Elevate Academy’s Jessica Saxton Presenting at Southwest Regional NATSAP
Elevate Academy’s Jessica Saxton will be presenting “Coming Home: Reintegration of Body and Mind in Post-Traumatic Growth” at the NATSAP Southwest Regional Conference being held in St. George, Utah, on Friday, March 25th.
80% of one’s emotions are experienced physically. When trauma occurs, emotional pain is stored within the body. Clinicians help their clients tap into “whole body healing” by use of essential bottom-up practices. Breathing and relaxation techniques, clinical trauma-sensitive yoga, and other mind-body connection practices will be discussed in the presentation.
As a licensed primary therapist herself, Jessica’s presentation will be directed toward clinical professionals. “True reintegration for clients in the post-traumatic growth stage comes exclusively from the use of body-oriented practices,” Saxton emphasizes. “Reintegration of body and mind is the critical pathway for successful post-traumatic growth.”
By the end of the presentation, attendees will walk away with a deeper, demonstrative understanding of the physical impacts of trauma, the necessity of a whole-body approach, post-traumatic growth, and the practical application of effective mind-body interventions.
About Elevate Academy
Located in Provo, Utah, the Elevate Academy is a leading youth residential treatment center that serves youth struggling with the effects of depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and attachment and adoption issues.
These often overlap with learning disabilities, school avoidance or refusal, self-harm, oppositional defiance disorder, or mild aggression. Students often come disengaged from family and activities they once enjoyed. Many are trying to cope with trauma in unhealthy ways and engaging in risky behaviors, such as school refusal, substance abuse, self-harm, co-dependent relationships, low self-esteem, anger, and defiance. We treat the whole person: psychological, emotional, and physical. Your child learns how to engage in healthy life choices and healthy relationships. The Elevate Academy academic philosophy is simple – engaged students learn better. This engagement is powered by a Social-Emotional-Learning model that immerses the student into a clinical classroom where your child’s education is integral to your child’s treatment. The Elevate School offers a typical High School Schedule to help students acclimate to their school setting at home. In addition, elevated Academy students live in a home setting of increasing self-managed structure. As with growing weight helps to build stronger muscles. Elevate Academy’s residential neighborhoods add measured and purposeful responsibility so that the residential milieu increasingly prepares your child for a smooth transition to a more normal life. For more information, please contact our admissions department at 801-641-8352.