How Does Attachment Impact Trauma?

  Relationships can play a crucial role after a traumatic experience. And yet, some clients simply lack the kind of secure, healthy relationships that would help them heal more quickly. So how can we build secure attachment after trauma, even if the client has...

How does neuroscience help us understand trauma?

Hi, How can the latest revelations from neuroscience help clients recover from trauma? That’s a question that the top experts are about to take up in the first free broadcast of NICABM’s Treating Trauma Master Series. You’ll get insights from: Dan...

Relational & Developmental Neurogenomics

  Relational & Developmental Neurogenomics Blog Operationalizing empirical research and clinical practice to support fulfillment and purpose   Welcome to the Relational & Developmental Neurogenomics Blog. In this maiden entry, I would like to briefly...

Raising Resilient Children Through Good-Enough Parenting

 As an infant, toddler, child, adolescent, and deep into our adulthood, we progressively leap to higher levels of adaptation to the world around us and our place within it. The family we have and build around us affects nutrition, physical activity, and...

A New Psychotherapy for Trauma

 I was at the Bessel van der Kolk Trauma, the Body and Biology Foundations and treatment of trauma conference recently. Bessel van der Kolk is a former psychiatrist, researcher, therapist and author of The Body Keeps the Score. He made the point that our...

No-one Expects the Smiling Inquisition!

  Smiling has to be a good thing and, broadly speaking, it is, but Aparna Labroo and colleagues have conducted research that shows it depends on what you are expecting.  Despite the somewhat infamous title line from Monty Python, the research examined the...

When Life Throws Curve Balls

When life throws curve balls! An educators guide to assist children who have experienced situations of loss.Life doesn’t always go as planned! Unfortunate and sometimes tragic situations happen and children are often caught up in extraordinary events that are...

Orchids and Dandelions: A Genetic View of Resilience

  Challenging behaviors are a cry for help My work has been inspired by recent translational neurogenomics findings suggesting that some children carry genetic variants that affect their ability to self-regulate which make them more sensitive to the effects of...
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