The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy
Author: Deborah A. Dana,Stephen W. Porges
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9780393712377
Category: SCIENCE
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Book Excerpt:

The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language.

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy  Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Deb A. Dana
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 0393712389
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language. This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language. Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients' experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems. Adding a polyvagal perspective to clinical practice draws the autonomic nervous system directly into the work of therapy, helping clients re-pattern their nervous systems, build capacities for regulation, and create autonomic pathways of safety and connection. With chapters that build confidence in understanding Polyvagal Theory, chapters that introduce worksheets for mapping, tracking, and practices for re-patterning, as well as a series of autonomic meditations, this book offers therapists a guide to practicing polyvagal-informed therapy. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy is essential reading for therapists who work with trauma and those who seek an easy and accessible way of understanding the significance that Polyvagal Theory has to clinical work.

Interpersonal Neurobiology and Clinical Practice Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Interpersonal Neurobiology and Clinical Practice  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Allan N. Schore,Louis Cozolino
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN: 0393714586
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpersonal Neurobiology and Clinical Practice Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

An edited collection from some of the most influential writers in mental health. Books in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology have collectively sold close to 1 million copies and contributed to a revolution in cutting-edge mental health care. An interpersonal neurobiology of human development enables us to understand that the structure and function of the mind and brain are shaped by experiences, especially those involving emotional relationships. Here, the three series editors have enlisted some of the most widely read IPNB authors to reflect on the impact of IPNB on their clinical practice and offer words of wisdom to the hundreds of thousands of IPNB-informed clinicians around the world. Topics include: Dan Hill on dysregulation and impaired states of consciousness; Deb Dana on the polyvagal perspective; Bonnie Badenoch on therapeutic presence; Kathy Steele on motivational systems in complex trauma.

Advanced Sandtray Therapy

Advanced Sandtray Therapy
Author: Linda E. Homeyer,Marshall N. Lyles
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2021-09-24
ISBN: 1000454304
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Sandtray Therapy Book Excerpt:

Advanced Sandtray Therapy deepens mental health professionals’ abilities to understand and apply sandtray therapy. Chapters show readers how to integrate clinical theory with sand work, resulting in more focused therapeutic work. Using practical basics as building blocks, the book takes a more detailed look at the ins and outs of work with attachment and trauma, showing therapists how to work through the sequence of treatment while also taking into account clients’ trauma experiences and attachment issues. This text is a vital guide for any clinician interested in adding sandtray therapy to their existing work with clients as well as students in graduate programs for the mental health professions.

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory  The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Stephen W. Porges,Deb A. Dana
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 1324000511
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

Innovative clinicians share their experiences integrating Polyvagal Theory into their treatment models. Clinicians who have dedicated their work to bringing the benefits of the Polyvagal Theory to a range of clients have come together to present Polyvagal Theory in a creative and personal way. Chapters on a range of topics from compassionate medical care to optimized therapeutic relationships to clinician's experiences as parents extract from the theory the powerful influence and importance of cases and feelings of safety in the clinical setting. Additionally, there are chapters which: elaborate on the principle of safety in clinical practice with children with abuse histories explain the restorative consequences of movement, rhythm, and dance in promoting social connectedness and resilience in trauma survivors explains how Polyvagal Theory can be used to understand the neurophysiological processes in various therapies discuss dissociative processes and treatments designed to experience bodily feelings of safety and trust examine fear of flying and how using positive memories as an active "bottom up" neuroceptive process may effectively down-regulate defense shed light on the poorly understood experience of grief Through the insights of innovative and benevolent clinicians, whose treatment models are Polyvagal informed, this book provides an accessible way for clinicians to embrace this groundbreaking theory in their own work.

Nature Based Play and Expressive Therapies

Nature Based Play and Expressive Therapies
Author: Janet A. Courtney,Jamie Lynn Langley,Lynn Louise Wonders,Rosalind Heiko,Rose LaPiere
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2022-03-10
ISBN: 1000547604
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Based Play and Expressive Therapies Book Excerpt:

Nature-Based Play and Expressive Therapies addresses a wide range of healing modalities and case studies that can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments. Each chapter includes vignettes to support the interventions and approaches presented. Readers will find a diverse array of helpful handouts and topics explored, including tips for creating outdoor healing gardens and labyrinths, guidelines for using nature to address trauma, working with sandplay and storytelling in nature, adapting nature-based interventions via telehealth, and much more. Chapters focus on work with young children and teens in individual settings as well as work with families and groups, making this book an important read for a wide range of mental health professionals.

Implementing Play Therapy with Groups

Implementing Play Therapy with Groups
Author: Clair Mellenthin,Jessica Stone,Robert Jason Grant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2021-12-23
ISBN: 1000509893
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing Play Therapy with Groups Book Excerpt:

Implementing Play Therapy with Groups is a new and innovative edited book bringing together experts from across the field of play therapy to explore how to facilitate group play therapy across challenging settings, diagnoses, and practice environments. Applying theoretical and empirical information to address treatment challenges, each chapter focuses on a specific treatment issue and explores ways the reader can implement group work within their play therapy work. Chapters also provide contemporary evidence-based clinical information in providing group therapy with specific populations such as working with children who have been exposed to violence, trauma, adoption, foster care, those who are chronically medically fragile, and more. This book will bring awareness to, and provide easily implemented play therapy knowledge and interventions for, child and family therapists who work in a range of settings including schools, hospitals, residential treatment centers, and community mental health settings.

Coping Rituals in Fearful Times

Coping Rituals in Fearful Times
Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 303081534X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping Rituals in Fearful Times Book Excerpt:

The Lord Is My Courage

The Lord Is My Courage
Author: K.J. Ramsey
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN: 0310124174
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lord Is My Courage Book Excerpt:

Walking through Psalm 23 phrase by phrase, therapist and author K.J. Ramsey explores the landscape of our fear, trauma, and faith. When she stepped through her own wilderness of spiritual abuse and religious trauma, K.J. discovered that courage is not the absence of anxiety but the practice of trusting we will be held and loved no matter what. How can we cultivate courage when fear overshadows our lives? How do we hear the Voice of Love when hate and harm shout loud? This book offers an honest path to finding that there is still a Good Shepherd who is always following you. Braiding contemplative storytelling, theological reflection, and practical neuroscience, Ramsey reveals a route into connection and joy that begins right where you are. The Lord is My Courage is for the deconstructing and the dreamers, the afraid and the amazed, for those whose fear has not been fully shepherded but who can't seem to stop listening for their Good Shepherd's Voice.

Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy
Author: Paul Gilbert,Gregoris Simos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 1000481352
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compassion Focused Therapy Book Excerpt:

Compassion Focused Therapy: Clinical Practice and Applications offers evidence-based guidance and extensive insight into the science behind compassion focused therapy. The first section of the book explores the evolution and physiological infrastructures of caring, and how compassion arises when humans use their complex cognitive competencies to address suffering deliberately and intentionally. With this framework and basis, the next sections of the book explore CFT applied to groups, specific interventions such as chair work, the importance of applying the principles of the therapy to oneself, the CFT therapeutic relationship, and a chapter offering a systematic review of the evidence for CFT. The third section offers a series of multi-authored chapters on interventions for a range of different mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and many others. Being the first major clinical book on compassion focused therapy, with leading international researchers and clinicians addressing central problems, this landmark publication will appeal to psychotherapists from a variety of schools as well as being a vital resource for compassion focused therapists.

Head and Heart

Head and Heart
Author: Ellen Horovitz
Publsiher: Handspring Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 1912085844
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Head and Heart Book Excerpt:

Envisioned as a resource for yoga teachers and all mental health and health professionals, Head and Heart is intended for:

all health professionals who focus on mental health and/or wellbeing and want to broaden their understanding of how yoga and creative art therapy interventions can influence mental health approaches, best practices, and efficacy of treatment
those who assist the therapeutic /healing processes who aspire to incorporate both yoga and creative art therapy interventions into their practice
yoga therapy practitioners/teachers and creative art therapists/teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of integrating yoga and creative art approaches into yoga, mental health and well-being

Western psychological processes (compared to the Kleśas, Vṛittis, Kośas, Guṇas, Doṣas, Nadi System, Cakras, and the Yamas and Niyamas) make this book accessible even to those unfamiliar with yogic philosophy and psychology. Clearing exercises, warm-up techniques, yogicbreathing for mood management, modifications and sequencing of poses, assessments (for the mind and body), digital and telehealth applications, yoga prop usage, and co-morbid, clinical cases (children, adolescents and adults) are presented throughout as a guide for the reader.
Practical reflection exercises are offered in the Introductory chapter and chapters 3-6. These suggested practices summarize and reiterate the clinical material for the reader, and afford expansion toward oneself and /or one’s clinical caseload.
No matter what form it takes to move towards a creative opening, the reader will find that this book will aid you in moving yourself and your patients into the exploration of art, yoga, and well-being. This interoceptive research (going within) facilitates an expansion towards self and others and ensures that expansion, whether making art, practising yoga or working with disease. May this book move you and your patients toward that trajectory of sattva and well-being.

How to do Action Research for Transformations

How to do Action Research for Transformations
Author: Bradbury, Hilary
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-06-10
ISBN: 1800373058
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to do Action Research for Transformations Book Excerpt:

Capturing years of innovation within contemporary action research, Hilary Bradbury highlights where action research for transformations (ART) is directed: towards responding to climate change and achieving global sustainability goals. Paying particular attention to social justice, the book brings together the human and social sciences, exploring the impact action research can make.

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection 50 Client Centered Practices Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection  50 Client Centered Practices  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Deb A. Dana,Deb Dana
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 0393713865
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection 50 Client Centered Practices Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to working with the principles of polyvagal theory beyond the therapy session. Deb Dana is the foremost translator of polyvagal theory into clinical practice. Here, in her third book on this groundbreaking theory, she provides therapists with a grab bag of polyvagal-informed exercises for their clients, to use both within and between sessions. These exercises offer readily understandable explanations of the ways the autonomic nervous system directs daily living. They use the principles of polyvagal theory to guide clients to safely connect to their autonomic responses and navigate daily experiences in new ways. The exercises are designed to be introduced over time in a variety of clinical sessions with accompanying exercises appropriate for use by clients between sessions to enhance the therapeutic change process. Essential reading for any therapist who wants to take their polyvagal knowledge to the next level and is looking for easy ways to deliver polyvagal solutions with their clients.

Queering Criminology in Theory and Praxis

Queering Criminology in Theory and Praxis
Author: Carrie L Buist,Lindsay Kahle Semprevivo
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-03-29
ISBN: 1529210690
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queering Criminology in Theory and Praxis Book Excerpt:

This ground-breaking book explores the practical applications of queer theory for criminal justice practitioners. It covers theoretical concepts within queer criminology and the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals as victims, offenders and professionals, and proposes ways in which a real difference can be made to training, policy and practice.

Social Workers Desk Reference

Social Workers  Desk Reference
Author: Lisa Rapp-McCall,Al Roberts,Kevin Corcoran
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1472
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190095547
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Workers Desk Reference Book Excerpt:

The Social Worker's Desk Reference fourth edition remains the definitive resource for social work students and professionals. Expanded sections on current hot topics such as white nationalism, gaming disorder, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ populations, suicide, sexual violence in the military, and vulnerable populations make the fourth edition a fully updated and essential reference.

Intuitive Eating for Every Day

Intuitive Eating for Every Day
Author: Evelyn Tribole
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 1797203991
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intuitive Eating for Every Day Book Excerpt:

Award-winning dietitian, bestselling author, and co-founder of the intuitive eating movement, Evelyn Tribole, offers an inviting and practical introduction to intuitive eating—which Parade calls the "anti-diet to end all diets." Intuitive Eating is a life-changing path to cultivating a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. Intuitive Eating for Every Day breaks it down for you with daily guidance. This book will be your ally and solace against a world steeped in diet culture. It will illuminate and encourage your Intuitive Eating journey, with 365 practices and inspirations to help you: • Nurture the ten Principles of Intuitive Eating with 52 Weekly Intentions • Connect with your body in the here and now with Grounding practices • Cultivate gratitude for different aspects of nourishment with Meal Meditations • Identify self-trust disruptors and awaken inner knowingness • Strengthen your mental, emotional, and physical health by setting boundaries • Reflect on emotions and cravings • Practice self-compassion, body appreciation, and self-care These daily readings—read on their own or as a companion to the author's bestselling Intuitive Eating—make it easy to integrate this revolutionary program into your life. Intuitive Eating for Every Day offers constant support to help you make peace with food and reclaim and reconnect with the pleasure of eating. The perfect book for: • Anti-dieters • Fans of Intuitive Eating and The Intuitive Eating Workbook • Anyone looking for daily guidance on a happier and healthier way to eat • Wellness enthusiasts looking for healthy habits • Nutritionists and other health professionals • Mindfulness and meditation practitioners • Certified eating disorder specialists and anyone in eating disorder (ED) recovery

Discourses of Psychological Trauma

Discourses of Psychological Trauma
Author: Nikki Kiyimba,Christina Buxton,Jo Shuttleworth,Emily Pathe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2022-07-20
ISBN: 3031077113
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discourses of Psychological Trauma Book Excerpt:

This book offers a critical perspective of the dominant discourses within the field of psychological trauma. It provides a challenge to normative western constructs and unsettles assumptions about accepted notions of universality and the nature of trauma. Traditionally the concept of psychological trauma has been widely accepted within mental health professions. However, in a post-positivist era, the language of mental health is shifting and making room for alternative discourses that include wider contextual influences, such as the impact of sociological, cultural, and technological developments. These wider discourses are illuminated as the authors draw together some of these arguments into one accessible text. Rather than claim definitive answers to the issues raised, readers are invited to engage with the discussions presented in order to position themselves in relation to the range of trauma discourses available.

Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child Systems of Care for Strengthening Kids Families and Communities IPNB

Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child  Systems of Care for Strengthening Kids  Families  and Communities  IPNB
Author: Marilyn R. Sanders,George S. Thompson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 0393714292
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child Systems of Care for Strengthening Kids Families and Communities IPNB Book Excerpt:

How sustained disruptions to children’s safety have physical, behavioral, and mental health impact that follow them into adulthood. At its heart, polyvagal theory describes how the brain’s unconscious sense of safety or danger impacts our emotions and behaviors. In this powerful book, pediatrician and neonatologist Marilyn R. Sanders and child psychiatrist George S. Thompson offer readers both a meditation on caregiving and a call to action for physicians, educators, and mental health providers. When children don’t have safe relationships, or emotional, medical, or physical traumas punctuate their lives, their ability to love, trust, and thrive is damaged. Children who have multiple relationship disruptions may have physical, behavioral, or mental health concerns that follow them into adulthood. By attending to the lessons of polyvagal theory—that adult caregivers must be aware of children’s unconscious processing of sensory information—the authors show how professionals can play a critical role in establishing a sense of safety even in the face of dangerous, and sometimes incomprehensibly scary, situations.

The Science of Family Systems Theory

The Science of Family Systems Theory
Author: Jacob Priest
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1000365182
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Family Systems Theory Book Excerpt:

This accessible text examines how the science of autonomy and adaptation informs all family therapy approaches and discusses how clinicians can use this science to improve their practice. Uniquely focussing on how to integrate science as well as theory into clinical practice, the book provides an overview of science from multiple domains and ties it to family systems theory through the key framework of autonomy and adaptation. Drawing on research from genetics, physiology, emotion regulation, attachment, and triangulation, chapters demonstrate how a comprehensive science-informed theory of family systems can be applied to a range of problematic family patterns. The text also explores self-of-the-therapist work and considers how autonomy and attachment are connected to systems of power, privilege, and oppression. Supported throughout by practical case examples, as well as questions for consideration, chapter summaries, and resource lists to further engage the reader, The Science of Family Systems Theory is an essential textbook for marriage and family therapy students as well as mental health professionals working with families.

COVID 19 and Existential Positive Psychology PP2 0 The New Science of Self Transcendence

COVID 19 and Existential Positive Psychology  PP2 0   The New Science of Self Transcendence
Author: Paul T. P. Wong,Claude-Hélène Mayer,Gökmen Arslan
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-01-25
ISBN: 2889741532
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COVID 19 and Existential Positive Psychology PP2 0 The New Science of Self Transcendence Book Excerpt: