Self Soothing SkillsFor Social Workers and their Clients<br />NASW Texas Annual Meeting 10/15/09     Wayne Martin, LCSW<br />
(Psychophysiological Monitoring)<br />
Breath<br />Mindful breath<br />~6 breath/min<br />Self-directed<br />Audio paced<br />
The Evidence<br />Lehrer PM, Vaschillo E, Vaschillo B, Lu SE, Scardella A, Siddique M, Habib RH. Biofeedback treatment for...
“Mindfulness is … <br />a moment-to-moment<br />non-judgemental awareness.<br />It is a cultivated attention…”<br />Kabat-...
Mindfulness<br />Notice breath<br />“in … out”<br />Return to<br />breath when<br />distraction fades<br />Label distracti...
The Evidence<br />Grossman, P., Neimann, L., Schmidt, S, Walach, H. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits...
It is solved by walking<br />Augustine <br />
Labyrinth<br />release<br />receive<br />reflect<br />purgation<br />illumination<br />integration<br />inward<br />center...
The Evidence<br />Sandor, M.K., Froman, R. Exploring the effects of walking the labyrinth. Journal of Holistic Nursing (20...
1 x 3 = <br />visualizing<br />success<br />Visualize using one strategy from 3 different angles<br />
Self-Soothing Skills<br />Questions?<br />Breath<br />Mindfulness<br />Labyrinth<br />Visualization<br />
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  • Notice breath “in … out”Label distractions: “thinking” “hearing” “feeling”Return to breath when distraction fades
  • This could describe most psychotherapeutic processes
  • Self Soothing Skills

    1. 1. Self Soothing SkillsFor Social Workers and their Clients<br />NASW Texas Annual Meeting 10/15/09 Wayne Martin, LCSW<br />
    2. 2. (Psychophysiological Monitoring)<br />
    3. 3. Breath<br />Mindful breath<br />~6 breath/min<br />Self-directed<br />Audio paced<br />
    4. 4. The Evidence<br />Lehrer PM, Vaschillo E, Vaschillo B, Lu SE, Scardella A, Siddique M, Habib RH. Biofeedback treatment for asthma. Chest (2004) 126(2) 352-361.<br />Hasset, AL, Radvanski DC, Vaschillo EG, Vaschillo B, Sigal LH, Karavidas MK, Buyske S, Lehrer PM. A pilot study of the efficacy of heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in patients with fibromyalgia. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (2007) 32(1) 1-10.<br />Karavids, MK, Lehrer PM, Vaschillo E, Vaschillo B, Marin H, Buyske S, Malinovsky I, Radvanski D, Hassett A. Preliminary results of an open label study of heart rate variability biofeedback for the treatment of major depression. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (2007) 32(1) 19-30.<br />Zucker TL, Samuelson, KW, Muench F, Greenberg MA, Gevirtz RN. The effects of respiratory sinus arrhythmia biofeedback on heart rate variability and post traumatic stress disorder symptoms: a pilot study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (2009) 34(2) 135-43.<br />
    5. 5. “Mindfulness is … <br />a moment-to-moment<br />non-judgemental awareness.<br />It is a cultivated attention…”<br />Kabat-Zinn<br />
    6. 6. Mindfulness<br />Notice breath<br />“in … out”<br />Return to<br />breath when<br />distraction fades<br />Label distractions:<br />“thinking”, “hearing”, “feeling”<br />
    7. 7. The Evidence<br />Grossman, P., Neimann, L., Schmidt, S, Walach, H. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits: A meta-analysis. J. of Psychosomatic Research, 57 (2004) 35-43.<br />Grepmair, L, Mitterlehner, F., Nickel, M. Promotion of mindfulness in psychotherapists in training influences the treatment results of their patients: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics (2007) 76(6):332-8<br />Davidson, R.J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J., Rosenkranz, M., Muller, D., Santorelli, S., Urbanowski, F., Harrington, A., Bonus, K., Sheridan, J.F. Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine 65 (2003) 564-570.<br />
    8. 8. It is solved by walking<br />Augustine <br />
    9. 9. Labyrinth<br />release<br />receive<br />reflect<br />purgation<br />illumination<br />integration<br />inward<br />center<br />outward<br />
    10. 10. The Evidence<br />Sandor, M.K., Froman, R. Exploring the effects of walking the labyrinth. Journal of Holistic Nursing (2006); 24(2) 103-110.<br />
    11. 11. 1 x 3 = <br />visualizing<br />success<br />Visualize using one strategy from 3 different angles<br />
    12. 12. Self-Soothing Skills<br />Questions?<br />Breath<br />Mindfulness<br />Labyrinth<br />Visualization<br />

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