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. His clients have also included many government ministries and corporations.
Ian has been president of many service organizations, the B.C. Clinical Counselling Association, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, the Real Estate Institute of B.C., the B.C. Real Estate Association, a board member to the Canadian Real Estate Association and the Notary Public Society of B.C., the Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Association.
He has taught in the business schools of UBC, SFU, Langara College, BCIT and at City University (Canada Site), Senior Faculty at the Pacific Coast Training Association for Family Therapy. He is on the teaching faculty for, and a Fellow of the International Family Firm Institute. He is the holder of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award for contributions in the field of Family Business Advising.
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.
He is an Honorary Member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Counselling and the Association from BCACC.