A brief summary of the Polyvagal Theory
...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
I have been self employed since 2001, when I started taking on Training and Change Management contracts as part of large-scale business transformation projects for global corporations and government organisations. In between contracts (and sometimes during) as well as while my children were small, I worked as a freelance translator, specialising in my very niche… Continue reading Connection, isolation, social media, mental health and primitive reflexes
I went along to a business networking meeting on Tuesday. I thought it would possibly be a good place to spread the word and also find people to help me with things like printing flyers, graphic design and perhaps even some social media help.What I wasn't prepared for was telling people what I "do" in… Continue reading So, what is it that I actually “do”?
I was trying to explain compensation to a client the other day. I found myself relating to my own experiences to be the easiest and most neutral way to explain: I was an average child who grew up in the 1970s. I played outdoors in all weathers, possibly a lot more than the children… Continue reading Could you be struggling because you are compensating for baby reflexes?
I feel compelled to write about my experiences of the Safe and Sound Protocol over the past nine months. The Safe and Sound Protocol is a five-day listening programme, which has been designed based on Dr Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory. It is described by Dr Porges as a “platform for neuroplasticity”. It is a programme… Continue reading The Safe and Sound Protocol: 5 days of music to improved social engagement