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  • Affect regulation theory. A clinical model. Introduction
  • In this introduction to Dr. Hill’s book Affect Regulation Theory: a Clinical Model key concepts are introduced including affect, affect regulation, how affect is communicated unconsciously, the neurobiology of affect regulation and the primary and secondary affect regulating systems. It also introduces the reader to an understanding of how affect regulation is key for adaptive functions and why deficits in affect regulation manifest as psychiatric symptomatology and personality disorders....

  • Beyond Words: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective
  • Ogden highlights the importance of non-verbal communications. The awareness to indicators such as prosody, eye contact, facial expression, preparatory movements, arm movements, posture, proximity and locomotion can provide us with important information about the patient´s implicit self and their implicit relational knowing. She presents clinical examples to understand how this is played out in therapy and what can the therapist do to help patients be aware of their non-verbal communications. ...

  • Affect regulation theory. A clinical model. Chapter 1
  • In Chapter 1 of Dr. Hill’s book Affect Regulation Theory: a Clinical Model he presents classic attachment theory. The Strange Situation and Adult Attachment interview are described along with the concepts of secure and insecure (avoidant, preoccupied and disorganized) attachment patterns. Additionally the reader is introduced to how each of the insecure patterns represent different deficits in affect regulating capacity in comparison to the robust affect tolerance and resiliency of secure attachment....

  • Affect regulation theory. A clinical model. Chapter 2: Self-states
  • In Chapter 2 of Dr. Hill’s book Affect Regulation Theory: a Clinical Model he presents a model of bodymind organized around the relational theory of self states. The central idea is that when regulated self states are integrated and when dysregulated self states are dissociated. Self states are conceived as assemblages of perceptual, attentional, representational, memory and reflective systems. Each system may be integrated or dissociated. Additionally, two types of dissociation – compartmentalization and altered states of consciousness are discussed....

  • Affect regulation theory. A clinical model. Chapter 3: Neurobiology of the primary affect-regulating system.
  • In Chapter 3 of Dr. Hill’s book Affect Regulation Theory: a Clinical Model he presents the neurobiological substrate of the primary affect regulating system. The components of the limbic system (amygdala, insula, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex are discussed. Additionally the relationship between the limbic system, HPA axis, and autonomic nervous systems are outlined. Each is involved in the assessment of internal and external stimuli and in the automatic regulation of affect....

  • Affect regulation theory. A clinical model. Chapter 4: Right brain, implicit processes and implicit self
  • In Chapter 4 of Dr. Hill’s book Affect Regulation Theory: a Clinical Model he presents a model of the right brain understood to be the seat of the “Implicit self”; i.e. the unconscious processes that assess and respond involuntarily to internal and external events. Comparisons are made to the explicit processes mediated by the left brain. These processes include implicit vs explicit memory, implicit cognition and implicit communication. Together they comprise the implicit (unconscious) self....

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