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Finding Safety and Stability: A Trauma-Informed Sensory Motor Approach – Live Webinar w/ Recording

November 15

| $200

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Listen to a preview of the Finding Safety and Stability Course to learn more about the power of proprioception and fascia; especially, when supporting individuals who have a history of increased stress and/or trauma.

Available as a Recording!

Therapists and other professionals who work with individuals with sensory and developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum, attention deficit, learning disabilities) often encounter clients with difficulties related to developmental trauma. Traumatic events may be overt, such as early loss of a primary caregiver; sexual, physical or emotional abuse; or domestic, community and school violence. Trauma may also be innocent, such as early hospitalization and necessary lifesaving medical procedures in the neonatal intensive care unit. Exposure to adverse life experiences has been shown to increase the likelihood of social, emotional and developmental delays. Furthermore, children with developmental delays have a higher risk of being subjected to experiences involving physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

There is a growing understanding, and accompanying clinical practice that addresses the connection between sensory processing dysfunction and trauma. When an individual cannot adequately process sensory information or traumatic experiences, the body’s natural defense mechanisms become heightened, further impacting sensory processing disorder.

This live, one-day, online course will explore the connections between trauma, sensory processing and sensory integrative difficulties. Participants will learn how sound and movement are critical in the development of body based, perceptual motor, and social emotional foundations for feeling safe in the world and in relationship to another. Treatment labs will explore the basics of auditory and vestibular/somatosensory processing, and their relationship to arousal, attachment, self-regulation, and learning. Video and case presentations will bring key concepts and treatment strategies to life in this theoretically-based, yet practical course.

Receive the Gertie Ball, Power Up Ball, and Pinky Ball from Vital Sounds for the special rate of 15% off when you register for the Finding Safety and Stability course (S&H fees apply^). Vital Sounds coupon will be provided in course registration receipt.

Take an additional discount of $15 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously under the same web-order.

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Friday, November 15, 2024, 9:00am – 4:45pm Central Standard Time
Check-in begins at 8:30am CST
Test begins at approx. 4:15pm CST

Live Webinar Registration Closes:
Friday, November 15th at 7:30am CST

Recording Registration Closes:
Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00am CST

Can’t make it on November 15th? A recording of the course will be available from November 19 to December 3. Just register below and you’ll have the option to receive access to both the live course and the recording. If you plan to watch the recording, you’ll still be eligible to receive CEU’s.




Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between the inner ear, arousal, and affect regulation.
  • Recognize the importance of the auditory and vestibular systems in the development of orientation in time and space, necessary for feeling safe in one’s body and relating to others.
  • Select three therapeutic activities that activate the vestibular and/or auditory systems to regulate arousal, build somatic resources, and relate.
  • Recognize when patterns of defense are interfering with function and daily life.
  • List three body-based strategies to decrease tension patterns and regulate arousal.
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Continuing Ed

Vital Links is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #3261. This Distance Learning – Interactive course and Distance Learning – Independent Self-Study is offered at 0.6 CEUs, Introductory level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery & Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Target Audience

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators and other interested allied health professionals

Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate of course completion, participants must attend and participate in the entire course, and complete a post-course quiz with a passing score of 70% or higher. Participants who complete the course via independent self-study must view the entire course and complete a post-course quiz with a passion score of 70% or higher to receive a certificate of course completion.

Course Materials

Each participant is recommended to have a yoga mat/towel and gym ball (sized to allow you to sit at 90/90) available during the course to utilize during online labs. The instructor will demonstrate the use of the Therapy Ball Trio, which consists of the Gertie Ball, the Pinky Ball and the Power Up Ball. throughout the course. Though they are not required to attend the course; access to these therapy balls can provide participants a hands-on experience during online demonstrations. Receive the Gertie Ball, Power Up Ball, and Pinky Ball from Vital Sounds for the special rate of 15% off when you register for the Finding Safety and Stability course (S&H fees apply^). Vital Sounds coupon will be provided in course registration receipt.

Registrants will receive an email within a week of the course containing instructions on how to access the webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.

  • The email address entered under “Attendee #” during online registration will be the address that receives the instructions email.
  • Please check your inbox and junk folder for the following email Subject: “Course Instructions for your Vital Links Online Course, Finding Safety & Stability.”

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Device Compatibility

There are basic device requirements for Vital Links webinars on Zoom. While you can join the session via a computer, tablet, or mobile device, viewers may have an enhanced experience through the use of a computer.

Contact Us if you have questions regarding compatibility.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations requesting a refund must be in writing and received by Vital Links two weeks prior to the course; refunds will not be granted after that date. Approved refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests may transfer full credit towards another Vital Links course if notification is received in writing at least 7 business days prior to the start date.

Vital Links is not responsible for device compatibility issues, and it is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services. Any difficulty with compatibility is not grounds for a refund after the live webinar session begins.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-636-9720. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order. Registrations submitted via Purchase Order Payment will not be processed until the Purchase Order form is received by Vital Links.

National & International Shipping

Shipping and international shipping fees applies for therapy ball bundle shipped within and outside of the United States. Rates are as follows:

United States – $8.95 (Therapy Ball Bundle)

Canada – $35.43

Hong Kong – $75.43

All other international locations – $100.43

International Customs requires international recipients to pay applicable duties and taxes on each shipment entering their country. A brokerage fee is also charged by the courier to process and present the requisite customs paperwork to International Customs on the importer’s behalf. Customs fees are not included in the shipping fee paid at time of purchase. Please, be aware that UPS will request payment of these charges at the time of delivery. You have the ability to call UPS ahead of time (1-800-742-5877) to pay these charges, eliminating the need for payment on delivery.

*This is a live course. Full attendance during the hours of this webinar is recommended; however, for those unable to attend the entire webinar, a recording is available for a brief viewing period after the course concludes. See “Recording Details” button above.


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Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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Finding Safety & Stability - November 15, 2024 - Live Webinar w/ Recording
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