Healing Hearts is a specialty clinic that works with children, adults, and families. We constantly seek the highest level of training and cutting edge therapy to help our clients. People who come to us suffer from issues with trauma, attachment, adoption, out-of-home placement and multiple moves, developmental delays, sensory integration, and prenatal exposure to alcohol and drugs.

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Breakthrough study reveals biological basis for sensory processing disorders in kids

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are as prevalent in children than autism and ADHD, yet SPD has received far less attention because it has not been recognized as a specific disease. Researchers from UC San Francisco have found in a groundbreaking new study, that children affected by SPD have significant differences in the brain. This is the first time that research has been able to show a biological basis for SPD that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Learning Related Vision Problems

Many of our clients display learning-related vision problems. We are finding these problems are impeding their educational, emotional, and relational needs.

What Is Neurofeedback?

What Does A Vision-Related Problem Look Like?" (video)

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New Horizons Vision Therapy Center

Selecting an adoption-themed movie for your family

Movies are a great way to spend family time together as well as offer unique opportunities which can help family members relate to one another's experience. The following article offers some tips when it comes to selecting an adoption themed movie for your family.
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NCFA Releases Adoption Advocate No. 75

The Adoption Advocate is a monthly publication created by the National Council for Adoption to educate on today's most relevant welfare and adoption issues. This month's publication is aimed to educate teachers and school adminstrators of the impact that trauma, abuse, and other risk factors in a child's history that play a role in the child's ability to learn and feel safe in the classroom.
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The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma and Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. November 20-21st.

Live Video Webcast at Lakeland College, Madison, WI

Length: 2 Full Days Thursday & Friday November 20-21, 2014
Cost: $40, $5 discount for paying cash ($35)

Renowned trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., has spent over three decades working with survivors. Join him in this transformational conference, and leave with a new understanding of traumatic stress. Learn how trauma can literally rearrange the brain's wiring--specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control and trust.

This conference will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation. You will focus on the fundamental difference between trauma desensitization vs. integration and growth, and look at the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress. Dr. van der Kolk will examine the role of interpersonal rhythms and attunement in establishing a sense of self and community. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate affect regulation techniques, examine ways to deal with fragmented self-experience, and teach the benefits of yoga, EMDR, meditation, neurofeedback, music and theater.

Click for Healing Hearts Brochure to Register *Please note the cost of the conference is $40 via Webcast in Madison

Click for the full PESI brochure Please note the cost of the conference is $369.99 at the Chicago location

Healing Hearts will give a certificate of attendance. Accredited CEU's can be purchased for $29.99