Polyvagal Theory

Holly Bridges Book Review: Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy

How can we best understand autism? And how can we work more therapeutically with someone ‘on the spectrum’? These are the questions that Holly Bridges addresses in her recent book, Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism. She proposes that Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory, along with Anat Baniel’s NeuroMovement approach, may offer novel ways to answer these …

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The Physiology of Autism & Key Breakthroughs in Autism and Asperger Therapy

Danny Raede, CEO and co-founder of Asperger Experts, discusses the physiology of autism and how an understanding of the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity may be a key breakthrough in autism and aspergers therapy. “In this approach, we don’t actually do the change. We just provide a space, a perspective and a context … (for …

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Interview on ABC Radio with Alice Walker

Holly was featured on the Alice Walker show that was broadcast on Monday 12th December, 2016 from the Great Southern, WA and Statewide. Some highlights: President of the Australian Medical Association Michael Gannon has said that “autism defies description, that we’re really at a loss to describe what it is”. Some people who have gone through the …

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Student Discovers How to Resolve Sociability in Autism

A high school student recently completed a study on biofeedback techniques and autism with outstanding results. After just 18 sessions his adolescent autistic subject showed significant improvement in self-reported calm and lowered heart rate. The results of the ATEC (Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist) showed strong improvement in sensory and cognitive awareness and a ‘dramatic improvement …

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