Mindful Parenting Brooklyn

The SMART Room: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment

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Body-oriented, sensory experiences are a key entry point for working with children whose behavior is dysregulated. Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), was developed by a team of three psychotherapists and an occupational therapist—all child and adolescent specialists—with support from Bessel van der Kolk and the Boston Trauma Center, where the first SMART room opened in 2008.

SMART utilizes sensory motor stimulation such as bouncing, balancing, spinning, rolling, jumping, snuggling into a body sock, or building a protective fort.

We are Somatic Experiencing Practitioners (SEPs) who are also SMART-trained. We integrate elements of occupational, sensory motor integration, and expressive arts therapies into our practice.

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We'd like to thank the friends of Mindful Parenting Brooklyn who appear in the photos on this website. They are not actual clients. We also wish to thank Scott Dexter, our photographer.

info@mindfulparentingbrooklyn.com • 646-308-1530 • In Fort Greene/Clinton Hill at 143 Waverly Avenue (@ Myrtle Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11205