Treatment Of Sleep and Sensory Processing Issues
Improving The Lived Experience Of People With Pain
Instructors: Linda Crawford and Natalie Rolle
$450, first 5 registrants, reg. $500
February 22 - 23, 2022
Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109Register
About this workshop
Feb. 22: Natalie Rolle - Sleep Science, Assessments and CBTi Methods for Sleep Disturbances
Feb. 23: Linda Crawford - Strategies for Improving Sensory Modulation and Interoceptive Awareness skills - in the context of a person's lived experience
About the Instructors
Linda Crawford has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years and has a clinic-less community based private practice, Brave Therapy, in Denver Colorado. She specializes in working with people with complex pain conditions in their real-world activities and environments using her 3-part framework: Restore Your Body, Rebuild Your Life, Renew Your Joy.
Prior to specializing in pain care, Linda spent 10+ years of her career specializing in brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She has also been a complex seating and positioning specialist, and has worked in acute hospital, burn unit, acute and sub-acute rehabilitation, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. She currently works with people with a variety of pain conditions with a personal focus on working with people with pelvic pain and CRPS.
Linda is a certified facilitator of Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ resilience curricula, a clinical advisor for the development of the Occupational Experience Profile tool, teaches courses for OTs on Person-Centered Pain Care, administrates the PAIN OT Facebook study group, is the current president of The Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, and also has a lived experience of 4 years of persistent pain.
Natalie Rolle has been helping people sleep using non-drug methods since 2015 when she began working with student Veterans at Colorado State University (CSU) at the Center for Community Partnerships. An important part of helping Veterans have successful higher education outcomes was the Restoring Effective Sleep Tranquility (REST) program that uses cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI). Natalie spends most of her time supporting Veterans with chronic insomnia to achieve better sleep quality resulting in improved daytime functioning and quality of life.
Natalie (MOT OTR/L) earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with an organismal concentration from (CSU) in 2012 graduating cum laude. Natalie then went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from CSU in 2014. Subsequently she was trained in CBTI at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in both basic and advanced courses. Natalie began seeing additional clients at Northern Colorado Sleep Consultants, LLC in early 2018 where she was trained by Dr. Moorcroft in another behavioral treatment for insomnia called guided mindfulness meditation with acceptance treatment for insomnia (GMATI). This added to her experience of working with mindfulness and meditation since 2015
Natalie has multiple publications as well as given numerous presentations locally, nationally, and internationally.
She uses the same behavioral methods for insomnia and sleep-related problems as Dr. Moorcroft and enjoys working with all people in addition to veterans.