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Brain Development, Attachments, and Relationships

Goal: To examine the early transmission of the cycle of intergenerational family dysfunction and/or violence/

Objectives: Participants will gain understandings of:
  • Structural brain changes attributed to early relational experiences of attachments and regret
  • Early relational experiences of attachments and neglect.
  • The sense of loss affecting many children in out stressful society.
  • The capacity of grieving children to engage in magical thinking.
  • The physiology of early fear and trauma.
  • The urgency of early intervention.
  • The specific indications of traumatic memories.
  • The effect of trauma on children's ability to access their neocortex
  • Why trauma specific interventions need to begin with psychomotor action.
  • Actual healing activities that incorporate symbolic play, art, and creative writing.
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