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Being a Therapeutic Presence in the World

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The Commons Center at JJ Pickle Research Campus

10100 Burnet Road

Austin, TX 78758

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Bonnie will deep dive into material from her latest publication, The Heart of Trauma, in which she challenges clinicians to remain present.

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Our long-term study and practice of the principles of Interpersonal Neurobiology and relational neuroscience can transform us. There is such a need for people who can walk in this upset and left-shifted world carrying a different way of being. Because of how deeply we touch one another’s inner world without words, this kind of presence can send ripples of blessing and healing that touch the cashier at the grocery store and the teller at the bank as well as supporting our children, partners, friends, and clients.

Saturday we will explore and experience the roots of this kind of presence. We will nourish our left hemispheres through understanding the neurobiology of how we touch one another, shaping one another’s neural landscape. This can provide guidance for how to cultivate nonjudgmental presence as well as stabilize our ability to be with what is emerging in the moment. We will also nourish our right hemispheres with practices to increase our ability to be truly present in the world and with ourselves. With the help of Stephen Porges, Jaak Panksepp, Iain McGilchrist, James Coan and Lane Beckes, Marco Iacoboni, and Bruce Ecker, we will build a foundation that supports our capacity to be present and receptive. In a world that feels unsafe in so many ways, it is the best provision we can offer one another.

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10100 Burnet Road

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