In the years I've been working with neuroplasticity, I've lost count of the number of parents who want to know the % their child's reflexes are retained, as well as… Continue reading A Polyvagal Approach to Primitive Reflex Integration
Retained reflexes, developmental milestones, and learning
Retained reflexes mean that a person may struggle to do things that others assimilate naturally and effortlessly. Not only that, but the movements used in Rhythmic Movement Training are simple and fun - and children often start to ask for them every day, because their bodies NEED these movements.
Which first: Primitive reflex integration or the Safe and Sound Protocol?
I am often approached by parents seeking out primitive reflex integration as a result of seeing the film "Attention, Please!" Some people will go on to have a good look… Continue reading Which first: Primitive reflex integration or the Safe and Sound Protocol?
The Safe and Sound Protocol and Menopause
I tell all my clients this anecdote at some point, so it's time to publish this as a blog post. When I first read about the Safe and Sound Protocol… Continue reading The Safe and Sound Protocol and Menopause
PEMF – a powerful follow-up to the Safe and Sound Protocol
In June 2021, I attended a children's birthday party at a waterpark. While I was spectating, I somehow slipped over on wet decking and walloped down, flat on my face… Continue reading PEMF – a powerful follow-up to the Safe and Sound Protocol
Safe and Sound Protocol Side Effects
Why does SSP sometimes cause such extreme "adverse reactions"? Why is it so transformational for other people? Emma Ashfield of Move2Connect and Carol Ann Rowland of Halton Therapy & Neurofeedback… Continue reading Safe and Sound Protocol Side Effects
Lunchtime trauma break
In early 2020, I popped out for lunch following a challenging morning in clinic. I was in a rush, so decided to pop into a rather uncelubrious convenience shop ("Choice… Continue reading Lunchtime trauma break
SSP through the eyes of a child
This Stop Motion was created by the best teacher of all things nervous system - my son. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5s62mQ2BrU
The Safe and Sound Protocol and Rabbits
For those sceptical of the Safe and Sound Protocol, here's a story that proves that it's not a placebo in any way, shape or form. Last year, I randomly adopted… Continue reading The Safe and Sound Protocol and Rabbits
Severe neonatal jaundice and “autism”
At least twice a week, I see or speak to parents of clients who have a neurodevelopmental diagnosis, such as Autism, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder or Dyspraxia,… Continue reading Severe neonatal jaundice and “autism”
Self-care Cafe for Parents/Carers
So many people I know - and obviously tens of thousands I don't know - struggle thanks to the broken SEND system in which misinformed SENCos are complicit, and local… Continue reading Self-care Cafe for Parents/Carers
Protected: Fake progressive schools and mental health
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What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?
Need a brief, simplified explanation of Polyvagal Theory and the science behind the Safe and Sound Protocol? https://videopress.com/v/EsKwaRUm?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fvideos.files.wordpress.com%2FEsKwaRUm%2Fhow-does-the-safe-and-sound-protocol-work-2-3_mp4.scrubthumb-1.jpg&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true