Join expert clinician Deb Dana, LCSW in this online CPD workshop to fully learn the theory and the practice of integrating the basics of Polyvagal Theory into your clinical work.
In times of crisis, our clients may want to anchor in an autonomic state of calmness and social engagement. But our physiological state, emotions, and nervous state can override our capacity to be calm and we often mobilise into sympathetic fight and flight, anger and anxiety, or dorsal despair, disconnection, and collapse.
This pervasive threat may destabilise our nervous systems and limit our capacity to provide the cues to our clients consistent with our benevolent intentions to connect, support, and be present.
Now you can learn the science that explains how social behaviour turns off defences and promotes feeling safe – critical in the world of treating trauma and other symptoms – and how to inform your practice with this latest, and most respected, science.
Applying a Polyvagal perspective to our therapeutic strategies that witness and expand the capacity to feel safe - and use social behaviour to regulate the physiological state - can be effective in treating psychological issues that are dependent on defence systems.
This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.
|Polyvagal Essentials Handout (8.6 MB)||20 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Completing the personal profile map (31.9 KB)||2 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Personal profile map blank for online use (1.3 MB)||1 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Vagal break exercises (794.1 KB)||5 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Deb Dana, LCSW, 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 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
Financial: Deborah Dana maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of California Davis. She is a consultant to Khiron House Clinics and an advisor to Unyte/Integrated Learning Systems. She receives royalties as a published author and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Deborah Dana has no relevant non-financial relationships.
ESSENTIALS OF POLYVAGAL THEORY
NEUROCEPTION AND THE SHAPING OF AUTONOMIC PATHWAYS
NAVIGATE THE AUTONOMIC HIERARCHY
THE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM
EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES AND PRACTICE
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