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November 29 & 30, 2017 – Self-Regulation: Managing Learning Difficulties and Undesired Behaviour & Decoding the Autistic Brain – A Primer

SINGAPOR Two Great Days: Day 1: Self-Regulation*: Managing Learning Difficulties and Undesired Behaviour *Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control our own behaviour, emotions, and thoughts, altering them in accordance with the demands of the situation. It allows us to respond appropriately and effectively to our environmental demands. This workshop is an introduction to […]

November 24th, 25th and 26th, 2017 – Beyond Weight Bearing: Developing Upper Extremity Function in Children and Adolescents

TORONTO, ON Course Description  Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working with children experiencing neurological challenges will benefit from participation in this intensive upper extremity workshop. This 3-day seminar will combine lecture, lab, video presentation and hands-on demonstrations with children. Content will focus on the characteristics of development and the treatment of upper extremity use and grasp and […]

November 17-18, 2017 – There is Always a Reason for the Behavior: Is it Sensory or is it Behavior?

PUYALLUP, WA  Clinicians consulting with teachers and families are increasingly challenged by students with complex behavioral issues. As a result, therapists desire discriminating skills and tools to identify the basis of these complexities. Is the behavior a result of neuropsychological limitations in sensory processing or a manifestation of social and emotional experiences? Traditionally, models of […]

November 15, 2017 – Trauma Informed Practice

KAMLOOPS, BC Trauma is a universal experience yet generally speaking, it is an uncommon component of people’s daily conversation. Thankfully, and appropriately, trauma informed practice is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in the social services sector of BC. This is essential if we want our clients to be receiving the most effective levels […]

November 9, 2017 – The Power of Compassion

MEDFIELD, MA Compassion is the empathic desire to alleviate suffering and it’s often thought of as the highest form of love. Compassion flows from the interconnectedness between humans and is inherent to any successful spiritual process. Not only is compassion part of the solution for psychological suffering, science is increasingly revealing that compassion rewires brainwave […]

October 21, 2017 – Sensational Parenting

KANATA, ON Sensational Parenting is a 3-hour workshop designed for parents and caregivers of children and adults with self-regulation and sensory processing challenges. The focus will be on understanding that what you are doing is “good enough” and how to incorporate relationship and sensory-based practice at home and in the community. Venue: Kanata Recreation Centre […]

October 19 & 20, 2017 – Self-Regulation: Pathways to Learning

KANATA, ON Course Description & Objectives This two-day workshop is an introduction to the elements of self-regulation and its profound influence upon learning. Many children have trouble with regulation and balancing their sensory systems which can disrupt the learning environment and social interaction. Strategies will be introduced to assist teachers, support staff, therapists and caregivers […]

October 12 – 14, 2017 – 29th Annual ATTACh Conference – Denver, CO

DENVER, CO 29th Annual ATTACh Conference Denver, Colorado | October 12th—14th, 2017 Join ATTACh as they again bring together parents and professionals from across North America and beyond to learn from one another and receive cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment. Kim will be speaking at this event and speaking on Trauma Informed Care […]

October 5, 2017 – How Attachment Shapes Our Lives

THE PAS, MB This one-day introductory workshop will help parents and professionals alike to enhance their understanding of how early developmental experiences significantly shape a child’s brain, behaviour and learning capacity. Typically, the attachment between an infant and a loving parent or caregiver creates a lasting sense of security and safety for the child, which […]

October 3, 2017 – Helping Stop the Cycle of Trauma

WINNIPEG, MB Break free of your trauma through amazing healing conversation. Witness and participate in an intimate conversation about compassionate healing with Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury. Through this unique approach via down-to-Earth conversation, the therapeutic process unfolds-blending Theo’s personal life experience of recovery and Kim’s theory and understanding of trauma and the healing process. […]