This issue of SPT Magazine offers articles published online this past year for readers who do not follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, and for those who want all of the articles in one PDF they can download and read at their convenience. I hope 2022 brings a return of contributors willing to share their experiences and clinical knowledge with our readers.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
PODCAST WITH MICHAEL OSTROLENK
Michael Ostrolenk is a licensed psychotherapist who completed his MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and did post-graduate studies in somatic psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies . He is certified in Spiral Dynamics and Wade Mindsets. Michael is Head Instructor for SEALFIT’s Unbeatable Mind Academy as well as a personal development coach. Michael is also the host of #ORadio , a podcast which explores individual and social transformation.
Ostrolenk speaks with Dr. Cherionna Menzam-Sills, student and educator of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology/Therapy, Continuum (a mindful movement practice), and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy globally. Dr. Menzam-Sills has authored two books, The Breath of Life: An Introduction Craniosacral Biodynamics and, recently, Spirit into Form: Exploring Embryological Potential and Prenatal Psychology. Dr. Menzam-Sills opens with what led her to explore alternative methods of healing and the role that intuition played in guiding her towards Pre- & Perinatal Psychology.
Dr. Menzam-Sills developed her own education path and was influenced by the work of many, including William Emerson and Ray Castellino, and Continuum founder, Emilie Conrad. Through her work, Dr. Menzam-Sills has guided patients through deconstructing past contractions and rebuilding. She draws on body work to help induce a state that allows them to go back to their pre-and post-birth experiences and details the importance of a field of safety and cellular memory.
Dr. Sills offers courses, mentoring, and workshops, and Experiential Training for Practitioners. She is also offering a monthly course guiding people through her book Spirit into Form. To learn more about Dr. Menzam-Sills and her work, visit her websites: https://www.birthingyourlife.org
Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today https://www.somaticpsychotherapytoday.com
BODY MIND SPIRIT
- Jeffery Smith: How psychotherapy works January 19, 2022Jeffery Smith describes a 5-step pathway to go beyond the fragmentation of the different schools of psychotherapy and define how psychotherapy works. He discusses: (1) What psychotherapy treats (at 0′ 13″) (2) Entrenched Maladaptive Patterns (at 5′ 28″) (3) The learned fear paradigm (at 16′ 06″) (4) Requirements for change (at 29′ 12″) (5) How […]Relational Implicit
- Jan Winhall: Treating trauma & addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal model October 1, 2021In this conversation, Jan Winhall describes how therapists can respectfully understand addiction and treat trauma responses with deep embodied listening. Jan Winhall M.S.W. F.O.T. is a psychotherapist, teacher, and the author of Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model. She is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Social Work, University of Toronto. […]Relational Implicit