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LIVE On-line Course: Waiting to Exhale: Anxiety, Emotional Regulation and Postural Control

Shelley Mannell, BSc, BHScPT

LIVE On-Line Course

Monday – March 28, 2022

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to webinar (Mar. 14, 2022). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE! 

The nature of the pediatric rehabilitation caseload has changed in the last decade. Many clients in school present with sensory  processing and emotional regulation challenges as well as postural control and motor deficits. The research is informing us about the inter-relationship between these phenomena and we recognize that emotional regulation is the foundation for learning new motor skills.  This one-day course delves into anxiety in children and explores the connections between anxiety, emotional regulation and postural control. A contemporary model of postural control is introduced and the impact of anxiety on the components is explored. Finally, we can discover how knowledge of breath mechanics, alignment and their impact on both anxiety and postural control can provide a point of entry for holistic management of children with sensory and motor challenges.


The Dynamic Relationships course scheduled for January 24, 2022 will explore all 12 of the components of the Dynamic Relationships Model of postural control. This course, Waiting to Exhale introduces the model to demonstrate connections and then focuses primarily on the emotional regulation/anxiety/anticipatory mechanism component of the model, as well as an expanded assessment and treatment of the breath.

Shelley receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non- financial relationships to disclose.

For Scholarship information please visit: https://bridgetohealinginc.com/

$250.00 $225.00

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

On completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

1. Label 3 reasons why anxiety is prevalent in today’s population of
children with sensory and motor challenges.

2. Discuss the typical development of emotional self-regulation and list
the difficulties encountered by children with motor and sensory

3. Identify 12 components of a contemporary model of postural
control and the impact of anxiety on these components.

4. Discuss the literature regarding postural control in 3 different clinical

5. Recognize 5 behavioural signs and 5 physical signs of the stress

6. Identify the role of alignment in mature postural control and
emotional regulation.

7. Explain the rationale of treatment of breath to address both
emotional regulation and postural control.

8. Understand the clinical application of these concepts through case

Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists

Course Level 



Shelley Mannell, BSc, BHScPT

Shelley Mannell is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years experience serving babies, children and adolescents across a spectrum of neurological and developmental disabilities. She integrates a broad range of clinical skills and research to provide innovative neurobiology-informed treatment of children with movement disorders. Shelley founded HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children in order to support clients and families as they matured through the lifespan.
Shelley began teaching as a clinical faculty member in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and remains committed to improving the care for children through clinical education and research. Shelley is certified in both Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration. She is also a certified children’s yoga and meditation facilitator and the co-creator of Dynamic Core for Kids, an evidence-based approach to central stability for children with motor and sensory challenges. Shelley also provides mentoring to therapists world-wide through her blog and her online program. As a respected international speaker, Shelley discusses the dynamic systems nature of the development of postural control and its application to assessment and intervention for children with sensory and motor challenges. www.heartspacept.com


LIVE On-Line Course

Monday, March 28, 2022
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

8:00 AM – Anxiety in children
8:30 – Typical development of emotional regulation
9:00 – Anxiety and learning
9:15 – Contemporary model of postural control – how many systems does anxiety impact?
10:00 – Break
10:15 – Research on postural control in client populations
10:45 – Recognizing anxiety
11:15  -Emotional regulation: primary interventions
11:45 – Lunch
12:30 PM – Anatomy of breathing
1:00 – Breath mechanics and autonomic nervous system function
1:30 – Supporting alignment to address breath mechanics for autonomic system function and postural control
2:15 – Breath interventions
2:30 – Case presentations
2:45 – Q & A
3:00 – End


Educational Credits

6 contact hours

Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

color web&pptTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs. 6 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors.


This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Group Discount

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL Mar. 14, 2022

3 or more registrants – Early –  $212.94 | Regular – $236.60 (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “other notes” section at checkout.