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Sharon Stanley: What sustains me


Sharon Stanley talks about what sustains her: the delight of just being alive, and how she gets in touch with that.

Dr. Sharon Stanley is a psychotherapist, educator and writer living on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  As a long time student of Dr. Allan Schore, Sharon has integrated a number of somatic practices for healing trauma into an elegant, cohesive, relational and phenomenological model of psychotherapy called Somatic Transformation.  At the core of Somatic Transformation is the practice of feeling into another’s inner world; a bodily based attunement, connectivity and inquiry that animates the intersubjective field and guides the use of somatic interventions and reflection.  Grounded in relational research on trauma, guided by the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges, inspired by the soul work of Donald Kalsched, Sharon has taught this model to thousands of practitioners over the past 20 years. In 2016, Routledge published her book: Relational and Body-Centered Practices for Healing Trauma: Lifting the Burdens of the Past. (2016) Routledge. See her website.
Published October 2019


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 04 October 2019  36m