With acclaimed author, researcher, and teacher, Dr. Ruth Lanius, explore new emerging neuroscientific research to learn effective treatment approaches for developmental trauma. Looking particularly at research and clinical practice with the vestibular/balance and cerebellar systems, new evidence suggests and supports the evidence base for brain-training and other bottom-up therapeutic modalities.
Trauma survivors frequently feel estranged from their internal and external world. In addition to perceptual challenges, they may find it difficult to locate their body in space, which can leave them feeling vulnerable, clumsy, uncoordinated, and unable to engage in purposeful action.
- Can we combat such foundational difficulties?
- How can we help the traumatized person to befriend their internal sensations, to become embodied, active, and safe in this world?
- Research evidence shows that this transformation is possible.
- From a devastating disembodied experience of developmental trauma, they can connect with others through curiosity, language, and play.
In this four-part online course, we will examine evidence-based, bottom-up treatment approaches that target sensory, vestibular, and motor experience to regulate critical higher cognitive functions, including emotion regulation, cognition, and theory of mind. Participants will come away with a grounded understanding of the emerging neuroscience, based on research with developmentally-traumatized individuals, that supports this integrative approach for traumatic stress syndromes.
February 18 -- 3 - 4pm EST
Session 1: Trauma and the Vestibular/Balance System
February 25 -- 3 - 4pm EST
Session 2: Trauma, Sensory Processing and the Vestibular Balance System: Treatment Implications
March 4 -- 3 - 4pm EST
Session 3: Trauma and the Cerebellum: Emotions, Balance, and Embodied Sense of Self
March 11 -- 3 - 4pm EST
Session 4: Restoring Emotion Regulation, Balance, and a Sense of Self in the Aftermath of Developmental Trauma- In Conversation with Sebern Fisher
Remember: You can watch the recordings when convenient for you to get CE credit for first 3 sessions.