Welcome to Nurturing the Heart

with the Brain in Mind

For the safety of all attending retreats in person, everyone must provide proof of COVID vaccination. Currently, we will also be asking participants to test the night before we begin. As conditions change, our safety measures will evolve as well.  We would be glad to talk with you about your individual situation. Please email the teacher of the class you want to sign up for to have a conversation. Thank you for your kind understanding.

We are delighted to announce that we are expanding our teaching group this year and next, with Vanessa, Karen, and Dan joining Jo and Bonnie. They are people who have deeply immersed themselves in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Relational Neuroscience for decades, embodying it, living it in their personal as well as professional lives. Our community is so fortunate to have these wise and wonderful people sharing their hearts and their wisdom.

Karen Welch, LMFT and Dan Keady, LMFT, with decades of deep study and practice between them, will be facilitating the Year-Long IPNB Immersion and Heart of Trauma together. The information for the second year-long group is here. (The first one is full.) You can read their biographies by clicking on their names.

Vanessa Timmons, healer, life coach, writer, social justice activist, and advocate brings 35 years of service and support to the healing classes she is offering: Journaling as a Healing Practice and Somatic Journaling. She and Mari Alexander will co-facilitate Embodied Liberation: A Racial Justice Workshop. Information about the healing workshops here and the racial justice workshops here and here. Click on their names for their biographies.

Bonnie Badenoch, LMFT, and Jo Hadlock-King, LICSW will be teaching Therapy as Spiritual Practice. Many who have come to the year-long training have expressed an interest in the connection between spirituality and the work we do, and this 3-day retreat will spend time in that tender territory. Information about this offering is here.

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