Mon, 26 September 2016
Jan Winhall M.S.W. R.S.W. F.O.T. is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and Coordinator with the Focusing Institute in New York City. She is a member of the International Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy Association and Director of Focusing On Borden, a training centre where she teaches Focusing and supervises therapists. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer with the University of Toronto Master of Social Work program.
Jan has worked in the area of trauma and addiction for over 30 years. Early on she was drawn to Gene Gendlin’s work called Focusing, a contemplative practice that facilitates a state of integration between mind, emotion and body awareness. This embodied state gives fresh direction in dealing with life problems and wounded places. It can be taught in 6 steps and is practiced in partnerships. Focusing Oriented Therapy provides a profound relational context offering healing experiences.
Jan has written a chapter, ‘Understanding and Treating Addiction with the Felt Sense Experience Model’ (Greg Madison Editor, Emerging Practice in Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy, Innovative Theory and Applications (178-193). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Her Felt Sense Experience Model offers a departure from the traditional pathologizing framework in treating trauma and addiction, emphasizing the power of Focusing as a tool for attaining emotional regulation.
Mon, 19 September 2016
Ayelet Amittay is a poet and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Her private practice, Wild Geese Mental Health, focuses on providing integrated medication management for clients who have experienced trauma or loss.
Ayelet holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and an MSN from the Yale School of Nursing. She is interested in the ways that trauma and creative writing dovetail with one another.
Ayelet has worked in settings that include integrated primary care, community mental health, and in-home intensive child and adolescent services. She is currently training to become a Parenting by Connection instructor.
Mon, 12 September 2016
Dr. Glenn Schiraldi is a graduate of West Point, a Vietnam Vet, and served at the Pentagon where he developed a prototype courses in Stress Management for The Department of The Army.
Glenn has served on the stress management faculties at The Pentagon, The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and The University of Maryland, where he received the Outstanding Teacher Award.
Glenn is also author of the new book, The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Revised and Expanded Second Edition: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
Mon, 5 September 2016
Linnea Butler is founder and Clinical Director of Bay Area Mental Health in Los Gatos, CA. She specializes in treating trauma and mood disorders as well as running a DBT program.
Linnea has trained in trauma treatment with Janina Fisher, Manuela Mische-Reeds, Bessel van der Kolk and Ame Cutler. Before founding Bay Area Mental Health, Linnea worked at various agencies, including Momentum for Mental Health where she ran an outpatient clinic that served over 400 clients. Linnea has degrees from Occidental College, The University of Utah and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.