Focusing Weeklong 2019, Chile. Photo: Jose Salazar
Jan Winhall M.S.W.R.S.W. F.O.T. is an author, teacher and psychotherapist in private practice. She is the Director of Focusing On Borden, a training centre for therapists and Focusing Practitioners. See also Jan’s interview by Michael Ostrolenk.
Jan is the author of Treating Trauma & Addiction with The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Bottom Up Approach, published by Routledge.
See what Stephen Porges has to say about this book: “In Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model Jan Winhall introduces a new strategy to treat addiction that brilliantly integrates Gendlin’s classic concept of a felt sense with Polyvagal Theory. The author shares her intellectual journey in which unique insights transform two disparate perspectives into obvious complements leading to a powerful treatment model. As Polyvagal Theory gives the language of neuroscience to Gendlin’s felt sense, the phenomenological world of Gendlin becomes transformed by Polyvagal Theory into observable shifts in autonomic state. The product of this creative journey is an integrated therapeutic strategy with the potential to decode the wisdom of the body with its full repertoire of survival reactions into positive outcomes that promote optimal mental and physical health. These successes are highlighted by new abilities to co-regulate with others that lead to successful trusting relationships.”
The book is due out June 2021. You can pre-order it now.