Regulating the Body with Sensory Based Strategies

Regulating the Body with Sensory Based Strategies

The course will start with a brief review of brain development and the impact of toxic stress on the part of the brain that has left your child dysregulated, unpredictable, and confusing. Through movement, rhythm, and other sensory based interventions, attendees will learn strategies to help children in moments of dysregulation as well as how to strengthen the lowest parts of the brain so dysregulation happens less often. Robyn will also teach a system (based on the Alert Program and the Zones of Regulation) that will help parents/caregivers and children both NOTICE and then CHANGE their state of regulation. Participants will receive two flipbooks full of activities that promote regulation and teach children how to move into a more regulated state. 

About the Speaker 

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S has over 10 years of practice in family and play therapy experience, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. In 2009, Robyn earned a post-graduate certificate in Therapy with Foster & Adopted Children & Families from Portland State University. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, and Theraplay. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention® Educator and a Circle of Security Parent Educator. Robyn is a dedicated student of attachment theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology, studying extensively with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD. She is trained in The Alert Program® and has completed Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US, including as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College and with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program offered by Portland State University and Oregon’s Department of Human Services. To read more about Robyn’s clinical history and current practice, visit


Are Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided through this training?
We are happy to offer 6 hours of social work and counseling CEUs. Certificates of Completion are also available for all attendees.

Will the event be live streamed?
No, this event is offered for in-person attendees only. 

Is lunch included?
Yes, we will have box lunches for attendees at no additional cost.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No minimum age and you do not have to provide your ID to gain entrance.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is free and provided around the front of the Gladney Center for Adoption.

What can I bring into the event?
Feel free to bring pen, paper or an electronic device to take notes on. You are welcome to bring in drinks, however we do not allow red liquids in our event space. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! Alternatively, if you have your mobile ticket on your device, that will suffice! Be sure and check in at the registration table before the event.