Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy
By Somatic Perspectives
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It no longer makes sense to treat what happens in the mind as separate from embodied experience, even if much of it is implicit rather than explicit. This podcast explores how this has influenced the practice of psychotherapy. We focus especially on somatic psychology, integrative relational psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy and trauma therapy. This podcast features a series of half-hour conversations, mostly with clinicians, occasionally with researchers. Stimulating ideas are discussed, as well as clinical examples. The style of the conversations is reflective, to slow down and deepen the process.
||CleanKathrin Stauffer reflects on sex & power||This discussion takes place in the context of the current (late 2017 and early 2018) sexual harassment scandals going around many professions. Kathrin Stauffer starts her reflections on these developments by some thoughts about the nature of power and .||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRae Johnson on Embodied Activism||In this conversation, Rae Johnson talks about how the body is implicated in social justice work, and how to engage our bodies in the process of activism. Rae’s approach incorporates key ideas from many social justice theorists and somatic practitioner||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHilary Bradbury & Bill Torbert: Eros/Power||In this conversation, we explore how people deal with power, and the goal of mutuality in relationships. This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript. Audio only: Hilary Bradbury is a scholar-pract||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSusan Rudnick about sexual abuse, the need for connection & power||Susan Rudnick’s comments about the sexual abuse of women by powerful men derive from Karen Horney’s formulation of the Real Self, as she articulated it in Neurosis and Human Growth. Even if we are severely alienated from that Real Self,||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRae Johnson about sexual harassment as abuse of power||This conversation with Rae Johnson was inspired by the recent spate of accusations of sexual harassment. We talk about it as not about sex and gender, but about power. The conversation is also available as a printable PDF transcript. Rae Johnson,||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarnaby Barratt about male sexuality||Is biology destiny? Freud asked this question in the context of discussing women’s abilities and roles. Now, in the wake of a seemingly endless streak of abuse scandals involving prominent men, it may be legitimate to ask whether male sexuality is inh||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Tantia on embodied research methodology||In therapy, we deal with embodied experience. Shouldn’t research also have an embodied approach? This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript. Audio only: Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, MS, BC-DMT,||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarjorie Schuman: Inquiring deeply, finding wisdom in problems||Marjorie Schuman is a psychoanalyst who has practiced Buddhist mindfulness meditation and relational psychotherapy for over three decades. She says: “Early on in my practice, I realized the profound truth that this very moment is the perfect teacher,||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirk Marivoet: Ethics and embodiment||In this conversation, we explore ethics and embodiment. This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript. Audio only: Dirk Marivoet is the director of the Institute for Bodymind Integration in Ghent (B.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Schwartz: Dealing with our inner conflicts||Richard Schwartz describes how we can understand ourselves better if we think of our inner conflicts as arguments between parts of ourselves. He outlines the kind of mindful interaction through which we can assume effective leadership of these conflict.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Levine: Understanding memory||This conversation with Peter Levine is about different types of memory. We talk about trauma, but also about the fluid notion of self that goes together with this understanding of memory. This conversation is available as a video,||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStephen Porges: Mindfulness & co-regulation||In this conversation, we explore a paradigm shift and its implications. “The whole history of the study of mental and psychological processes has been so focused on the individual’s responses, yet the individual’s responses are being framed and||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I just started listening to this podcast and have already saved more episodes than any other I subscribe to. At first I was annoyed by interviewer's voice and style, especially when he interrupts. However, I am beginning to appreciate that perhaps he is trying to slow down his enthusiastic guests and summarize so audience can digest. Sometimes his recaps are more helpful than others, but it does give listener a chance to breathe. I would love to have some guests come back, especially Raja Selvam.