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Nourishing Resources

     for studying interpersonal neurobiology

      for furnishing your sand tray shelves

      for special events and healing support,                     near and far

      for gentle support in embodying 

             nonjudgmental presence

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

"Being With"

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.

For more information

Meditation for Presence with Bonnie Bade
00:00 / 09:36
The Myth of Self-RegulationBonnie Badenoch - Sounds True
00:00 / 1:05:27

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.


You can click or touch the arrows to reveal the images.

Cement faces and spheres from Olander Earthworks

Symbol-laden porcelain beauty

from Georgia Mann

Earthy goodness from

Debbie Berrow

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