Feeling Felt In Every Sense
𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘮𝘢 𝘕𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘗𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴
Sensory processing is an approach which has been used by occupational therapists for decades. Trauma literature also highlights sensory changes following trauma and recovery and yet, practical applications of sensory integration are still an emerging field used by trauma therapists whereas it is mainly used with a population with autism in the occupational therapy field. With more psychotherapists interested in approaches involving the body, we are at an intersection to bridge practical trauma interventions with the most recent research in trauma for therapistsOn-Demand Conference Recordings
1. Explain sensory processing.
2. Describe the clinical manifestations of sensory processing before and after trauma.
3. List three environmental and practical interventions to help clients stabilize their trauma symptoms.
4. Describe how practical interventions foster resource creations within their clients using the 8 senses.
5. Describe how practical interventions using the senses can be integrated in everyday activities.
This presentation is a practical application of trauma neuroscience research and sensory processing theory aimed at professionals (occupational therapists, psychotherapists, etc.) working with trauma patients who wish to integrate trauma evidence-based sensory processing principles in their practice.
Benjamin Pandev-Girard, M.OT, Occupational Therapist
Benjamin Pandev-Girard holds a master's degree in occupational therapy from the Université de Sherbrooke. This dynamic occupational therapist is highly trained and experienced in pediatric occupational therapy (0-21 years). He has a unique concrete experience in the development and innovation of occupational therapy services in Quebec schools. Among other things, he has specialized in crisis intervention, including the development of environments and the implementation of intervention protocols. Recognized for his interpersonal skills, his initiative as well as his analytical skills, and the design of fast and effective treatment plans, he has an innovative approach that is sought after in school, university, and private settings, where he gives several pieces of training and conferences.