DR. BRUCE PERRY: TRAUMA, RESILIENCE, AND HEALING
Dr. Bruce Perry co-authored the #1 New York Times Best Seller “What Happened to You?” with Oprah Winfrey. He has been a researcher, clinician and teacher for over thirty years.
IN THIS EPISODE, DR. PERRY TALKS WITH LYNN ABOUT:
- Post traumatic wisdom
- Gaining empathy and insight from emotional touch points in your own life
- Neuro developmental strategies
- The difference between trauma and distress
- Being a lifeline for another
- The need to teach kids how to be kind
QUOTATIONS FROM THIS EPISODE:
“Adversity builds certain kinds of strength that you can’t get any other way.” .@BDPerry
“Nobody gets through childhood without some significant distress.” .@BDPerry
“Adversity and connectivity sort of counter balance each other in this certain way.” .@BDPerry
“You have more power for goodness than you realize.” .@BDPerry
“Being kind to people literally has physiological power.” .@BDPerry
DR. PERRY’S OFFICIAL BIO:
Dr. Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy and a Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. Dr. Perry has conducted both basic neuroscience and clinical research. His neuroscience research has examined the effects of prenatal drug exposure on brain development, the neurobiology of human neuropsychiatric disorders, the neurophysiology of traumatic life events and basic mechanisms related to the development of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. His clinical research and practice has focused on high-risk children. This work has examined the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, and physiological effects of neglect and trauma in children, adolescents and adults. This work has been instrumental in describing how childhood experiences, including neglect and traumatic stress, change the biology of the brain – and, thereby, the health of the child.
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