Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D.

Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D.Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D., LMFT is the co-founder of Center for Brain-Wise Living, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering awareness of the brain, mind, and relationships in the service of creating a more awake and compassionate world. She is the author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology (W. W. Norton, 2008), and is an active member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS).

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Struggling for connectionSeeking Connection

In my decades as a therapist, the deepest and most consistent pain for the people I am privileged to see comes from disconnection.  Since neurobiology teaches us that, from birth into old age, our most basic, hard-wired quest is for attuned relationships, why do so many of us struggle to find the warmth and nurturance our brains and bodies crave?

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Enjoying natureMarigold Memories

One of the great and lovely mysteries of human life is how, in the act of remembering, on-off firing patterns in the brain become felt experiences, overflowing with bodily and emotional sensations, liberally laced with meaning. Often memory is such a rich experience, yet in some unimaginable way it is entirely made up of the dance of neural nets, too.

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Mary Hebblewhite, Ph.D.

Your Brain Wise Therapist book is excellent. You’re a great conveyor– and enricher -of Daniel Seigel’s wonderfully integrative work.


Dear Bonnie, I am heareing the replay, for teh secon time of your talk yesteray. I so appreciate the generosity of your nurturing spirit. I am currently investigating my childrens trajectory and my own to be able to assist them in their own process. I am wondering where you practice. Also, how might I access the image of the mother-child art piece you describe that you have in your home.
You are a true gift and blessing to the world.
In grace,

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