Ostrolenk speaks with Jan Winhall, MSW, a psychotherapist in private practice and Director of Focusing on Borden (http://www.focusingonborden.com/), a center for teaching focusing and focus-oriented therapy. Jan discusses what brought her to the work that she does, her experience with knowing how to listen, and her use of the Felt Sense, the internal bodily awareness that functions as a connection between the mind and body. She also discusses a Polyvagal informed model for treating addiction (https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/addiction-from-the-bottom-up-a-felt-sense-polyvagal-model-of-addiction/) she created and the six keys of her clinician model (https://www.focusingonborden.com/model): addicted, chaos, rigidity, play, integrated, stillness.
Winhall is also the author of Understanding and Treating Addition with a Felt Sense Experience Model and In Emerging Practice In Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, Innovative Theory and Applications (https://www.amazon.com/Emerging-Practice-Focusing-Oriented-Psychotherapy-Applications-ebook/dp/B00J2EA0Q4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jan+winhall&qid=1589750025&sr=8-1). To learn more about Jan Winhall, visit her website (https://www.focusingtherapy.org/for-clients/find-therapist/ms-jan-winhall/).
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