Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism

Author: Holly Bridges
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Body Sense The Science and Practice of Embodied Self Awareness Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Author: Alan Fogel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708772
Format: PDF
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The science and practice of feeling our movements, sensations, and emotions. When we are first born, before we can speak or use language to express ourselves, we use our physical sensations, our “body sense,” to guide us toward what makes us feel safe and fulfilled and away from what makes us feel bad. As we develop into adults, it becomes easy to lose touch with these crucial mind-body communication channels, but they are essential to our ability to navigate social interactions and deal with psychological stress, physical injury, and trauma. Combining a ground-up explanation of the anatomical and neurological sources of embodied self-awareness with practical exercises in touch and movement, Body Sense provides therapists and their clients with the tools to attain mind-body equilibrium and cultivate healthy body sense throughout their lives.

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

Author: Deb A. Dana
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393712389
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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.

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

Author: Stephen W. Porges
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393707878
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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.

Attachment and Bonding

Author: Carol Sue Carter
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262033488
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Scientists from different disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, neurobiology, endocrinology, and molecular biology, explore the concepts of attachment and bonding from varying scientific perspectives.

Changing Minds in Therapy Emotion Attachment Trauma and Neurobiology Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Author: Margaret Wilkinson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393705617
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The latest application of contemporary neuroscience to therapeutic work. There is an increasing clinical focus on how recent advances in neuroscience, attachment, and trauma can be applied to treating patients with a history of early neglect. Margaret Wilkinson draws on her extensive clinical expertise as a master therapist to explain the role of the mind-brain relationship in therapeutic change.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Author: Ginger Garner
Publisher: Handspring Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781909141131
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings a large body of work, known as medical therapeutic yoga (MTY), to health professionals and yoga teachers so they can apply yoga postures to treat acute and chronic disease processes. MTY is based on integrative medicine's biopsychosocial model of care, a patient-centered approach - shown to be the most effective.