Do you know therapists who seem to have “the magic touch” when it comes to getting children to trust and connect with them?
What if there are actual behaviors that you can learn and incorporate into your way of being with children that can solicit openness, relaxation and trust?
Watch Dafna Lender, LCSW, for this compelling 3-hour workshop, as she walks you through the complexities of using polyvagal theory with your young clients. Using your own social engagement system and tuning into the child’s physiological state you’ll learn:
Regulating and calming techniques for more curiosity, openness & connection
How sending safety messages to brains of mistrusting kids will make them more open to new relational experiences
To use voice, rhythm, facial expressions and touch to elicit trust
To surprise the brain of a defensive child with novel responses to grab attention, interrupt their automatic defensiveness, and generate curiosity
Exercises and activities to make shut down, guarded or angry clients feel more relaxed, open and ready to connect