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Links 2019-08-22T13:29:07+00:00
  • http://stephenporges.com/:  This web site will keep you updated with information about seminars, workshops, and lectures that Dr. Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D, will be conducting worldwide.
  • Safe and Sound Protocol:  Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the SSP is a five-day intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. By calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy
  • Blog by Heather MacDuffie, PhD, LCSW with Samar Singh, PhD, and Susi Lippuner, MSW on the Safe and Sound Protocol
  • https://www.kelly-mahler.com/-Kelly Mahler has been an occupational therapist for 17 years, serving school-aged children and adults. She is actively involved in several research projects pertaining to interoception and has published 7 books on a variety of topics related to social and emotional growth.  Kelly recently published “The Interoception Curriculum (which) introduces professionals to a systematic, guided framework to build interoceptive awareness for improved self-regulation. The Interoception Activity Cards enhance the concepts covered in the curriculum, providing 170 additional interoception-building activities that can be done on the go!” from:  https://www.kelly-mahler.com/.  Kelly also has a 4-Hour online course called the 3 Steps to Improving Interoception: An Evidence-Based Approach.
  • Pat Ogden:  Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute–“Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, as well as from the Hakomi Method. Since the first course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® was offered in the early 1980’s, it has gained international acclaim. The first book on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, published in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology in 2006 gained international acclaim. The sequel to the first book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment was published in spring of 2015.” (from:  https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/about.html)
  • Somatic Experiencing:  “The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.” (from:  https://traumahealing.org/about-us/#about)
  • The Theraplay Institute:  “Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.” (from:  https://theraplay.org/what-is-theraplay-3)