Week 1 – Foundation of IPNB, Integration, and the Mind
Build a solid understanding of the multidisciplinary field of interpersonal neurobiology. Gain a thorough understanding of the mind and what it means to have a healthy mind as we explore the mindsight approach, which includes insight, empathy, and integration. Discover how the mind, embodied brain, and relationships work together to shape who we are.
Week 2 – Presence, Attunement, Resonance, and Trust
Explore how mindfulness and the cultivation of presence can lead to stronger, more connected, and healthier relationships. Dr. Siegel explains the key circuits in the nervous system that relate to connection, empathy, and understanding and identifies ways in which we can strengthen these areas to engage in more reflective dialogue, support emotional regulation, and promote repair to create more balance and well-being in relationships.
Week 3 – Adult Attachment and the AAI: Memory, Narrative, and Making Sense
Dr. Siegel delves into the most recent attachment research, highlighting the findings of the Adult Attachment Interview studies. Explore how early life experiences – and how we make sense of and store these experiences in our memories – shape our nervous system, understanding of self, and relationships. Learn ways to help clients create new, more integrated narratives and gain tools to better understand a relationship with self and others.
Week 4 – Trauma, Attachment, and Integration
Learn how trauma – or an experience that overwhelms one’s capacity to adapt well – can greatly impact development, interact with gene expression, and impact relationships. Explore how to effectively help clients work through traumatic experiences, identify and restructure attachment patterns, and promote neural integration through the differentiation and linkage of the different areas of the brain.
Week 5 – Together Yet Differentiated: The Role of Integration in Relational Health
Explore how integration – the differentiation and linkage of parts of a system – is a fundamental concept of health and well-being – both intra- and interpersonally. Explore the nine domains of integration and how consciousness, the concept of time, the understanding of the self, and our connection with others can be supported for optimized functioning.
Week 6 – Creating Healthy, Integrated, and Rewarding Relationships
Dr. Siegel ties together these teachings and provides an integration of the principles and a practical understanding of how to use an IPNB approach in clinical work with couples. Discover how a mindsight lens for relationships can inform clinical conceptualization, treatment planning, and intervention to help patients create more coherent and fulfilling relationships with themselves, others, and the planet.