Transformance Journal: Volume 1

Editor’s Letter

By Kari Gleiser and Natasha Prenn

We would like to extend to all of you a warm and enthusiastic welcome to the inaugural issue of Transformance: The AEDP Journal! We are thrilled and honored to be at the helm of this launching, as it marks a momentous quantum leap forward for our community. (Read More…)

Wired for Healing

Thirteen Ways of Looking at AEDP

By Diana Fosha

Inspired by Wallace Stevens’ poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, this paper represents musings on thirteen of AEDP’s many aspects. The Stevens poem [see Appendix] modeled a liberating structure for describing AEDP’s fundamentally holographic, ever-emergent, non-linear, complex and dynamic nature.
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How to Set Transformance Into Action

 The AEDP Protocol

By Natasha Prenn

“The existential need for recognition and the functional need for effective action on behalf of the self are powerful motives; they are both manifestations of transformance.” (Fosha, 2008, p. 3).
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Into the Insula

Interoception and the Feeling Self

By Kai MacDonald

HANDLES: Carry Them Home.

  1. One of the primary brain areas involved in the awareness of the feeling self is the insula, an area which contains a neural representation of the “state of the feeling body.”
  2. Circuits and states of mind involving the insula may be convergence points between acts of deliberate interoception, dyadic emotional resonance, and important state shifts in experiential psychotherapy.

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Transformance and the Phenomenology of Transformation

Self-transcendence as an Aspect of Core State

By Danny Yeung

Transformance, a central construct in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), is the overarching motivational force driving positive change. Transformance is the clinical parallel of neuroplasticity in neuroscience (Fosha, 2010). (Read More…)

AEDP for the Common Man: A Review of Living Like You Mean It

Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want

By Gil Tunnell

Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by Ronald J. Frederick, Ph.D., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2009, 184pp. (Read More…)