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 Self Regulation Therapy® Foundation Level Training in Kelowna
    In this training, practitioners are taught practical applications of the most recent...
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  • 2015-16 Self Regulation Therapy® Advanced Level Practitioner Training in 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

Early exposure to dissociative experiences makes one more susceptible to experience later dissociative states, often potentiated with less activation because the neural circuits have been laid down.
High level stimulation of the amygdala interferes with hippocampal functioning. This suggests that intense emotion may inhibit the proper evaluation of past experience.
Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.