Updated: Jul 10, 2020
Trauma Informed Bal-A-Vis-X exercises are the most recent addition to the Bal-A-Vis-X program. Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. has been one of the trail blazers in the field of Trauma Care. He has developed his Neurosequential Model of Education program to create Trauma Informed Schools. He has identified 6 R’s for healing trauma and the second of which is: Self-Regulation. Dr. Perry states first treatment must involve self-regulation then one can relate with the child or adult and then their brain/body system is ready to be able to reason. “When infants and children are incapable of meeting their own needs, they depend upon the external regulation that comes from attentive, caring adults... When a child’s capacity for self-regulation does not develop normally, he will be at risk for many problems-from persistent tantrums to impulsive behaviors to difficulty regulating sleep and diet... To change any neural network in the brain, we need to provide patterned, repetitive input to reach poorly organized neural networks involved in the stress response. Any neural network that is activated in a repetitive way will change.” Dr. Perry states that certain areas of the brain (brainstem and mid-brain) have “powerful sets of associations to rhythmic somatosensory activity created in utero and are reinforced in early life...One of the most powerful sets of associations created in utero is the association between patterned repetitive rhythmic activity from maternal heart rate, and all the neural patterns of activity associated with not being hungry, not being thirsty, and feeling ‘safe’ (in the womb). Patterned, repetitive, rhythmic somatosensory activity...elicits a sensation of safety. Rhythm is regulating.” (Excerpts from Self-Regulation: The Second Core Strength, by Dr. Bruce Perry)
This is what Bal-A-Vis-X does; it provides patterned, repetitive, rhythmic somatosensory activity... which regulates the mind and body. For more information on Trauma Informed Bal-A-Vis-X training, please click here.