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 In Podcasts, SSP Polyvagal Podcast

Please join Extra Lesson Healing Trauma Conference presenters – Mariane Judd, Annette Barone and Joanne McIntyre discuss key themes of the conference.

Mariane explores the cases of children who are returning to school after being in lockdown due to the current pandemic and their struggles with self-regulation. We discuss strategies to support families and children with transitioning back to school.

More importantly, we reveal some strategies that teachers could implement to facilitate feelings of “safety” and to promote connection in the classroom which will ultimately lead to better emotional regulation, attention and learning.

Marianne elaborates on one of her cases of a child with an activated “sympathetic state” and who is struggling with learning at school. She connects his story to a sense of shame and further explores this in regards to EMDR and the importance of relationships in healing.

We propose a “multi-layered approach” to effectively work with families.

Mariane shares some important research connecting Zinc to the uptake of Oxytocin and the connection to the prevalence of Gut issues in many children with ASD or individuals experiencing anxiety.
You will hear about Dr Robert Sapolsky’s work and his book….”Why Zebras don’t get Ulcers” covering the biology of stress. His documentary ” Stress, Portrait of a Killer”  is so interesting and highly recommended (I love this guys work by the way!)

Parents can often feel alone and criticized for their children’s behaviour, Mariane and Annette explore our role as practitioners in providing support and a safe space.

We have a wonderful discussion about the power of using the body via movement to support the nervous systems of those who have experienced trauma. The work of Dr Bruce Perry and Dr Bessel van der Kolk, both leading thinkers in the trauma world, also speak to the importance of such rhythmical motor patterns.

Learn about the concept of “Child Study” and what that could possibly bring to education as a whole.

Of course, we also discuss the Polyvagal Theory applications in therapy!

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