Over the last 20 years we have begun to understand the complex interplay between genetics and environment and how chronic inflammation caused by toxic stress effects human development. Research has shown that toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences are linked with altered brain architecture (resulting in difficulties with impulse control and problem solving) as well as higher risk of developing diabetes, iscaemic heart disease and severe obesity.
As founder of the social enterprise EHCAP Ltd (innovative solutions for Education, Health Care and Prison services), my vision is to take this knowledge into communities and into families currently experiencing adversity- sharing straight forward psycho-education tools such as Dan Siegel's Hand Model metaphor for emotion regulation, John Gottman's Emotion Coaching relationship style and Jack Shonkoff's positive/tolerable/toxic stress model.
Access these resources in the first instance:
Sign up to access our latest resources including the full Six Steps Wellness Programme, EHCAP powerpoints, trainer notes and a pdf version of the Sarah's books through links at www.alpiri.co.uk . Once you have signed up you can access our powerpoints on this webpage.
You will need to put at least half a day to one side to get to grips with the wealth of online resources at your disposal.
We all move at differing paces through the phases of AWARENESS, ACCEPTANCE and APPLICATION into ADAPTATION of our resources. At your own pace, start to develop your own resources maintaining fidelity with scientific research (Shonkoff, Siegel, Gottman, Eagleman). The simplest way to do this is to reference www.mindfulemotioncoaching.co.uk
You MUST reference researchers in your slides and you MUST understand that you need copyright permission for images you use (in other words you cant just download images from the internet). In addition You Tube videos need to be streamed rather than downloaded.
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Very best wishes,
Dr Sarah Temple MRCGP
Director EHCAP Ltd