I’m a graduate of the New Directions Writing and Critical Thinking Program of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and an editor for the Psychoanalytic Review . I also work free lance, editing and helping people develop their articles and books. My writings can be found in Integral Yoga Magazine, Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Psychoanalytic Review, Reflexions Art & Literacy and Religion and Health. My CV is available on Linked In. I also have a page on amazon.com/author/lynnsomerstein.
I very much enjoy thinking about psychotherapy and Yoga–they are both deep psychologically and philosophically too. And I of course spend a great deal of time researching the best ways to help and understand people. Most therapists and yogis spend much of their lives in study, research and practice- just what I love to do.
Serge Prengel’s interview with me about yoga and psychotherapy can be heard on his radio program for Somatic Perspectives.
When I’m trying to figure something out I often write about the very thing I don’t understand or want to learn more about- and so I’ve published articles about Yoga, psychotherapy, and how the two can work together, as well as attachment behavior, fathers and sons, and terrorism. I’ve also presented workshops and lectures about these issues in India, Turkey, China, and, of course, the United States.
I hope you enjoy this selection of publications.
Defining Moments For Therapists
If therapy is a relational process, it takes a person on the therapist’s end. The goal of the project is to capture the therapist’s evolving sense of self as it is shaped by our experiences as active participants in a creative interaction.
The essays in this book, Defining Moments For Therapists. are first-person accounts, by eleven therapists, of some “Aha!” moments when they got to understand themselves better, and to understand better why they do what they do.
Publication date: April 18, 2013
If you’ve ever been curious about some of the things therapists experience doing treatment and how they got to be therapists in the first place, here’s your chance to find out.
This book is written for people in therapy, therapists and therapists in training. It was edited by Serge Prengel and myself, Lynn Somerstein. Order a copy now in soft cover or ebook format or learn more about the book and download it for free as in PDF format.
The Isaac Complex: Paternal aggression and filial self-sacrifice
A dissertation by Lynn Somerstein