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Practices to Support Regulation and Relationships (Part 2)
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Nanette Negri and Mary Ursem
We all experience stress. Whether you are an individual requiring significant support from others (due to sensory/ movement/ neurophysiological differences), or an individual providing support to another, the practices shared in this workshop can make your experience in that support relationship and your life in general; more positive, more meaningful, more satisfying, and less stressful. Sensory and movement regulation are directly tied to emotional regulation…being able to feel safe and good about ourselves, and to be “in control.” Science is now showing us that certain practices can not only help us manage our bodies, but can actually create changes in our brains; having a powerful positive effect on our overall health, well-being, and happiness.
This session will give you an opportunity to begin or extend your knowledge about relationships, regulation, and relaxation. It will offer information on direct application for you and the people you support/interact with in your jobs. You will see and experience how these practices can help with finding focus and maintaining calm states as well as how to use them to help manage upsets and dysregulations. Wear comfortable clothes, bring an open and curious mind, and be prepared to experience and enjoy!
These workshops are open to all individuals involved in any level or aspect of support in our system, including consumers. It is suggested that participants sign up for both workshops, taking Part 1 first. If this is not possible for you, please feel free to contact Nanette Negri and discuss your situation.
About the instructors:
Nan Negri operates the Rhythms Program at Community Outreach Wisconsin, a cooperative effort between the Waisman Center and Dane County Human Services to further enhance the lives of individuals who experience complex sensory and movement differences and those who support them.
Mary Ursem has worked in fields supporting individuals for 20 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders, Masters in Special Education, and an Autism Specialist certification. Mary has been a direct care supporter in recreational, educational, residential, and vocational training programs and currently works as a behavior consultant for University of Wisconsin Waisman Center, Community TIES program. Throughout her career Mary has continuously been involved in providing high quality, meaningful opportunities of equal access for individuals of all ages.