Central to A.R.T is the crucial role of the vagal nerve in helping people perceive, regulate and manage body sensations that are often debilitating.
Of equal importance is the evidence that we each have the capacity build emotional resilience, grow and gain practical skills, at any age.
Feeling ‘centered’ in mind and body is a challenge for everyone, and people on the spectrum are no different – they are just less well-equipped to do so.
In the book, we draw upon scientific evidence that explains the reasons why there are so many physical symptoms in autism and show new techniques that can enable greater and greater levels of functioning in those on the spectrum, of all ages. This book, along with Holly's work in the US and Australia were seminal in the development of A.R.T. (Autism Reframe Technique™) which heralds a more progressive approach to managing often debilitating body sensations, building emotional resilience and learning what a calm state "feels like".
"The book is a little like a pillar and it says 'how to be connected', naturally. For me, it was a lightbulb moment and a turning point. I'm now far more in touch with how I'm feeling" ~ Piers Randell
"My non-verbal son started speaking after just one session. That aftrnoon we went to the Christmas parade and he was talking in whole sentences" ~ Aidan's Mother