You have undoubtedly found this blog post because you have an interest in retained primitive reflexes. Welcome! At this point, you might be wondering what reflex integration going to cost you. I'm afraid that the answer is: how long is a piece of string? Every person is a complex web of experiences, reflexes, trauma, and… Continue reading Cost-Effective Reflex Integration
One of the things I'm most frequently asked about is how to reduce anxiety. If you can't stretch to using the Safe and Sound Protocol, or just need to know how to keep calm ahead of a stressful upcoming event, here are a few simple things you can try, almost anywhere: Music - Find a… Continue reading Quick tips for reducing anxiety – any time, anywhere.
I had an 18-year long career in the corporate world, working within the fields of journalism, tour operations, information systems and information security. What made me go freelance was my very last permanent role, for a global pharmaceuticals company. I worked in IT security, and was jointly responsible for protecting the EMEA region from security… Continue reading Work dynamics – coping with opposite personality types: a primitive reflex perspective
A brief summary of the Polyvagal Theory
In January 2019, I offered to help Moira Dempsey do a first-pass at proofreading her new book, Beyond the Sea Squirt: A Journey with Reflexes. She accepted my offer, and I spent a very interesting month reading, re-reading. and offering suggestions when I noticed errors or strange wording. It was like taking an intense training… Continue reading Review of Beyond the Sea Squirt: A Journey with Reflexes
Is your child starting school in September? It really creeps up quickly on us, and it’s always hard to know which setting is going to be best for our SEN children due to start mainstream primary schools. Sadly, an outstanding OFSTED report isn‘t necessarily an indication that a school is going to be a brilliant… Continue reading Starting school, SEN and retained reflexes: what you need to know
...why this work should not be misinterpreted as a "cure" I have just come across a Facebook advertisement asking for participants with a diagnosis of autism for clinical trials for a "treatment for autism". The advertisement has, unsurprisingly, been met with lots of "angry" reactions and angry comments from people who feel that autism is… Continue reading Removing the challenges – not the diagnosis