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Ian Macnaughton

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Ian Macnaughton MBA, PhD, FEA, SEP, has been a teacher and practitioner of trauma resolution, mind-body and family systems psychotherapy for 50 years and is a Bodynamic Analyst and trainer. He has worked with Somatic Experiencing since the early 70’s and is Levine Legacy faculty with the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education. His practice includes a high percentage of executives, medical practitioners and therapists and others in the helping professions both for psychotherapy and supervision. He maintains an ongoing training group for clinical practitioners, as well as delivering public workshops for helping professionals.
Ian also has owned a number of businesses and maintains an active practice working
with business families, families of wealth, and various organizations. He is on the
teaching faculty for, and a Fellow of the International Family Firm Institute and his
clients have included many government ministries and corporations. He is the holder of
the Richard Beckhard Practice Award for contributions in the field of Family Business

Dr. Macnaughton has taught at numerous universities and colleges, both undergraduate
and graduate levels in psychology and in business. His other publications include, Embodying the Mind and Minding the Body, and Body, Breath and Consciousness: A Somatic Anthology, also “Self, Other, and the System” in Catalyzing the Field. His other writings on family business have been published in a number of venues as well as his work in Systems Science published in Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology: NATO Workshop on Systemic Educational Design.
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Sept. 14, 2021

#82 Importance of healing Trauma for those with ADHD | Guest Dr. Ian …

In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute of Somatic Education Faculty Member. We explored trauma and ADHD, somatic experiencing, and the importance of small cycles of completion (bonus interactive demo of somatic experiencing at t...

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