Sensory Integration and Somatic Experiencing

Upcoming Workshops 



Treating Disorders of Regulation and Trauma


When: September 12th and 13th 2015

Where: 75 Manhattan Dr. Suite 3

Boulder, CO

80303

Cost: $350

Registration: 303.618.5328 or anadovalle@gmail.com

Contact Hours: 13


Description:


Sensation is the implicit content of our affect. Our affect is the explicit manifestation of our sensations. Through the body we will explore the dimensions of the self in time/space and relationship.  We will utilize the senses as a gateway into regulation, attachment and expression in the world. During practicums we will address regulation in the context of limbic resonance, intention, support and the development of a coherent narrative for promoting regulation. This workshop will present Early Childhood studies.


Target audience: Early childhood therapists, educators, occupational therapists, couples therapists, addictions therapists, individual psychotherapists, trauma therapists

 

·      Recognize the inter-connection between the body's twelve senses, embodiment, empowerment, and their importance in relationships and healing trauma

·      Apply the "Twelve Senses Model" in understanding and treating autonomic nervous system dysregulation and creating a coherent narrative about the "self" 


 "Ana do Valle's work in Sensory Integration™ provides important tools to help stabilize clients with deep attachment and regulation problems." Peter A. Levine PhD



Sensory Matrix Model for Treating Disorders of Regulation & Trauma 


When: June 14th and 15th 2014

Where: The Play Therapy Institute of Colorado

2845 Wilderness Place Suite 208

Boulder, CO

Cost: $295

Registration: laura.piche80@gmail.com

Questions Regarding Workshop: 303.618.5328


Description:


Sensation is the implicit content of our affect. Our affect is the explicit manifestation of our sensations. Through the body we will explore the dimensions of the self in time/space and relationship.  We will utilize the senses as a gateway into regulation, attachment and expression in the world. During practicums we will address regulation in the context of limbic resonance, intention, support and the development of a coherent narrative for promoting regulation. This workshop will present Early Childhood studies.


Target audience:  Early childhood therapists, educators, occupational therapists, couples therapists, addictions therapists, individual psychotherapists, trauma therapists

 

·      Recognize the inter-connection between the body senses, auto/self-regulation and their importance in relationships

·      Apply a Sensory Motor Integrative model for treating disorders of trauma and attachment



Sensory Processing Differences correlated to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Collaborative Approach to Somatic Experiencing Model- Practicum Workshop


In this experiential two days workshop we will review the Sensory Integrative theory, its relationship to fragmentation and trauma, while exploring practical strategies for addressing Trauma Recovery. We will be integrating the Sensory Integration and Somatic Experiencing Models as the core foundation to bring the nervous system into regulation.


Program description:


Sensory Processing Disorder is a disorder of discrimination and integration of sensory messages from all the body’s senses that result in disruption of normal sensory perception, including both enhanced and diminished sensitivity. SPD is recognized as a major contributor to impaired self regulation among children and adults. It is commonly present in behavioral disorders including anxiety disorder, depression, addictions, postraumatic stress disorder, ADHD and learning disabilities, and represents the brain-based substrate for the development of the syndromes of Complex Trauma. It also contributes to many poorly understood medical disorders.


This workshop will explore Autonomic Dysregulation (including SPD) in brain physiology and link it with the physiology of trauma. It will present many diseases and syndromes that are related to trauma and SPD.


The Polyvagal Theory and the new theories of dissociation will be emphasized. Somatic Experiencing concepts and model will be integrated in this training. This workshop will provide the link in between sensory motor based intervention and its effectiveness in trauma therapy.

The participants will review case studies and learn activities that facilitate the processing and integration of sensory stimuli, promoting embodiment and autonomic regulation within the nervous system.
This workshop is appropriate for healthcare professionals, nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, addictions counselors, body workers, educators, parents and adults with SPD.

Learning Objectives:


1.  Recognize the inter-connection between the body senses and auto/self regulation as well as the importance of addressing sensory processing disorder in trauma recovery (and vice-versa)

2.   Apply the Somatic Experiencing and Sensory Integrative Models for treating disorders of trauma (SPD continuum), both mental and physical


3.  Recognize the relationship in between trauma, sensory processing disorder, and disease


4.  Learn specific activities/strategies to promote autonomic regulation (children and adults)