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Global Congress 2017 – Notes from keynote speeches now available!

an article by Rosen Institute Communications Team, February 14, 2018

As mentioned during the congress, summaries of the two keynote speeches are now available on the website.  Please read and share these notes.  We hope that these are useful for both those who attended and those unable to travel to Tallinn.  These notes will also be placed in the online library for future reference.

Safety, Autonomic nervous system & healing trauma – Keynote Speaker Anssi Leikola
7th Rosen Method Global Congress, Tallinn, Estonia, 2017
Notes by Claire Palo

Anssi Leikola is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author and trauma survivor. He has worked intensively in the area of emotional trauma, and the basis of his therapeutic actions lies upon two theories above all else: the structural dissociation of the personality and polyvagal theory.

The most important aspect of healing trauma is external safety. Leikola has, as a patient, and therapist come up against the traditional model of patient care in regards to trauma, healing and mental wellbeing. He integrates an approach to care that is at its core concerned with evolution, holism, and multidisciplinary in nature.   He contends that theory and practice should be closely connected.

Leikola has certain issues with current psychiatric practices – that psychiatry is not interested in what causes disorders. Instead Leikola is more focused on a traumatherapeutic community in which holistic approaches, idea sharing and discussion are highlighted.

Complete summary

 

Oxytocin and Touch – Keynote Speaker Kirsten Uvnäs Moberg
7th Rosen Method Global Congress, Tallinn, Estonia, 2017
Notes by Claire Palo

Kirsten Uvnäs Moberg is a doctor and professor of physiology with a research focus on the healing aspects of oxytocin. Moberg has found among other results, that oxytocin reduces pain, anxiety, decreases blood pressure and reduces the levels of stress hormones in both sexes.

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Relaxation Awareness and Resilience: Rosen Method Science and Practice – Ivy Green
7th Rosen Method Global Congress, Tallinn, Estonia, 2017
Notes by Rosa Frauenknecht

In her workshop Ivy Green talked about her book Experience Relaxation Awareness and Resilience: Rosen Method science and practice.

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