November 10, 2017:  Workshop sponsored by Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.  9-4 pm


Location:  Center for Applied Psychology


"The Art & Science of Brain-Based Therapy:  Clinical Applications of Yogic and Body Psychotherapy"

The bedrock of therapeutic healing from a neuroscience perspective occurs when therapists are able to offer their own regulated brain processing when relating to their clients.  This is a foundational feature of brain-based psychotherapy and may appear as a wordless experience that occurs when the therapist is relaxed and grounded in the present moment.  The therapists’ regulated state is “borrowed” by the client, thus promoting integrative neurogenesis between the limbic system and the "social brain". Known as “the therapeutic alliance” this is one of the most important principles in psychotherapy. In addition, successful psychotherapeutic outcomes are similarly dependent upon the amount the client is in contact with their own present moment experience, as they attend to what is called a “bodily felt sense.” Body-centered mindfulness methods are shown to support right-brain integration and build the middle prefrontal cortex regions involved with self-awareness, emotional regulation, empathy, self-compassion and present moment awareness.    

In this experiential workshop, you will learn to:

(1) Summarize the important brain regions and networks associated with trauma, anxiety, and


(2) Discuss the implications of attachment theory in relation to implicit memory, brain & body-

centered psychotherapy, and the therapeutic alliance.

(3) Demonstrate ways to introduce yogic practices into treatment.

(4) Practice body-based intervention strategies such as affect regulation, wordless awareness,

and presence techniques.

(5) Observe a demonstration of a body-centered psychotherapy session.


Ongoing Women’s Groups:

Mornings,10am to 12pm.
Start anytime. Please call or email for more information.


Past Events:

Kripalu Sampler Series 2014

Kripalu Somatic Psychology Conference 2015