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Psycho-Sensory Processing Intervention

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Workshop Description:

This three-day workshop will provide an integrated theoretical connection about the neurological interplay between attachment, developmental trauma and sensory processing issues. Participants will develop an understanding of the use of relational attunement as a regulatory influence that supports and stabilizes the arousal and sensory processing systems. This workshop will uniquely blend the integration of attunement skills with sensory processing intervention. Therapists, teachers, and parents will learn how to put these two distinct interventions together as a mechanism for the development of self-regulation and mental health function. A combination of theory and practical trauma interventions will emphasize compassionate dialoguing skills, sensory strategies, postural control and movement techniques together with attachment theory and therapeutic relational process work. Learning will be facilitated through lecture, story-telling, group problem-solving from case examples, role plays and active reflection.

Day One:
8:30- 10:15 Attachment strategies as functional adaptation to danger
10:30-noon Further Analysis of attachment strategies of adaptation to danger
1:00 – 4:30 The art of regulation through relationship: lecture and video

Day Two:
8:30 -10:15 The interconnection between trauma, arousal and sensory processing
10:30 – noon Sensory processing as treatment of trauma
1:00 – 2:30 Sensory processing as the treatment of trauma
2:45 – 4:30 How is trauma exhibited in the postural system

Day Three
8:30 – 10:15 Treating trauma through movement and posture
10:30-noon Treating trauma through movement and posture
1:00 -4:30 Compassionate dialoguing in the Sensory Environment

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to: 

  • Explain how attachment strategies are functionally adaptive in relation to developmental trauma

  • Describe the connection between trauma, arousal and sensory processing challenges

  • Discuss how the use of relational attunement skills and therapeutic use of self can stabilize arousal and support sensory processing issues

  • Develop a repertoire of sensory processing strategies for the treatment of trauma

  • Understand how trauma impacts postural control

  • Learn to provide treatment intervention to the postural and movement system to affect change in the emotional responses to trauma (treating trauma through the body)

  • Begin to integrate a relational process approach within a sensory motor context


Hotel Ruby Foo’s Montreal, 7655 Boulevard Décarie, Montréal, QC H4P 2H2

Discounted room rates are available, mention Choose to Learn when reserving: 1-800-362-5419

Hosted By:

Caroline Hui, Occupational Therapist,
Choose to Learn 450-242-2816,,


Early bird rate postmarked BEFORE January 17 th 2020 is $775.00 Add $50.00 if registering after January 17 th 2020. Full payment must be made upon registration, no postdated checks accepted. Coffee/tea at registration and healthy snacks at break included. Lunch is not provided. Handouts included. Receipts will be issued at conference.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing and received prior to January 17 th 2020. A $50.00 administration fee will be charged. No refunds after this date. A $50.00 fee will be charged to transfer the registration to someone else. Choose to Learn reserves the right to cancel the conference and will refund registration fees, not travel expenses.