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Interoception and Processing Issues in Children

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Course Description

Introspection has become quite the “buzz” word today as more research emerge with regards to its connection to the gut, the insula, and the brain. Maude will cover pertinent research from A.D. Craig, as she will also discuss assessment and intervention from Kelly Mahler’s (MS, OTR/L) perspective. She will also add a discussion on the Polyvagal Theory of Dr. S. Porges and will being all of this together in a practical way, making the science sensible to use in every day sessions. Maude will also include noted comments on Mindfulness practice and the use of “quieting the mind” to influence body awareness, praxis and occupational function. Whether you are coming from a social-emotional perspective or postural-praxis perspective, this workshop will influence your thinking in chasing the “why” in your clients.

Outline / Agenda:

Session 1 – Interoception, Insula and the Brain
Session 2 – Application of the Polyvagal Theory
Session 3 – Intervention

Learning Objectives:

Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe 5 significant markers of interoception
  • List 3 major factors to consider with regards to interoception and social-emotional functioning
  • Discuss the overlap between Polyvagal theory and interoception
  • List at least 3 categories of multiple techniques with regards to interoception

Course Content

This course includes:

R406 incl VAT