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NRF - NeuroRelational Framework

See also Parenting.


Step One

1-1 Three Steps to Resilience
1-2 5 Paradigm Shifts
1-3 Safety-Challenge-Threat Triad
1-4 Sleep-Wake States Arc
1-5 Colour Zone Pie
1-6 Awake States Checklist
1-7 Range of Involuntary Visceral Cues
1-8 Subjective Units of Distress (SUDS) Pie
1-9 24-Hour Log
1-10 Four Toxic Stress Patterns

Step Two

2-1 Qualities of Engagement
2-2 Qualities of Engagement with Ages
2-3 Qualities of Engagement Simplified
2-4 Co-regulation Supports the Development of Self-regulation
2-5 Individual Differences in Self-regulation
2-6 Co-regulation Supports Self-regulation Over the Lifespan
2-7 Self-regulation and Co-regulation (Oxygen Mask Metaphor)

Step Three

3-1 Four Brain Systems- Support Collaborative and Customized Care
3-2 Four Brain Systems- Descriptions of the Four Brain Systems
3-3 Four Brain Systems- Sequential
3-4 Four Brain Systems- Four Stories Support Customized Care
3-5 Four Brain Systems- Protective Factors Support Customized Care and Systems of Care Promote Collaboration
3-6 Four Brain Systems- Categorical Diagnosis Matched to Brain Systems
3-7 Four Brain Systems- Interdisciplinary Practice
3-8 Emotions and Stress Responses Colour Zone Pie

Heart, Hand, Head

HHH-1 Who We Are in Safety
HHH-2 Who We Are in Threat
HHH-3 Who We Are in Safety and Threat


From Stuart Shanker and Kristin Wiens:

Reframe the Behavior



Interview with Connie Lillas
Alfie Kohn - Paradigm Shift away from Rewards and Punishments