A note from the AEDP Institute on the occasion of Jeanne Newhouse’s promotion to Sr. Faculty:
Jeanne’s modesty and kindness are only matched by her giftedness as a teacher. Devoted and committed to teaching AEDP, Jeanne has transformed AEDP presentations into an art form; “When it comes to teaching and how I have contributed I would say that I have developed my own particular style one in which music, theatre, and literature have been folded into my work. I always teach the states with songs that help people feel into what the states are like. I love to use evocative video clips to make the teaching experiential and it seems to be well received and I love doing it!” She also says: “I love the notion of training which to my mind feels different than teaching. I think of teaching as more theoretical and training more the way one trains as a musician, dancer, golfer etc. Breaking down skills and playing with them with an openness to absorbing them and getting better and better at them and having them become something you barely need to think about.”
In addition to teaching and helming our Essential Skills courses, Jeanne has a particular passion for teaching core training groups: “ I believe that my Core Trainings (I have started my 5th one) have helped to connect people in the community in important and intimate ways. Many of these people have gone on to get certified and that has been so gratifying to see. I love the intimacy of small groups.”
Jeanne is an active and devoted member of Faculty Relations’ Retreat Committee and a was an inaugural member of the committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Finally, in terms of future interests, Jeanne is working to develop a workshop on the deliberate practice of AEDP. However she is doing so in her own unique artistic way:
“[I have] my deep interest in music as it opens us up and within that interest is the music of the voice. I have a wish to help therapists expand their vocal range and color as the music and not the lyrics is something I often say and have found to be true when working experientially. In addition as people play with their own voices I have found they have more emotional range and depth. So I am playing with this and hope to sort out how to help others play with it as well as a part of deliberate skills and practice.”
Jeanne’s professional biography:
Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA, is a licensed psychoanalyst who has been in private practice in New York City since 1988. Ms. Newhouse, a former actress and singer/dancer, began the practice of helping and healing from a body-based model. She is a trained and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and also has studied the Feldenkrais technique and dance therapy. She created a movement therapy program for the Smithers Institute, a residential treatment facility for substance abuse in New York City where she worked for six years. During that time she pursued a master’s degree in Motor Learning at Teachers College in New York City. As she worked with more and more people with chronic pain, she began to recognize that healing the heart and soul was an integral part of healing the physical body. Hoping to put two modalities together, she began a four-year training program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy from which she graduated from in 1988. She practiced relational psychotherapy with adults until 2005 when she was introduced to the work of Dr. Fosha. Instantly and unreservedly drawn to the work which seemed to do exactly what she had dreamed of many years earlier, Ms. Newhouse took the Immersion course with Dr. Fosha in 2006 and then went on to do 3-plus years of Core Training with Dr. Eileen Russell and 3 years of supervision with Natasha Prenn. She has been an Assistant in the first two NYC Essential Skills courses. Ms. Newhouse has a continuing interest in the physicality of emotion and interpersonal neurobiology and continues to explore breathing and meditation and its impact on her work. Ms. Newhouse has a clinical practice in New York City and is also available for individual supervision.
To learn more and to contact Jeanne see her AEDP directory page here.