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counseling, please check out the practitioner directories on my resources page for identifying other practitioner options.

Modalities & Practitioner Directories

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute:
Dedicated to resolving trauma through professional training and public education in Somatic Experiencing, as developed by Dr. Peter Levine.

The Hakomi Institute:
Extensive information about Hakomi, a calendar of workshops and trainings, an online professional journal, and many other resources.

Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)
Stan Tatkin’s integration of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation in working with couples.  

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Institute:
Offering training, supervision, workshops, and resources for advancing the practice and growth of AEDP; drawing from attachment theory, affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and transformational studies.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute:
Offering workshops and training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), a holistic approach to accessing and processing trauma- and attachment-related issues.

The Breathe Network:
Connecting survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners.

Portland Therapy Center
A general directory of Portland-area mental health professionals with advanced search features.

Research

Dr. Peter Levine:
Additional info about Dr. Levine, Somatic Experiencing, and trauma.

Dr. Stephen Porges
Author of the Polyvagal Theory, linking social behaviors to the autonomic nervous system.

Handouts

Basic NVC Model | Feelings and Needs Lists | Feelings vs. Interpretations
Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg and The Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Pursue : Distance | Dominate : Submit
Common couples interaction cycles, based on the work of Leslie S. Greenberg and Rhonda N. Goldman.

Online Study

Stress Less Guide
Audio series by Somatic Experiencing practitioner Anthony Twig Wheeler with practical suggestions for managing the stress response. These recordings were produced for local radio in north-central Washington during the Carlton Complex Wildfire.  

Wise Heart:
Local and online workshops for individuals and couples seeking practical communication, dialogue, and relationship skills, taught by LaShelle Lowe-Chardé.  

The Seven Challenges Workbook – English | Español
An impressive exploration of cooperative communication skills, completed by Dennis Rivers.

Interviews

Anthony Twig Wheeler – English | Español
The consequences of becoming sedentary agriculturalists, traumatic stress and dysregulation, Somatic Experiencing, the importance of titration, and Twig’s own story of finding his way to feeling better.

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé – English | Español
LaShelle’s vision for building and maintaining thriving relationships for all, how this vision evolved, common places of stuckness of couples, regulation and resourcing, differentiation, and self-validated intimacy.

Dr. Carlos Canales – English | Español
The importance of belonging and mattering, the drawbacks of individualism, minority isolation, groups as uniquely therapeutic, and group therapists who have been influential to Dr. Canales.

David Richo – English | Español
The five elements that form the basis of trusting relationships and spiritual maturity, achieving “good enough, most of the time”, repeating what’s incomplete, staying too long or leaving too soon, examining our reactions to triggers, saying yes to the givens of human existence, misusing spirituality, and forgoing retaliation.

Nancy Rubbico
Normalizing survival responses, stretching without stressing, co-regulation as a biological imperative, accurate neuroception and faulty neuroception, the nervous system response hierarchy, blended nervous system states, social engagement in the midst of a pandemic, and identifying that which leads us towards – and helps us stay within – ventral.

Other Resources

Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs: Print | Audio | Español
A balanced presentation of options associated with coming off (or staying on) psychiatric drugs.  Written by Will Hall and published by the Icarus Project and The Freedom Center.

Tri-County Resource List | MCHD Community Resource List
Resources and services in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County for a wide range of needs.