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:
Online learning begins: September 23rd, 2021
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.
See what people have to say:
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.”
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.”
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
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
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
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:
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