Transforming the Experience-Based Brain                A touch approach for supporting the healing of Developmental Trauma                           created for those who support healing in others       

Prerequisites

This training is open to all those who support healing in others, those who work in a therapeutic or educational setting, including but not limited to the following:

  • Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Art or Music Therapist 
  • Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse, Chiropractor
  • Body Worker, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • or attended Somatic Experiencing Training, Sensory Motor Training, Hakomi Training,
    or a Somatic Training Program, Touch Skills for Therapist, or Somatic Resilience and Regulation
  • Currently have a "Healing" practice
  • If you are unsure about your qualifications, please reach out to the training site coordinator 

Overview of Training Experience

After working for years with Developmental Trauma, I struggled with different approches to treating Developmental Trauma that weren't as effective as I had hoped.  I questioned if talk was more effective or if holding (somatic) approach was better. Out of these two polar opposites came a third way.  The third way involved seeing the client's body as being normal and capable of healing itself.   I realized that this healing was probably not going to happen without support of the client's nervous system along with an understanding of homeostasis.   This opened my eyes to see that my clients were doing the best job they could do with the circumstances. This was their normal.

Transforming Touch and Transforming Intentional Touch both came out of the Third Way.  This opened up space for the client to bring their narrative to the table and for us to build a trusting relationship through a nonverbal and verbal dyadic relationship.  Very much like the Pregnant Mom shared with the baby during utero. 

We support change through a set protocol that speaks to the non-verbal part of the client who directly experienced the Developmental Trauma.  This set protocol strengthens the non-verbal relationship through exploring inherieted trauma, conception trauma, utero trauma, birth trauma, and postnatal trauma.  Allowing for a balance between the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual self.  

This training has the potiential to change clients lives.  As students, you also participate as client and observer in the teaching triads.   A little extra capacity extends lives and commitments and allows clients to build relationships.

                                                                                                                   Training Format        

  •  We have created the most economical path to learn Transforming the Experienced-Based Brain.  Our training format reduces time away from home and practice, allows students to work with support learning the necessary skills, and builds a community of Healers.
  • All lectures are recorded and available online for you to review on your schedule.  The videos are available 30 days prior to the Skill Building Experience and through the end of the month following the experience.
  • We provide 4 Q&A sessions for the class prior to the Skill Building Experience where you and your classmates can ask questions and problem solve over zoom.
  • We facilitate a 3 day Skill Building Experience either onsite or if you are unable to travel, through a distant learning format.  These 3 days are filled with live demosrations of the work as well as your opportunity as a student to experience and learn the work first hand through triads. There are also several opportunites for sharing your experiences with other students and ask questions.
  • Following the training we support students reaching out for their own sessions, consultations, or more supportive educaiton through Transforming Breaks or Transforming Reviews.
  • The training is facilitate through 3 modules.  Modules do need to be completed in order without exception.  After you complete all 3 modules, you can be listed on the "co-regulating touch" referral network at no charge.
  • Students often times find that repeating modules at half-price is very beneficial for their learning and their nervous system.

                                                                                                   Transforming Touch        

 Transforming Touch is a treatment modality that follows a specific protocol which has supported healing of thousands of clients.  Transforming Touch creates a milieu of safety where a client can begin to feel a difference in their life through subtle, yet profound changes. In this place of safety, the client experiences attachment focused protocols which and consistent and measured for repairing early ruptures and the consequences.   

Transforming Touch Therapist understand the importance of presence. They assume the role of Secure Base during the treatment which opens the door for repair of early trauma ruptures. 

Transforming Touch Therapist rely on the work of John Bowlby who is often times referred to as the father of attachment. Bowlby believed that there are four distinguishing characteristics of attachment:Proximity maintenance: The desire to be near the people we are attached to. Safe haven: Returning to the attachment figure for comfort and safety in the face of a fear or threat. Secure base: The attachment figure acts as a base of security from which the child can explore the surrounding environment and Separation distress: Anxiety that occurs in the absence of the attachment figure.

Transforming Touch Therapist support and understand the importance of the client's story or narrative.  We are all born with survival parts that we use to navigate being born to growing up to death.  We listen to each of these parts and honor their individual stories and make note as the story begins to change.  Change is a clear indication of healing.

Transforming Touch Therapist provide "Trauma Informed Care" to their clients.  Listening to their needs and supporting.  As studies have shown such as the Adverse Childhood Experience Study, without intervention there is a possibility of experiencing early disease processes that may lead to a shorter life expectancy.

                                                                                                   Transforming Intentional Touch

 Transforming Intentional Touch is an equally effective way of facilitating regulation within our client's nervous systems.  All the protocol and enhancements have been tweaked to work without physical touch.  The power of working with intention has been expressed and shared from Healers from around the world.  Some actually believe it is much stronger than using physical touch.

Transforming  Intentional Touch Therapist is an effective treatment for those who work in agencies that don't allow physical touch and for those limited by licensure laws.   This is also enhances our work using telemedicine.  

Transforming Intentional Touch Therapist rely on the work of John Bowlby who is often times referred to as the father of attachment. Bowlby believed that there are four distinguishing characteristics of attachment:Proximity maintenance: The desire to be near the people we are attached to. Safe haven: Returning to the attachment figure for comfort and safety in the face of a fear or threat. Secure base: The attachment figure acts as a base of security from which the child can explore the surrounding environment and Separation distress: Anxiety that occurs in the absence of the attachment figure.

Transforming Intentional Touch share all the understandings and workings of Developmental Trauma and support Trauma Informed Care. 

 

                                                                                                                     What you will learn during each module.

Module 1

  • Shock vs Developmental Trauma
  • Treat Response
  • Toxic Stress and Development
  • Memory
  • Polyvagal TheoryRegulation and Hierachy of HealingEmotional Dysregulation
    External Locus of Control
    Internal Locus of Control
    Co-Regulation
    Self-Regulation
  • Homeostasis
  • Allostatic Load
  • Tranforming from Normal to New Normal
  • Bowlby's 4 points of HealingS
    • Safe Haven
    • Secure Base
    • Proximity Maintenence
    • Separation Anxiety
  • Three Tier Safety
  • Transforming Touch®
  • Transforming Intentional Touch
  • Ethics of Transforming Touch®
  • 4 Agreements for Healers
  • Understanding 3 Tiers of Safety
  • Attention vs Intention
  • Right Brain to Right Brain Healing
  • Therapeutic Centering
  • Organs, Glands, and Bones
  • Why Protocols for Healing?
  • Seven Point Protocol
    • Kidney / Adrenals
    • Brain Stem
    • Ankles
    • Limbic Activation
  • Enhancements
  • Balancing with Layers
    • Skin
    • Fascia
    • Muscle
    • Bone
  • Primitive Reflexes
    • Fear Paralysis Reflex
    • Moro Reflex
  • Post-Session

Module 2

  • Adverse Childhood Experience Study
  • Resilience and Prosperity
  • Low Tone Dorsal
  • High Tone Dorsal
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Faux Window of Tolerance
  • Sympathetic Response
  • Parasympathetic Response
  • Defensive Accommodations
  • Living in Survival Energy
  • Suvival Language
  • Language of Trauma Repair
    • Rupture and Repair
  • Review Attachment Theory
  • Secure Survival Attachment
  • Anxious-Resistant Survival Attachment
  • Avoidant Survival Attachment
  • Mary Ainsworth Strange Situation
  • Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory
  • Safe Haven and Missattunement
  • Trauma and Neurotransmitters
  • Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
  • Cortisol
  • Adrenaline
  • Creating a Safe Space for Clients
    • Safe Haven
    • Secure Base
    • Proximity Maintenence
    • Separation Anxiety
  • Primitive Reflexes
    • Rooting/sucking reflex
    • Palmar Grasp Reflex
    • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
  • The Midline and why it is important

Module 3

  • Neuroception
  • Interoception
  • 4 Layers
    • Physical
    • Intellectual
    • Emotional
    • Spiritual
  • Over Coupled and Under Coupled Trauma
    • Contraction
    • Expansion
  • Pedulation
  • Titration
  • The Digestive System
  • Working with Infants to teenagers
  • Eating Disorders
  • Shame
  • Grief/Loss
    • Mediastinum
  • Spiritual
  • Anxiety
    • Separation
  • Reproductive
  • Vestibular System
  • Automimmune System
  • Primitive Reflexes Evaluation and Integration:
    • Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)
    • Tonic Labrynthine Reflex (TLR)
    • Spinal Galant Reflex
  • Connecting the Dots to Healing
  • Transforming Intentional Touch
  • From Intake to Treatment
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