Dr. Mike Blows will discuss how the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) links DMM danger to cognitive, affective, and somatic information processing. The ANS is central to vagal function and Dr. Blows will discuss how the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) and Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory relate to each other.
Breathing regulates much of the body function, the ANS, and Polyvagal performance. A special guest will join Dr. Blows, a free diving instructor, to offer tips on some life changing breathing techniques free divers have discovered. (Netflix’ movie My octopus teacher offers a beautiful and heartwarming story that captures how free diving breathing techniques can help regulate the body even in very cold ocean water, and how danger, relationship, attachment and polyvagal response can express in human-octopus interactions.)
This session is part 3 of the DMM Coffee House somatic series.
Date: Tuesday, November 17 (live) & Thursday, November 19 (replay), 2020 (Friday, November 13 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Dr. Mike Blows
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session times: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
Session A (live) (EU/US/India): Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami, 5:00 p.m. London, 9:00 p.m. New Delhi, midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (live) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday November 19, at 1:00 p.m. Seattle time, 4:00 p.m. in Miami, 9:00 p.m. in London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 6:00 a.m. in Auckland, 8:00 a.m. in Sydney, 7:00 a.m. in Perth/China, and 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok. (AUS/ASIA participants should confirm the start time.)
Dr. Mike Blows is a consulting child psychiatrist at U.K.’s National Health Service. Mike has been involved with DMM for many years, is trained in DMM assessments. He has a unique ability to bring the DMM alive with real world examples from his decades of medical practice.