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an APIN Virtual Presentation
“Towards the Window of Tolerance; helping ground children’s fight, flight, and freeze responses”
LOCATION: Online – Go to Meeting
SPEAKER: Julie Walsh holds a Master’s in Social Work and has practiced child and family therapy for almost 15 years, working primarily with children, youth, and adults involved with Family Services. Her focus on trauma, attachment, regulation, and reunification has led her to develop manuals, workshops, and training programs for a variety of government and non-profit agencies throughout Manitoba and Eastern Canada. In addition to her clinical practice, she uses her knowledge and experiences in working with families with complex needs to teach caregivers, professionals, and youth. Her work with families and professionals is grounded in the assumption that we are all doing the best we can, that we are all aspiring to do better, and that we are all continually evolving.
PRESENTATION: We all have a Window of Tolerance, which according to Dan Siegel describes: “The best state of ‘arousal’ or stimulation in which we are able to function and thrive in everyday life”.
When we are within our Window of Tolerance, or optimal state we are able to learn effectively, relate well to others, understand and relate well to ourselves, experience empathy, connect with others around us, and we are able to think, plan, and reflect on our experiences. When we are not in our Window of Tolerance we become overly (hyper) aroused or under (hypo) aroused- which may result in excess energy, irritability, low or flat mood, reactivity, anxiety, or difficulty concentrating. Our Window of Tolerance is impacted by things such as our Neurobiology, our early or significant childhood experiences, the environment and community in which we grow up, and our own unique coping skills. Caregivers can enhance children’s Windows of Tolerance, and doing so will increase our children’s resilience, emotional development, and out attachment with them.
This workshop aims to utilize the knowledge gathered in the previous workshops to
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