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Video: Stephen Porges on the body’s adaptive response to trauma

Stephen Porges explains how you can help traumatized people understand and respect their body’s response to trauma


Movie recommendation: Mysterious Skin 

The movie “Mysterious skin” deals with the consequences of child sexual abuse. You can read more about it here.


Teaching in the lovely Faroe Islands

Janne and Heino from Center for Mentalization have once again enjoyed teaching in the lovely Faroe Islands!



New video: Attachment at sea

A video about patterns of attachment, and how the primary attachment figures can act in relation to these different patterns. You can watch the video below.


Mindhunter: A series about the mental states of the criminals

If you are on the lookout for a new series, we recommend Netflix’ “Mindhunter”. The series brings the mental states of the criminals into focus in criminology.


New video about mentalization

A small video about mentalization and failure in mentalization. You can watch it below.


Book recommendation: Bateman & Fonagy’s (2012) Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice

Chapter 17 in Bateman & Fonagy’s (2012) “Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice” is about mentalization-based treatment of abuse. A mustread if you work with abuse and mentalization as all the main models in relation to the target group are considered.


Janne & Dr. Sheila Redfern teaching at the Anna Freud Centre

Janne Østergaard Hagelquist is looking very much forward to teaching with Dr. Sheila Redfern.

You can read more by following this link.


Classic experiment about the importance of early contact with the mother

F. Harlow’s classic experiment with rhesus monkeys dealing with the importance of early contact with the mother.


Podcast: Dan Siegel explains interpersonal neurobiology

In this podcast Dan Siegel tells about interpersonal neurobiology. What is a “mind” and what happens between minds?

Siegel explains why it is important to have relationships and what it takes to maintain rewarding relationships, such as mental presence and the importance of being able to repair a relationship rupture.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below.