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SPEAKING EVENT: The Science Of Love. Changing Lives: The Neuroscience Of Connectedness, Trust And Feeling Safe
June 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MDT
2-day live stream event with International Experts Dr Stephen Porges and Dr Sue Carter
ABOUT THE TWO-DAY CONFERENCE
Safety is critical in enabling humans to optimize their potential. The neurophysiological processes associated with feeling safe are a prerequisite not only for optimal mental health and social behavior, but also for accessing both the higher brain structures that enable humans to be creative and generative and the lower brain structures involved in regulating health, growth, and restoration. The Polyvagal Theory explains how social behavior turns off defenses and promotes opportunities to feel safe. It provides an innovative model to understand bodily responses to trauma and stress and the importance of the client’s physiological state in mediating the effectiveness of clinical treatments. Thus, interventions that target the capacity to feel safe and use social behavior to regulate physiological state can be effective in treating psychological disorders that are dependent on defense systems.