Welcome to CFTRE

The Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research & Education (CFTRE) is a registered Canadian charity created to further the understanding of the fields of neurobiology & psychophysiology, through education and research, as they pertain to the treatment of traumatic conditions. To this end, we are committed to conduct research and to train professionals in effectively treating people who suffer from symptoms of trauma and other forms of dysregulation in the autonomic nervous system.
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Upcoming Events

  • 2015-16 Self Regulation Therapy® Foundation Level Trainings in Kelowna & Las Vegas
    In this training, practitioners are taught practical applications of the most recent...
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  • 2015-16 Self Regulation Therapy® Advanced Level Practitioner Trainings in Kelowna & Edmonton
    This training builds on the basic psychophysiological skills learned in the Foundation...
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News

  • Positive Effects of Kangaroo Care for Preemies
    An Israeli study by neuroscientist Ruth Feldman and her team, published in...
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  • Older Adults Show Increased Neuroplasticity from Childhood Music Lessons
    A study in the Journal of Neuroscience. [Travis White-Schwoch et al., Older...
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  • Academic Recognition for SRT Practitioner Training is now available through St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta Campus
    Starting in September 2013, Self Regulation Therapy Practitioner training can receive academic...
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Brain Facts

High level stimulation of the amygdala interferes with hippocampal functioning. This suggests that intense emotion may inhibit the proper evaluation of past experience.
Self-regulation is an innate capacity we share with animals to flexibly respond to novelty or threat and return to homeostasis.
Studies have demonstrated that experience can change the level of defensiveness and the strength of neurotransmission between the amygdala and the hypothalamus, pathways important to the learning and regulation of fear.