Additional Trainings and Certifications

  • Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) – Certified Provider. Updated SSP Foundational Certification, SSP3. October 2022.
  • The Art and Science of Polyvagal Theory – Polyvagal Institute. Dr. Stephen Porges and Deb Dana LCSW. A unique exploration of the scientific foundation of Polyvagal Theory and its clinical application. November 2021.
  • Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) – Certified provider. This is an auditory therapy developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, professor of psychiatry, SSP is a non-invasive application of Polyvagal Theory. This program helps the nervous system better receive, process, and respond to be better regulated and connected. It promotes well-being and positive engagement with others. October 2020.
  • Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) – Remote SSP Delivery and updated training, SSP2. November 2020.
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Centre for Mindfulness Canada. This is an 8-week evidence-based program to offer mindfulness training through a medical model to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. March-April 2019.
  • Anat Baniel Method (ABM) – Workshop on Parents as the Agents of Change with Judith Dack, trained Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Method practitioner, May 3-4, 2019.
  • Anat Baniel Method (ABM) – A neuromovement approach based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais that communicates with the brain. Neuromovement for Parent and Child Workshop. October 2017.
  • Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Method (MNRI) – course in Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration 2017. MNRI focuses on developmental movement and reflex integration to improve the functioning of the brain and nervous system.
  • White Lotus Foundation Yoga Teacher Training – Santa Barbara, Ca. March 2016.
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC) – A form of compassionate communication, focused on increasing empathy, developed by Marshall Rosenberg, a psychologist and mediator. 2014.
  • MindUp – A program based in neuroscience that teaches the skills and knowledge necessary children need for emotional regulation. January 2013.
  • Arrowsmith Program training – Arrowsmith is a cognitive program based on the application of neuroscientific research designed to strengthen brain function to address the underlying causes of learning difficulties. Alexandra taught and ran several Arrowsmith programs from 2006-2015. Initial training, Summer 2006.

“You CAN change your brain, and when you do… you change your life.”

~Dr. Daniel Amen , one of the leading psychiatrists and brain health experts and founder of the Amen Clinics