Courtyard Marriott, Brampton
Kelly Mahler OTD,OTR/L
In this follow up course, learning will focus on how to help a wide variety of learners to notice and understand their body signals, and to regulate these body signals with actions individualized to their unique inner experience. Some of the latest interoception science will be reviewed, compared and contrasted to what we are learning from lived experience. Additionally, a 3-part approach to nurturing self-regulation via the development of interoceptive awareness will be shared (Body, Emotion, Action). Specific strategies to build each part will be practiced in a hands on format followed by discussion on how to adapt these strategies to meet a wide variety of learners.
Participants will be able to: 1. Generate a description of interoceptive awareness to share with clients, families and other stakeholders. 2. Identify at least 3 strategies that support the noticing, understanding and regulating of body signals. 3. Explain the importance of a 3-part approach to nurturing self-regulation. 4. Adapt at least 2 interoceptive awareness builders to meet the needs of a specific learner.