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

  • Practical Applications of SRT with Children and Adolescents in Edmonton
    This course is designed for SRT therapists working with dysregulated children and...
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  • 2014 Self Regulation Therapy® Foundation Level Trainings in Kelowna
    In this training, practitioners are taught practical applications of the most recent...
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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

An environment which first soothes, validates and confirms, then stimulates, challenges and encourages appears to be the basis for an infant’s optimal development to occur.
Learning to put a traumatic experience into words does not extinguish the occurrence of flashbacks- a notion in many cognitive treatments.
Early trauma and/or attachment disruptions affect our ability to slow down, self soothe, and regulate affect.