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Touch is at the foundation of our relational experience. Scientific evidence has shown that attuned, caring touch is critically important for normal brain development as well as for healthy emotional and cognitive maturation.
NeuroAffective Touch® is a polyvagal-informed model that uses intentional mindful touch to bring the unconscious memories held in the body into conscious awareness. Working with the polyvagal nervous system, NATouch™ helps establish a new somatic foundation from which to rework trauma-based unconscious behavioral responses and rebuild self-awareness and identity.
Dr. Aline LaPierre is the coauthor of Healing Developmental Trauma, an essential guide for anyone seeking to heal complex PTSD and looking for new tools to expand self-awareness and support post-traumatic growth.
Healing Developmental Trauma clearly explains the symptoms that result from chronic relational and emotional distress. Now in nine languages, the book emphasizes working with a person’s strengths, capacities, and resiliency to regulate the nervous system and promote attuned connection to self and others.
“How do you quiet down the frightened animal inside of you? The answer to that is probably in the same way that you quiet down babies. You quiet them by holding and touching them, by being very much in tune with them, by feeding and rocking them, and by very gradual exposure to trying new things.”
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Integrating the body, brain, and nervous system with traditional psychotherapy is now at the forefront of clinical advances for healing attachment wounds and early developmental deficits. Be a pioneer! Transform your practice. Experience how including the body and the therapeutic use of touch can transform your practice and your perspective as a clinician.
You will enhance your clinical outcomes by integrating body and mind in the resolution of attachment trauma and emotional/relational deficits.
Simply the Best
"Aline is simply the best at bridging the divide between bodywork and talk! I highly recommend studying with her."
A brilliant and comprehensive approach
Aline has created and continues to evolve a dynamic training that surpasses any bodywork class I’ve taken. She brings to our community a brilliant and comprehensive approach to touch that gives equal attention to body, psyche, and emotion. Aline teaches and meets students with support, compassion, and tenderness. That in and of itself, is healing, and always encourages a sense of “you can do this.”
Healing Developmental Trauma
Healing Developmental Trauma provides clear guidance to help us hold, with knowledge and self-compassion, those seemingly irreconcilable opposites and is a vital and accessible map supporting emotional maturity and psycho-spiritual growth.
The fastest, safest, most gentle approach
In my experience, Aline’s NeuroAffective Touch® is the fastest, safest, most gentle approach to shifting a client’s anxious dysregulated nervous system into a more coherent and resilient one.
Effectively working with relational trauma
NeuroAffective Touch® has helped me build on the skills I already have, giving me a framework and language for effectively working with the relational traumas that become part of the therapeutic encounter.
The World Health Organization in its 2018 International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) now recognizes the new diagnosis of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). Consequently, training in how to work with developmental trauma and complex PTSD is more important than ever.
NeuroAffective Touch® addresses the effects of family abuse and neglect that are at the root of complex PTSD. By communicating directly with the body at the nonverbal level where we have all received our first imprints, NeuroAffective Touch® treats childhood emotional and relational traumas that unconsciously shape our behavior and sense of identity.
“Healing Developmental Trauma provides clear guidance to help us hold, with knowledge and self-compassion, those seemingly irreconcilable opposites and is a vital and accessible map supporting emotional maturity and psycho-spiritual growth.”
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