Close this search box.

february, 2021

16feb(feb 16)6:00 am24(feb 24)9:30 amTrauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorder and Arousal Regulation Workshop


Event Details

Course Details

Presenter: Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Dates: Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th February 2021, 6am-9:30am

Location: Tuesday sessions are held online, Wednesday sessions are held at the Pagoda Hotel in Como

Inclusions: Light breakfast, Therapy Ball Trio, course handouts, and a course completion certificate.

What you will need to brings : something to write with, a gym ball (that you are able to sit 90/90 on) and yoga/exercise mat/towel.

Please note that registrations for this course are now closed.

Registration: To register, please complete this online form and payment. Be quick there are only 50 places available for this course!

About this course:

This course will be highly practical in nature- even though Sheila Frick and Tracy Bjiong will be joining us online to present this course. Right throughout the course there are practical labs and applications to help us all to learn and apply our knowledge.

About the Course from Vital Links

Therapists and other professionals who work with individuals with sensory and developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum, attention deficit, learning disabilities) often encounter clients with difficulties related to developmental trauma. Traumatic events may be overt, such as early loss of a primary caregiver; sexual, physical or emotional abuse; or domestic, community and school violence. Trauma may also be innocent, such as early hospitalization and necessary lifesaving medical procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit. Exposure to adverse life experiences has been shown to increase the likelihood of social, emotional and developmental delays. Furthermore, children with developmental delays have a higher risk of being subjected to experiences involving physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

There is a growing understanding, and accompanying clinical practice that addresses the connection between sensory processing dysfunction and trauma. When an individual cannot adequately process sensory information or traumatic experiences, the body’s natural defense mechanisms become heightened, further impacting sensory processing disorder.

This hands-on course will explore, from a trauma-informed perspective, the connections between sensory processing and sensory integrative difficulties. We will also provide a brief introduction to the tension reducing technique, known as TRE®, as a means of demonstrating how the body retains stress in core muscular tension patterns. This course will investigate the hardwired action systems that underlie sensory modulation, arousal, affect regulation, and play. A clinical reasoning model for tracking dynamic shifts in state and levels of integration will be presented. Interactive hands-on labs, video and case presentations will bring key concepts and treatment strategies to life in this theoretically based, yet practical course.

To find out more check out the Vital Links website or get in touch with us!


16 (Tuesday) 6:00 am - 24 (Wednesday) 9:30 am


Online and Pagoda Hotel Como

112 Melville Parade


Calm and 19B Erade Drive Piara Waters