Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D., LMFT is the co-founder of the Center for Brain-Wise Living, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering awareness of the brain, mind, and relationships in the service of creating a more awake and compassionate world. She is the author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology (W. W. Norton, 2008), and is an active member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS). You can learn more about her work at http://www.brainwisetherapist.org.
In this interview, I’m joined by Dr Bonnie Badenoch.
Bonnie is an author, therapist, mentor, and the co-founder of the nonprofit agency: Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind.
This is Bonnie’s second appearance on the show, and in this conversation we dive deeper into her unique concept of “Inner Community” and how it can be applied to heal deep-seated wounds from the past, and create a felt-sense of safety in the body.
— How our neurobiology and mirror neurons put us “within each other”
— How Bonnie’s unique approach to psychotherapy offers a powerful modality for healing intergenerational trauma
— Why “self regulation” is a myth and how we’re built for co-regulation instead
— How to apply “radical inclusiveness” to heal the negative parts of ourselves that we have “imported” from others.
If you found this interesting, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Bonnie’s book: The Heart of Trauma, and you can learn more about her work by going to https://nurturingtheheart.com.