Reframing Autism - From The Inside Out
A Game Changer for Autism and ADHD
Holly Bridges' internationally acclaimed book 'Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism'
and her A.R.T. Therapy Program. (autism reframe technique™)

A.R.T. Express 6 Week Online Course

Special packages available for

groups, schools, organisations

Course start date:

Enrollment Open till 30th September

First live call: September 30th, 2021

Group Calls 7am AWST (Perth, Singapore time)

  • 9am: Brisbane, Sydney
  • 4pm: LA (September 29th)
  • 7pm: New York (September 29th)
  • 12am: London
  • 1am: Berlin
  • 3am: Dubai

Group Calls Dates:

  • 30 September
  • 7 October
  • 14 October
  • 21 October
  • 28 October
  • 4 November

Group Calls will be recorded

You will learn:

Learn to work with clients / students / family members /self from a positive, neurodivergent paradigm.

Connect with a truly unique and respectful approach that doesn't sneak behavioural practices in the back door.


Suitable for parents, teachers, teacher's aides, support workers, therapists, doctors and adult autistics. No prior learning required.

A 100% neurodivergent practice, created by a neurodivergent individual.

Holly’s gift is in making complex theory simple and user friendly. Her unique mind brings the changes you have been looking for.

Meet your Instructor

Meet Holly Bridges

Holly Bridges is an award winning Australian therapist, keynote speaker and the author of the internationally acclaimed book, ‘Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism’.

Holly has developed the Autism Reframe Technique program (A.R.T.) which incorporates the principles of co-design and brain plasticity.

She works with families and practitioners, teaching techniques that help to restore the connection between the brain and body.

Experience

See what people have to say:

Stephen Porges
Professor of Psychiatry.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“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 of 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 social behavior and resilience.”

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

“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.

Lucy H. Pearce
Author of Medicine Woman, mother of an 11 year old on the spectrum

“Holly is the real deal: highly intelligent, perceptive, experienced and kind. The theoretical underpinning of her approach is well-researched and groundbreaking – based on cutting-edge science and deep wisdom. But most importantly as an autistic mother to an autistic daughter, who has tried a lot of approaches, I KNOW her work WORKS, I can feel the difference it makes in my own life and can see the difference it makes to my daughter. Having her exercises and insight in my toolkit has been the best investment I have made for me and my family.

Samantha Craft
Author of Everyday Aspergers and Autism in a Briefcase, International Consultant, Senior Manager of DEI at Ultranauts Inc.

“The A.R.T. Express course manages to combine a straightforward, easy-to-follow method of support with profound authenticity and wisdom. Although “The History of Autism Therapy” module covers a controversial and sensitive topic, Holly is able to present the material with a refreshing emotional vulnerability and calm nature. 

While gently acknowledging that differing views and theories exist surrounding the topic of autism spectrum conditions, the program boldly examines the ideology of Western society’s view of mental health and how culture and history influence the treatment of Autistic individuals. 

There is ample opportunity to soak up new information, as well as significant time to pause, think, and reflect. Overall, the material focuses less on the deficit model of autism, and moreover on the ins and outs of the neurosensory system and brain-body circuitry, with exact methods of support, and widens our perspective of the overall human condition.

Course Content

Modules

See the historical influences on the development of autism as a pathology

Learn about the major players in the history of autism and see them in a new light

See how autism has been defined on the world stage over time

Understand the influence of current cultural norms and bias on research and funding

Understand the relevance of inclusive thinking

Appreciate the wonder of the autistic mind

Appreciate why we need new models of therapy

Discover the future of autism therapy

The Polyvagal Theory in relation to autism / adhd / intellectual disability

The anatomy of the vagus nerve

Learn about the 12 cranial nerves (nerves for eyes, ears, face, tongue, taste) and how they respond to stress

Learn how the body influences working memory and executive functioning

Appreciate how meltdowns are not a choice

See the person, not the pathology

Engender self-confidence and empathy through the polyvagal lens

Discover new doors of health and healing though a body oriented approach

Reframe anxiety 

Improve wellbeing in autism through working with the body

Understand the intricacies of the mind body connection

See the brain as a ‘whole body’ system

Learn the neuro-sensory systems that underpin our ability to navigate in the world

Appreciate the challenges that occur when these systems are compromised

Witness the subtle interplay of the mind-body experience 

Move out of a mechanistic way of seeing the mind and body

See the innate intelligence and sophistication of every-body

Understand how the body can learn something new

Learn how we can improve mental wellbeing through  the body

Appreciate the delicacy, nuance and power of the A.R.T. process

The 80/20 Rule

Why outcome based therapies don’t work with autism and adhd (and intellectual disability)

How our traditional therapies can set people up to fail

The Nine Essentials through the lens of A.R.T.

How to work with nuance and respect for the nervous system

How to develop trust and safety in the therapeutic process

How to be flexible and adaptable in sessions

Determine subtle discrimination in therapy 

Develop sovereignty, autonomy and choice 

Redirect the nervous system to a state of learning

Re-educate the nervous system to alleviate anxiety

How to get the best outcomes in an A.R.T.  session

Case Study

Definition of interoception

How to improve interoception

How interoception impacts autism and adhd

Understand the importance of the gut in health and healing

See how we engender resilience and strength through working with the body

Discover the nuances of working with A.R.T.

How a lack of sleep affects the body

How to generate sleep

The role of oxytocin and vasopressin in autism and adhd

The default mode network and how it impacts autism

Holly’s signature ‘Hara Ball’ exercise


Case Study

Definition of neuroception 

Discover the intricacies of the body’s ability to read the internal and external environment 

Learn at how this subconscious aspect of our physiology impacts our physical and mental presence

Understand how these processes are heightened and compromised under emotional and pysical duress

Find out about the body’s ‘safety sentinnels’ 

Discover how neuroception affects people with autism (or autistic people)

Learn about mechanoreceptors and new neural pathways

Holly’s signature ‘Hand Points’ exercise

You will receive:

Note:
Group discounts available
Hardship Scholarships available
This course does not enable you to practice A.R.T. as a licensed therapist
This course is not a substitute for therapy
As with any online learning, please use your discretion and consult your doctor before engaging with any of the learning and exercises