Substance Abuse, Addiction Recovery, and Frontiers in Neuropsychology, our most recent Community Conversation, was held Friday, May 14. Our panelists discussed how advances in neuroscience are rapidly affecting how we understand addiction – how it affects the brain, the body, and the nervous system. Recent advances in brain science and body-based therapies have transformed approaches to healing trauma in the nervous system and methods of crisis stabilization. They are making an impact in traditional approaches to dealing with substance abuse and addiction recovery. We’re grateful to these panelists for their participation: Lindy Devine, MEd, RCC, SEP; Robert Hong, BFA, SEP, CAIS II; Robina Silva, MB, BS FRANZCOG; Greg Struve, MA, SEP.
“Addiction is a way of adapting to certain trauma situations. SE helps us understand neurobiology and offers solutions – guiding people to self-regulation.” – Robina Silva
Our next SE Community Conversation will be Friday, June 11, 12pm-1:30pm MT. Our panel of experts will discuss parenting through crisis. Parenting in today’s world can be a challenge. Somatic Experiencing can be a powerful modality, not only to support children’s innate resilience but also to help parents regulate themselves in times of crisis.
In every SE Conversation series, you can count on some lively discussion, some tips and tools, and some group exercises. The insights and perspectives on this topic of parenting through crisis – the challenges, opportunities, and specific issues prevalent in this area – all promise to be more worthwhile than ever, worldwide. We have a particular focus on neurobiological methods of resolving and supporting people in crisis, in this case, parents, young children, and teens. This a free event – all are welcome!