for studying interpersonal neurobiology
for furnishing your sand tray shelves
for special events and healing support, near and far
for gentle support in embodying
Bonnie's Books, A Reading List, A Quartet of Podcasts, and a Meditation
Heart of Trauma and Being a Brain-Wise Therapist are now available on Audible, beautifully narrated by Leslie Howard.
Practical Support for Black-Owned Independent Bookstores
An Interpersonal Neurobiology reading list here
A ShrinkRapRadio interview with Bonnie and Dr. Dave here
and a podcast with Jayson Gaddis here
A podcast with Kelly Deutsch about neuroscience and contemplation, "The Neuroscience of Presence" here
A podcast with Mark Grixti - "Awe in Trauma" here
A podcast with Lisa Dion - "What Nonjudgmental Presence Really Looks Like" here
A year-long online program for those who nurture the nurturers
facilitated by Robyn Gobbel
If you are a therapist who works with parents of children who have experienced trauma, this program will help settle you. Learn relational neuroscience and deepen your capacity for safe presence through gently working with your inner world.
A link to Vannessa's TEDxSalem talk "Bravery in Difficult Times"
Miniatures and sand open our wordless inner worlds into visible form. For 20 years, we have been privileged to see healing unfold as fingers work the sand and unexpected scenes appear.
If this work draws you, here are some resources for imagining the kinds of images you will need and then finding them - from good quality/less expense to works of art/more expense. To the right is a sample of images from my collection. And just below are the magical works of three artists creating unique images for healing.