The Neurophysiology and Developmental Trauma by Kathy Kain

In this webinar we will cover the following topics:

– The definition of developmental trauma

– An overview of the origins of developmental trauma, particularly the interrelationship between early trauma and disruptions in the neurophysiology

– How the polyvagal theory informs our understanding of developmental trauma and its related symptoms

– How we can apply the polyvagal theory to support restoration of regulation after early trauma

About Kathy Kain, PhD

Kathy Kain has been practicing and teaching bodywork and trauma recovery skills for over 37 years. She teaches in Europe, Australia, Canada, and throughout the U.S. She is a Senior Faculty member for the SE Trauma Institute, an adjunct faculty member of Sonoma State University, and formerly of the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Kathy was a senior trainer for 12 years in the Somatic Psychotherapy training program based in Sydney, Australia, which helped develop her expertise in the integration of touch into the practice of psychotherapy and trauma recovery, as well as in somatic approaches to working with developmental and complex trauma. She offers training in those areas of specialty in her Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists as well as the Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma program that she co-teaches with Steve Terrell. Kathy has two new books being released in 2018: Nurturing Resilience; Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma, co-authored with Stephen J. Terrell, PsyD, and The Tao of Trauma; East Meets West for Integrative Healing, co-authored with Alaine Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.