On-Demand Course: The Links Between Interoception the Language of Emotion, and Human Connections

$79.00 USD

There is a lot of outdated or mis-information about the experience of emotions, emotion language, emotion regulation, emotion reciprocity and emotional empathy. This is especially true when it comes to understanding the diverse experience of emotions within people of a variety of neurotypes. This course will discuss some of the recent updates regarding our understanding of human emotions, supported by the latest science and reports of lived experience. Special attention will be on aspects of identifying how one feels, the use of interoception sensation and emotion words, emotional expression via the face and body, and on the shared experience of emotions between two people. Strategies will be shared for developing a shared language to support interoception expression and how to use this shared language to further the exploration and self-understanding of interoceptive experience and emotion.


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This on-demand course includes:

  • 2-hours instruction with Kelly and Rachael
  • 6-months (180 days) unlimited access to the course
  • Personalized certificate of completion
  • Access to 4 handouts
  • While this course is excellent for a wide variety of attendees, this course is approved for 0.20 AOTA CEUs (2 contact hours)

What you’ll learn:

  • What current science and lived experience tells us about identifying interoception sensations and emotions. How do different thinkers come to understand how they uniquely feel?
  • How interoceptive sensations provide the neurobiological foundation of emotion concepts and emotion language and how different interoceptive experiences may or may not impact this process
  • The challenges of translating inner experiences into language. The way one experiences their interoception sensations and/or emotions differs greatly between people (it isn’t always emotion words).
  • How variations in facial expression and the use of gestures might lead to misunderstandings and how a shared language might reduce these misunderstandings.
  • The impact of emotion language on developing human connections. It might not be exactly what you think!
  • How to provide a process for developing a shared language that enables a client and their therapist to discover and communicate interoceptive experiences in a way that can be mutually understood.

Course Description:

There is a lot of outdated or mis-information about the experience of emotions, emotion language, emotion regulation, emotion reciprocity and emotional empathy. This is especially true when it comes to understanding the diverse experience of emotions within people of a variety of neurotypes. This course will discuss some of the recent updates regarding our understanding of human emotions, supported by the latest science and reports of lived experience. Special attention will be on aspects of identifying how one feels, the use of interoception sensation and emotion words, emotional expression via the face and body, and on the shared experience of emotions between two people. Strategies will be shared for developing a shared language to support interoception expression and how to use this shared language to further the exploration and self-understanding of interoceptive experience and emotion.

Who this course is for:

  • You are supporting emotional learning in any or all the following areas: emotion language, emotion regulation, emotion reciprocity and emotional empathy/perspective taking.
  • You are an Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Educator, Mental Health Provider, Speech and Language Pathologist, Behaviorist, or Caregiver who wants to help learners be better understood and supported.
  • You are a neurodivergent person who wants to understand the current up to date thought in the field relating to how providers can understand important aspects of working with the neurodivergent population.
  • You want to remain on the cutting edge of practice and serve in ways that are in line with the most current science and the lived experience of neurodiverse individuals
  • You want to feel empowered with information you can use to create buy-in for a modern approach to supporting emotional learning.

Featured review

Levine S. This course is filled with relevant and useful information about emotions and emotion learning. I’ve been an SLP for 22 years and by far this is one of the best courses I’ve ever taken. It has shifted my practice is so many helpful ways. Thank you!

So, who are we?:

We are Rachael Thompson and Kelly Mahler, both OTs that share a passion for pondering the human experience. Since connecting a few years ago, we’ve collaborated on multiple projects and trainings. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of our friendship are the hours spent on Zoom deeply discussing various aspects of our lived experiences. Oh and the GIF exchanges on WhatsApp are fun too.

More about Rachael Thompson BSc, PGCE with QTS, MSc Occupational Therapy, PGCert Sensory Integration: Rachael has worked at independent specialist colleges and schools in the UK for over 10 years in roles including Tutor, Occupational Therapist, Head of Education, and Vice Principal. Rachael recently co-founded a small independent specialist school in the UK.

As an autistic individual and Occupational Therapist, Rachael utilizes personal and professional experience alongside the latest research to explore sensory processing differences and specifically how sensory processing differences can impact health, well-being, and quality of life.

Kelly Mahler More about Kelly Mahler: I am a fiery and passionate person that loves to crunch pinecones, cuddle with my 2 Corgi puppies and cook (sometimes poorly) with my family. I earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA and have been an occupational therapist for 19 years, serving school-aged children and adults. I’m winner of multiple awards including the 2020 American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging and Innovative Practice Award & a Mom’s Choice Gold Medal. I am an international speaker and enjoy presenting on topics related to the twelve resources I’ve authored including:

The Official Stuff:

  • Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course
  • AOTA Areas: Foundational Knowledge, OT Service Delivery
  • CE Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the neurophysiology underlying the generation and transmission of body signals that form the basis for interoceptive awareness.
    2. Understand the continuum of interoceptive awareness as applied to bodily systems, and the influence of the environment, trauma,  and illness as factors that may disrupt effective interoceptive awareness.
    3. Identify the relationship between interoceptive awareness and self-regulation of responses designed to maintain homeostasis and emotional expression.
    4. Demonstrate awareness of and use of interoceptive techniques that can be utilized within occupational therapy treatment to facilitate occupational performance, emotional well-being, and overall health.
    5. Describe current research in the area of interoception and how this evidence can be utilized to refine application of concepts presented in the course.
  • Contact Hours: This course is worth 3.5 contact hours or 0.35 AOTA CEUs.
  • Completion Requirements:To receive credit and certificate for this course you must listen to the course in its entirety, pass the accompanying assessment with an 80% or higher and complete a course evaluation. With the exception of AOTA-approved CEUs, this course is not approved or affiliated with any governing bodies that award continuing education credits, so continuing education credits are not guaranteed.
  • ADA/Section 504:If you require special accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]
  • Kelly Mahler is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Questions:

Contact us at [email protected].


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