The science behind the Power of Touch

The science behind the Power of Touch

The most recent discoveries of neuroscience are changing the therapeutic landscape. For the first time in centuries, we are uncovering a unified theory of healing.  It is now clear that touch is the unifying element. This has massive and immediate implications for all therapists and healthcare providers.
Gerry Pyves
MA (Oxon), PGCE (Man), Dip T.M. (CHM), CTA (UKATA), PTSTA (EATA)

Discover a new and integrated future for therapy in the 21st Century with this unified theory of healing. A future that uses psychologically informed touch to engage all the natural resources of the human mind and body to reclaim our innate capacity for homeostasis.

For Bodyworkers this series will transform your understanding of Bodywork and help your clients release tensions that may have been held for decades.  

For Complementary Therapists this series will both inform and empower your existing work as well as expand the range of treatments you can offer clients. 

For Coaches, Counsellors and Psychotherapists this series will open up new vistas and provide you with new tools to help your clients deal with the crippling effects of past trauma

PricePay What Feels Good!

This product is usually sold at £49 (inc. VAT). However, at a time when many Massage Therapists are unable to work - but have time to study and expand their knowledge - we've opted to make this a "Pay What Feels Good" product.

If you can afford to pay - great! It means we'll have that bit more stability and be able to continue to support therapists into the future.

Somewhere in between? As it "says on the can" - Pay What Feels Good.

8 Modules

1. Brain Anatomy

Learn the core structures of the brain and how they interact. 

2. Trauma

Now you know how the brain structures interact, learn what this means for trauma and the implications for therapists.

3. The Window of Tolerance

Here Gerry explains Dan Siegel's Window of Tolerance theory - an essential tool when dealing with clients who have experienced trauma.

4. Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D.

Bessel Van Der Kolk, presents the idea that using the body can massively impact our awareness of trauma - and have massive impact on trauma. Explored in detail in The Body Keeps the Score, this video offers a summary of Van Der Kolk's expertise on trauma and how it interacts with movement, Touch, breathe and physiology.

5. Professor Tiffany Field

Learn about the pioneering work of Dr Tiffany Field and the Miami Touch Research Institute. Backed up by over a hundred double blind scientific studies into the benefits of Touch, this video gives an overview of her work and specifically looks at how her research underpins her theory that Touch reduces trauma through pressure receptors.

6. Professor Frances McGlone

Professor Frances McGlone's research with the CT Afferent nerves is an absolute game changer for how Touch is used in the treatment room, and in particular, for how stimulating the "pleasure" nerves can replace the pain messages to the amygdala.

7. Dr Ronald Ruden

Dr Ronald Ruden drew together a range of research on Touch and trauma and brought to the fore the evidence that showing that delta brain wave patterns - influenced by Touch - change the chemistry of the body and, quite literally, dissolve traumas.

8. The 4 Theories Summarised

Bringing together the content of the previous four videos, this summary picks out the headlines and presents each theory alongside the others.

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