Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
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by Deb A. Dana,Deb Dana

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0393713865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical guide to working with the principles of polyvagal theory beyond the therapy session. Deb Dana is the foremost translator of polyvagal theory into clinical practice. Here, in her third book on this groundbreaking theory, she provides therapists with a grab bag of polyvagal-informed exercises for their clients, to use both within and between sessions. These exercises offer readily understandable explanations of the ways the autonomic nervous system directs daily living. They use the principles of polyvagal theory to guide clients to safely connect to their autonomic responses and navigate daily experiences in new ways. The exercises are designed to be introduced over time in a variety of clinical sessions with accompanying exercises appropriate for use by clients between sessions to enhance the therapeutic change process. Essential reading for any therapist who wants to take their polyvagal knowledge to the next level and is looking for easy ways to deliver polyvagal solutions with their clients.

Clinical Insights from the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Clinical Insights from the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
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by Stephen W. Porges

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2014-04-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780393707878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bridging the gap between research, science, and the therapy room. The polyvagal theory explains the biological origins of a variety of social behaviors and emotional disorders. This book distills that theory into practical clinical tips, explaining its relevance to the social engagement system and offering clinical examples, including cases of trauma and autism.

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve
Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism

by Stanley Rosenberg

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2017-12-19
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1623170257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory—one of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a craniosacral therapist and Rolfer, Stanley Rosenberg explores the crucial role that the vagus nerve plays in determining our psychological and emotional states and explains that a myriad of common psychological and physical symptoms—from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain—indicates a lack of proper functioning in the vagus nerve. Through a series of easy self-help exercises, the book illustrates the simple ways we can regulate the vagus nerve in order to initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and recover from injury and trauma. Additionally, by exploring the link between a well-regulated vagus nerve and social functioning, Rosenberg’s findings and methods offer new hope that by improving social behavior it is possible to alleviate some of the symptoms at the core of many cases of autism spectrum disorders. Useful for psychotherapists, doctors, bodyworkers, and caregivers, as well as anyone who experiences the symptoms of chronic stress and depression, this book shows how we can optimize autonomic functioning in ourselves and others, and bring the body into the state of safety that activates its innate capacity to heal.

How to Hack Your Vagus Nerve

How to Hack Your Vagus Nerve
Exercises to Drammatically Reduce Inflammation, Anxiety and Trauma with Vagal Stimulation

by Angelina Power

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-01-17
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 9781661309800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The vagus nerve is the most important nerve you probably didn't know you had. The vagus nerve is a long meandering bundle of motor and sensory fibers that links the brain stem to the heart, lungs, and gut. It also branches out to touch and interact with the liver, spleen, gallbladder, ureter, female fertility organs, neck, ears, tongue, and kidneys. Dr Justin Hoffman, a Santa Rosa, California, licensed naturopathic medical physician, says: "Without the vagus nerve, key functions that keep us alive would not be maintained." Nationally recognized sports nutritionist, strength, and conditioning coach Brandon Mentore elaborates: "The vagus nerve is extremely critical to your overall health and is intimately tied in with multiple organs and systems of the body." Vagus nerve dysfunction can result in a whole host of problems including obesity, bradycardia (abnormally slow heartbeat), difficulty swallowing, gastrointestinal diseases, fainting, mood disorders, B12 deficiency, chronic inflammation, impaired cough, and seizures. Meanwhile, the vagus nerve stimulation has been shown to improve conditions such as: - Anxiety disorder - Heart disease - Tinnitus - Obesity - Alcohol addiction - Migraines - Alzheimer's - Leaky gut - Bad blood circulation - Mood disorder - Cancer Your social nervous system increases your ability to respond effectively when you feel keyed up with anxiety or shut-down with depression. Your vagus nerve plays a key role in your overall wellbeing and performance. Whether you are feeling anxiety or depression, you can use tools to engage your social nervous system to re-establish higher order nervous system functions. Healing the nervous system can take time and requires patience. Put the polyvagal theory into action in you life to increase your sense of freedom in body and mind This book provides all the tools you need to understand and heal your vagus nerve.

How To Do The Work

How To Do The Work
The Sunday Times Bestseller

by Nicole LePera

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-03-11
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 140919776X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'If LePera's Instagram feed is full of aha moments illuminating the inner workings of your psyche, the revelations in the book are more like a full firework display.' Red magazine 'This book is a must-read for anyone on a path of personal growth.' GABBY BERNSTEIN, author of number one New York Times bestsellers Super Attractor and The Universe Has Your Back 'The book I wish I had read in my twenties.' ELIZABETH DAY, author of How to Fail 'How to Do the Work will transform how you see yourself and your ability to change. I believe this book could change lives, if not the world.' HOLLY BOURNE, bestselling author of How Do You Like Me Now? 'Want more from life? Looking for answers? How to Do the Work will teach you how to find them within yourself. A masterpiece of empowerment - this book changed my life and, trust me, it'll change yours too.' MEL ROBBINS, author of The 5 Second Rule As a clinical psychologist, Dr Nicole LePera found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients - and for herself - she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. After experiencing the life-changing results herself, she began to share what she'd learned with others - and The Holistic Psychologist was born. Now Dr LePera is ready to share her much-requested protocol with the world. In How to Do the Work, she offers both a manifesto for self-healing and an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Drawing on the latest research from both scientific research and healing modalities, Dr LePera helps us recognise how adverse experiences and trauma in childhood live with us, keeping us stuck engaging in patterns of codependency, emotional immaturity, and trauma bonds. Unless addressed, these self-sabotaging behaviours can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unwell. In How to Do the Work, Dr LePera offers readers the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviours to reclaim and recreate their lives. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental wellness and self-care.

Polyvagal Flip Chart

Polyvagal Flip Chart
Understanding the Science of Safety

by Deb Dana

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-05-26
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9780393714722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When clients are stuck in the cognitive experience of their story, an explanation of polyvagal theory helps to bring their attention to the autonomic experience-- to bring the importance of the biology of their experience back into awareness. Yet polyvagal theory can be challenging and intimidating to explain.This flip chart offers therapists an easy, standardized way to support clients in understanding the role of the autonomic nervous system in their lives. Using a flip chart makes psycho- education an interactive experience. Therapists can feel confident in teaching their clients polyvagal theory by following the chart.With a flip chart visible during sessions, the therapist can:remind clients of the ways the autonomic nervous system has been shaped and is active in their daily living experience,display a page corresponding to the present moment, thus anchoring that experience in the theory,keep a page of the hierarchy visible when working with a client's habitual response pattern.

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
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by Deb A. Dana

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2018-06-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0393712389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language. This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language. Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients' experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems. Adding a polyvagal perspective to clinical practice draws the autonomic nervous system directly into the work of therapy, helping clients re-pattern their nervous systems, build capacities for regulation, and create autonomic pathways of safety and connection. With chapters that build confidence in understanding Polyvagal Theory, chapters that introduce worksheets for mapping, tracking, and practices for re-patterning, as well as a series of autonomic meditations, this book offers therapists a guide to practicing polyvagal-informed therapy. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy is essential reading for therapists who work with trauma and those who seek an easy and accessible way of understanding the significance that Polyvagal Theory has to clinical work.

Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism

Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism
How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism

by Holly Bridges

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2015-08-21
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1784501778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response by the body - a result of the child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
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by Stephen W. Porges,Deb A. Dana

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2018-06-12
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1324000511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Innovative clinicians share their experiences integrating Polyvagal Theory into their treatment models. Clinicians who have dedicated their work to bringing the benefits of the Polyvagal Theory to a range of clients have come together to present Polyvagal Theory in a creative and personal way. Chapters on a range of topics from compassionate medical care to optimized therapeutic relationships to clinician's experiences as parents extract from the theory the powerful influence and importance of cases and feelings of safety in the clinical setting. Additionally, there are chapters which: elaborate on the principle of safety in clinical practice with children with abuse histories explain the restorative consequences of movement, rhythm, and dance in promoting social connectedness and resilience in trauma survivors explains how Polyvagal Theory can be used to understand the neurophysiological processes in various therapies discuss dissociative processes and treatments designed to experience bodily feelings of safety and trust examine fear of flying and how using positive memories as an active "bottom up" neuroceptive process may effectively down-regulate defense shed light on the poorly understood experience of grief Through the insights of innovative and benevolent clinicians, whose treatment models are Polyvagal informed, this book provides an accessible way for clinicians to embrace this groundbreaking theory in their own work.

Fascia in Sport and Movement, Second edition

Fascia in Sport and Movement, Second edition
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by Schleip

  • Publisher : Handspring Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2021-03-30
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1912085860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fascia in Sport and Movement, Second edition is a multi-author book with contributions from 51 leading teachers and practitioners across the entire spectrum of bodywork and movement professions. It provides professionals from all bodywork and movement specialisms with the most up-to-date information they need for success in teaching, training, coaching, strengthening, tackling injury, reducing pain, and improving mobility. The new edition has 21 new chapters, and chapters from the first edition have been updated with new research. This book is an essential resource for all bodywork professionals - sports coaches, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, dance teachers and manual therapists. It explains and demonstrates how an understanding of the structure and function of fascia can inform and improve your clinical practice. The book's unique strength lies in the breadth of its coverage, the expertise of its authorship and the currency of its research and practice base.

Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators

Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators
Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children

by Julie Nicholson,Linda Perez,Julie Kurtz

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-09
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1351393723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators guides child care providers and early educators working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children to understand trauma as well as its impact on young children’s brains, behavior, learning, and development. The book introduces a range of trauma-informed teaching and family engagement strategies that readers can use in their early childhood programs to create strength-based environments that support children’s health, healing, and resiliency. Supervisors and coaches will learn a range of powerful trauma-informed practices that they can use to support workforce development and enhance their quality improvement initiatives.

101 Trauma-Informed Interventions

101 Trauma-Informed Interventions
Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward

by Linda A. Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, EMDR Level II Trained

  • Publisher : PESI Publishing & Media
  • Release : 2013-05-01
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 193612842X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is an imminently practical workbook that shows a variety of invaluable techniques to get centered, calm and organized. An effective and enjoyable guide to help you feel in charge of yourself." ~ Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. This is the workbook that all mental health professionals wish they had at the beginning of their careers. Containing over 100 approaches to effectively deal with trauma, this workbook pulls together a wide array of treatments into one concise resource. Equally useful in both group and individual settings, these interventions will provide hope and healing for the client, as well as expand and solidify the professional's expertise. Tools and techniques drawn from the most effective trauma modalities: * Art Therapy * CBT * DBT * EFT * EMDR * Energy Psychology * Focusing * Gestalt Therapy * Guided Imagery * Mindfulness * Psychodrama * Sensorimotor Psychology * Somatic Experiencing and Movement Therapies -BONUS: Book includes a link to all reproducible worksheets! Print and use with clients right away!! Praise for 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: “Linda Curran's unflagging energy and dedication to the healing of traumatized individuals has led to a voluminous, exciting, and comprehensive, 101 Trauma Informed Interventions. This workbook provides a plethora of effective tools -- traditional as well as innovative -- that can be used in whole or as a part of a course of therapy and also as self-help. The variety of options offered goes a long way towards dispelling the (unfortunately) popular misconception that there are only a limited number of interventions that help people to recover from trauma. Survivors as well as therapists who have been frustrated by the rigidity of strict adherence to evidence based practice will be greatly relieved to find a wealth of useful strategies to experiment, evaluate, and sort into a personally tailored trauma recovery program. This workbook is a god-send for the trauma field, expanding the possibilities for recovery in a most generous way.” ~ Babette Rothschild, MSW author of The Body Remembers and 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery "Linda Curran has carefully and knowledgeably curated a practical, effective collection of interventions that actually work for trauma survivors. Any clinician committed to helping those suffering from posttraumatic stress needs to have these tools and resources to draw upon, because standard talk therapy, nine times out of ten, is simply not going to cut it. These exercises will." ~ Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal “Drawing from the whole spectrum of trauma-based therapies, Linda Curran has compiled a sampling of practical exercises designed to help therapists and their clients better navigate the mine field that trauma work can be and find the path to healing.” ~ Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. author of Internal Family Systems Therapy "101 Trauma-Informed Interventions provides an accessible functional “playbook” for therapists committed to the rehabilitation of the client with a trauma history. In a readable volume Curran integrates diverse approaches of treatment and emphasizes the unique role that trauma plays in mental health. Underlying this eclectic strategy is the common theme emphasizing that healing will only begin when the trauma related feelings embedded in the body are appreciated." ~ Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., author of The Polyvagal Theory "An interesting compendium of potential interventions that can be interwoven into any therapist's existing conceptual framework" ~ Louis Cozolino, Ph.D., Pepperdine University, and author of 5 books including the best-seller The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Healing the Social Brain (2nd edition)

Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox

Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox
125 Worksheets and Exercises to Treat Trauma & Stress

by Manuela Mischke-Reeds

  • Publisher : PESI Publishing & Media
  • Release : 2018-07-10
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9781683731351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you're new to somatic approaches or a seasoned practitioner, this toolbox will be a game-changer in your work. From over 25 years of clinical experience, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, LMFT, has created the go-to resource for mental health therapists who want to incorporate somatic techniques into their daily practice. Highly-effective for clients dealing with trauma and stress disorders, somatic psychotherapy is the future of healing the entire person-body and mind. Section-by-section, this toolbox guide the clinician through: - Targeted somatic interventions for trauma, stress and PTSD - Steps to incorporate the body into your current therapeutic approach - Mindfulness techniques and breath work - Starting guidelines, safety concerns and keys to success - Getting to know their own body to better use body work with clients

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts

by Dieter Hackfort,Robert J. Schinke

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-14
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1351739557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology integrates the topics of motor control, physical education, exercise, adventure, performance in sports, and the performing arts, in several important ways and contexts, drawing upon diverse cultural perspectives. More than 90 overarching topics have been systematically developed by internationally renowned experts in theory, research, and practice. Each contribution delves into a thematic area with more nuanced vocabulary. The terminology drawn upon integrates traditional discourse and emerging topic matter into a state-of-the-art two-volume set. Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts is comprised of theoretical topic matter, spanning theories and terminology from psychology contextualized to sport and physical activity, sport psychology-focused theories, and expansive discussions related to philosophy of science and methodology. Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures draws upon practical concepts that bridge theory and research and practice. Broader issues that extend beyond sport and physical activity participants are embedded within the entries, intended to augment physical, mental, and social well-being. This expansive encyclopedia is a must-have resource for all professionals, scholars, and students in the fields of sport psychology and sport science.

Activate Your Vagus Nerve

Activate Your Vagus Nerve
Unleash Your Body's Natural Ability to Overcome Gut Sensitivities, Inflammation, Brain Fog, Autoimmunity, Anxiety, Depression

by Navaz Habib

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-04-02
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781612438740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learn how exercising your vagus nerve, which regulates automatic functions in the body, can help you take control of your health Anatomists were stumped. How could the vagus nerve, a single nerve beginning in the brainstem, be so long and connect to so many different organs? What effects could this nerve possibly employ? With such a vast array of potential functions, what would happen if this nerve was injured or cut? This helpful guide provides all the tools you need to understand and heal your vagus nerve, the rest, digest and recovery system. You'll learn simple yet powerful techniques to address a variety of ailments health challenges, like inflammation, gut sensitivity and brain fog, from their root causes originating with the vagus nerve. Author Dr. Navaz Habib lays out easy-to-follow daily and weekly routines to help on the path to healing, including: Breathing Techniques Exercises for Mindfulness Tools to Improve Your Digestion Functional Medicine Testing Acupuncture and Massage and more

Invincible

Invincible
How we can train our hearts to beat stress and achieve success

by Leah Lagos

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-08-13
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1409184404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stress is not in your head, it's in your heart - this is the key to peak performance that Dr Leah Lagos, an internationally known expert in biofeedback and sport and performance psychology, wants us to know. In this book, she shares with readers for the first time the same program that she uses with top athletes, CEOs, business leaders - anyone who wants and needs to perform at their best. What makes her scientifically proven ten-week program unlike any other is that she recognizes the link between heart rhythms and stress to create specific, clinically tested breathing techniques that allow you to control your body's physical response to stress. She pairs this training with cognitive-behavioral exercises to offer a two-tiered protocol for strengthening health and performance, enabling readers to respond more flexibly to stressful situations, let go of negative thoughts and emotions, and ultimately be more focused and confident under pressure.

Parents as Partners in Child Therapy

Parents as Partners in Child Therapy
A Book

by Paris Goodyear-Brown

  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2020-12-30
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1462545068
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses a key need for child therapists--how to actively involve parents in treatment and give them tools to support their child's healthy development. Known for her innovative, creative therapeutic approach, Paris Goodyear-Brown weaves together knowledge about play therapy, trauma, attachment theory, and neurobiology. She presents step-by-step strategies to help parents understand their child's needs, reflect on their own emotional triggers, set healthy boundaries, make time together more fun, and respond effectively to challenging behavior. Filled with rich clinical illustrations, the volume features 52 reproducible handouts and worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Waking the Tiger

Waking the Tiger
Healing Trauma : the Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

by Peter A. Levine,Ann Frederick

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781556432330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A straightforward and drug-free approach to dealing with trauma and behavioral disorders, this book presents simple "first aid" tools to help prevent traumatic reactions from developing in the aftermath of "overwhelm" and injury. Thoroughly investigated, this work is based upon the author's years of work with numerous stress and trauma victims. Illustrations.

The Yoga Effect

The Yoga Effect
A Book

by Liz Owen,Holly Lebowitz Rossi,Chris Streeter

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-01-16
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 140919535X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover inner calm and balance with a programme designed to help you overcome the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety. "An evidence-based yoga program that is easy to follow... with calming, empowering and balancing imagery to accompany the accessible poses. Every practice invites a self-affirming attitude of courage...I love this book...and I highly recommend it..." -Amy Weintraub, founder, LifeForce Yoga, and author, Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists 'Inspirational. Forges new ground for how yoga can be researched and validated within the Western medical framework..." -David Emerson, Director, The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI; Author, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy; Co-Author Overcoming Trauma through Yoga Based on the cutting-edge findings of studies at Boston University School of Medicine, The Yoga Effect shares poses and breathing techniques that are medically proven to help the body and mind release fear, worry, and sadness. This book offers: Short, well-rounded practices that include breath work, visualisations, and clear explanations of how yoga contributes to physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Straightforward, accessible yoga sequences, with clear images alongside. Differing levels of practice for readers' varying physical abilities. With the goal of balanced emotional health, The Yoga Effect offers a proven pathway for cultivating inner strength, providing hope and a solution for anyone looking to transform their mental and emotional health. The Yoga Effect helps readers overcome the de-energising effects of depression and move into a state of calm and focus.

Classroom Yoga Breaks: Brief Exercises to Create Calm

Classroom Yoga Breaks: Brief Exercises to Create Calm
A Book

by Louise Goldberg

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0393710963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easy and brief ways to incorporate yoga techniques in the classroom. Stress is everywhere in kids’ lives and impacts their well-being at home and school. Exercise is known to reduce stress, yet students have never been more sedentary. And teachers have little time to add yet something else into the school day. Enter Louise Goldberg and Classroom Yoga Breaks. In this essential book, readers will find a comprehensive guide to incorporating short yoga breaks into their classrooms. Teachers will learn how to promote movement, learning readiness, attention skills, cooperative community, and self-regulation—all in just a few minutes a day. Goldberg’s evidence-based principles of “Creative Relaxation”—creating a peaceful environment where students feel safe, engaged, successful, and independent, promoting empathy and mutual respect—lead the way toward successful use of yoga in the classroom. The book includes a step-by-step curriculum for integrating yoga breaks into the classroom and over 200 illustrated exercises—enough to incorporate one every day of the school year. Twelve units are arranged by theme, with lessons consisting of one- to five-minute exercises, that can be done from the seat or standing. Each unit includes topics for discussion or writing, movement, breathing exercises, focusing activities, relaxation techniques, mindful practices, and self-calming skills. Yoga is a complement to social and emotional learning, mindfulness training, and physical education. It can help address bullying behaviors, students with autism and special needs, and promote overall resilience and executive function. With this book in hand, readers can integrate these fun, relaxing, and healthy breaks into the daily lives of their students and themselves.