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Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."  ~~Deepak Chopra

Informally, IPNB is the study of the mind, the brain, and relationships. Formally, in his "Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind," Daniel J. Siegel (2012) defines IPNB as "a consilient field that embraces all branches of science as it seeks the common, universal findings across independent ways of knowing in order to expand our understanding of the mind and well-being." He further states "this field explores the ways in which relationships and the brain interact to shape our mental lives."
IPNB is a study of Attachment Theory, as well, and how our level of attachment reflects the degree to which our brains are integrated. Our brains are made up of various, separate functioning parts. When these separate parts are integrated by neural connections, we function in increasingly more healthy ways. The more our brains are integrated...neurally connected parts functioning as a whole...the more securely attached indivduals we become.
This video by Dr. Edward Tronick illustrates how attachment works from an early age, demonstrating what Siegel would call "right-brain-to-right-brain connection." Enjoy the video, the various linked pages within this IPNB Referral Section...explore, and contribute.


For more information about IPNB courses you can call Marion Sharp at 503.725.4876 or click on the Portland State University IPNB Program Site.


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~~If you utilize IPNB principles or concepts in your work, or know of anyone who does, I would love to make a referral on this page. My goal is to list as many businesses as possible of any/all nature, in which IPNB is used to serve the public. Please feel free to contact me with your information for posting (doctors, lawyers, writers, teachers/tutors, therapists, etc.)...I am happy to post. 
Additionally, if you have an article or a book, a blog or website, a workshop or class which you would like me to link to on this page, I am happy to do so. My only requirement is that it be regarding a subject which includes or is based upon Interpersonal Neurobiology. Thank You!~~  

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