The Brain Body Conversation

Topics peripheral to the central nervous system

As therapists we understand that we are dealing with whole bodies, not just the brain or the mind. We touch on some relevant topics for the psychotherapist about the body and the two-way conversation with the brain - the heart, the gut, the vagus, and other systems that impact mental health.
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The Body and the Brain

Introduction with Richard Hill & Matthew Dahlitz

Core Resources

For Standard Subscribers

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to The Body and The Brain

  • 2

    Brain/Body Integration

    • Overview

    • Conversations Between Body and Brain

    • Psychological Models of Embodiment by Catherine Cook-Cottone

    • The Body-Mind and Health “Think With Your Whole Body” by John Arden

    • Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward Psychotherapy Integration - John Arden

    • Body Sense - and why it is important in life and therapy by Alan Fogel

    • Embodying Experience. A Transcendent Journey

    • THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION – Judith Rustin

  • 3

    The Heart

    • The Heart Clinical Guide

    • The Unexpected Interdependence of Heart and Mind by Haley Peckham

    • Why The Heart is Much More Than A Pump - Paul Rosch

    • The Energetic Heart Bioelectromagnetic Interactions Within and Between People by Rollin McCraty

    • Hidden Therapeutic Dialogue: Decoding the Language of the Human Heart by James Lynch

    • Coherence: The Heart Connection to Personal, Social and Global Health

    • Heart Health and Brain Health by Archibald Bower

    • The Heart - King of Organs by Abdulla A. Al Abdulgader

  • 4

    The Vagus, Neuroception, ANS

    • The Vagus Nerve and Polyvagal Theory

    • SAFETY, DANGER, AND LIFE-THREAT: ADAPTIVE RESPONSE PATTERNS By DEB DANA

    • The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe by Stephen W. Porges

    • Precision ANS Regulation: What to Look For by Babette Rothschild

    • Neuroception and the Window of Tolerance by Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher

  • 5

    Gut-brain Axis

    • Introduction

    • The Gut As A Key Player In Neuroscience by Micaela Monterio-Haig

    • The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut

    • The Psychotherapist's Essential Guide To The Brain - Brain-Body Connections

    • The Body-Mind and Health “Think With Your Whole Body” by John Arden

  • 6

    Biofeedback

    • Introduction

    • NEUROFEEDBACK IN THE TREATMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA – INTERVIEW WITH SEBERN FISHER

    • NEUROFEEDBACK: CHANGING PATTERNS IN THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN

  • 7

    Trauma and the body

    • An Introduction to Trauma and the Body

    • Neuroception and the Window of Tolerance by Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk & David Van Nuys

    • Bringing the Body into the Therapy Room

    • Embodied Clinical Truths by Terry Marks-Tarlow

  • 8

    Aging

    • Aging Brain with Richard Hill

    • The Promise of Technology for the Aging Brain

    • Physical Activity is Linked to Better Brains in Older Adults (study)

    • Graceful, Cheerful and Efficient Ageing: Listen To Your Grandmother! by Paul G. Swingle

  • 9

    Pain

    • Neuropsychology of Chronic Pain & EMDR by Mark Grant

    • Physical and Social Pain

    • Working with Chronic Pain: Making Treatment Count by Rachel Kovacevic, Pieter Rossouw, and Stephen McCrea

  • 10

    Immune System, Inflammation, Stress & Psychoneuroimmunology

    • Introduction to the immune system, inflammation and mental health.

    • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (and Histamine Intolerance)

    • Introduction to Autoimmune Encephalitis - Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis & PANS/PANDAS

    • Understanding PANS & PANDAS: The Interplay of Immune System and Mental Health by Micaela Monteiro-Haig

    • Whole Body Self-Care and Long-Term Health - John Arden

    • John Arden talks about diet and inflammation

    • The Body in Stress and Trauma by Robert Scaer

    • It’s Not the Stress You Feel, It’s the Stress You Don’t by Kyle Davies

    • The New Mind-Body Science of Depression - David Van Nuys and Charles Raison

    • WHOLE PSYCHIATRY - Robert Hedaya

  • 11

    Other Interesting Biological Systems (that may or may not have a direct causal relationship to mental health)

    • Molecular Machines