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

  • Post Advanced III: Relational Trauma in Edmonton November 13 – 15, 2015
    A continuation of Advanced III: Relational Trauma, this three day course will...
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  • Practical Applications of SRT with Children and Adolescents in Kelowna February 5 – 7, 2016
    This course is designed for SRT therapists working with dysregulated children and...
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  • 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

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.
The nucleus accumbens serves as an integration center that takes in information from the ventral tegmental area, amygdala, limbic system and olfactory cortex. It is uniquely situated between the limbic system (responsible for emotional experience) and the motor cortex (which directs our actions toward seeking out pleasurable experiences).
Significant overwhelming events at anytime during one’s life can result in neurophysiological changes that alter the way a person operates in the world and relates to others.