In response to desperate pleas by SSP providers around the globe, Unyte iLs pushed through a Beta release of the Safe and Sound Protocol in digital format somewhat earlier than planned back in May, in order to address concerns about providing the physical product due to social distancing and hygiene measures. The full version of… Continue reading Safe remote trauma therapy: the Safe and Sound Protocol Digital
Here you are, walking your parenting tightrope. You are considering therapy for your struggling child. The Safe and Sound Protocol is still not so widely known about in the United Kingdom, so it may not be your first port of call. The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-hour auditory therapy based on the… Continue reading The Safe and Sound Protocol for Parents
School is back again any second after the longest break from routine that our children have ever had. I don't know about you, but I have mixed feelings about this: We have enjoyed home educating, and have had a lovely, unstructured summer holiday, full of play and camping trips. I've had a few days back… Continue reading Back to school anxiety – a polyvagal approach for parents and children
I adore watching babies make involuntary movements in their first few months of life. These involuntary movements are primitive reflexes, and are governed by the brainstem - the only part of our brain that is mature when a baby is born. Very soon, babies start to be able to control their movements, and start being… Continue reading How learning to crawl relates to learning
In response to desperate pleas by SSP providers around the globe, iLs pushed through a Beta release of the Safe and Sound Protocol in digital format somewhat earlier than planned back in May, in order to address concerns about providing the physical product due to social distancing and hygiene measures. In September, the final version… Continue reading Safer remote trauma therapy with the Safe and Sound Protocol Digital
You have undoubtedly found this blog post because you have an interest in retained primitive reflexes. Welcome! Have you been thinking about doing it yourself? Either with YouTube videos, or even by purchasing an online course? Or perhaps you have been trying a do-it-yourself approach, using books, videos and online training? In which case, have… Continue reading Primitive Reflex Integration: How to do it yourself.
I recently attended a brilliant series of workshops with Deb Dana, a clinician and expert on Polyvagal-informed practice. One of our exercises was to watch a video of nature for five minutes. The effect was deeper breathing, a decreased heart rate and a feeling of peace and relaxation, as well as connectedness with fellow workshop… Continue reading …and relax
Twice this week, and several times in the past, I've come across people on social media arguing about "cures" for neurodivergent conditions. The thinking by those opposed to doing any neuroplasticity work to support difficulties associated with these conditions is that ableist people are trying to make neurodiverse people fit into their ableist world. I… Continue reading Removing the challenges – not the diagnoses
I keep using my own experiences as a private pilot to explain compensation to new clients - the concept of working extra hard as a result of retained primitive reflexes: 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 compensating for baby reflexes?
I wanted to become a provider for iLs Focus because I've seen such amazing transformations with the Safe and Sound Protocol, and have heard encouraging tales from Focus practitioners (who also use SSP) in the United States. iLs Focus is not commonly used in the UK, so I thought it would be a good idea… Continue reading iLs Focus Programme for auditory processing disorder, dyslexia and emotional regulation