Biodynamic Cariovascular Therapy Blog

Therapeutic Presence Part 4: Attunement

Attunement in a therapeutic relationship means to be able to attune to one’s self and the client but also to the space immediately around the practitioner and client’s bodies, to the office space and to nature and then back cyclically. It involves the spontaneous and deliberate movement of attention between these boundaries of awareness very […]

Therapeutic Presence Part 3: Embodied Compassion

In the last two posts, I talked about interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness. Now I would like to share a practice I teach students. This builds compassion in the therapeutic relationship and anywhere else you might be relating with people. Compassion Meditation: Coming into a deeper relationship with your heart Step 1: A Brief Body Scan […]

Therapeutic Presence Part 2

In part one I discussed interpersonal neurobiology in how important it is to our understanding of how nervous systems and cardiovascular systems synchronize with each other as we become a two-person biology. Now I would like to discuss how it is that we sort out who is who in the therapeutic relationship. This is done […]

Therapeutic Presence Part 1

I’d like to talk a little bit about therapeutic presence. Since the 1950s the psychological literature has stated that people get better in a therapeutic relationship not by the technique that is used but rather by the presence of the therapist. What exactly is presence? In the contemporary therapeutic context there is a lot of research in what […]

Metabolism of the Heart

Underneath all stress and trauma physiology is a metabolism. Metabolism means exchange of substances. In this case, the lining of the heart, the lining of the arteries, and the lining of the gut are all exchanging substances. Any disturbance in one lining, such as the pervasive, inflammatory conditions in the gut will affect the heart […]