At the heart of Dr. Ashley's teaching style lies an integrative perspective that blends Western and Eastern sciences to better illuminate the intricacies of mental and physical well-being.
After over a decade of research and application is clear: resolving compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout have nothing to do with self-care and everything to do with self-regulation.
This involves understanding our nervous systems, the connective nature of communication, and the importance of recognizing somatic shifts.
Every experience Dr. Ashley provides is targeted to help people understand neuroscience, relationships, and the art of effective communication - and it's all backed by cutting-edge research in interpersonal neurobiology, quantum physics, and more.
What is compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout?
The Evolution of Science
Science once limited its study to that which we experience with our lower senses - what we see, smell, hear, and taste. This is no longer the case as it has expanded to include the invisible, multidimensional experience of that which we feel. And as it turns out, feeling triggers healing.
Both Western and Eastern sciences have important ideas to contribute to our self-understanding, but for many of us, extensive self-study of these frameworks takes a lifetime. When we're already feeling burnt out from our work, diving into more research may seem impossible.
Dr. Ashley has read the books, earned the degrees, completed the certifications, and experimented with the practices - all so you don't have to.
Her unique framework includes concepts from contemporary neuroscience - including the polyvagal theory, affective systems, and interpersonal neurobiology - as well as Yogic Philosophy, Reiki, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and essential oils interventions. She's integrated these perspectives into an easy-to-understand model that helps counselors understand how to change their professional practice and personal lives to be healthy, wealthy, happy, and free while also serving others.
To gain a broader perspective of how science is evolving and how Dr. Ashley's perspective fits into the current landscape, watch the Heal Documentary or goop lab - both on Netflix, or read The Healing Self by Drs. Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi.
To hear Dr. Ashley walk you through her model using Interpersonal Neurobiology, listen to the podcast and watch her TEDx Talk below.
How Emotions Will Change the World
Emotion is everything.
Understanding the neurological underpinnings of emotion empowers helping professionals to reduce compassion fatigue and optimize clinical interventions - but learning this information during a traditional degree program is rare. Dr. Ashley's educational opportunities fill this gap between research and practice, teaching therapists and other helping professionals her unique, integrative model that maps out emotional circuitry and illuminates career-altering changes in case conceptualization and intervention-planning.
For her TEDx Talk, Dr. Ashley summarized research from Interpersonal Neurobiology to illustrate the flow of emotional energy across multiple dimensions of the human experience. Watch as she summarizes decades of complex results into an easy-to-understand, three-step process.
Those who are positioned to help others have the unique opportunity spread health and happiness wherever they go. The key is to do it multidimensionally - this is what prevents compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
From meditations for the mind, somatic-interventions for the body, and communication training for relationships - Dr. Ashley trains empaths, therapists, and healers in the art and science of integration across four dimensions - empowering them to use their skills to promote holistic health and reduce their risk for vicarious trauma at the very same time.
Learn more about the categories of dimensions below.
To learn about all ten dimensions, listen to Anne's Anatomy™ The Podcast.