Interview on Somatic Trauma Interventions


On this day, September 11, when many of us remember the traumatic events in NYC, Washington DC and Pennsylvania, I am pleased to share an interview I did for the Present Moment PodcastOur discussion revolved mainly around the use of Integrative Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy for trauma healing highlighting where mindfulness interventions and somatic interventions align and depart; particularly when it comes to resolving physiological and psychological trauma responses. The Present Moment Podcast is produced by Ted Meissner, Online and Community Development Manager for the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical School.

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Missing link found between brain and immune system


A stunning discovery by UVA School of Medicine researchers finds the brain is directly connected to the immune system by lymphatic vessels previously thought not to exist, proving the brain has immune responses just like the rest of the body. This finding could have significant effects on  the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis. Kudos to Antoine Louveau, a postdoctoral fellow in Jonathan Kipnis’ lab. This has huge implications for those of us who practice somatic psychotherapy, particularly Somatic Experiencing Therapy.