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

  • 2016 Self Regulation Therapy® Foundation Level Training in Haida Gwaii
    This nine-day training is taught over three weekends during which you will...
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  • 2016 Self Regulation Therapy® Foundation Level Training 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

Unless one is a neuropsychologist, it is usually not a good thing to be mentioned in the neuropsychological literature.
Jim Grigsby
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.
The brain only allows itself to feel pain a little at a time. The degree to which an infant’s brain is developed will determine it’s capacity for painful, overwhelming experiences in the future.