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Polyvagal Theory and the Neuroscience of Connection: How a Polyvagal Perspective Can Enhance the Treatment of Trauma and Anxiety



If you’re like most clinicians you’ve been hearing a lot about Polyvagal Theory lately.

But the complicated theory that’s changed our understanding of the nervous system’s response to stress and danger can be difficult for non-scientists to grasp. And even if you can wrap your head around the complex research, you’re still left trying to figure out how to make the knowledge useable in real life.

Without the right guide, one who can simplify the science and show you how to operationalize it, you’ll be left unable to bring this important information to your practice.

Dr. Sherrie All is a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychology whose trainings have made complicated research and scientific concepts accessible and useable for mental health professionals across the country.

Watch Dr. All for this live one-day training as she unpacks the science behind the Polyvagal Theory and shows you how you can immediately put it to use in your clinical work!

In just one day you’ll get:

  • An accessible and user-friendly explanation of Polyvagal Theory
  • Guidance on recognizing and responding to clients’ autonomic states in therapy
  • Ways to create a space of safety and co-regulation using body, face, and tone
  • Movement, breath and grounding practices as applied through a Polyvagal lens

Don’t miss this chance to understand Polyvagal Theory better than ever before and enhance your therapeutic work!

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Sherrie All, Ph.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 06 Minutes
Copyright:
May 19, 2021
Product Code:
POS057895
Media Type:
Digital Recordings - Also available: DVD

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Sherrie All, PhD., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation and brain health. She owns and directs the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness (CCCW), a group neuropsychology practice offering assessment and treatment services in cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy to people affected by cognitive decline. As a leader in the field of brain health, Dr. All works to educate the public on brain-healthy behaviors and innovating brain health coaching. Her work in this area earned her the 2010 Sharpbrains Innovation Award for Most Innovative Mental Health Program as well as the attention of media outlets such as The New Yorker and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Dr. All trains other professionals in how to implement cognitive rehabilitation interventions into their practice, through continuing education programs, supervision and individual consultations. She shares her detailed understanding of the brain and brain-behavior relationships in an engaging and relatable way. Dr. All’s forthcoming book and current keynote address, “Brain Destiny: Everyday Choices to Lower Your Risk for Dementia and Change Your Life”, offers an entertaining way of promoting a popular understanding of the scientific theory of cognitive reserve to empower people to effectively care for their brains. She has been an invited speaker by the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and speaks regularly on the topics of brain health, cognitive rehabilitation and interventions for early-stage dementia. Dr. All’s research includes examination of functional MRI (fMRI) and electrophysiological (EEG) biomarkers of cognitive deficits.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sherrie All is the owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sherrie All has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Investigate the clinical implications of the Polyvagal Theory’s explanation of how the nervous system reacts to social factors.
  2. Analyze the concept of neuroception and how it can impact autonomic states in clients.
  3. Assess how psychoeducation with clients about the nervous system can help generate buy-in for interventions designed to impact the nervous system’s reactions to stress, trauma and anxiety.
  4. Analyze the treatment implications of hyperarousal and hypoarousal on a client’s window of tolerance.
  5. Analyze therapeutic presence through the lens of Polyvagal Theory to help explain the mechanisms of change that presence evokes.
  6. Evaluate the current state of research on the application of a Polyvagal perspective to mental health treatment.

Outline

Polyvagal Theory:
User-Friendly and Accessible Explanations for Non-Scientists
  • Understanding the autonomic nervous system
  • The vagus nerve and how your nervous system reacts to social factors
  • The complexities of fight/flight/freeze response
  • Neuroception and co-regulation
  • Rest and digest – the state of social engagement
Neuroplasticity Simplified:
Nervous System Change and Balance Explained
  • Learn how neurologically-based conditions are treatable
  • Foundations for using “neurorehabilitation”
  • Train the nervous system for better coping
  • Review the science, research and limitations behind neuroplasticity
Incorporate a Polyvagal Perspective into Your Daily Clinical Practice
  • Why is this relevant to your clinical practice?
  • Help clients cope using Dan Siegel’s
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Recognize autonomic states of clients
  • Hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal
  • How overlooking hypo-arousal in clients impacts treatment
  • Therapeutic presence
Sensory Interventions to Increase Felt Safety
  • Create a space of co-regulation - body, face, tone, and breath
  • Visual interventions: Scanning for safety
  • Auditory interventions: Safe & Sound protocol
  • Tactile interventions
Apply a Polyvagal Lens to Movement, Breath and Grounding Practices
  • Movement to put stress to the use nature intended
  • Imagined movement: Running Faster than the Tiger
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and the vagus nerve
  • Non-threatening breath exercises to control hyperventilation
  • Muscle tension and the vagus nerve
  • Research, treatment risks and limitations

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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