During Crisis and Beyond
Rapid Evidence-based Altruistic Coregulation Technique (R.E.A.C.T.)
There is no template for the current COVID-19 induced world health and financial crisis. All of us are trying to maintain balance in an environment of unpredictability and threat. As part of our commitment to apply ancient wisdom and current science, mental health professionals within the Contemplative Studies Program have developed a technique called R.E.A.C.T. to help community members and their extended relations co-regulate our threatened and overtaxed nervous systems. We think of this as CPR for our emotions; a rapid, standardized, skill-based response that can be applied to and by the general public with efficient training.
This FREE mini-course is open to all. Participants enrolled in the Wise Compassion year who would like to learn how to offer R.E.A.C.T. to others can participate in a mini training under supervision after the webinar.
R.E.A.C.T. integrates elements of trauma therapy, polyvagal theory, interpersonal neurobiology, contemplative science and Buddhist compassion practice. While the technique is in early development, Buddhist psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale presents the principles of the protocol, how it can be delivered, and the science that supports co-regulation during any crisis.
In this talk, we'll learn:
- Signs and symptoms of trauma
- Basics of polyvagal theory
- Neurobiology of trust
- Contemplative science of altruism
- Buddhist practice of compassion
- Outlines of the R.E.A.C.T. protocol
About Dr. Miles Neale
Dr. Miles Neale, PsyD, is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice and founder of the two-year online Contemplative Studies Program. Author of Gradual Awakening (Sounds True, 2018) and co-editor of Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017), Miles has twenty years integrating the mind science and meditative practices of Tibetan Buddhism with psychotherapy, trauma research and neuroscience, and leads pilgrimages around the Buddhist world.