Trauma Recovery and the Nervous System

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Leslie Wilkin, MSW – The Importance of Engaging Social-Relational Systems in Trauma Treatment

Edward Dangerfield – Trauma and Subconscious Breathing Patterns

November 27, 2018

Speakers:

Dr. Lynn Alden // Current Treatment Perspectives of PTSD

PTSD has been described as a disorder of recovery. Dr. Alden’s talk will present current perspectives on the development of PTSD with particular emphasis on the processes that maintain traumatic stress symptoms. Treatment strategies and outcomes will also be discussed.

Leslie Wilkin, MSW // The Importance of Engaging Social-Relational Systems in Trauma Treatment

With ever advancing research in the areas of neurobiology and trauma treatment, we are learning the necessity of activating the ventral vagal branch of the nervous system, also known as our Social Engagement system, to facilitate healing. Drawing on Polyvagal theory, attachment, and ecological approaches, Leslie will highlight the science behind activating systems of social engagement in treatment, the role of relationships in learning, and the importance of attending to the social context in which trauma occurs.

Edward Dangerfield // Trauma and Subconscious Breathing Patterns

Edward will explore how thinking can influence our breathing. He will then unpack how the connections between subconscious breathing patterns, the nervous system, and the endocrine system interact to inform trauma response.

Panel discussion and catered networking to follow!