Published by ‘LicenseToThink’


Anxiety Reframe Technique (A.R.T.)SM
Physical Exercises Within a Psychological Framework


Working with Autism / ADHD / ID
Somatic Practices for Alignment and Resilience

6 Week Course



A.R.T. EXPRESS Live Call Replay

Holly speaks to the importance of respecting the sentience of the system and not imposing order. She likens the nervous system to a highly intelligent octopus that requires patience, respect and a level of mutual enquiry, if we are to find points of change. This talk is an extension of the A.R.T. Express Course.

Episode 47 | May 29, 2020

In the third of a series on being in your body, we chat with Holly Bridges, author of Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism. This is a fascinating chat which builds on the ideas of the previous two podcasts, in which we deep dive into neuroception, different states of being, and opening up new worlds of possibility.
Tune in to a meeting of the wild natural world and the neurophysiological world…


Can We Be More Like Dogs?

Can We Be More Like Dogs?

Discover the importance of accessing our dorsal states for rest and recharging. Learn about the connection between body and consciousness, and how the vagus nerve allows us to move into different states of being. Rediscover the lost language of the body and remember the states of simplicity, silence, surrender, and sentience.

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A.R.T. Training as Internal Martial Arts

A.R.T. Training as Internal Martial Arts

For people who train in the martial arts one of the most important principles is the relationship between stillness and motion. Understanding how stillness is the basis for motion allows you to establish true balance and control within yourself.

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Working with Holly Bridges


Professor of Psychiatry.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“I became acquainted with Holly in 2014, when she contacted me to evaluate a prepublication copy of her book, Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism: How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism.

Since I developed Polyvagal Theory, I was curious how she would distill the concepts of theory into an accessible volume that would be helpful to those on the autism spectrum, their families, and the therapists and educators who support them. In reading her book, I realized that Holly had a gifted presentation style that enabled her to communicate the optimistic and important principles of the Polyvagal Theory.

Holly continues to refine her clinical style, embodying aspects of Polyvagal Theory, that enable her to support her clients’ journey to have richer lives and to experience the benefits being safe enough to co-regulate with others.

Focusing on witnessing the client’s biobehavioral state and providing cues of safety through own presence and accessibility, she has successfully expanded the range of the social behavior and resilience”.


Former Director, Centre for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health.
Montclair State University, New Jersey

“Holly is an incredible thinker and a sought-after consultant and interventionist with neurodiverse children and families. However her skills as a writer and presenter are extraordinary.

She is warm, engaging and energetic with the capacity to teach about very complex topics in very understandable ways.

One of her special gifts as a presenter is her use of simple line drawings of human and brain/nervous system structures and functions, making the complex interactions come alive, making incredible sense to participants with varying levels of knowledge.

Holly is one of those rare “translators” of science into application and practice. She teaches professionals and families and supports those with developmental difficulties with deep understanding, passion and care.

She is a gift to our work.”

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