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  • Welcome to CSAR
    Welcome to CSAR — an educational resource for clinicians interested in learning and deepening their understanding of affect regulation theory and its applications.  Along with ...
  • Body to Body Communication in Couple Therapy
    Nell and Harry had been married for five years, and in “talk therapy” (their words) for three years.  They came to me for consultation at the suggestion of their frustrated ...
  • Focused Illusions
    Recently I saw the film Now You See Me 2 and found myself focused more on the power of illusion then the high intensity good guy/bad guy plot.1 In this movie, the characters are ...
  • Cause or Effect?
    How Best to Define Trauma
    Popular culture tends to define trauma as “being the victim of harm,” and sees trauma as being located in the harmful experiences themselves. But is this the best way to define ...
  • The Spectral Fingerprint of Attunement
    In her entertainingly brilliant 2007 TED talk, How to Truly Listen, profoundly deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie explains that to truly listen, we must use our bodies as ...
  • Affect Regulation in the Supervisory Relationship
    An Experiential Dynamic Approach
    Affect regulation refers to the ability to maintain or increase positive feelings and well-being and to minimize or regulate stress feelings and defensive states. Here I want to ...

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New blog posts by Pat Ogden, Ruth Newton, Daniela Sieff, and Karen Hopenwasser
New in our free (really!) CE-library: "Technique and Beyond: Therapeutic Enactments, Mindfulness, and the Role of the Body" by Pat Ogden
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