Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential model of Brain Development


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This model can reflect what happens during a child witnessing domestic violence. Along with this model Perry (2014) states “early developmental trauma and neglect have disproportionate influence on brain organization and later brain functioning… When a child has experienced chronic threats, the brain exists in a persisting state of fear… and the lower parts of the brain house maladaptive, influential, and terrifying pre-conscious memories… ”

Perry, B. (2014). Rhythm Regulates the brain. Retrieved from


2 thoughts on “Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential model of Brain Development

  1. Kathy Brous says:

    Thank you for your re-post. Check my earlier blog where I laid the basis with more of Dr. Perry’s slides:
    My 4 posts on Developmental Trauma are here:
    and and -3 and -4 (total of 4 blogs)
    Please check out my story of how I’m healing my own Adult Attachment Disorder in my book:
    Much love to you! Kathy Brous,

  2. Kathy Brous says:

    Hi, I’d love to get you on my email list. Please go to my blog you reposted at
    Then at bottom, just enter your email — which will NOT display, only I can see it — and any short comment.
    I’m posting a new blog tomorrow and every Friday on this.

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