Dr. Ryan has recently begun providing trainings for Globe Star, LLC and Quality of Life Institute. Globe Star, LLC dedicates itself to promoting the social vision and philosophy of Gentle Teaching to promote gentleness in healthcare, caregiving, and Quality of Life services for people with developmental and intellectual challenges. The Quality of Life Institute affiliated with Globe Star, LLC, recognizes that caregivers, mentors, and practitioners must become familiar with the Gentle Teaching philosophy through modeling and experiencing it themselves.
The science behind multisensory environment treatment is based on evolutionary neurobiology. Two powerful processes within the brain that influence human behavior in every moment in time are the relaxation response and reward chemistry. Both are important in shaping human behavior over the lifespan. Both are important in MSE treatment when complemented by Dr. Ryan’s compassion focused therapy. These photos were taken by Linda Messbauer, OTR/L, owner of Sen-sational Environments. One demonstrates use of the MSE to facilitate the pleasant feeling of the relaxation response. The other demonstrates use of the MSE to facilitate the joyful feeling of reward chemistry in the brain.
AAMSE headquarters is at Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. All group trainings within the HSOT Multisensory Environment and performed at White Oak United Methodist Church are sponsored and taught by AAMSE Certified Trainers, are based on AAMSE-defined protocols, and follow an AAMSE-recognized code of ethics. Dr. Ryan has completed trainings and a webinar sponsored by International Snoezelen Association, which is an organization working to connect those using Snoezelen personally preferred environments or using multisensory environments for treatment all over the world.