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The working mechanisms of creative arts therapies with trauma and stress from a neuroscientific perspective


We all know that body and mind are connected. But what about trauma and stress-related complaints? What role do the limbic system and the autonomic nervous system play in the development and persistence of physical and psychological complaints, and what can the arts therapies mean in this regard? Recent neuroscientific research answers these questions. The 'Polyvagal theory' of Stephen Porges contributes to a better understanding of trauma and stress-related complaints, offers professional therapists wonderful tools for understanding the experiential and action-oriented effect of arts therapies on the autonomic nervous system in relation to trauma and stress, and determining appropriate treatment interventions.  



After this lecture you will have:

  • Basic knowledge of the limbic system and autonomic nervous system

  • Basic knowledge of the polyvagal theory of trauma and stress

  • Knowledge of the effect of occupational therapy on the limbic system and  autonomic nervous system for the treatment of clients with trauma- and stress-related requests for help


For whom       

Professional therapists (all disciplines) who work with trauma- or stress-related requests for help or who are interested in the mechanisms of action of Professional Therapy based on neuroscientific insights.

Duration       2 hours

Where           Online

By                   Dr. Ingrid Penzes


In consultation.


You will receive a proof of participation.


Interested or questions? 

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