Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC, Senior Clinical Consultant / Co-Founder
Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change [Paperback]
by David Grand, PhD (Author)
Book Description: Brain-based therapy is the fastest-growing area in the field of psychological health because it has proven that it can immediately address issues that talk therapy can take years to heal. Now Dr. David Grand presents the next leap forward in psychological care-combining the strengths of brain-based and talk therapies into a powerful technique he calls Brainspotting.
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Wilderness therapy (WT) is a complementary/integrative approach for treating struggling adolescents by using outdoor adventure activities to foster personal and interpersonal growth/well-being. Empirical support for the effectiveness of traditional WT is growing, but evidence supporting trauma-informed WT (TIWT) is lacking. This pilot study addresses that gap. Method: Between 2009 and 2019, 816 adolescents (Ages 13–17, Mage = 15.36, SD = 1.25; 41.1% female) completed the Youth–Outcome Questionnaire–SR 2.0 at intake and discharge (M = 75.02 days, SD = 28.77). Three-hundred seventy-eight adolescents also completed the Family Assessment Device–General Functioning (FAD-GF), and 253 adolescents completed two, 2.5-min segments of heart-rate-variability biofeedback (one while resting and one while using a coping skill). One-hundred eighty-nine caregivers completed the Youth–Outcome Questionnaire 2.01, and 181 caregivers completed the FAD-GF.
Transforming Stress: The Heartmath Solution for Relieving Worry, Fatigue, and Tension [Paperback]
by Doc Childre (Author), Deborah Rozman (Author)
Book Description: This book teaches readers to use the HeartMath method, enabling them to see and experience in real time how thoughts and emotions affect their heart rhythms. It teaches them how to engage their hearts to bring emotion, body, and mind into balance, and helps them stay in a zone of focused clarity, optimal health, and high performance. Changes brought about through this method are fast-acting and long-lasting, the perfect antidote to our chaotic and fast-paced lives.
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A Therapists Guide: Using HeartMath® Tools with Clients with Post-Traumatic Stress, Addictions, Chronic Pain, Grief and Loss.
Written By Sara G. Gilman, M.F.T., Marriage and Family Therapist
Throughout my last 10 years of intensive trauma and attachment focused clinical interventions the science of HeartMath has proven to be one of my most effective tools when used in combination with other advanced clinical interventions. This is based in the evidence from hundreds of interventions that I have both supervised and performed. The state of highcoherence makes all forms of clinical intervention…” –Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC
Using emWave® Technology For Children With ADHD: An Evidence-Based Intervention
Written By Jeff Goelitz, Educational Specialist, Institute of HeartMath & Dr. Tony Lloyd, Chairman, ADHD Foundation, Liverpool, England
“Over the last few years, there has been a surge of interest in the emWave® technology for children, ages 7 to 18, diagnosed with ADHD. Both parents and educators are drawn to this technology because it helps children reduce stress and improve impulse control.”
Beyond Point and Level Systems: Moving Toward Child-Centered Programming
From The 2009 American Psychological Association
“Many residential treatment facilities and child inpatient units in the United States have been structured by way of motivational programming such as the point and/or level systems. On the surface, they appear to be a straightforward contingency management tool that is based on social learning theory and operant principles. In this article, the authors argue that the assumptions upon which point and level systems…”
Coherence Training in Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Cognitive Funcations and Behavioral Changes.
By Anthony Lloyd, PhD; David Brett, BS; Keith Wesnes, PhD
“Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent behavioral diagnosis in children, with an estimated 500 000 children affected in the United Kingdom alone. The need for an appropriate and effective intervention for children with…”