Conversations about the Pandemic with Oprah Winfrey
Dr. Bruce Perry speaks with Oprah on Apple + about
stress, distress and trauma. Free resource https://t.co/IaZyx3G8lV?amp=1
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. https://youtu.be/orwIn02h6V4
NN COVID Series: 2 - Understanding State-dependent Functioning
This brief (22 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. https://youtu.be/PZg1dlskBLA
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 (20 min) video 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). https://youtu.be/LNuxy7FxEVk
NN COVID Series: 5 - Understanding Regulation
This brief (23 min) video 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. https://youtu.be/L3qIYGwmHYY
NN COVID Series: 6 - Dosing & Spacing
This brief (25 min) 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. https://youtu.be/5ATSl8XhF-k
NN COVID Series: 7 - Self-care & Organizational Care
This brief (25 min) video highlights the reasons self-care and organizational care are needed for individuals and organizations that work in high stress settings, or with individuals with trauma histories. Examples of integration of regulatory strategies into work-flow are provided. https://youtu.be/VcDTXJpCMiY
NN COVID Series: 8 - Decision Fatigue
This brief (21 min) video discusses the importance of regulation during decision-making. Decision fatigue and analysis paralysis can impede the development of creative solutions during times of crisis. A few simple guidelines can improve decision-making and lead to more effective practice, programs and policy - especially when created during times of duress, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. https://youtu.be/Yc-Nv8eqfgM
NN COVID Series: 9 - Managing Transitions
This brief (27 min) video helps viewers understand transitions as stressors, and provides concrete strategies to help individuals and organizations struggling with transitions. This knowledge is foundational in managing the uncertain times and many transitions that are inevitable in any crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. https://youtu.be/cA7UbKnM0RM
NN COVID Series: 10 - Reward & Maladaptive Regulation using Alcohol & Substances
This brief (16 min) video provides an introduction to the reward neurobiology and how this relates to the use and misuse of alcohol and substances of 'abuse' to provide regulation and reward. The importance of understanding the neurobiology underneath 'reward' seeking behaviors is highlighted. The role that stress, distress and trauma play in altering our reward seeking and reward 'quenching' behaviors is discussed. https://youtu.be/FZan9ZRMMCM
NN COVID Series: 11 - Sport in Healing & Resilience Building
This special one hour edition of the NM Network Series on Stress & Trauma features a conversation about the potential regulating, rewarding & healing effects of sport. The underlying rationale of the collaborative work of WeCoach and the Neurosequential Network is discussed, in part. This is a useful introduction to stress, trauma and resilience for coaches, parents, athletes and anyone interested in sport or traumatic stress. https://youtu.be/hbkx_48j_vY
NN COVID Series: 12 - Understanding the Power Differential
This (31 min) video discusses the dynamics of interpersonal interactions; a "power differential" is created when two people interact. A dominance hierarchy can influence emotional, social and cognitive functioning. The individual on the bottom of the power differential will have a 'state-dependent' shift in brain-functioning and feel more anxious or even threatened. The role that gender, race, role and physical proximity can play in this dynamic is discussed, as is the importance of power differential dynamics in understanding equity concepts. https://youtu.be/ulwfwYDffV8
NN COVID Series: 13 - The Intimacy Barrier
This (25 min) video discusses the concept of 'relational sensitivity'; when intimacy becomes an evocative cue, there can be a host of problems with forming and maintaining relationships. This is a common issue with children, youth and adults who have had inconsistent, unpredictable or abusive early caregiving. https://youtu.be/7crm3JcVfJs
NN COVID Series: 14 - Distributed Leadership
This (30 min) video provides an overview of the power of distributed leadership. The awareness of the neurobiological 'preferences' that we have for small group functioning and dynamics provides some insight to the inefficient forms of large group planning and program development that characterize our current child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice and early childhood systems.
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 - 2pm - 3pm EST:
To be announced
Previously Recorded Office Hours:
COVID-19 Webinars featuring Dr. Bruce Perry
We Coach: A Conversation on Stress & Sport Dr. Bruce Perry and We Coach Founder, Megan Bartlett discuss the unique healing power of sport. Topics include strategies that coaches use to buffer stress and why coaches and sport programs would be on the front lines of supporting young people through this crisis. https://vimeo.com/418428075
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
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/
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.
Leadership Challenges during the COVID-19 Pandemic A webinar from the Behavioral Health community focused on the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic as we support our health care and mental health colleagues https://vimeo.com/407960146/5fae85c5cc
Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Crisis; Mental Health First Aid for Health Care Providers
This conversation with Drs. Robert Rodriquez (ER Physician), Dr. Lisa Fortuna (Psychiatrist), Dr. Epel (Psychologist) and Dr. Perry focused on specific strategies for front line healthcare workers during this COVID-19 Pandemic. https://youtu.be/6SsWFaP3AMQ
Prevent Child Abuse America - A conversation with Dr. Bruce Perry https://vimeo.com/408667033
“Hope for Mental Health Community” Kay Warren with Dr. Bruce Perry - This conversation between Kay Warren and Dr. Bruce Perry focuses on the stress and challenges of the current pandemic. https://youtu.be/wCjg-b1kaNQ