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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 ...
  • The Power of Preying
    Why Men Target Women in the Workplace
    The recent firestorm of allegations made by several female actors of unwanted sexual advances and rape seems to have exposed yet another powerful man, Harvey Weinstein, as a ...
  • What Is Freedom?
    As often happens via social media, a stimulating quote by Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod found its way into my email box: “What is freedom? It is the moment-by-moment experience of ...
  • The Process of Resilience
    Part 1: Being on Behalf of the Self
    There is too much to say about resilience in the context of affect regulation than our space here allows. So I decided to break this subject down into two installments. In this ...
  • What Is Trauma?
    Trauma and Dissociation
    Statistics and common experience tell us that exposure to trauma is common to human beings. , to greater and lesser extents. But what is it that is being measured and experienced? ...
  • Resonance and Synchrony
    The Two Moons of Attunement
    A decade of research focused on the neurobiology of attachment clearly shows that primary caregivers regulate their children’s affect, which in turn connects and organizes the ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Alexandra Katehakis, Terry Marks-Tarlow, Eileen Russell, and Elizabeth Howell
New in our free (really!) reference library: A video lecture by Stephen Porges: "The Origins of Compassion: A Phylogenetic Perspective"


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