ERP 146: How to use the mind body connection to improve your relationship with Dr. Suzanne Midori Hanna

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Topic: Mindfulness in intimate relationships

Guest: Dr.Suzanne Midori Hanna

Suzanne Midori Hanna, Ph.D. is a clinician, instructor, and author in couple and family therapy. Her work in medical family therapy has led to an ongoing interest in mind-body issues, mental health, and the neurobiology of cutting edge couple and family therapy. She is the author of The Practice of Family Therapy: Key Elements Across Models, fifth edition and The Transparent Brain in Couple and Family Therapy: Mindful Integrations with Neuroscience.

(Please listen to the podcast episode or read the transcript to hear explanations, stories and examples.)

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE TO LEARN ABOUT:

  • “Mindfulness of sensation” (mindfulness in intimate relationships)
  • Using the mind as a mental laser beam.
  • Mental triggers – Where are you feeling that in your body right now? Put your mind on sensation for a moment and see what you learn.

“Whatever is going on in the mind is going on in the body.” Dr. Suzanne Midori Hanna

  • How we get stuck complaining in relationship.
  • An expanded definition of trauma.
  • The body’s role when triggered.
  • How to slow down to get to know ourselves through our body.

“The way we are putting the mind and the body together to solve problems is changing the whole landscape of therapeutic work.” Dr. Suzanne Midori Hanna

  • “Mindfulness of emotion.”
  • Primary emotion – emotion of attachment and survival.
  • Universal needs for attachment- Love & Safety.

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TRANSCRIPT:

Click on this link to access the transcript for this episode: ERP 146: HOW TO USE THE MIND BODY CONNECTION TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH DR. SUZANNE MIDORI HANNA [TRANSCRIPT]

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