trauma, both as the founder and Executive Director of her non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga and in communities of survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. The Model is based on an ...

  • Embodying Emotions: A Simple Method for Improving Spiritual & Mindfulness Practices

    The ability to tolerate opposites in human experience is considered to be an important if not the most important qualification for personal and spiritual development as all other qualifications can be seen as difficult to achieve without this capacity, called affect tolerance in psychology and ti...

  • The Freedom to Stay Fugitive: Embodying a Black Feminist Practice

    In this talk Dr. Syedullah sits with the archives of Black feminist practices of abolitionist homemaking, caretaking, and truancy in order to imagine freedom beyond the juridical binary of citizen versus captive. Dr. Syedullah will consider what Black fugitive orientations to freedom are born of ...

  • Polyvagal Theory in Yoga Therapy

    This seminar will review polyvagal theory and its convergence with yoga therapy both in reference to a therapeutic framework and specific application. The seminar will be both didactic and experiential followed by time for a Q and A. The discussion will focus on the relationship of the neural pla...

  • Been In The Struggle: An Interview with Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer

    In this interview, MindBody Studies Director Dr. Chris Walling, and MBT Editor Letonia Jones, MSW discuss the scholarship and interventional works of Dr. Tobin Shear and his colleague Dr. Regina Shands Stoltzfus as they outline their powerful course coming soon to Embodied Philosophy's Wisdom Sch...

  • Toward (an) Antiracist Embodiment: Connecting Spiritual Formation With Racial Identity

    Building on the thirty years that they have worked together in the work of antiracism, Regina Shands Stoltzfus and Tobin Miller Shearer will draw on the deep spiritual traditions of the world’s religions to connect spiritual formation with racial identity. Integrating personal stories, reflection...

  • Organic Intelligence: A Paradigm Shift

    MindBody Studies Managing Director, Dr. Chris Walling, PsyD, interviews Founder, CEO and CCO (Chief Compassion Officer) of Organic Intelligence ®. Steve Hoskinson. Dr. Walling and Hoskinson explore what is meant by “post trauma growth” and the theory behind the work Hoskinson calls Organic Intell...

  • Post-Trauma Growth: MindBody Work for Transitioning through Trauma

    Perhaps because Western culture is so identified with cognition, it seems surprising to learn that trauma therapy need not be led by the recall of past traumas or the body sensations associated with that recall. The focus on regulation and the “window of tolerance” has begun a different focus — b...

  • Building Community with Sound Medicine

    MindBody Studies Managing Editor, LeTonia Jones, interviews neurologist and Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary about the Ayurvedic practice of sound medicine. During this interview, Dr. Chaudhary discusses the paradox that occurs when mind and body are defined as separate entities. She ...

  • The Somatic Dance of Intuition

    Beginning in infancy, each baby develops a rhythm of engagement (alert interest in the physical and social environment) and disengagement (rest and recovery needed). Attuned caretakers follow babies’ leads to establish attachment patterns that persist throughout life. This seminar explores develo...

  • Embodiment and Nondual Spiritual Realization

    Judith describes the relationship between embodiment and nondual spiritual realization. Embodiment, in the Realization Process, is the experience of being present within the whole internal space of one’s body. This is a more subtle experience than the awareness of sensation and emotion in our b...

  • Spiritual Emergency

    Spiritual Emergency is a type of healing crisis that can occur when a person has an encounter with psychological, emotional or spiritual states that lie outside their usual ways of organizing experience. These encounters can occur in an unbidden way or they can be a result of a spiritual explorat...