Category: Focusing

Beyond Belief Sobriety Podcast

In this episode, Jan explains how and why addiction becomes a way of coping with trauma and she helps bridge the two worlds of trauma treatment and addiction. *** Topics Discussed *** * Jan’s early work with a group of women who survived incest. * How trauma enacts a process in the autonomic nervous system. […]

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Book Review of Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Bottom-Up Approach

This piece was originally published on Somathic Psychotherapy Today. By Dr. Leslie Ellis Just at a time when the wider world is waking up to a more compassionate and inclusive way of understanding trauma and addiction, a timely book that addresses these issues in personal, historical, embodied, and practical ways has arrived. In Treating Trauma […]

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Addressing mental health needs in students as they return to school

The following was originally published in Fox News.on Saturday, July 31st 2021. BALTIMORE (WBFF) — As children get ready to return to school, Fox45 news is focusing on their mental health. The New York Times reports urgent need for children’s mental health has been rising for years, and has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jan […]

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The Trauma Therapist Project – Interview with Jan Winhall (Podcast)

The Trauma Therapist Project interviews Jan Winhall for their podcast episode. Jan speaks about her many years of work in the area of trauma and addiction, how she got to where she is, and what was learnt along the way. Go to the Podcast Episode HERE

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What Would You Do If You Were a Focusing Oriented Therapist? …An Experiential, Embodied Demo (Video)

This 5-minute video was created by Jan Winhall and Serge Prengel. It is based on an actual session, but the client is not visible, just the therapist. It is meant to give you an experiential sense of what a Focusing-oriented therapist might do.  Click Here to Watch on YouTube

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Creating Intentional Communities (Video)

The Active Pause blog/podcast explores creative approaches to being thoughtful, mindful and emotionally attuned. In this episode, Jan Winhall discusses “creating intentional communities.” In this conversation they explore both the underlying reasons for needing to gather in community; and how that harkens back to our family of origin and the many issues that challenge our […]

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You Know Yourself Through The World (Video)

Jan Winhall and Catherine Torpey discuss crossings between philosophy, Focusing, and Imago Therapy. We hope you enjoyed this video. Places to find The International Focusing Institute: Website: www.focusing.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/focusinginstitute Twitter: @tfifocusing https://youtu.be/5Zfui5v4n0I

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