AINC Proudly Presents:
The Power of Regulation and Relationships:
How Attachment Changes Lives
with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson PhD and Dr. Scott LePor, D.O.
Join us for a lively public conversation about the impact of attachment and relationships on emotional and physical regulation in kids and teens.
Sharing knowledge informed by research and real-world experiences, Dr. Bryson and Dr. LePor will discuss:
- The 3 R’s: Regulation, Relationships, and Resilience
- Trauma Informed Ways of Building Connection
- Understanding The Impact of Your Own Patterns of Attachment
- Practical Takeaways for Parents, Educators, Caretakers, and Helping Professionals.
- Gaining Buy-In within Your Family/School/Workplace
ALL are welcomed!
- Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, NYT Best-Selling Author and Executive Director of The Center for Connection
- Dr. Scott LePor, D.O., Medical Director at Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Moderated By: Marissa Rivera, LPC (Ola Wellness)
April 3rd-4th, 2020
with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD
(April 3rd) The Myth of Individualism: Why Connection Matters
In this Friday evening public community gathering, we will explore a bit about the science of connection, share stories of how connection heals, and talk about practical ways each of us can help this aching world return to the connection that makes life warm and meaningful.
We blossom when we feel seen and known and delighted in. When someone is warmly curious about what matters to us, we find ourselves sharing more deeply, having ideas that wouldn’t have come to us alone. When we are hurting, we need listening ears much more than ideas about how to fix it. When we are excited, we thrive with partners in joy. Instead, cultural forces around us have built a society that often separates us from each other. We have made a virtue of self-reliance, self-regulation, and self-care. Research tells us that the combination of fear and reliance on the left hemisphere’s way of approaching the world as a series of tasks to be accomplished as quickly as possible keeps us apart. No one is to blame, and fortunately what we are learning about relational neuroscience encourages us to move toward a more fulfilling way of relating. This is really our natural state.
(April 4th) Being a Therapeutic Presence in the World
During this clinical workshop, Bonnie will deep dive into material from her latest publication, The Heart of Trauma, in which she challenges clinicians to remain present within our society. Our long-term study and practice of the principles of Interpersonal Neurobiology and relational neuroscience can transform us. There is such a need for people who can walk in this upset and left-brain shifted world carrying a different way of being. Because of how deeply we touch one another’s inner world without words, this kind of presence can send ripples of blessing and healing that touch the cashier at the grocery store and the teller at the bank as well as supporting our children, partners, friends, and clients.
Saturday we will explore and experience the roots of this kind of presence. We will nourish our left hemispheres through understanding the neurobiology of how we touch one another, shaping one another’s neural landscape. This can provide guidance for how to cultivate nonjudgmental presence as well as stabilize our ability to be with what is emerging in the moment. We will also nourish our right hemispheres with practices to increase our ability to be truly present in the world and with ourselves. Aided by the work of Stephen Porges, Jaak Panksepp, Iain McGilchrist, James Coan and Lane Beckes, Marco Iacoboni, and Bruce Ecker, we will build a foundation that supports our capacity to be present and receptive. In a world that feels unsafe in so many ways, it is the best provision we can offer one another.