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Healing the Fear That Hides, Looking for Dopamine in all the Wrong Places - Cincinnati
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When: Friday, May 11, 2018
4:15 PM
Where: United States

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Neuroscience is demonstrating that some of the most challenging behaviors connected with toxic stress and trauma are actually biologically based fear responses more related to fear based dysregulation than intractable behavior. As Maureen Walker reminds, “Strategies for disconnection are an intense yearning for connection in an atmosphere of fear.” In this interactive presentation and discussion, we will examine how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and compounding adverse toxic stressors (CATS) create repeated fear responses and disrupt the feeling of safety in our bodies needed for the attachment and regulation centers of the brain to work properly. This makes embodied safety, the ability to feel safe as well as be safe, as important to those of us who work with families experiencing toxic stress as it is for those we serve. Setting power struggles aside, we will explore everyday, brain-based interventions to help all of us replace challenging, fear-based interactions with embodied safety, growth and hope. Objectives: Participants will be able to: Identify ACEs and CATS impact on the brain and the body resulting in fear-based dysregulation traditionally seen as chronic, challenging behaviors. Identify and use resilience-based approaches to fear-based dysregulation behaviors like aggression, self-harm, risk taking, oppositional-defiance. Identify and demonstrate techniques for helping themselves and others experience felt safety Identify and practice non-adversarial, collaborative and calming approaches to addressing fear-based dysregulation.

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Child Focus, Inc

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Child Focus Training Center

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4633-B Aicholtz Road

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