‘Our emotional brains’

LeDoux, Joseph, neuroscientist, delivers the Copernicus Center 2011 lecture

‘The power of vulnerability’, 2010

Brown, Brené

‘Listening to shame’, 2012

Brown, Brené

The divided brain

By renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist.



Trauma, psychology and the brain (The ChildTrauma Academy was founded in 1990 by Dr Bruce Perry as the Center for the Study of Childhood Trauma) (John Briere’s Self-Trauma Model was presented at a conference I attended, and it is embedded in his work – which can be accessed through this website) (Dr Dan Siegel is Director of the Mindsight Institute, the home of the interdisciplinary field of Interpersonal Neurobiology) (The website of Babette Rothschild, body-psychotherapist and specialist educator in the treatment of trauma) (Dr Bessel der Kolk is founder and medical director of the Trauma Center, an initiative of the Justice Resource Institute of Boston, Massachusetts) ‎(Peter Levine is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the Director of the Somatic Experiencing

Mindfulness based websites (Cultivating Emotional Balance, CEB is a project developed by Alan Wallace & Paul Eckman at the request of the Dalai Lama in 2000 to provide psycho-education on emotional balance based on Buddhist traditions and science). (Gregory Kramer is the founder and guiding teacher of Metta Programs, which offers Insight Meditation. Kramer developed the practice of Insight Dialogue.) (Jack Kornfield is an insight meditation centre, dedicated to teachings in Buddhism). (Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening). (Dr Rick Hanson, Resources for Happiness, Love and Wisdom).

Australia specific (Openground offers mindfulness based courses, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR programs).