Have you had a client who could out-think their trauma? Likely you haven’t... because trauma isn’t healed through thought.
Clients come to us looking for ways to feel safe and regulated in their daily lives – but the trauma client is often stuck in a dysregulated state.
Like us, they want to be able to navigate the normal “shifting” we do in our daily life – transitioning from one state to another. Hyper to calm, irritated to relaxed, overwhelmed to feeling in control.
In the words of author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy (Norton) and international trainer Deb Dana, LCSW, they are “longing to come into a state of regulation”.
And it’s our job to help them. It’s what we trained for, what we dreamed of doing, and where we get the deep satisfaction from the work we do.
By attending this two-day applied training, Deb will give you:
The Polyvagal approach is not a model of therapy or a protocol to follow. It is an understanding of three organizing principles around which you can create your own approach and technique, blending them with your preferred model.
The goal is that you leave the training inspired to try something new with a client — and that you have a roadmap to do so effectively.
Each client is unique, each therapist unique, and each approach unique, but using the foundation of our autonomic nervous system and working with states of engagement and dysregulation are universal ingredients for clinical success to happen. Learning Polyvagal Theory and how to apply it in your practice may become one of the most transformational moments in your career.
Increasingly, Polyvagal Theory is being discussed at conferences here and abroad, written about in articles, and taught in arenas of higher learning. Register for this training and revolutionize your practice. It is time to stop being mystified by the name “Polyvagal Theory” and realize the immediate benefits of knowing and incorporating its principles in your clinical work.
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live event.
Deb Dana, LCSW, LICSW, is a clinician and consultant specializing in using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma and create ways of working that honor the role of the autonomic nervous system. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical work. She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, clinical advisor at Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte.
Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton, 2018), Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices (Norton, 2020), Befriending Your Nervous System (Sounds True, 2020), Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory (forthcoming from Sounds True), co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018), and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart (Norton, 2020).
To learn more, visit rhythmofregulation.com or www.polyvagalinstitute.org.
Please note: There will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
ESSENTIALS OF POLYVAGAL THEORY
NEUROCEPTION AND THE SHAPING OF AUTONOMIC PATHWAYS
NAVIGATE THE AUTONOMIC HIERARCHY
THE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM
TRACKING AUTONOMIC STATES
MEETING THE BIOLOGICAL NEED FOR CONNECTION
SHAPING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM TOWARD SAFETY
INCORPORATING POLYVAGAL THEORY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A POLYVAGAL GUIDED THERAPIST
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