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APPPAH Live: Exploring Birth Psychology- HeartMath Approach to Perinatal Bonding with Jorina Elbers, MD, MSc

July 18, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Self-regulation and Synchrony: A HeartMath Approach to Perinatal Bonding
Research has shown that parent-infant synchrony plays an important role in regulating a child’s physiological system and developing their capacity for self-regulation. This capacity for self-regulation, in turn, builds the foundation for a child’s health and social development. Parent-infant bonding can be challenging, however, in the face of mounting personal, financial and social stressors. Helping parents develop their own capacity for self-regulation amidst everyday stressors is a critical ingredient in the discussion of parent-infant bonding. This presentation will provide further information of how parent-infant synchrony builds a child’s self-regulatory capacity, and will teach two HeartMath techniques that practitioners can share with parents to assist them in self-regulation and increase perinatal bonding. www.heartmath.org

Jorina Elbers, MD, MSc
Dr. Jorina Elbers is a Canadian board-certified neurologist, with specialty training in pediatric neurology and pediatric stroke from the University of Toronto, and a Masters degree in Epidemiology from Stanford University. She worked as an assistant professor and pediatric neurologist at Stanford Children’s Health for 6 years, and then started her own trauma- sensitive Neurology Clinic. She has authored over 25 research articles and book chapters, most recently discussing how the body adapts to chronic stress or trauma. She is currently the Director of the Trauma Recovery Project at the HeartMath Institute, developing trauma- sensitve HeartMath programs for health practitioners, first responders, refugees and parents.


Register for APPPAH Live  To attend this event, please Register to receive the APPPAH Live: Exploring Birth Psychology email notices. This is a free one-time registration and then you will receive weekly emails of our sessions with links to join on zoom for free. The APPPAH Live Library of recordings is available to view anytime for APPPAH members at the premier membership level. Become a member here.

Zoom Link You can use this link to join us live on Zoom on Monday, July 18


July 18, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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