The Foundations of human happiness: Self-regulation & Self-relational attunement

An experiential course in 8 parts

Course structure and summary content (syllabus details subject to change):


Day 1: Neurocognition     

   

   Part 1 - Somatic Science™ is a titrated metacognitive approach to healing the nervous system

   Part 2 - The Somatic Science™ approach to self-regulation is dialectical and self-relational
   Part 3 - Experimentation: Understanding metacognition, exteroception, interoception  &

   apperception of experiential objects
   Part 4 - How the nervous system responds to ACEs and exposure to other chronic stressors - The threat

   response cycle, the Polyvagal Theory and Somatic Science™ views
 


Day 2: Experimentation     

   Part 1 - Experimentation - Bringing our system to here & now: Understanding the experience of sense 

   perceptions, bodily sensations and apperceptions
   Part 2 - Class discussion: ACEs & neuroplasticity
   Part 3 - Experimentation - Titrated interoception, exteroception & apperception with self-relational touch


Day 3: Neurocognition    

   Part 1 - Somatic Science™ uses our experiences as perceptual objects
   Part 2 - The Somatic Science™ understanding of what the parts of the self are, how ACEs generate

   them within the nervous system and how Somatic Science™ supports their transition from implicit

   cognition to explicit metacognition
   Part 3 - Experimentation - Witnessing the operation of the autonomic mind
   Part 4 - Understanding the connections between conditioning, resistance, the autonomic mind and self-

   regulation to here and now


Day 4: Experimentation     

   Part 1 - Experimentation - Bringing our system to here & now is a form of up-to-date conditioning
   Part 2 - Class discussion: Establishing clarity between past and up-to-date conditioning
   Part 3 - Experimentation - Using titrated interoception, exteroception & apperception with self-relational

   touch for self-relational attunement and self-regulation


Day 5: Neurocognition    

   Part 1 - Reviewing our understanding of cognition, metacognition and neurocognition
   Part 2 - Experimentation - Witnessing the distinct operation of the autonomic & psychological minds   

   with titrated metacognition & neurocognition
   Part 3 - Understanding self-relational attunement: crossing the thresholds of the threat response cycle via

   self-relational attunement


Day 6: Experimentation     

   Part 1 - Experimentation - Bringing our system to here & now
   Part 2 - Class discussion: The regulated experience of the present moment requires metacognition and

   pause of the threat response cycle
   Part 3 - Experimentation - Learn to detect, notice, acknowledge and relate to the implicit objects of

   our experience: Rendering implicit, non-relational objects explicit and relational


Day 7: Neurocognition    

   Part 1 - Reviewing the Somatic Science™ understanding of what the parts of the self are, how ACEs

   generate them within the nervous system, and how Somatic Science™ supports their transition from

   implicit cognition to explicit metacognition

   Part 2 - Experimentation - Witnessing the operation of the autonomic mind with titrated metacognition

   & neurocognition
   Part 3 - Understanding self-relational attunement: crossing the threshold of the threat response cycle 

   via self-relational attunement
   Part 4 - Experimentation / Questions


Day 8: Experimentation   

 

   Part 1 - Experimentation - Guided experience with self-relational touch and metacognition
   Part 2 - Class discussion: distinguishing autonomic from psychological from metacognitive thought
   Part 3 - Open sharing