Current Workshops

The Mosaic of Healing  

A Portal into Transformation

 

When: November 10th, 2018, 9am - 5 pm - November 11th 2018, 9am - noon

 

Where: 1776 South Jackson St, Conference Room B, Denver, CO 80501

 

Cost: $295

 

Registration: anamdovalle@gmail.com or (303) 618-5328

 

Contact Hours: 11 hours

 

Description: 

This workshop is designed to educate therapists on how to incorporate the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) created by Dr. Stephen Porges, in advanced trauma informed therapy. The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), in this particular program, is utilized as a preparatory tool that can be used at the beginning or critical phases of the client’s treatment in order to kindle and help them stay within their “window of tolerance” as they advance in their healing process. The SSP utilizes sound frequency (listening program) and it is a short-term modality used during the client’s intervention (only five days of listening, seven day total program). 

 

The SSP is meant to prime the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) in being more open to heal in relationship to the self, experience, therapist and another. It brings a state of calmness and groundness that is sustained when one is working with activating and traumatic content. Beyond the utilization of the SSP, we will introduce specific tracking tools for the reflection and meaning of the client’s experience. The adoption of the SEGAC (Sensation, Emotion, Gesture, Action, Concept) will allow for the therapist to help the client to actively participate in their personal journey in a multi-sensory and embodied way. In this program, with the support of the therapist, the client tracks implicitly first and then more explicitly at the last day,their arousal continuum in a calm and grounded way. They become an active observer of their condition in the present moment. This advanced workshop allows for you as an experienced trauma / relationships practitioner to understand and be able to introduce the SSP in your practice. This trauma informed program provides a Neuro-platform of safety for the client’s process. It gives you as the therapist, a profound insight into your client’s Portal to Transformation. This is truly a Mosaic of Healing.

 

 

 

International Workshops: Afro Brazilian Studies

Afro Indigenous Brazilian traditions in healing stress and trauma.

Germany

Workshops Upon Request

Treating Disorders of Regulation and Trauma

Cost: $350

Contact Hours: 13

Description:

Sensation is the implicit content of our affect. Our affect is the explicit manifestation of our sensations. Through the body we will explore the dimensions of the self in time/space and relationship. We will utilize the senses as a gateway into regulation, attachment and expression in the world. During practicums we will address regulation in the context of limbic resonance, intention, support and the development of a coherent narrative for promoting regulation. This workshop will present Early Childhood studies.

Target audience: Early childhood therapists, educators, occupational therapists, couples therapists, addictions therapists, individual psychotherapists, trauma therapists

· Recognize the inter-connection between the body's twelve senses, embodiment, empowerment, and their importance in relationships and healing trauma

· Apply the "Twelve Senses Model" in understanding and treating autonomic nervous system dysregulation and creating a coherent narrative about the "self"

"Ana do Valle's work in Sensory Integration™ provides important tools to help stabilize clients with deep attachment and regulation problems." Peter A. Levine PhD

 

 

 

 


Sensory Matrix Model for Treating Disorders of Regulation & Trauma

Cost: $295

Description:

Sensation is the implicit content of our affect. Our affect is the explicit manifestation of our sensations. Through the body we will explore the dimensions of the self in time/space and relationship. We will utilize the senses as a gateway into regulation, attachment and expression in the world. During practicums we will address regulation in the context of limbic resonance, intention, support and the development of a coherent narrative for promoting regulation. This workshop will present Early Childhood studies.

Target audience: Early childhood therapists, educators, occupational therapists, couples therapists, addictions therapists, individual psychotherapists, trauma therapists

· Recognize the inter-connection between the body senses, auto/self-regulation and their importance in relationships
 

 

 

 

 

Applying a Sensory Motor Integrative Model for Treating Disorders of Trauma and AttachmentSensory Processing Differences Correlated to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Collaborative Approach to A Somatic Experiencing Model- Practicum Workshop


In this experiential two days workshop we will review the Sensory Integrative theory, its relationship to fragmentation and trauma, while exploring practical strategies for addressing Trauma Recovery. We will be integrating the Sensory Integration and Somatic Experiencing Models as the core foundation to bring the nervous system into regulation.

Program description:

Sensory Processing Disorder is a disorder of discrimination and integration of sensory messages from all the body’s senses that result in disruption of normal sensory perception, including both enhanced and diminished sensitivity. SPD is recognized as a major contributor to impaired self regulation among children and adults. It is commonly present in behavioral disorders including anxiety disorder, depression, addictions, postraumatic stress disorder, ADHD and learning disabilities, and represents the brain-based substrate for the development of the syndromes of Complex Trauma. It also contributes to many poorly understood medical disorders.

This workshop will explore Autonomic Dysregulation (including SPD) in brain physiology and link it with the physiology of trauma. It will present many diseases and syndromes that are related to trauma and SPD.

The Polyvagal Theory and the new theories of dissociation will be emphasized. Somatic Experiencing concepts and model will be integrated in this training. This workshop will provide the link in between sensory motor based intervention and its effectiveness in trauma therapy.

The participants will review case studies and learn activities that facilitate the processing and integration of sensory stimuli, promoting embodiment and autonomic regulation within the nervous system.
This workshop is appropriate for healthcare professionals, nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, addictions counselors, body workers, educators, parents and adults with SPD.

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the inter-connection between the body senses and auto/self regulation as well as the importance of addressing sensory processing disorder in trauma recovery (and vice-versa)

2. Apply the Somatic Experiencing and Sensory Integrative Models for treating disorders of trauma (SPD continuum), both mental and physical

3. Recognize the relationship in between trauma, sensory processing disorder, and disease

4. Learn specific activities/strategies to promote autonomic regulation (children and adults)

Teaching Experience

Safe Shelter 2018 Symposium on Domestic Violence: The Impact on Health of Individuals and Community - Boulder, CO, April 27th 2018

 

Webinar - Somatic Attachment Master Classes - 2 hours, April 17th 2018

 

Teaching Children and Understanding Their Nervous System - Thorne Nature Experience, Boulder, CO, April 4th 2018 

 

The Mosaic of Healing: A Portal Into Transformation - Norway March 9-10th 2018, Denver, CO November 10-11th 2018 

 

Healing Early Childhood Trauma: Working with Sensory Processing Differences - Heritage Camp for Children adopted from Korea, Winter Park, CO, June 20th 2015

Abuse, Dissociation, and Restoring the Wisdom of the Autonomic Nervous System - Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley Symposium Longmont, CO, April 23rd 2015

Trauma and Dissociation - Employee Assistance Program of Colorado, Denver, CO, 2 hour lecture on April 10th 2015

Attachment and Trauma - Muckleshoot Early Childhood Program, Tacoma, WA March 3rd - 5th 2015

Autonomic Nervous System Regulation in a Preschool Setting - Alaya Preschool, Boulder, CO, February 16th 2015

Somatic Components in the treatment of addictions: Effectiveness of a Body Centered Approach in Establishing Regulation in the Nervous System and Somatic Experiencing - The Meadows Residential Treatment Center for Addictions and Trauma, Arizona, July 26th-27th 2013

Direction and Supervision: Week long camp for children with Sensory Processing and Social and Emotional Difficulties. "I am the boss of my body" - Denver, CO July 15th-July 19th 2013.

Sensory Processing Disorder lecture - Colorado University, Boulder, CO, May 30th 2013

Attachment and Sensory Processing: How it Effects Interpersonal Relationships and Learning - Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, Birth to Three Program, Seattle, WA, March 2013

Sensory Processing Disorder and Its Implications in Trauma Resolution Theory / Practicum - 2 day training (13 contact hours) CA, NC, Brazil, Norway, Canada, MN, AZ, NC, TX, IN, KY, WA, Boulder, 2010-2013

Attachment and the Sensory Matrix - Developing Resilience and Strengthening Relationships Throughout the Use of Sensory Motor Based Activities - PDP Annual Symposium, MN, March 7th-8th 2013

Sensory Processing and Early Childhood Trauma - Skype

Consultation, MA, 2013

Somatic Experiencing Introduction, Sensory Processing and Attachment Theory - Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2009-2012

 Implications of Trauma in Sensory Processing, Attachment and Health - American Indian Symposium and Reservations in WA and MN, 2012 and Department of Human Services, Denver, CO 2012

Sensory Modulation Disorder: Helping Therapists, Teachers and Families Understand and Utilize Tools for Self Regulation - Boulder Public Library and Public Schools Boulder, CO, 2008-2012

 

Sensory Processing Disorder and It’s Implications on Trauma Resolution – Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO, 2009-2012

 

Self Regulation Strategies for Treating Maladaptive Behaviors (co-presenter) - CEDAR University Hospital Addictions Center, Harmony Center for Addictions, The Meadows Residential Facility, 2010-2012

 

Influence of Traumatic Events in the Child’s Learning Style: Meeting the Challenge in a Fun and Playful Way - Eastern Sun Academy, Bixby Elementary, Waldorf Schools, 2008- 2012

 

Preventing Surgical Trauma in Early Childhood: Strategies for Self Regulation - 1st Annual International Somatic Experiencing, 2007, Conference in Berkley, CA, Boulder, CO 2012, Concord, CA 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2012.

 

Normalizing Sensory Processing Skills in the Process of Healing Trauma - Los Angeles, CA. May, 2007

 

 

Post Traumatic Stress and Attachment Disorder: Gender responsive Supervision - Boulder County Jail, Boulder, CO, January, 2007

 

Self Regulation: The Depth of Human Experience - Philadelphia Somatic Experiencing Community, Philadelphia, PA, January 2007

 

Growing Together: The Art of Being Present – Totality of Sensation - Region VIII Head Start Conference, Colorado Head Start Association, Colorado Springs, CO, October 2006

 

Self Regulation and Social and Emotional Problems: Sensory Modulation - Tennyson Center for Children, Residential Unit, Denver, CO, April 2007

 

Physical Activity and Self Regulation: The School Setting as the Theater for Learning How to Regulate Behavioral and Emotional Responses -  Alaska School District, Anchorage, AK, August 2005

 

Celebrating Culture: A Workshop for professionals working in Early Childhood - Adams County Head Start, Denver, CO, June 2005

 

Neuroscience of Safety: Creating a Safe Heaven for Young Children by Utilizing Daily Preschool Routines to Promote Healing - Affective Needs Conference, Denver, CO, October 2003

 

Neuroscience of Safety: Creating a Safe Heaven for Young Children by Utilizing Daily Preschool Routines to Promote Healing - Affective Needs Conference, Denver, CO, October 2003

 

Developing the Rhythm for Learning: Classroom Everyday Strategies - Cherry Creek School District, Denver, CO, February 2001

 

Aquatic Therapy Seminar: Promoting Self Regulation by Utilizing Sensory Integration Techniques - Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO, 1995