SMART Program

SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment) is an innovative mental health therapy for complexly traumatized children and adolescents.

SMART utilizes therapeutic equipment, such as weighted blankets, balance beams, fitness balls, and large cushions, and shared play to support children’s natural ways of regulating their bodies and their emotions, facilitate attachment-building and allow for embodied processing of traumatic experiences. This approach engages the whole child, mind and body, to increase behavioral and psychological integration with the goal of widening the child’s window of tolerance for both positive and negative emotional states and for interpersonal connection.

SMART is helpful to caregivers through participation in the child's therapy or private parent guidance work. Caregivers learn new ways to be more present and calm with their children in the face of the challenges and stressors of life.

For information about SMART Providers or to arrange Training and Consultation in SMART treatment, please contact Elizabeth Warner at 617-734-5770, x3 or go to


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