NN COVID-19 Stress, Distress & Trauma Series
The videos in this series with Dr. Bruce Perry are provided to view and share. We have closed captioned each video. To change captions from English to another language, select "settings" (cog at bottom right), select “Subtitles/CC” then select “Auto-translate” and finally select the language of your choice.
NN COVID Series: 1 - Patterns of Stress determine Risk & Resilience
This brief (15 min) video with Dr. Bruce Perry discusses how the pattern of stress can determine risk or resilience. The importance of structure, predicability and moderation of daily stress is highlighted. The malleability of the capacity to demonstrate resilience is discussed.
NN COVID Series: 2 - Understanding State-dependent Functioning
This brief (20 min) video with Dr. Bruce Perry reviews how stress and distress change the way we think, feel and behave. The relevance for the current pandemic is discussed.
NN COVID Series: 3 - Emotional Contagion
In this brief (20 min) video, Dr. Bruce Perry discusses 'emotional contagion' and talks about the power of calm. The concept of power differential is discussed in context of human interactions and discusses the importance of calm, regulated leadership in times of stress and distress.
NN COVID Series: 4 - Sequence of Engagement
This is a brief video (20 min) describing the sequential processing of experience in the brain. The Regulate-Relate-Reason heuristic is explained. This simple but powerful concept can help minimize miscommunication and behavioral challenges (especially with dysregulated adults and children).
NN COVID Series: 5 - Understanding Regulation
This brief video (20 min) reviews some of the basics of 'regulation' and helps viewers understand why patterned, repetitive somatosensory activity is regulating. The primary regulatory role of dissociation is also discussed. Very basic neuroscience about stress and regulation can help viewers understand the power of intentional regulatory practices - especially in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
NN COVID Series: 6 - Dosing & Spacing
This video discusses elaborates on the importance of the "pattern" of stress and stress activation with a focus on the concept of 'dosing.' What is considered a "moderate" dose of stress - why is this important in building resilience? And what is the power of the moment? This video presents some important background for understanding the importance of small but powerful relational moments.
The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need
This brief, useful document is a great resource for parents.
OFFICE HOURS with Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
During “office hours,” Dr. Perry will be online and available to answer questions and for discussion. Feel free to join for any/all of the sessions that your schedule allows. Sessions will be recorded and links will be posted on this page.
UPCOMING OFFICE HOURS from 2 - 3pm ET
Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Connecting under Duress
Friday, April10, 2020: TBD
Recorded Office Hours:
Monday, April 6, 2020: Self-care
COVID-19 Webinars featuring Dr. Bruce Perry
Staying Sane while Parenting with Shelter-in-Place! For parents - a conversation about the challenges for parents during this COVID-19 pandemic youtu.be/nEHIyyo2lS0
View Double Trouble The challenge of the current pandemic coming on the heels of the devastating effects of the Camp Fire in late 2018. A discussion with the Butte County educational community about stress, distress and resilience.
Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID19
How do we manage in the midst of COVID-19? I reached out to one of our field's most inspiring figures: @BDPerry. Thanks, Dr. Perry for joining me on The Trauma Therapist Podcast at such short notice and for sharing your guidance for these crazy times. - Guy Macpherson https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/bruce-perry-md-phd-staying-emotionally-close-in-the-time-of-covid-19/
View a Face Book discussion with Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Liz McIngvale and Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale focusing on the impact that Coronavirus has on children, families, and the community.