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Trauma and the strong emotions that come with it wreak havoc in your kids' lives.

They feel unsafe, overwhelmed, angry, frozen, and disconnected… making it harder for you to connect and access their inner world.

Luckily for you, polyvagal-inspired play therapy changes all that!

Play therapy creates a safe environment for kids to explore their emotions AND when you combine it with the gentle power of polyvagal-informed interventions you can easily and quickly calm your kid's nervous system and get them on the track to healing trauma… in the very first session!

Join Jackie Flynn, EDS, LMHC-S, RPT, and Dora Henderson, LMHC, RPT-S, two passionate Play Therapy experts and traumatologists, in this immersive and experiential course where they demystify the complexities of the Polyvagal Theory and show you step-by-step how to integrate into Play Therapy!

Sit alongside Jackie and Dora in real in-session demonstrations where you learn how to use nature-based play, animal imagery, movement, puppets, and more to interact with kids on their level, helping them to become "body detectives". Walk away with a therapeutic toolbox filled with practical, ready-to-apply Polyvagal-inspired Play Therapy techniques that you can immediately use in your practice.

Jackie and Dora will teach you how to…
  • Help kids manage stress, express themselves, regulate emotions, and navigate relationships
  • Work through complex trauma gently and sensitively with activities that make kids feel safe
  • Create a culturally inclusive play therapy office with diverse fabrics, materials, and more
  • Attune with kids' nervous systems to cultivate rapid trust and co-regulation
  • Help kids become "body detectives" by introducing complex terms with fun puppets and toys

PLUS, as a bonus, FREE play therapy training resources including over 30 printable activity sheets, colorful handouts, and so much more!

Register now to inspire healing in even the most painful of realities by skillfully helping kids regulate their nervous systems, get back in touch with their bodies, and grow-up thriving!

Polyvagal & Play Therapy Step-by-Step:

Healing Trauma Through Nature, Metaphor, Puppets & More
$679.97 Value, $339.98 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 12.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Be in the therapy room with Jackie and Dora
and get exclusive bonus resources…

What You'll Learn
This training gives you exactly the knowledge you need to integrate polyvagal exercises
into play therapy step-by-step with all your young clients.
Deeply Attune with Your Young Clients
  • Facilitate healing from even the most painful trauma histories
  • Safely increase awareness and tolerance emotions and bodily sensations
  • Enhance kid's recognition of emotions, in self and others
  • Expand self-awareness, nurture empathy, and enhance autonomic flexibility
  • Tips to build diversity, equity and inclusion into play therapy practice
  • Co-regulation strategies you can use with any child

Integrate & Apply Polyvagal Play Therapy
  • Access the social engagement system in aggressive situations
  • Increase attunement via Mirroring Game, Mimes, Ball Toss, and more!
  • Widen the window of tolerance through peek-a-boo, hide and seek & more
  • Embodied play therapy through animal-based yoga forms
  • Strengthen connection and dual awareness with nature, movement, and more!
  • Co-regulate and increase social engagement through Expressive Arts and Sandtray

The Best Tools to Soothe Kids' Autonomic Nervous Systems
  • Tools to reboot the brain and body from big meltdown moments
  • Explore Porges' Polyvagal Theory as it relates to Play Therapy
  • Key differences between top down and bottom up approaches
  • Identify arousal states and increase mind-body awareness
  • Help kids express themselves in healthy ways
  • Create a judgement-free zone for kids
  • Target the vagal brake to shift nervous system states
Create Safety in Kids' Bodies, Relationships, and Environments
  • How survival states impact relationships & inhibit social connections
  • Reconceptualize behaviors as survival adaptations
  • Strengthen capacity to move in and out of defensive states
  • Adapt responses to social and environmental cues
  • Create puppets as self-expression tools
  • Role play with animal metaphors for coregulation and safety

Creatively Explore the Neuroception of Safety
  • "Pollyscan" body tracker for cues of safety & danger
  • How the body takes action for the sake of survival through neuroception
  • A somatic journey through the neuron friends in your body
  • Strengthen resilience against future challenges
  • Release trapped energy through movement
  • Customizable techniques for chronic stress and trauma

Help Kids Become "Super Body Detectives!"
  • Introduce The 'Ception Force Friends™ to get kids on board
  • Create a multi-cultural friendly practice with appropriate fabrics, materials, and metaphors that represent ALL children
  • Support co-regulation and neuroception with animal-themed imagery
  • Incorporate nature-based play for accessing deeper somatic levels
  • Discover "Miss Polly Vagal" and your vagus nerve inside of you!
  • Fun ways to map kids' nervous systems
Polyvagal & Play Therapy Step-by-Step:
Healing Trauma Through Nature, Metaphor, Puppets & More
$679.97 Value, $339.98 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 12.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
BONUS! Free Play Therapy Resources, $79.98 Value!
Worksheet

Get 34 pages of fun, printable activities you can do alongside your young clients right in session. These colorful and versatile handouts make talking about complex ideas simple to boost co-regulation and attunement with kids!

You can't get these exclusive handouts anywhere else!


Meet Your Experts
Jackie Flynn
Jackie Flynn, Ed.S, LMHC-S, RPT is a Registered Play Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist, and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. A proud veteran of the US Army, she is passionate about helping individuals of all ages heal from traumatic experiences and move towards a happier, healthier life. Jackie is the creator and host of Play Therapy Community and Podcast, the annual Innovative Child Therapy Symposium, and the Parenting in the Rain Podcast… downloaded over 160,000 times in over 50 countries. She is also the co-host of the Neuroscience of Play Therapy Summit at the Beach and the Playful EMDR Summit. Jackie is known for her engaging and powerful courses integrating the power of play with EMDR and the polyvagal theory.

Dora Henderson
Dora Henderson, LMHC, RPTS, is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor (LMHC-QS), specializing in integrating the power of play with EMDR and the integration of neuroscience with play therapy. She is also a TraumaPlay™ Supervisor and an EMDR Consultant-in-Training, and the co-host of the Neuroscience of Play Therapy Summit at the Beach. Dora is passionate about helping individuals of all ages heal from traumatic experiences and move towards a happier, healthier life. She has training and certifications in various areas, to include Sand Tray Therapy, TraumaPlay™ , Theraplay®, MAP, Adlerian therapy, as well as the Safe & Sound Protocol. Dora is also the creator of beautiful puppets and books, to including Neuro & the Ception Force Friends™ series, Polly Vagale, Neuro & The Ception Force Friends and The Vagus Nerve Super Highway, as well as the Adventures of Sandi & Clammy series. Her trainings, consultations and supervision, and professional work integrates play, puppetry, expressive arts, and neuroscience in easy-to-use and family-friendly ways.
Polyvagal & Play Therapy Step-by-Step:
Healing Trauma Through Nature, Metaphor, Puppets & More
$679.97 Value, $339.98 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 12.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Frequently Asked Questions
Often kids come to therapy in elevated emotion and nervous system states. It can be hard to know where to begin. This course teaches you polyvagal exercises that you can use to immediately get started with child-centered play therapy. You'll learn about neuroscience in a creative, application-based manner that is child-friendly. Gain skills to helps regulate kids' nervous systems to manage stress, express themselves, regulate emotional states, and navigate relationships to substantially impact treatment effectiveness. PLUS, this course is specifically designed for to help you work with kids that have endured trauma.

This distinctively integrative play therapy training combines non-directive play therapy strategies from various theoretical frameworks. You'll learn to seamlessly incorporate Polyvagal Therapy, Gestalt, Adlerian, CBT, and more alongside art and play.

Immediately when you register, you'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials to review at your own pace, on your schedule.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
Polyvagal & Play Therapy Step-by-Step:
Healing Trauma Through Nature, Metaphor, Puppets & More
$679.97 Value, $339.98 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 12.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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